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Meet Sully, George H.W. Bush's new service dog

Former President George H.W. Bush announced on Monday that he has a new companion, of the four-legged variety.

Bush introduced his new service dog, a Labrador retriever named Sully H.W. Bush, to the world via social media. "A great joy to welcome home the newest member of our family, 'Sully,' a beautiful — and beautifully trained — lab from @AmericasVetDogs," he tweeted. "Could not be more grateful, especially for their commitment to our veterans."

Sully — named after Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger who safely landed his plane on the Hudson River in New York City in 2009 — has been trained to do everything from fetch items to answer the phone, CNN reports, and Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said he can "do just about anything except make you a martini, but not to worry, he can go get you someone to make you a martini."

It was an eventful Monday for Sully, who has his own Instagram page that will be used to educate people on what service dogs can do; he was in the presence of not one but two former presidents, as Bill Clinton stopped by the Bush's Maine compound for a visit. Catherine Garcia