Dog, Miss Beazley, Dies After Battle With Lymphoma
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[May 19, 2014]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Miss Beazley,
a Scottish terrier who was a frequent companion to George W. Bush and
his wife, Laura in their White House years, was "put to rest after a
battle with lymphoma," the former president said on Saturday.
"She was a source of joy during our time in Washington and in
Dallas," Bush said in a statement issued from his Dallas home.
Miss Beazley and the Bushes' first Scottish terrier, Barney, were
highly visible pets at the Bush White House and were featured in a
White House Christmas video in 2005 called "A Very Beazley
"She was a close companion to her blood relative, Barney. And even
though he received all the attention, Beazley never held a grudge
against him. She was a guardian to our cats, Bob and Bernadette, who
- like Laura and I -- will miss her," Bush said.
Bush gave Miss Beazley as a puppy to Laura on her birthday in 2005.
(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by David Gregorio)
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