We’ve seen a lot of hot takes around the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, and a lot of people have become enamored of Sully, Bush’s service dog who was made famous in a beautiful photo of him keeping watch over Bush’s flag-draped casket.

Before dog lovers start spreading any fake news around Sully, though, Slate made it clear that Sully was Bush’s service dog and had been with him for only six months.

What’s the point here, exactly?