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.