Waiting for Godot
Loc: Back in the 'Burgh
|Posted: 2/1/2013 4:51:33 PM|Barney, the cute dog who graced the White House during GWB's terms has passed away from lymphoma. That's so sad.
But apparently GWB painted a portrait of Barney that was posted on facebook, and in this article: Immortalized on canvas. It's a damned good piece of work. I had no idea he was such a skilled artist. I'm impressed!
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. -Eleanor Roosevelt
Shih Tzu Mommy
Million dollar camera, 10 dollar lock!
Loc: Right here
|Posted: 2/1/2013 5:03:02 PM|
Oh God bless him! I could tell how much he was loved when they spoke of Barney.
And I agree--NICELY DONE!
Dog people are a special breed!
Loc: Asheville, NC
|Posted: 2/1/2013 5:07:47 PM|
Wow, who knew he could paint like that.
Stay Gold, Ponyboy
Loc: The Left Coast
|Posted: 2/1/2013 5:13:04 PM|
I'm sad to hear about Barney, losing a beloved pet is never easy.
I agree, what a great painting, I had no idea that President GW Bush was artistic at all. Great job.
"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." - Louisa May Alcott
Doxie Pea Mom
|Posted: 2/1/2013 5:35:04 PM|I know that Barney will be greatly missed.
Here is GWB's statement:
Statement by President George W. Bush on the passing of Barney Bush:
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.
Hans on left, Bud in middle, Gretchen on right
Donna in GA
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/1/2013 6:53:25 PM|
So sad. The statement from Mr. Bush was so touching. I never really thought about how comforting it would be to the first family to have a pet in the White House.
The Banana Under the Couch Pea
Loc: Somewhere over the rainbow...
|Posted: 2/1/2013 7:07:15 PM|
I agree, Dona. A pet as to be some mall connection to normalcy.
I'm so sad for the Bush family. Losing a pet is heart breaking.
I also impressed with that painting. Love him or hate him... I think there is A LOT about GWB that we don't know.
Happy Happy Joy Joy Happy Happy Joy
Loc: Northern California
|Posted: 2/1/2013 7:07:21 PM|So sad to lose a beloved pet.
"I've reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me!"
back to *pea*ality
|Posted: 2/1/2013 7:16:32 PM|
I enjoyed hearing the Barney stories when 43 was in the White House. He was quite the character! I am sure he will be missed by Mr. President and Mrs. Bush.
I was touched by the painting, the photo's and heartfelt post on Facebook.