Former first dog, Miss Beazley, dies of cancer: Bush family

  • President Bush and his dog Barney arrive at the White House on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004 in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Bush and his dog Barney arrive at the White House on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • President Bush and his dog Barney search for their new puppy, Miss Beazley, a Scottish terrier, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, on the South Lawn of the White House. The puppy, a birthday gift to the first lady from President Bush, ran into the bushes during a photo opportunity to show off the new puppy.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)President Bush and his dog Barney search for their new puppy, Miss Beazley, a Scottish terrier, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, on the South Lawn of the White House. The puppy, a birthday gift to the first lady from President Bush, ran into the bushes during a photo opportunity to show off the new puppy. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
  • First lady Laura Bush's dog 'Miss Beazley' sniffs the microphones during a Chestnut tree planting ceremony for Arbor Day on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington Friday, April 29, 2005. With him are President Bush, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and Marshal Case, President and CEO, American Chestnut Foundation, right. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)First lady Laura Bush's dog 'Miss Beazley' sniffs the microphones during a Chestnut tree planting ceremony for Arbor Day on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington Friday, April 29, 2005. With him are President Bush, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and Marshal Case, President and CEO, American Chestnut Foundation, right. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • President Bush and first lady Laura Bush are welcomed by their dog Barney as they return to the White House from a five-day trip in Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Washington, Tuesday, May 10, 2005. After urging the spread of democracy at stops in Latvia, The Netherlands, Russia and Georgia, Bush returns to the White House to face domestic challenges with Congress on Social Security and his judicial nominees, as well as seeking help from China on getting North Korea back to negotiations on its nuclear weapons program. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)President Bush and first lady Laura Bush are welcomed by their dog Barney as they return to the White House from a five-day trip in Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Washington, Tuesday, May 10, 2005. After urging the spread of democracy at stops in Latvia, The Netherlands, Russia and Georgia, Bush returns to the White House to face domestic challenges with Congress on Social Security and his judicial nominees, as well as seeking help from China on getting North Korea back to negotiations on its nuclear weapons program. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  • President Bush and first lady, Laura, carry their dogs, Barney and Miss Beazley, respectively, before departing from Waco, Texas on Marine One on their way to their ranch in Crawford for the remainder of the holiday, Monday,  Dec. 26, 2005. The first couple is scheduled to return to Washington after the New Year's holiday. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)President Bush and first lady, Laura, carry their dogs, Barney and Miss Beazley, respectively, before departing from Waco, Texas on Marine One on their way to their ranch in Crawford for the remainder of the holiday, Monday, Dec. 26, 2005. The first couple is scheduled to return to Washington after the New Year's holiday. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)
  • President Bush with pet dogs Barney, front, and Miss Beazley, back, returns to the White House following a ten-day vacation at his Texas ranch, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, in Washington.  In a statement, he says he wants the international community to "turn words into action" and bring peace to the Mideast.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)President Bush with pet dogs Barney, front, and Miss Beazley, back, returns to the White House following a ten-day vacation at his Texas ranch, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, in Washington. In a statement, he says he wants the international community to "turn words into action" and bring peace to the Mideast. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
  • President Bush, along with his dog Barney, steps from Air Force One after landing Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, in Waco, Texas. The president will spend the week at his nearby ranch in Crawford. (AP Photo/Duane A. Laverty)President Bush, along with his dog Barney, steps from Air Force One after landing Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, in Waco, Texas. The president will spend the week at his nearby ranch in Crawford. (AP Photo/Duane A. Laverty)
  • President Bush calls his dog Miss Beazley into the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, prior to meeting with Gen. Dan McNeill, incoming commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, not shown.  (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)President Bush calls his dog Miss Beazley into the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, prior to meeting with Gen. Dan McNeill, incoming commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, not shown. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
  • President Bush calls his dog Miss Beazley to come into the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 prior to his meeting with Gen. Dan McNeill, incoming Commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, not shown.  (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)President Bush calls his dog Miss Beazley to come into the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 prior to his meeting with Gen. Dan McNeill, incoming Commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, not shown. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
  • President Bush, left, gives a thumbs up when asked about his health as he poses for photographs with first lady Laura Bush, second from right, Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria Kaczynski at the Presidential Retreat in Jurata Hel, Poland, Friday June 8, 2007. With them is the Kaczynski's dog 'Titus.' (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)President Bush, left, gives a thumbs up when asked about his health as he poses for photographs with first lady Laura Bush, second from right, Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria Kaczynski at the Presidential Retreat in Jurata Hel, Poland, Friday June 8, 2007. With them is the Kaczynski's dog 'Titus.' (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
  • ** FILE ** President Bush and first lady Laura Bush, left,  walk down the stairs of Air Force One with their dog Barney in this Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 file photo, in Waco, Texas. The door is closing on President Bush's opportunity to shape domestic policy. His strength is sapped by an unpopular war, Democrats are running Congress, and the 2008 presidential election is in full roar, distracting attention from the president's priorities. With dwindling options, Bush has decided he might get more done in his final months by going it alone. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)** FILE ** President Bush and first lady Laura Bush, left, walk down the stairs of Air Force One with their dog Barney in this Monday, Aug. 13, 2007 file photo, in Waco, Texas. The door is closing on President Bush's opportunity to shape domestic policy. His strength is sapped by an unpopular war, Democrats are running Congress, and the 2008 presidential election is in full roar, distracting attention from the president's priorities. With dwindling options, Bush has decided he might get more done in his final months by going it alone. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • President Bush holds his dog, Barney, as he walks toward Marine One, Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, after arriving in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)President Bush holds his dog, Barney, as he walks toward Marine One, Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, after arriving in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
  • FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2003 file photo, President Bush slows his pace to wait for his dog Barney as he walks to the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 3, 2003. Barney, former White House Scottish Terrier and star of holiday videos shot during President George W. Bush’s administration, has died after suffering from cancer, the former president announced in a statement Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. He was 12. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2003 file photo, President Bush slows his pace to wait for his dog Barney as he walks to the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 3, 2003. Barney, former White House Scottish Terrier and star of holiday videos shot during President George W. Bush’s administration, has died after suffering from cancer, the former president announced in a statement Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. He was 12. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Former first dog Miss Beazley has passed away after a battle with lymphoma, President George W. Bushannounced Saturday on Facebook. She was 9.

“[Miss Beazley] was a source of joy during our time in Washington and in Dallas,” Mr. Bush wrote.

“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,” he said.

The Scottish terrier was given to then First Lady Laura Bush as a birthday present in 2005.

She and Barney were the stars of a 2005 White House video titled “A Very Beazley Christmas,” in which various politicians fawn over the new pooch “as Barney is pawed out of the limelight,” the New York Daily News reported.

Former first dog Miss Beazley has passed away after a battle with lymphoma, President George W. Bush announced Saturday on Facebook. She was 10. (Facebook)

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