George W. Bush Adopts A New Puppy, Names It Freddy

George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush have adopted a puppy from an animal shelter and named their new family member, Freddy.

George W. Bush, who is a former president of the U.S., together with his wife and former first lady Laura Bush adopted the puppy on Tuesday during Election Day. The couple got the dog from an animal shelter and they named it Freddy. The former president posted a photo on Instagram with a lot of excitement, stating that the dog was already getting along with the family cats.

“We visited the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center last Tuesday to thank them for their great work – and came home with a puppy,” Bush revealed.

Bush and Laura already have two cats named Bernadette and Bob. They were clearly excited to have a dog into the family. However, this is not the first time that the couple has welcomed a dog into their lives. While George W. Bush was the president of the U.S, they had three dogs that lived with them at the White House. One of the dogs was an English Springer Spaniel known as Spot and two Scottish Terriers named Miss Beazley and Barney.

Unfortunately, Spot passed away in 2004, Barney met his demise in 2013, and Miss Beazley suffered the same fate in 2014. All in all, the Bush family as a soft spot for animals and was happy to welcome another dog into the family. This was a new insight into how the former President has been enjoying his retirement life.

“@laurawbush and I are thrilled to introduce the newest member of our family, Freddy Bush. We visited the @spcatexas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center last Tuesday to thank them for their great work — and came home with a puppy,” Bush stated in his Instagram post.

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Other than caring for animals, Bush has also been doing a lot of painting. He claims that he has painted about 98 portraits of wounded soldiers that he got to know. He stated that those soldiers were brave men and women that got injured in combat while carrying out duties that he had ordered while serving his term as President.

The former President plans to feature his drawings in a book and special exhibit event known as PORTRAITS OF COURAGE that will be held in the spring season next year. He also noted that all the proceeds from his exhibit will be donated to the Military Service Initiatives in honor of the injured soldiers. Perhaps Bush should also consider drawing a portrait of the new dog because that would be really adorable and also an extra show of love. Prior to adopting the new puppy, Bush has done a good job maintaining a relatively silent and peaceful life away from the prying eyes of the press. However, getting the new puppy was so exciting for him and his wife that a bit of media coverage will not hurt.

In one of his statements, Bush said that he and his wife already love the new puppy. He also stated that Freddy is so charming that the family’s two cats are having a hard time resisting the dog. Freddy’s story is of the fairytale kind due to the dog’s sad history. According to reports, the puppy is only 12 weeks old and is one among numerous other puppies that were rescued by a sanitation worker. The puppies were abandoned in a Southern Dallas dumpsite about a month ago. Luckily the Dallas Animal Services took over and the puppies were taken to the city shelter. Freddy was lucky enough to capture the attention of George w. Bush and his Wife Laura who then decided to adopt him.

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