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George W. Bush’s dog Barney dies
WA Post ^ | February 1, 2013 | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 02/01/2013 7:41:21 PM PST by onyx



President George W. Bush’s dog Barney has died of lymphoma at the age of 12, the former president said in a statement Friday. “Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House,” Bush wrote. “He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal.”

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KEYWORDS: barney; bush43; dogbarney; obituary; presidentbush; workingdogs
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Will always remember him going after that Reuter's reporter/photographer...LOL. Smart and lovable dog.

God bless him.

1 posted on 02/01/2013 7:41:28 PM PST by onyx
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To: Kaslin; pattyvita

FYI for President Bush’s Ping List


2 posted on 02/01/2013 7:42:48 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Ahh, sad news.


3 posted on 02/01/2013 7:45:59 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: onyx

Thanks for posting. Oh, so sad!
I thought he hated ALL reporters — and that’s why Bush would bring him out. A truly lovely, beautiful dog.


4 posted on 02/01/2013 7:48:18 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Instant Human....Add Coffee)
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To: onyx
Related Article/Thread
5 posted on 02/01/2013 7:49:21 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: onyx

Breaks my heart. May the Lord prevent the left from teasing George and Laura about this loss. I watched the Millie and
Ranger run down the south lawn to great W’s parents one day. There is just something about a WH dog.


6 posted on 02/01/2013 7:50:40 PM PST by lovesdogs
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To: penelopesire; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; vox_freedom; trisham; musicman; TheOldLady; Lady Jag; ...

7 posted on 02/01/2013 7:52:22 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
As Truman once said ... if you want a loyal friend in Washington get a dog. Or words very close to that ...
8 posted on 02/01/2013 7:52:31 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: onyx

How’s his dad doing? I haven’t heard anything for a while. He must. have improved some.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 7:53:01 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I conducted a search.
Lousy title on that one.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 7:54:22 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Much better, I think, because he’s at home!


11 posted on 02/01/2013 7:55:10 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Rest in peace Barney..thank you for 12 years of faithful service..I will always remember those Christmas videos of him running around..such a beautiful dog


12 posted on 02/01/2013 7:55:10 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: onyx

Different source anyways so it’s good to post both. I just wanted to make sure folks interested in this one got to see the other as well.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 7:55:43 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: onyx
Oh that is sad Barney was so cute and I loved the Barney cam.
I just lost 2 pets November 14th 2012 and November 21, 2012 and am still really missing them losing a pet is hard.
RIP Barney and thanks for the smiles you gave me
14 posted on 02/01/2013 7:56:06 PM PST by funfan
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To: onyx

*sigh*

Bless Barney...I did love seeing his Christmas videos! :)


15 posted on 02/01/2013 7:57:06 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: onyx

That’s good. Thanks


16 posted on 02/01/2013 7:57:26 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: onyx

Man, I hate that. Me and my family loved Barney Cam. Such a good little dog.

Prayers for President and First Lady Bush. It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, sayin’ goodbye to a friend like that.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 7:58:11 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: onyx
 photo 052.jpg GoGo - 2003-2009 The best friend ever - another victim of lymphoma. Have fun playing with Barney, old girl.
18 posted on 02/01/2013 7:59:04 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: onyx; All

So sad. I know what it’s like to lose your dog. Dogs give unconditional love. I cried like a baby when I lost my dog. :(


19 posted on 02/01/2013 8:00:22 PM PST by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: onyx

I always loved the Christmas Barneycam trips through all the decorations and pushing that red Christmas ornament around..RIP Barney. He is now on the Rainbow Bridge and will meet you there.
Sympathy to the Bush family.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 8:01:06 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: onyx

So sorry to hear of this. Barney was such a cute dog. Barney cam = classic. I wonder how Miss Beezly is taking it? Prayers up for President and Mra. Bush. Losing a pet always sucks.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 8:02:25 PM PST by defconw
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To: onyx

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...


22 posted on 02/01/2013 8:06:19 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: onyx

BTTT for Barney.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 8:07:40 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: onyx

My Hero. Rest Well, Good and Faithful Servant.

24 posted on 02/01/2013 8:08:08 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: onyx

It’s totally wonderful that Barney was loved for 12 years by such loving and giving parents. No Dog, Son, Daughter could ask for more blessings than to be totally loved!


25 posted on 02/01/2013 8:10:46 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: All

Here is the poem they gave us when we had our Australian Shepard cremated last year:

“My Dog”

I wonder if Christ had a little old dog
All shinny and silky like mine?
And a nose round and wet
With two cute little ears
And two eyes brown and tender that shine

I’m sure if He had, that little dog
Knew right from the start He was God;
That he needed no proof that Christ was divine
And just worshiped the ground where he trod.

I’m afraid the He hadn’t, because I have read,
How He prayed in the garden alone.
For all of His friends and disciples had fled
Even Peter, the one called the stone.

And OK! I am sure, that that little dog,
With a heart so tender and warm
Would never have left Him to suffer alone
But creeping right under His arm,
Would have licked the dear fingers,
In agony clasped, and counting all favors but loss,
When they took Him away would have trotted behind,
And followed Him right to the cross.

I’m sure too, that that little dog
Would want us all to know
To ask Christ into our hearts is the way to go
And when we bow before the throne of God
In answer to His call
I know we’ll see that little dog, round wet nose and all.


26 posted on 02/01/2013 8:11:59 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: onyx

Damnit Barney!!!

I hope George is all right.

I cried for weeks when my Grace Kelly left me after 15 years. What a great dog and good friend she was.


27 posted on 02/01/2013 8:12:53 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: rlmorel; All

Seems a million years ago when we had a traditional American family in the White House - now we have welfare scammers, LGBT, freeloading mothers in law, communists, MB operatives, the SOS is some gal who’s husband cheated on her so she got that job, the new SOS met with enemy combatants as a lowly lefttenant to try and surrender to them on behalf of the USA . . where will it all end?


28 posted on 02/01/2013 8:14:18 PM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: rlmorel

Bravo well done Barney!


29 posted on 02/01/2013 8:14:42 PM PST by funfan
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To: onyx

I love those dogs! They make for great friends and fun. I had one that would chase the cat out the cat door into the garage then run right back upstairs to go find the cat knowing at some point the cat would be back there somehow. This could go on for hours. Bush loved that dog. Barney always seemed to travel with him.


30 posted on 02/01/2013 8:14:50 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: onyx

I’m going to send him a card of condolence:

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West
College Station, TX 77845


31 posted on 02/01/2013 8:16:07 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: onyx

It sounds to me that Ole Barn had a longer, better life and came to a better end than poor old Buddy, his predecessor as First Dog..


32 posted on 02/01/2013 8:16:15 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: atc23

In hell


33 posted on 02/01/2013 8:19:16 PM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: onyx

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie—
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years that nature permits
Are closing in asthma or tumors or fits
And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers, or loaded guns.
Then you will find—its your own affair
But—you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will
When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone—wherever it goes—for good,
You still discover how much you care
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we’ve kept ‘em the more do we grieve;
For when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short time loan is as bad as a long—
So why in Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

Kipling, Power of the Dog


34 posted on 02/01/2013 8:22:20 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: onyx
My doggie and I offer sympathy to #43 and family on their loss.

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35 posted on 02/01/2013 8:23:34 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Vendome

ohh, what a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing and for providing the address. I’ll do the same.
My 16 y/o mini schnauzer went to heaven last year and it still hurts....miss her so much. I’m so sad for President and Mrs. Bush. It was obvious how much President Bush loved Barney and BarneyCam gave us lots of smiles too.


36 posted on 02/01/2013 8:25:07 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: Sarah Barracuda

This one was one of my favorite Christmas videos with Barney. I just loved that little guy!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFUofXG_tB8


37 posted on 02/01/2013 8:26:21 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: onyx
Barney

. . . . "But... I don't want to go to Texas in August."

I remember when this photo was taken; President Bush and Barney were on their way to the Ranch.

RIP, sweet little Barney.

38 posted on 02/01/2013 8:29:37 PM PST by LucyT (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: onyx
I weep for this once great Nation...

as a dog lover and owner of a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, and son's inherited Ridge back Husky...I've know the hurt and pain the Bush Family are feeling as we lost three schnauzers...
we are now retired and our pups are by our side constantly..one eight years and our recent addition is almost 15, so we know one day, down the road he will be looking for the Rainbow Bridge to join the schnauzers and wait for us...

hope everyone has a wonderful Winter week end..
carole

39 posted on 02/01/2013 8:30:09 PM PST by haircutter
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To: 4integrity

Yeah, I found another Cocker that amazingly looks a lot like my Grace Kelly and has the same temperament.

Super smart little guy, with loads of confidence. Loves to learn new things and excellent with retrieve.(he loves it)

His name is Jack Tripper and his brother is Rex Harrison.


40 posted on 02/01/2013 8:30:17 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: onyx

Barney we barely knew ye


41 posted on 02/01/2013 8:37:12 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: occamrzr06

That’s a real sweet poem; I’m glad you posted it! I like the one about the Rainbow Bridge, too! There is another one somewhere I’ve seen and it’s called “Paws In Heaven”, or something like that? There is one for a cat too, and it’s really sweet, too! If anyone has it, could they post it, or send it to me?


42 posted on 02/01/2013 8:39:44 PM PST by dsutah
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To: atc23

I know how you feel.

I have pretty much cut myself off from news. I can’t bear to watch it.

Granted, I stopped watching television back around 1996 or so, stopped reading papers and magazines years ago, have never had cable, so it is easier for me to do that than it sounds.

Just a couple of days ago I learn they are putting women in front line combat.

Then, my alarm radio goes off the next day, and the first thing I hear when I wake up is a cheerful liberal DJ exclaiming “Well, the Boy Scouts have finally entered the 21st Century...”

Sigh.

I know how you feel.


43 posted on 02/01/2013 8:40:19 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: onyx
President Bush posted 60+ pictures on his Facebook fan page and the one above was painted (oil) by G. W. himself. I never knew he was so talented!

Thanks for the memories Mr. President. Barney was such a delight to watch. I know they're mourning tonight. R. I. P. Barney Bush. :(

44 posted on 02/01/2013 8:40:28 PM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks - literally or metaphorically, you decide.)
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To: onyx

I loved Barney’s Whitehouse Christmas decoration tour videos. RIP Barney.


45 posted on 02/01/2013 8:44:22 PM PST by gore_sux (Irony?: AlGore gets rich off of Middle Eastern petro dollars)
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To: funfan
Great dog. He was free to be himself, not like these poor animals Clinton and Obama have as prisoners.

I wish President Bush had a little more of Barney's "I don't give a rat's ass if he IS a reporter and that I'm on film...I'm havin' fingers for lunch" attitude.

I wonder what kind of dog Allen West has.

46 posted on 02/01/2013 8:46:58 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: onyx
I know what it is like, I lost Pansy to lymphoma in 2006, she was 19 years and 8 days old.

Pansy Meowing April 2006 photo pansymeow.jpg

Pansy, 8-19-1987 to 8-27-2006

Just lost Whitey in October to kidney failure, she was the last of the three kittens we took in along with their mother in 2001. We only have the mother left, all the kittens have passed on.

Spunky and Whitey photo spunkywhitey.jpg

Spunky (the mother) is on the left (b. 1999/2000?) and Whitey (4-15?-2001 - 10-12-2012) on the right. She lost her two brothers prior to herself, Greystone in 2006 and G.W. ("Dubya") in 2011.

We have two cats, Spunky and Rascal, he was born in 2007, he is like an adopted son.

One thing ironic about Pansy'spassing was when she passed on, an online friend who loves cats came online to comfort me even though he was going through chemo for lymphoma, he passed on a few months later. B-(
47 posted on 02/01/2013 8:47:04 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: onyx

RIP Barney, you’ll make lots of friends at the Rainbow Bridge.


48 posted on 02/01/2013 8:48:33 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: onyx

We have a little cairn terrier who is almost black and he looks a lot like Barney. He’s also 12 years old. Our furry little boy brings us such joy. He is so loyal that when my husband is out of town, he mopes at the top of the stairs looking out the window, waiting to see if my husband is coming. I have to coax him to bed.

I loved Barney, and I loved that the Bushes doted on him. Biting that reporter was just icing on the cake!


49 posted on 02/01/2013 8:53:07 PM PST by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: Vendome

I love your idea and sweet sentiment.

Thanks very much.


50 posted on 02/01/2013 8:54:43 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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