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Spot, Bush's Dog Has Died
White House web page | Press Secretary

Posted on 02/21/2004 11:59:00 AM PST by cajuncooker

Statement by the Press Secretary

February 21, 2004

STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY

The President and Mrs. Bush and the entire Bush family are deeply saddened by the passing of Spot. A loyal and loving companion, Spot was a beloved member of the Bush family for nearly 15 years. She will be missed.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; dogs; obituary; spot; workingdogs
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1 posted on 02/21/2004 11:59:00 AM PST by cajuncooker
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To: cajuncooker
I'll wear black for a week, of course.
2 posted on 02/21/2004 11:59:48 AM PST by Cathryn Crawford (¿Podemos ahora sonreír?)
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To: cajuncooker
Where was John Kerry at the time?
3 posted on 02/21/2004 12:00:08 PM PST by Glenn (What were you thinking, Al?)
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To: cajuncooker
Awwww........
4 posted on 02/21/2004 12:00:20 PM PST by EggsAckley ({....YES... I AM THE HATED......troll patrol.....(on duty).....})
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To: cajuncooker
Which Bush family members lost their dog? George and Barbara or George and Laura?
5 posted on 02/21/2004 12:00:24 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: cajuncooker
That's really sad... its always very sad to lose your dog.
6 posted on 02/21/2004 12:00:32 PM PST by Integrityrocks
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To: cajuncooker
I started a thread a few years ago when x42's Chocolate Lab was hit by a car. This is so much different.
7 posted on 02/21/2004 12:01:06 PM PST by leadpenny (What if the Hokey Pokey is all what it's all about?)
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To: cajuncooker
She couldn't take living in Barney's shadow.
8 posted on 02/21/2004 12:01:16 PM PST by pickemuphere
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To: cajuncooker
That's such a shame. Having nearly always had dogs, I know what a profound loss this can be. Dogs are really an important part of the family.
9 posted on 02/21/2004 12:01:32 PM PST by Scenic Sounds (Sí, estamos libres sonreír otra vez - ahora y siempre.)
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To: cajuncooker
The death of a precious pet weighs heavily on the heart. Anyone who has lost a loyal four-legged friend knows how much it hurts. Rest in peace, faithful Spot.
10 posted on 02/21/2004 12:01:32 PM PST by Faith
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To: cajuncooker
Sad. But, there's another dog out there with Bush's name on him.

Go get him, George.

Lots of dogs and cats to save.

11 posted on 02/21/2004 12:01:50 PM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: Arpege92
The news release came from the Office of the Press Secretary, so I'd assume it's the current President and his wife.

Having recently lost a pet of over 13 years, I sympathize.
12 posted on 02/21/2004 12:01:55 PM PST by Neets (Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.~)
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To: Arpege92
I think Spot was the current presidents. I remember an article about slamming GB for "creativity" with names.
13 posted on 02/21/2004 12:02:05 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: cajuncooker
Awwww. 15 years.
We lost a dog that age, and we were just heart broken. She was always there.
I can see why the Bush family would be sad.
14 posted on 02/21/2004 12:02:33 PM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: leadpenny; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; abner; ...
A very sad ping!
15 posted on 02/21/2004 12:02:41 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Neets
Two years ago I had to have a 15 year old mutt put to sleep. It still hurts.
16 posted on 02/21/2004 12:03:21 PM PST by leadpenny (What if the Hokey Pokey is all what it's all about?)
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To: cajuncooker

17 posted on 02/21/2004 12:03:42 PM PST by SAMWolf (Contrary to popular belief Hamas has nothing to do with ham. If you throw ham at them they get angry)
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To: Howlin
Very sad, indeed!
18 posted on 02/21/2004 12:03:54 PM PST by leadpenny (What if the Hokey Pokey is all what it's all about?)
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To: cajuncooker
:(
19 posted on 02/21/2004 12:04:00 PM PST by MegaSilver (Coulter/Harris 2008)
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To: Neets
"Having recently lost a pet of over 13 years, I sympathize."

Losing a pet can very painful....I have been married to my hubby for thirteen years now and the ONLY time I ever saw him break down and cry was when our dog died.
20 posted on 02/21/2004 12:04:20 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: SAMWolf
Awwwww.
21 posted on 02/21/2004 12:04:41 PM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: leadpenny

22 posted on 02/21/2004 12:04:44 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
She had a dog's life!


23 posted on 02/21/2004 12:04:51 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Arpege92
Which Bush family members lost their dog? George and Barbara or George and Laura?

George and Laura. I'm pretty sure that Millie (who belonged to George and Barbara) was Spot's mother.

24 posted on 02/21/2004 12:04:57 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: SAMWolf
Great picture, Sam!
25 posted on 02/21/2004 12:05:00 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Cathryn Crawford

26 posted on 02/21/2004 12:05:18 PM PST by SAMWolf (Contrary to popular belief Hamas has nothing to do with ham. If you throw ham at them they get angry)
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To: cajuncooker
This is a tough one. Losing a pet is NOT easy!!!

Prayers all around!
27 posted on 02/21/2004 12:06:05 PM PST by Brad’s Gramma (Pray for America and Israel)
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To: Howlin
The White House Post Office better get ready.
28 posted on 02/21/2004 12:06:15 PM PST by leadpenny (What if the Hokey Pokey is all what it's all about?)
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To: Cathryn Crawford
How sad. I remember the President stating that he carried Barney because he wouldn't behave as well to commands as Spot did.
29 posted on 02/21/2004 12:06:40 PM PST by armymarinemom (The family reunion is moving to Iran this year-Central location and a shorter trip for the kids)
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To: CindyDawg
"I remember an article about slamming GB for 'creativity' with names."

These people never cease to amaze me! That being said, I used to get teased because we had named our dog "Vito"....to this day, I still don't understand why.
30 posted on 02/21/2004 12:06:46 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: SAMWolf
He loved that dog!


31 posted on 02/21/2004 12:06:49 PM PST by Howlin
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To: SAMWolf
Awww. You folks are making me really sad when I see those pictures. What a nice, friendly dog.
32 posted on 02/21/2004 12:07:16 PM PST by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: cajuncooker
Losing a family member/best friend of the most faithfull variety...is deeply sad thing..
May the God and his Christ have mercy, give His peace and strength to the Bush family.
33 posted on 02/21/2004 12:07:19 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Howlin
Wasn't Spot one of Millie's puppies?
34 posted on 02/21/2004 12:07:46 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: cajuncooker
Damn. It always hurts losing Man's Best Friend. Been there.
35 posted on 02/21/2004 12:07:56 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("You know it don't come easy, the road of the gypsy" - Iron Eagle)
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To: leadpenny
We got a new one a few months ago...it has helped a little, but I still miss my Miss Minnie.

It wasn't easy letting the Vet do what he had to do.
36 posted on 02/21/2004 12:08:30 PM PST by Neets (Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.~)
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To: cajuncooker
I'm sorry for them. I know what it is like ... last year I lost TWO pets at 17 years old within months of eachother. Cancer claimed both of them.
37 posted on 02/21/2004 12:08:53 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: cajuncooker

MISSING OUR DOGS

Old Men miss many dogs.
They only live a dozen years,if that,
And by the time you are sixty, there are several
The names of which evoke remembering smiles.
You see them in your mind,heads cocked and seated.
You see them by your bed, or in the rain,
Or sleeping by the fire by nights
And always dying.


They are remembered like departed children
Though they gave vastly more than ever they took,
And finally you're seeing dogs that look like them.
They pass you in the street but never turn
Although it seems they should,their faces so familiar.
Old men miss many dogs.

38 posted on 02/21/2004 12:08:54 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: NYC GOP Chick
I'm pretty sure that Millie (who belonged to George and Barbara) was Spot's mother.

So this was the dog that was born in the White House?

39 posted on 02/21/2004 12:09:08 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Howlin

President George H. W. Bush (1989-93) walks onto the White House lawn with his Springer Spaniel, Millie, and Millie's new puppies. One of the puppies is Spot, President George W. Bush's dog, that died today.

40 posted on 02/21/2004 12:09:09 PM PST by SAMWolf (Contrary to popular belief Hamas has nothing to do with ham. If you throw ham at them they get angry)
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To: cajuncooker
Hopefully Spot will be laid to rest at the ranch a place she loved to be.

W and Laura will fell little more lonely today.
41 posted on 02/21/2004 12:09:30 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Don't be a Cameron Frye in a Ferris Bueller world)
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To: Brad's Gramma
What did spot die of? I thought he was a young dog. OH how sad, and during these hard troubling times for our prez....DARN!:(
42 posted on 02/21/2004 12:09:30 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: cajuncooker
Sorry to hear of the passing of their beloved companion. Losing a pet for whatever reason is never easy...

I had to have an elderly furbaby euthanized a week ago, so I can really empathize with the First Family's loss. Letting Mr. Bear go was a severe mercy, but it had to be done. He'd lived the equivalent of over 120 human years and no longer enjoyed even his favorite treats and nothing comforted him.

When his time came, I honestly believe he was ready to go.

Damn this monitor of mine...always gets blurry when I write about him.

43 posted on 02/21/2004 12:09:37 PM PST by Prime Choice (I'm pro-choice. I just think the "choice" should be made *before* having sex.)
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To: Howlin
Man, Now I'm sad all over again, RIP "Spot"
44 posted on 02/21/2004 12:09:44 PM PST by cmsgop ( HAS ANYONE SEEN Spalding Grey ??)
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To: Neets
It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do.
45 posted on 02/21/2004 12:10:19 PM PST by leadpenny (What if the Hokey Pokey is all what it's all about?)
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To: Howlin
OMG, memories ... the other dog, brown and white looks like my childhood German Shorthaired Pointer. He will ALWAYS be in my heart. I still get warm fuzzes thinking about him.
47 posted on 02/21/2004 12:10:46 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Kaslin
I believe you're right!

Anyone know if the press release mentioned what Spot died of? Old age, complications of something?

48 posted on 02/21/2004 12:10:59 PM PST by Old Sarge
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To: armymarinemom
"I remember the President stating that he carried Barney because he wouldn't behave as well to commands as Spot did."

I remember watching an interview with the President and First Lady. In that interview they had shown Barney chasing some poor guy as he walked into the WH....the dog kept nipping at his ankles. I couldn't stop myself from laughing.
49 posted on 02/21/2004 12:11:00 PM PST by Arpege92
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To: SAMWolf
Awwww. The screen is getting all blurry.
50 posted on 02/21/2004 12:11:03 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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