The Daily Beast - RIP Barney Bush 2000 - 2013
Barney, President George W. Bush's Scottish terrier who starred in 'Barney-cam' videos had died.
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Barney in the Rose Garden of White House in Washington, September 14, 2007.
Thanks to a tiny video camera on his collar, Barney offered a dog-level holiday tour of the White House in 2002 while shuffling from room to room and menacing the Christmas tree.
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US President George W. Bush holding his dog Barney as he walks out of the White House in Washington, November 27, 2002.
The video starring President George W. Bush's black Scottish terrier was a hit, drawing 24 million online tourists the first day. It also helped reopen the White House after it was closed to tourists the previous holiday season following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Bush and his wife, Laura, released a statement Friday saying their famous 12-year-old pooch had died of cancer.
Barney sits near microphones stationed on the driveway outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington on January 25, 2006.
U.S. President George W. Bush sits in his pickup truck with his Scottish Terrier dog Barney, while vacationing on his ranch in Crawford,
Texas, August 13, 2003.
Bush said, "Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House," and noted Barney "never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal."
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President George W. Bush walks with his dog Barney toward the Oval Office after returning to the White House from a visit to Canada December 1, 2004 in Washington, DC.
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