Sunday, November 09, 2008

No Post Mortem Today

The Hater Nation lost one of its founding members, Nicolas "Nikki" Pappagorgio, the beautiful bitch that you see pictured here.

Nikki (1994-2008) developed a tumor in her nose which became unbearable and for a dog that survived an attack by a pair of pitbulls, daily torment from a daschund and a 150-pound dog named Wyatt, along with a pound of chocolate -- this was a battle she couldn't win. I was by her side when the doctor put her under last night, and to be honest, that wasn't very fun.

I debated on what to put here because I understand that for some of you, reading people ramble on about their pets can be about as entertaining as Selma and Patty's vacation slides. And I've never been one of those people who considers his dog his child. But for anybody who does own a pet, you know that they do become a part of the family. Smelly and sometimes annoying, but a part of the family, whether you like it or not. And I will miss her and since I'm tight with the owner of this site, I'll do as I please.

But I will say that I can't really concentrate enough to put down some observations about the NFL and other stuff. And since you folks are nice enough to make The Hater Nation a daily (or even weekly) destination, I figured you deserved an explanation of what was going on.

We should be back on track after Monday night's game.

18 comments:

Sun Devil said...

I believe the spirit of the site would be to make fun of you...

But in all seriousness, I've had to put down a dog before and it's not fun at all. Pets are a member of the family, and it's tough to lose a good pup. Best wishes, and take care.

Diane said...

I'm so sorry to hear abut Nikki. I'll be in the same boat with Hanna in a couple of months, and I dread that day.

R.J. said...

It's alright, man. I understand. Godspeed, Nikki.

I had to put down a kitty four days before Christmas in '01. With money I had to borrow from my parents because at the time 75% of my income was from commissions and it was the worst holiday season ever. Well, except for this coming one.

Take care, my friend. But I do expect you to rip the Raiders by midweek. They deserve it. :)

Bain said...

Damn, that's too bad. Sorry to hear, Adam.

FFJewbacca said...

Having been through it 4 times (3 cats and a beloved German Shepherd-mix) all I can say is how sorry I am to hear about Nikki.

When you get back to the football stuff please send along the name of your vet. I have a very large walrus-like head coach here in Philly that needs to be put out of its misery.

Bokolis said...

While I can't say I've been that into a pet- I don't get all that shook when humans pass- I understand the pain that comes with loss. A literal post mortem...sorry to hear, dude.

Bob Mantz said...

Was she a German Shep?

Nothing better for a suffering dog than 'that' day. Nothing worse for her human family.

Heather said...

Hey Rank. So sorry to hear about Niki. That sucks, I feel ya. I've had to do it before as well. Hang in there

Austin, Texas

lumps said...

Phatty,

Sorry about your loss man. I know how attached to pets we can all become and how hard it is when we lose a companion that never yells at us for leaving the toilet seat up, heck they want us to.

As someone who is dreading the impending day that we are going to have to put our English Mastiff down that we have had since he was 6 weeks old, I understand.

Sorry bro,

flyoverguy said...

Sorry for your loss. You are a good man to stay with Nikki until the end.

buckyor said...

Sorry to hear about Nikki. It may be the hardest part about having a pet.

Mrs. Bucky says that all pets with names go to pet heaven, so she'll be there.

Mike said...

I'm a Patriots/Red Sox fan who usually visits your site to get myself mad. But I'm also a dog lover who knows how much they mean to us so my thoughts are with you. Take care

THN said...

Sun Devil brings up an interesting point. And first, let me say thank you to everybody who has left comments here. That means a lot. But going back to Sun Devil, I was thinking that I was leaving myself open for abuse and took the chance. Joking about it would have been in the spirit of the site, and I probably would have chuckled (but don’t consider that a green light). But again, NFL Jennifer and I really do appreciate you guys taking the time to put down some thoughts. That was really, really awesome. Thank you, again.

Fletch said...

Really sorry to hear this, Adam. That's tough as hell.

I do have to call you on one thing, though, since I'm a movie geek. Just where did the nickname Nikki really come from, as Vegas Vacation wasn't released until 1997?

Stephen said...

I discovered this page a few years ago my the randomized "next blog" button and have been hooked ever since.

My German Shepherd recently moved on to the next life a few weeks ago. I feel your pain. God bless.

THN said...

Interesting question, young Fletcherson. I had a German Sheppard (sorry Bob, I never did answer that question) when I was in junior high and -- if you have known me or read this site long enough -- I named her after Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. That dog lived about 12-13 years and died in 1996.

My family took in another dog Nikki II, that last only a few months because of distemper and then my family rescued Nikki III in 1996, when she was about a year-and-a-half to two years old.

I inherited her in 2000 and to avoid any confusion, gave her the full name of Pappagorgio after hitting a few Tecates while watching Vegas Vacation.

Thanks for leaving a note Stephen, sorry about your Sheppard. That's awful.

Brian said...

Sorry for your loss Adam and AdamBoss. Like others that responded, I'll probably be in the same boat, and by gawd sometimes I wish it were sooner than later. But 5 mins after he does sump'n stupid I think of the good times. One of the favs I'd miss is the high five he gives after a Pack or Badger TD (I better see if he's still breathing btw).

Again, sorry for your loss.

THN said...

Thank you, Brian. Sorry about your dog.