Former First Dog Barney, R.I.P.

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The Bush Family’s beloved Scottish terrier Barney has passed away:

RIP Barney Bush twitter.com/BuzzFeedAndrew…

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 1, 2013

George & Laura Bush remember Barney, the Scottish Terrier: “He was a fierce armadillo hunter…his favorite activity was chasing golf balls”

— Michael Falcone (@michaelpfalcone) February 1, 2013

“Barney guarded the South Lawn entrance of the White House as if he were a SS agent,” Bush says. As evidenced here: bit.ly/kOAHXp

— Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) February 1, 2013

Sad that Barney died. Loved watching him play soccer on the WH lawn during early-morning pool duty in my intern days. roll.cl/XdekAt

— Annie Shuppy (@ashuppy) February 1, 2013

Former first dog, Barney, has died.Former President George W. Bush called Barney, “a fierce armadillo hunter,” and ” a faithful friend.”

— Ryan (@RyanWoodDFW) February 1, 2013

GWB on the passing of former first dog Barney: “Laura and I will miss our pal.” Includes GWB’s painting of Barney dallasne.ws/XuaNPY

— Tom Benning (@tombenning) February 1, 2013

Sad news from President George W. Bush and Laura: Barney the dog has died of lymphoma. He was 12 & 1/2 years old. twitter.com/Clayton_Sandel…

— Clayton Sandell (@Clayton_Sandell) February 1, 2013

George W Bush’s beloved Scottish Terrier Barney died. “He never discussed politics,” Bush says of his “faithful friend” via @polsonkanneth

— Karen Travers (@karentravers) February 1, 2013

Bush 43 on his beloved pet-“Barney greeted Queens, Heads of State, & Prime Ministers.He was always polite and never jumped in their laps”

— Karen Travers (@karentravers) February 1, 2013

In an interview with @abc‘s @dianesawyer in 2003, Bush 43 referred to Barney as “a fabulous little guy. He’s the son I never had.”

— Karen Travers (@karentravers) February 1, 2013

Awww …

President Bush’s dog Barney died? That is sad, sad news.

— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) February 1, 2013

:'( RT @michaelpfalcone George & Laura Bush on death of their dog, Barney: “He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend”

— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) February 1, 2013

former first dog, Barney Bush died.RIP Barney!

— Janet St. James (@janetstjames) February 1, 2013

@sarahbellumd @mpoppel @karentravers So sad. I loved following the adventures of Barney in the White House. What a life! RIP Barney. <3

— Liberty Czarina (@LibertyCzarina) February 1, 2013

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