Barney Bush on the night of September 11, 2001

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According to George W. Bush’s memoir, sleep did not come easily the night the World Trade Center towers fell:

My mind replayed the images of the day: The planes hitting the buildings, the towers crumbling, the Pentagon in flames. I thought of the grief so many families must be feeling.

‘I also thought about the heroism – the flight attendants on the hijacked planes who calmly called supervisors to report their status and the first responders who raced towards the flames at the World Trade Centre.’

But just as he was dozing off a figure appeared at the doorway breathing heavily and – in what proved to be a false alarm – shouted: ‘Mr President, Mr President, the White House is under attack! Let’s go!’

‘I told Laura we had to move fast. She didn’t have time to put in her contact lenses so she held on to me.

‘I grabbed her robe and guided her with one arm while I scooped up Barney, our Scottish terrier, with the other.

‘I called Spot, our English springer spaniel, to follow. I was barefoot and wearing running shorts and a T-shirt. We must have made quite a sight.’

It’s good to know the former president didn’t forget the dogs but what about Willie the cat?

Hey, we wouldn’t be the world’s number one source of Scottie news if we didn’t ask the tough questions.

2 thoughts on “Barney Bush on the night of September 11, 2001

  1. My mum just pointed out that if in an U.K emergancy … the first thing I’d grab would probably be Kirk, then my dressing gown and then my parents (wheelchairs an all) and then we’d all shuffle/push off looking far more ‘ a sight.’
    LOL… I’m obviously with Bush on this one 🙂

    Tegan

  2. I live alone so the only thing I would care about taking with me is Captain, everything else is just possessions and replacable, having said that, if I had time I would tuck my lap top under my other arm.

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