G-Money. 1996-2010

I got word from my brother that a long time Colello passed away early this morning.  Ginger (G-Love, G, G-Money, The Sauce) was a Colello family institution, it’s hard to remember a time when she wasn’t in the picture.  Below are my brother’s words:

Ginger, the best dog in the world.

7/1/1996 – 11/27/2010

I’m sorry to say that Ginger passed away early this morning at the age of 14.

A lot can happen in 14 years…………………Kristi and I got married…………two perfect kids……………four different jobs…………… moved from Wyoming to Alabama to Florida to Delaware to Pennsylvania…………..and along the way always came our best friend, Ginger.

I have tons of great stories about this dog:

– Camping with Ginger and the Wrights in Rocky Mountain National Park, remember she got scared and had to sleep in the tent?

– The stealing of our kid’s food……..is it any wonder why our kids are so skinny?  I swear Ginger practically stalked them in the early years.

– Sneaking Ginger into countless hotel rooms with a “no pet’ policy

– After a night on the town in Cheyenne with Rocky………eating spaghetti, meatballs, and bread with Ginger

– Jason D and Mike K helping me build a fence in Delaware for Ginger.

– My cousin Joe helping me build a backyard ramp so Ginger would have an easier time coming up and down the steps.

– Ginger riding “shotgun” in a 24 foot moving truck with me as we drove from Florida to Delaware……..everyone honked their horns at us!

– Every night trying to “con” us into a 2nd dinner………if I fed her……..she would go to Kristi for dinner as soon as I left the room.

– The kids wrestling with Ginger and playing great games with her such as BULLDOZER and RIDE THE BULL

– Trying to pass Ginger off as a seeing eye dog on a New Jersey Boardwalk……..this did not last long as the cops threw us off almost immediately.

– Finding Ginger sleeping illegally on the couch almost every morning, with a guilty look in her eyes.

– Sneaking Ginger into the drive in movie theater

– Ginger pulling down a pan of grease from the stove and eating it all……..at least two pounds of it!

– The countless knocked over trash cans.

– On a beach in Pensacola…….Ginger came up to us with the biggest, ugliest, smelliest dead fish in her mouth……she smelled bad for weeks.

– The constant stealing of bread from the “bread drawer” in Wyoming.

This dog was truly a part of our family……………and we will miss her greatly.

Thanks for reading.

Rick

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