Barney, the former First Dog and "Barney Cam" star passed away Friday after a long fought battle with lymphoma, he was 12 years old.
Former President George W. Bush shared the sad news in a statement to the press:
"Laura and I are sad to announce that our Scottish Terrier, Barney, has passed away. The little fellow had been suffering from lymphoma and after twelve and a half years of life, his body could not fight off the illness," read the statement. "Barney and I enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to accompany me when I fished for bass at the ranch. He was a fierce armadillo hunter. At Camp David, his favorite activity was chasing golf balls on the chipping green."
President Bush went on to add, "Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House. He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal."
In the statement
, the former President spoke fondly of the time he and Barney spent in the White House, and noted how Barney loved receiving treats and was always polite. Saying, the First Dog "greeted Queens, Heads of State, and Prime Ministers. He was always polite and never jumped in their laps."