This video image provided by the White House shows first lady Laura Bush with Barney and Miss Beazley appearing in the "Barney Cam" holiday doggie video.

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In this Oct. 2, 2006 file photo, President George W. Bush's pets India, left, and Miss Beazley, right, appear to square-off during a walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The White House announced Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, that the 18-year-old black American Shorthair died Sunday.

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Miss Beazley, former White House Scottie, dies

  • Associated Press
  • May 17, 2014 - 6:05 PM

DALLAS — Miss Beazley, former President George W. Bush's beloved Scottish terrier, has died.

Bush's office announced Saturday that Miss Beazley was "put to rest" this weekend after battling cancer. She was nearly 10 years old.

The statement says Miss Beazley was "a source of joy" during Bush's time in Washington and in Dallas, where he and his wife, Laura, live.

Miss Beazley was born in October 2004. The pooch was later presented to Laura Bush as a birthday present from her husband.

The family pet was featured in a December 2005 video, "A Very Beazley Christmas" — a look at White House holiday life presented from the a dog's point of view.

The dog was named for the character Uncle Beazley, a dinosaur in Oliver Butterworth's children's book, "The Enormous Egg."

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