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Late president George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, in front of his casket.

"His sense of humour was intact right up till the very end".

After the funeral in Washington DC, there will be a private memorial service in Houston, Texas, for Mr Bush's family and he will be buried at the presidential library in Texas next to his wife.

Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, will lie in state beneath the soaring U.S. Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation from Monday through Wednesday. Bush's remains will then be taken by funeral train vehicle to College Station, Texas.

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath posted a picture on Sunday of the yellow Labrador retriever named Sully with the caption, "Mission complete".

But, on the morning of his friend's visit, he downed a big breakfast consisting of three boiled eggs, yogurt and a pair of fruit drinks.

"But now I think we can see in retrospect that he was actually quite successful", Sabato added, particularly in foreign affairs, as he helped shape the Western response to the demise of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany.

Former US first lady Michelle Obama said yesterday she was canceling book tour visits to Paris and Berlin to attend the funeral of former president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday aged 94.

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A photograph shared on Bush's Twitter page shows a photograph of the couple alongside another former President, Bill Clinton, from the day Sully came to live with him.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family during this hard time. The quality of life had deteriorated a lot for him", Baker said. Bush enrolled at Yale University after military service, becoming a scholar-athlete and captaining the baseball team to two College World Series before graduating Phi Beta Kappa after just 2.5 years.

Bush visits a tent camp for natural disaster survivors on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2006. About two hours later, Bush was gone.

Each one spoke to the former president and "he mumbled back", Baker said.

Flags are flying at half-staff in Washington and across the United States as the country prepares for days of mourning for the death of former president George H.W. Bush.

Last week, things took a decided turn for the worse, Baker said on ABC. I am proud of that vote today.

"Little did I know or did he know, of course, that by 10 o'clock that night he'd be in heaven", Baker said.

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