Sen. John McCain’s dog Burma dies in ‘tragic accident,’ according to family
PHOENIX — A dog that was gifted to John McCain and became attached to the late senator in his final years died in a “tragic accident” on Monday, according to McCain’s wife.
Cindy McCain said in an Instagram post that the brown Chesapeake Bay retriever named Burma died on the couple’s Hidden Valley ranch in Arizona.
She did not offer further details on what happened to the dog.
“She (is) now frolicking with the one she loved most in heaven now,” McCain wrote, tagging the senator.
The couple’s daughter Meghan also posted about Burma’s death.
“Every time I think my heart can’t be broken any further … our dog Burma was my fathers (sic) birthday present years ago and was absolutely and truly devoted to him,” she wrote.
“She would never leave his side, followed him around every single step when he would walk around our ranch, slept by his side every night.”
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Every time I think my heart can’t be broken any further…our dog Burma was my fathers birthday present years ago and was absolutely and truly devoted to him. She would never leave his side, followed him around every single step when he would walk around our ranch, slept by his side every night and we always said Chesapeake bay retrievers were the most affectionate breed of dogs. The love this dog gave him was equal to a family member. I love you Burma and hope you’re in heaven jumping into creeks, chasing sticks and fish with Dad. 💔
John McCain died in August 2018 after he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of cancer that begins in the brain, in July 2017.
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