Miss Beazley, former President George W. Bush’s Scottish Terrier and a favorite White House resident and companion to the late Barney, died Saturday at the age of nine.
Miss Beazley, a peppy dog often photographed bounding across the White House lawn, was born in 2004. She died of lymphoma.
“This weekend our beloved dog, Miss Beazley, was put to rest after a battle with lymphoma,” President Bush said on his Facebook page. “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 Laura and I — will miss her.”
She was originally a birthday present to First Lady Laura Bush and was a companion to the second White House Scottish Terrier, Barney. Ironically, Beazley’s father was named Clinton. After Bush left the White House in 2009, Beazley lived out her days in Texas with the former president and his wife.