Spotty's Biography

Spotty, the President and Mrs. Bush's Springer Spaniel, passed away in February 2004. She was a loyal and loving companion and a beloved member of the Bush family for nearly 15 years.

English Springer Spaniel

"Dream" Job
White House Tour Dog...loves to tell children about the White House

March 17, 1989 at the White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush

Mildred Kerr Bush, author of Millie's Book. She belonged to former President George Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Tug Farish of Lane's End Farm in Kentucky

Named after Scott Fletcher, a former Texas Rangers baseball player

A Story about Spotty by Spotty
One day my owners put me on a plane and took me to a huge white house with many rooms to explore. As I searched the house looking for tennis balls and bones, I was surprised at how familiar the place smelled. It was as if I had been there before.

I nudged my owner, President Bush, on the ankle and he said to me, "Well, Spotty, how does it feel to be living again in the same house where you were born?"

Then it all made dog sense. This big house is the White House, the place where I was born on March 17, 1989. My mother, Millie, took care of me and my brothers and sisters before President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush took me to their house in Texas.

Today, my owner lives in this house, and he has a new name. My favorite name for him is "Dubya," but everyone calls him "Mr. President." I just call him my best pal.

Photo of Spotty running on White House lawn with tennis ball in her mouth, White House photo by Paul Morris


Picture of tennis ball Sport
Playing tennis with the President, who hits the ball and Spotty chases it.

Bacon-flavored dog treats

Book if she could read
Hank the Cowdog by John Erickson

Place to nap
On the floor in the White House usher's office

Jackson & Dave