You may not believe me, but I feel genuine sympathy for the first family today: their dog Spot has died.
An administration official told CNN that Spot was put to sleep Saturday around 1:30 p.m. after suffering a series of strokes. Her remains will be taken to the president’s ranch in Crawford, Texas.
The White House issued a statement saying the first family was “deeply saddened” by Spot’s passing.
“A loyal and loving companion, Spot was a beloved member of the Bush family for nearly 15 years. She will be missed,” the statement said.
Spot was the daughter of Millie, a dog owned by the president’s father and mother, former President George Bush and Barbara Bush. She was born at the White House in 1989, when the elder Bushes lived there.