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    Re: George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Stays By His Casket

    A love for dogs transcends ideology. Such noble animals, who love us unconditionally. I adore them. Sully is a very special dog, who had a very special master; I can almost see Poppy's spirit bending to stroke the dog he loved so dearly.

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    Re: George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Stays By His Casket

    OK. all...

    you can stop making me cry now.

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    Re: George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Stays By His Casket

    I was thinking my sadness was kinda over until I read this article in the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/01/u...last-days.html

    George Bush had been fading in the last few days. He had not gotten out of bed, he had stopped eating and he was mostly sleeping. For a man who had defied death multiple times over the years, it seemed that the moment might finally be arriving.

    His longtime friend and former secretary of state, James A. Baker III, arrived at his Houston home on Friday morning to check on him.

    Mr. Bush suddenly grew alert, his eyes wide open.
    “Where are we going, Bake?” he asked.

    “We’re going to heaven,” Mr. Baker answered.

    “That’s where I want to go,” Mr. Bush said.

    Barely 13 hours later, Mr. Bush was dead. The former president died in his home in a gated community in Houston, surrounded by several friends, members of his family, doctors and a minister. As the end neared on Friday night, his son George W. Bush, the former president, who was at his home in Dallas, was put on the speaker phone to say goodbye. He told him that he had been a “wonderful dad” and that he loved him.
    Read the whole thing. Bush knew his time was up, and had touching conversations with his very close and long-time best friend James Baker (who called Bush "Jefe", Spanish for Chief), and Mr. Bush looked forward to seeing his late wife, and his daughter Robin who died in 1953 (age 3) from leukemia. He went peacefully, and reminded me how much I regret not being with my dad when he passed. Something that I will never forgive myself for missing.

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    Re: George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Stays By His Casket

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    My thoughts:

    1] Sometimes a picture can speak a thousand words

    2] If you want a (loyal) friend in Washington - get a dog
    It's one of the most amazing pictures ever in so many ways.
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    Re: George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Stays By His Casket

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    It's one of the most amazing pictures ever in so many ways.
    Yep. Like all great images & art, it seems more powerful without words ...
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    Re: George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Stays By His Casket

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    A love for dogs transcends ideology. Such noble animals, who love us unconditionally. I adore them. Sully is a very special dog, who had a very special master; I can almost see Poppy's spirit bending to stroke the dog he loved so dearly.
    Well said!
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    Re: George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Stays By His Casket

    These Presidential funerals often spawn such poignant & iconic (and tearful!) images. Who can ever forget this one?


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    Re: George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Stays By His Casket

    Sully reminds me of the Richard Gere picture 'Hachi' the story of love and devotion between a dog and a man.
    Great picture that epitomizes the devotion of mans best friend. I had to put two dogs to sleep one after 15 years
    that's ruff.

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    Re: George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Stays By His Casket

    Quote Originally Posted by slick View Post
    Sully reminds me of the Richard Gere picture 'Hachi' the story of love and devotion between a dog and a man.
    Great picture that epitomizes the devotion of mans best friend. I had to put two dogs to sleep one after 15 years
    that's ruff.
    Been there, multiple times Slick. I can empathize, and am running into that situation again. But what we are doing in that final act, is giving back for all the love they gave us over their years.

    It's a tough thing, but you can hold your head up high. And remember, when we hurt hard after a loss - it's because we lost something of great value and great joy. No one hurts over losing mediocre or inconsequential things. We should be happy we had the privilege of having had such a great love. Others may never have it, and never know the joy we had. We are fortunate.

    (I never heard of that movie, but I'm going to scope it out)
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    Re: George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Stays By His Casket

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    Been there, multiple times Slick. I can empathize, and am running into that situation again. But what we are doing in that final act, is giving back for all the love they gave us over their years.

    It's a tough thing, but you can hold your head up high. And remember, when we hurt hard after a loss - it's because we lost something of great value and great joy. No one hurts over losing mediocre or inconsequential things. We should be happy we had the privilege of having had such a great love. Others may never have it, and never know the joy we had. We are fortunate.

    (I never heard of that movie, but I'm going to scope it out)
    Richard Gere finds a lost puppy & they become unseperable. The dog follow him to work every day and waits at the train station for him
    to go home together. Gere had a heart attack & doesn't meet hatchi at the station. Gere's daughter goes to the station & brings Hatchi
    home to her family. Hatchi though having a new loving family escapes and goes to the station still waiting for Gere. The daughter
    brings him back but realizes he doesn't want to be with her family let's him go. Hatchi returns to the train station & stays there waiting
    for Gere until Hatchi becomes old and passes away. Moving.

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