President George H.W. Bush's spokesman posted a photo of the former president's service dog lying in front of a flag-draped casket.
Jim McGrath posted a picture Sunday of the yellow Labrador retriever named Sully with the caption, "Mission complete. #Remembering41."
The nation's 41st president died Friday at his home in Houston at 94. He will be honored during several public and private events in Houston and Washington before his burial Thursday in Texas next to his wife, Barbara, and their young daughter Robin, who died in 1953.
President Donald Trump, who ordered federal offices closed for a national day of mourning on Wednesday, is to attend with first lady Melania Trump and other high-ranking officials.
Bush received Sully in June from America's VetDogs nonprofit organization. The president had a form of Parkinson's disease, and Sully could open doors, pick up items and summon help.
Sully is named after Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, the airline pilot who landed his damaged plane on the Hudson River in 2009, CNN reported.
KTRK-TV in Houston reports that Sully will return to America's VetDogs in New York through the holiday season before joining the Water Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program.
A government plane arrived in Texas yesterday afternoon to transport Bush’s body to Washington for a state funeral.
McGrath tweeted a photo of the presidential plane on a tarmac Sunday afternoon. He wrote, "Air Force One has arrived in Houston for what will technically be called 'Special Air Mission 41' tomorrow and Wednesday."
He added: "A beautiful day In Texas — 'ceiling and visibility unlimited,' Mr. President."
The Supreme Court is delaying arguments by a day while a national day of mourning is held for Bush.
The court says arguments in a criminal case dealing with the constitutional ban on trying someone twice for the same crime will be held Thursday instead of Wednesday.
The court says Chief Justice John Roberts has ordered the court building to be closed on Wednesday as a tribute to the 41st president.
Bush first nominated Roberts to an appellate judgeship in 1992, though Congress never acted on the nomination. Bush's son President George W. Bush named Roberts chief justice in 2005.
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