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Miss Beazley to stay at White House

First lady Laura Bush presented her husband, George W Bush, with a Scottish terrier puppy named Miss Beazley for his 58th birthday.
PTI | By Reuters, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2005 06:09 PM IST

President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, got a new pet on Thursday, a Scottish terrier puppy named Miss Beazley.

The puppy, a gift to the first lady from the president for her 58th birthday in November, was born on Oct. 28. The puppy joins the Bushes' other two pets: Barney, another Scottish terrier, and a black cat named India.

Miss Beazley, named after a dinosaur in a popular children's book, is the daughter of Barney's half-brother.

The 10-week-old puppy, which was introduced to the press corps on the South Lawn of the White House, proved to be camera shy, opting to run behind a bush rather than pose for a picture.

One of the first family's dogs, an English springer spaniel named Spot, died last February aged 14.

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