Rudy Colgan

Rudy was born on New Year's Day, 2010, the first-born and largest of a litter of 5 pedigree Siberian Huskies at Celtic Acres in Upper Marlboro.

Rudy passed suddenly sometime early Wednesday, May 22, 2019 on his rug in the basement. He was almost 9½ years old. 

His family was everything to him, although he never met a person he didn't like.  No furry mammals were safe from his hunting instinct.  Indoors he enjoyed catching toys, playing hide and seek, and running around like a wild beast.

He loved to escape from the house and visit the neighbors, getting into parked cars with them uninvited and going from yard to yard.

Rudy successfully completed obedience school at the Blue Ridge Training School, and won first prize at a dog Halloween contest dressed as Robin Hood.

He thought he was a lap dog and could sleep in the strangest positions.

For all his brave demeanor, he was afraid of baby gates, thunderstorms and wind. We could tell from his behavior when a storm was approaching long before it was apparent.  He just recently decided he would get into the car to go for a ride.

He was dearly loved and will be sorely missed by many, but especially his parents, Steve and Jane Colgan; Patrick Colgan, his "brother"; Jennifer Colgan; The Strzemienski family, especially Rudy's "boy" Stephen; and Kathleen Molnar Benyo

 

Condolences

Aw! So sweet! He was surely special.
He is back with my Buster. They were best buds. Rest well beautiful boy.
He will be missed. I am sure the birds will miss his contributions to their nesting.
What a wonderful, loving family member! He was always so happy to see me, even though time passed between our visits. I especially liked when he’d find a comfortable position right across my lap. He had enough love to share with everyone!
What a wonderful, loving family member! He was always so happy to see me, even though time passed between our visits. I especially liked when he’d find a comfortable position right across my lap. He had enough love to share with everyone!
What a beautiful boy. They take a piece of your heart when they go. My condolences to you all.
What a lovely tribute. Please remember that you gave Rudy the most amazing gift of what it means to be loved.
Loved him.