DALLAS (AP) — In stories Feb. 2, Feb. 1 and Nov. 2, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Christmas videos featuring President George W. Bush's Scottish terrier Barney were filmed with a tiny video camera on his collar. A collar with a tiny camera was created for that use but footage was never taken that way. Instead, the videos were filmed by camera operators following him.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Goodbye Barney: Thousands mourn Bush's terrier
Goodbye Barney: Thousands mourn President George W. Bush's Scottish terrier; starred in videos
DALLAS (AP) — Thousands have offered their condolences via Facebook over the death of Barney, President George W. Bush's beloved black Scottish terrier.
Bush and his wife, Laura, released a statement Friday saying their famous 12-year-old pooch had died after suffering from lymphatic cancer.
"Barney was by my side during our eight years in the White House," Bush said. "He never discussed politics and was always a faithful friend. Laura and I will miss our pal."
The statement was reposted on the former president's Facebook page and had drawn more than 31,000 comments by Saturday morning, all expressing sympathy for the family's loss. The Facebook page also shared a 64-photo gallery of Barney, including George W. Bush's oil painting of the dog. That post had garnered another 8,600 comments.
Barney became an Internet sensation in 2002, when camera operators following him gave viewers a dog-level holiday tour of the White House — shuffling from room to room and menacing the Christmas tree. The video drew 24 million online tourists the first day. Continued...