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Former White House dog Miss Beazley loses battle with cancer

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Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura sadly said goodbye and "put to rest" their ten-year-old Scottish terrier this past week according to a statement released by Bush's office. Their dog had been battling cancer.

According to, the couple called their dog named Miss Beazley, a "source of joy" during their time in Washington and in Dallas where they now reside.

Miss Beazley had been a birthday present for Laura Bush in October 2004 from her husband.

The following year, the "Barney" cam produced "A Very Beazley Christmas" which was a humorous story of the life of a dog living in the White House and the ongoing quarrels of Barney and Miss Beazley. Although most people didn't find the video funny, dog lovers just never tired of anthropomorphizing their beloved pets.

President Bush posted a brief statement on Instagram:

"This weekend our beloved dog, Miss Beazley, was put to rest after a battle with lymphoma. She was a source of joy during our time in Washington and in Dallas. 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 @laurawbush and I — will miss her."

Rest in peace Miss Beazley. Now if the former President and First Lady would only visit a Dallas animal shelter and adopt a puppy or a dog in your memory, what a tribute that would be to the wonderful life you were lucky enough to have shared with a loving family.

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