Sully may have gained famed as George H.W. Bush’s loyal service dog, but now he has a new job working with the military, and he is clearly ready for service.
While he may not have been with former President George H.W. Bush for long, Sully certainly made a long-lasting impact. Prior to his death, Bush actually said that the service dog was both “beautiful” and obedient, acting as an excellent companion. And now it looks like Sully has found his next assignment, where he can once again be of service to people.
According to USA Today, Sully has been assigned to work at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he will provide comfort to both veterans at the center, as well as their families. The pup joins a group of facility dogs who are already hard at work offering their unconditional love and support.
On February 27, Sully took his official and personalized oath in which he swore that he would do his job to the best of his abilities, even though there were no promises of any kinds of “treats or tummy rubs.” The personalized Oath began with, “Sully H.W. Bush, do you affirm — or pant — as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy that you will support, comfort and cheer our warriors and their families, active duty and retired?”
At the end of his oath, Sully was then directed to shake on his word, which the experienced service dog did as he began a new chapter in his life with the United States Navy. And over on Instagram, the pup wasted no time sharing the news and a picture of his swearing-in ceremony.
Sully shared that he is officially a HM2 Petty Officer, while also letting everyone know that he is looking forward to continuing his mission of service just as his “best friend wanted” him to do.
Although we may not see the work Sully does now that he has joined the other facility dogs at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, it is still wonderful news to learn what comes next for the faithful service dog. Following his headline making moment resting beside former President Bush’s casket, it has been interesting to see the journey the pup has been on, including meeting Captain Sully (who he is named after) on the Today Show.
While we hope that we will see more of Sully’s work through his Instagram account, it is still nice to know that he is moving forward with his service work and will be joining the other dogs at the medical center in offering compassion and comfort to those who need it most.