Thomson ReutersFebruary 1, 2013 18:46
WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Harry Truman once said if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. George W. Bush had one, a Scottish terrier named Barney, and Bush announced on Friday that Barney had died.
"He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend," Bush said in a statement issued from his home in Dallas.
The dog, more than 12 years old, had been suffering from lymphoma.