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Rumsfeld and Bush…

Former First Dog Barney Bush — a black Scottish terrier known for chasing golf balls and taking America on video tours of the White House — has passed away after a battle with lymphoma. He was 12.

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

Former President George W. Bush announced on Friday the passing of the “little fellow,” saying in a news release that “after twelve and a half years of life, his body could not fight off the illness.”

“Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House,” said Bush, who also released Friday an oil painting he did of Barney. “He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal.”

Heaven just got real interestinker.

15 Comments!

  1. kinlaw
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm |

    I wonder what they’ll be getting up to together. Well, we’ll know someday.

  2. mojo
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm |

    Interesting that he signed it “43″

    I dunno, a Scottie and a Corgi… Sounds like trouble.

  3. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 9:48 pm |

    Did anyone else know that W had that sort of artistic talent?

    News to me …..

  4. mech
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 11:47 pm |

    I like the signature, too.

  5. rickn8or
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 12:45 am |

    Rummy’s got seniority…

  6. Stick
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 5:07 am |

    Barney-cam!

    Barney was the last “pet” in the White House.

    Unfortunately for Bo, he’s a PR accessory.

  7. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 6:29 am |

    Wow. Not half bad painter, too.

    who knew?

  8. Buzz
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 7:44 am |

    At least we know he won’t be eaten…

  9. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 7:47 am |

    Dubya is the first former fighter pilot to paint a dog. The rest of us only painted *targets*—–on the radar screen……………….which, for me was waaayyyy more fun!

  10. geezerette
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 8:14 am |

    He tried to bite the press——-they know!!

  11. PunkyD
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 9:47 am |

    Aww….Now I’m missing Barney. His signature shows his humility….Dang, I miss the hiim.

  12. PunkyD
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 9:48 am |

    Can’t type for beans this morning. I Miss W….

  13. Melissa In Texas
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 11:48 am |

    Rummy has company.

    Never knew W could paint.
    Just so y’ know PunkyD?
    I miss him too.

  14. Posted February 2, 2013 at 5:02 pm |

    We all miss his simple country style, bereft of spin. It is what it is, is all I ever felt when he spoke. The Left cannot bear honesty, and I believe that is why they hated him so.

    The painting was a surprise to me also. That sort of talent, and we never heard?

    That is being Humble.

    Wonder if he shoots skeeter? (sarc)

  15. mech
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 6:46 pm |

    ^^Wonder if he shoots skeeter? (sarc)

    I think W would be closer to this.