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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:21 PM

 

Former First Dog Barney Bush passes away at age 12

Source: Dallas Morning News

Former President George W. Bush announced the passing Friday in a news release:

“Laura and I are sad to announce that our Scottish Terrier, Barney, has passed away. The little fellow had been suffering from lymphoma and after twelve and a half years of life, his body could not fight off the illness. Barney and I enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to accompany me when I fished for bass at the ranch. He was a fierce armadillo hunter. At Camp David, his favorite activity was chasing golf balls on the chipping green. Barney guarded the South Lawn entrance of the White House as if he were a Secret Service agent. He wandered the halls of the West Wing looking for treats from his many friends. He starred in Barney Cam and gave the American people Christmas tours of the White House. Barney greeted Queens, Heads of State, and Prime Ministers. He was always polite and never jumped in their laps. Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House. He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal.”



An oil painting of Barney by former President George W. Bush.

Read more: http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/02/former-first-dog-barney-bush-passes-away-at-age-12.html/

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Reply Former First Dog Barney Bush passes away at age 12 (Original post)
Leslie Valley Feb 2013 OP
hamsterjill Feb 2013 #1
southernyankeebelle Feb 2013 #27
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #2
virgogal Feb 2013 #19
livetohike Feb 2013 #3
AnnieK401 Feb 2013 #4
NYC Liberal Feb 2013 #54
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #5
CreekDog Feb 2013 #18
amandabeech Feb 2013 #41
dsc Feb 2013 #6
DonViejo Feb 2013 #7
OnyxCollie Feb 2013 #45
montanacowboy Feb 2013 #8
rocktivity Feb 2013 #9
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #29
TexasTowelie Feb 2013 #10
Trascoli Feb 2013 #48
Sunlei Feb 2013 #68
Cleita Feb 2013 #11
amandabeech Feb 2013 #42
doc03 Feb 2013 #12
sasha031 Feb 2013 #13
missuscaptain Feb 2013 #14
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #15
JI7 Feb 2013 #16
Pool Hall Ace Feb 2013 #17
magic59 Feb 2013 #20
obama2terms Feb 2013 #21
olddad56 Feb 2013 #22
Journeyman Feb 2013 #23
RebelOne Feb 2013 #24
ellie Feb 2013 #25
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #34
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #26
Chipper Chat Feb 2013 #28
Botany Feb 2013 #30
steve2470 Feb 2013 #46
BlueStater Feb 2013 #31
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smokey nj Feb 2013 #33
BigDemVoter Feb 2013 #35
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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:23 PM

1. I am sorry to hear this.

I liked Barney. He had no control over his idiot master.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:16 PM

27. You took the words right out of my mouth. LOL He was such a cute dog.

 

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:25 PM

2. Headline is wrong...

Should read: Smartest member of the Bush family tragically passed away.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:53 PM

19. Give it a rest. This is about the death of a beloved family pet.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:27 PM

3. RIP Barney....he was the only bright spot of the Bush White House

and I am sorry to hear that he passed.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:27 PM

4. Yeah

Barney was the only Bush I could stand. Maybe the twins, sometimes.

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Response to AnnieK401 (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:38 AM

54. Hey, at least the twins voted for Obama...

so maybe they've grown up.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:28 PM

5. Poor Barney.

 

Always felt bad for him.

That's quite a good painting. Do you suppose he really painted that himself? Or was it paint by numbers?

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:52 PM

18. I was going to say...pretty good painting (from my amateur eyes)

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:38 PM

41. I was going to say the same thing.

Surprising really.

I wonder how Miss Beasley is taking Barnie's passing.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:31 PM

6. that is a really good painting

and a very cute dog too. Poor Barney.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:31 PM

7. Check out Bush's signature on the...

portrait of Barney, lower right hand corner.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:04 PM

45. Oh, FFS!

Remember how Chimpy had the Presidential seal on every goddamn thing, including his socks?

All his self-worth comes from a title he never earned (even though he can paint pretty well for an amateur.)

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:34 PM

8. Rest in Peace

Barney

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:34 PM

9. My most sincere condolances for Barney

You were the only good thing about the Bush II regime -- and I'd say that even if you hadn't hated him as much as we did.




rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:19 PM

29. Ah, Barney. The family photos.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:34 PM

10. Who can forget when he bit WH correspondent Jonathan Decker?



Barney liked reporters with good taste, or was that reporters that taste good?

The poor dog deserved a better fate than having GWB as his master.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:17 PM

48. Ears back, tail down

 

Don't lunge at a dog, especially from up top.

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Response to Trascoli (Reply #48)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:00 PM

68. lol, especially a scottie. big teeth and they know how to use them :)

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:36 PM

11. I wonder when Bush, Sr. passes away if the announcement will be as warm

and nostalgic from his dim son.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:40 PM

42. Now THAT'S an interesting question. n/t

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:37 PM

12. The Bush family IQ falls by 25% n/t

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:38 PM

13. RIP handsome boy

Poor little guy lymphoma is so tough, I lost my cat to the disease.
Run free and be happy in Rainbow Bridge Barney.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:41 PM

14. So sorry little guy.

I'm sorry you're gone Barney, but trust me, you'll be in a much better place.

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Response to missuscaptain (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:42 PM

15. RIP Barney.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:43 PM

16. the only good thing about the Bush Days

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:50 PM

17. Aww, R.I.P. little Barnie

Good doggie.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:59 PM

20. Ol Barney had better health care then 50 million Americans

 

The republican health care plan for them has always been die quick. RIP

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:02 PM

21. R.I.P. Barney

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:04 PM

22. The only honest Bush, R.I.P.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:05 PM

23. Ass sniffers all, but Barney Bush was the healthiest . . .

(except, of course, for those times when some drunk dropped him on the tarmac.)

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:07 PM

24. Well, it seems he had a happy life despite Bush.

RIP Barney.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:10 PM

25. His dog was his only redeeming quality.

Oh, he may have had cats, too.

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Response to ellie (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:52 PM

34. Yes, he did. Cat named India, which also died a few years ago.

 

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:15 PM

26. He's in a better place.

No matter where that is.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:17 PM

28. RIP Barney(s).


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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:21 PM

30. I feel real bad about the loss of a loved pet but .....

...... W no more wrote the eulogy or painted that painting then I won
a Heisman Trophy playing football for Ohio U.. God damn it when do
the lies stop?




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Response to Botany (Reply #30)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:31 PM

46. agreed nt

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:34 PM

31. Goodbye to the smartest member of the Bush cabinet.

RIP.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:49 PM

32. Losing a beloved pet is always hard. I'm afraid that I may soon face a difficult

decision about my 18 year old cat Judy. She showed up in my back yard when she was a tiny kitten and she's been my companion ever since but arthritis has slowed her down considerably and I'm worried about the quality of her life at this point.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:50 PM

33. This makes me sad, Barney was the only member of the Bush family that I liked.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:58 PM

35. While I LOATHE GWB and don't much care for Laura. . . .

I feel bad about Barney.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:01 PM

36. Well, at least he doesn't have to smell daddy's farts ever again...

or watch him choke on a pretzel ... RIP Barney...

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:07 PM

37. RIP Barney

You were by far the best one in the family.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:16 PM

38. The dog never liked Bush

too many pictures of the dog trying to get away from him. At least now Barney's free.

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Response to Gman (Reply #38)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:21 PM

39. Remember that photo of the Chimp dropping him in front of a bunch of horrified children?

Just one of the dozens of iconic images from his wretched presidency.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:22 PM

40. RIP, dude.

Say hello to Maxie for me.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:46 PM

43. If only Barney could have talked.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #43)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:17 AM

52. ... then he would have died in a small plane crash.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #52)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:11 AM

57. .

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Response to sofa king (Reply #52)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:43 AM

60. <snort>

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 08:24 PM

44. Sad news. The only Bush I liked sadly also.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 10:50 PM

47. Makes me and my little wheaten scottie Sadie, very sad.

Great little best friends. Barney kept America safe, not Bush.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:21 PM

49. Good bye Barney.

R.I.P., sweet doggie.

If that painting was indeed painted by Dumbya, I wish he would have stuck with painting, instead of going into politics.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:24 PM

50. kind of hope he would have outlived the other dog--cheney

cause that dog was mad

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:26 PM

51. RIP Barney :( nt

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 02:32 AM

53. RIP. Finally free...

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 03:12 AM

55. Awwwwww, so very sad, such a cute little guy.

I even went to the White House website during the Bush* years, just to see Barneycam. I feel genuinely bad for the family. Losing a beloved family pet is heartbreaking. And I agree that the painting is quite good. He obviously loved the dog.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #55)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:13 AM

58. Cross gently, little guy. You get to meet another famous Scot now... Fala!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #58)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:51 PM

66. Awwww, so true! Terriers have personality plus!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #66)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:28 PM

70. RIP Chuckiemutt....

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #70)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:46 AM

73. And my own beloved Barney, really the dog of a lifetime

Charlie left us before his time, while Barney was at least 18, but I only had him for eight of those years. And no matter the age or how long they've been with us, the time is always painfully short.

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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:13 AM

59. A (much) better painter than President..

and I mourn the loss of any doggie.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:06 AM

61. Loathe GWB, but that is a very sweet eulogy

No matter who wrote it.

Safe travels to Barney as he crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and vibes to the Bush Family. It sucks to lose a furry family member.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:35 AM

62. Was Cheney hunting nearby? nt

 

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Response to cbrer (Reply #62)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:09 AM

72. Time Out for a " Beware of Dog Sign"

" Lookout! Here comes Ugly Cheney - ugly inside and out"

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:58 AM

63. Godspeed Barney -

- it's always hard to lose our pet companions and it sure sounds like he was a great one.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:59 PM

64. Isn't Barney the dog

that bit the reporter?


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Response to MissMillie (Reply #64)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:44 PM

71. Yes!

And, Barney gave warning: ears back, crouched down.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:47 PM

65. Aw. Barney was the best of the Bush family

I'm sorry he's died and I have to admit that's a fantastic painting. Dubya has been in all the wrong lines of work all this time.

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:58 PM

67. a very cute scottie! The bushes will live a dogless existance?, how sad, how lonely.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #67)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:20 PM

74. Mrs. Bush has a Scottie named Ms. Beazly.

Barney was her uncle.




rocktivity

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Response to Leslie Valley (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:06 PM

69. May you RIP, Barney

 

I hated your master, Dubya, with all my heart. However, you had nothing to do with your owner's crimes. Farewell.

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