President George W. Bush takes the oath of office to serve a second term as 43rd President of the United States, January 20, 2005, during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Laura Bush, Barbara Bush, and Jenna Bush listen as Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist administers the oath. (P44290-391)
The President & Family

Barney & Miss Beazley

Barney and Miss Beazley take a break from playing with their volleyball on the South Lawn of the White House, June 13, 2006.

Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. (P061306KH-27)

Barney and Miss Beazley are the much beloved Scottish Terriers of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush. Barney joined the Bush family after the Presidential election in 2000, as a gift from President Bush to Mrs. Bush. Miss Beazley was a birthday gift from President Bush to Mrs. Bush in 2004, and arrived at the White House on January 6, 2005.

Barney and Miss Beazley quickly became devoted playmates and captured the hearts of millions in America and around the world. There was so much demand for information about them that the White House created a website, Barney.gov. It can still be visited today in its archived form. The "Barney Cam" videos are also available for viewing.

Barney and Miss Beazley play with their soccer ball in the snow, December 5, 2007, on the South Lawn of the White House.

Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. (P120507SC-0036)

Though Miss Beazley has since left the White House, she still lives with and is cared for by the Bush family. Sadly, Barney passed away in February 2013.

Kids’ activities featuring Barney and Miss Beazley can be found in the Kids Educational section.

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