J.J. Watt Gets Kiss from Sully, George H.W. Bush’s Former Service Dog
This weekend J.J. Watt got a kiss from Sully, the service dog that belonged to President George H.W. Bush, before the Texans game versus the Patriots at NRG Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Houston.
Sully, the former service dog of President George H.W. Bush, was on the sidelines before Sunday’s Texans-Patriots game at NRG Stadium and injured Texans star J.J. Watt made sure to get in some quality time with the labrador.
Watt took a break from playing catch with fans around the stadium to kneel down and pet Sully and give him a kiss. The dog responded enthusiastically by licking Watt’s face.
Bush was matched with Sully in June 2018, two months after his wife Barbara died. They remained close companions until the former president’s death in November 2018.
Sully gained quite a social media following during his time with Bush. On Memorial Day, his Instagram account posted a photo of the dog at the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. The dog sat by a plaque dedicated to Bush 41’s son, George W. Bush, who was president when the memorial opened in 2004.