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Miss Beazley, Former First Dog, Keeper Of Bush Cats, Dies

President George W. Bush plays with Miss Beazley in the Oval office. Eric Draper/White House hide caption

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President George W. Bush plays with Miss Beazley in the Oval office.

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Miss Beazley, the Scottish Terrier who graced the White House with her presence while her owner, George W. Bush, was president, has died after a battle with lymphoma.

Bush and his wife Laura made the announcement on his Facebook page.

"She was a source of joy during our time in Washington and in Dallas. She was a close companion to her blood relative, Barney," the couple said. "And even though he received all the attention, Beazley never held a grudge against him."

As we reported, Barney died in February of 2013.

Miss Beazley, the Bush's continued, "was a guardian to our cats, Bob and Bernadette, who — like Laura and I — will miss her."