robinmay The littlest patient bounced today like a rabbit. She just tucked up her leg and hopped her way to the front door. And all it took was this one magic question: "Want some turkey?" 3h

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robinmay Happy Thanksgiving, dear friends. I'm thankful, endlessly, for health and for family and for this determined little gal. And that this country welcomed me with open arms simply because I fell in love with the most wonderful, wonderful man. That's the sort of freedom for which I will never stop saying thank you. xx. 7h

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robinmay It's been a merciful while since I was knocked flat by a migraine. A couple of months, at least, since my last real bulldozer. During these days--each minute, each hour, each intricate tangle of seconds--I reacquaint myself with the darkness. And there in the quiet, fragments lodge in my mind, unbidden. Sometimes it's a word or a phrase or a song lyric. (Never the good ones.) Sometimes it's faces. (Never the kind ones.) Sometimes it's a smell. Sometimes it's a colour. Sometimes it's a feeling that recirculates like stale air. Mantras I never asked for tie themselves tight around my tongue. And I speak them, helpless: "This too shall pass." 1d

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robinmay Sometimes I have so much to say that only silence will suffice. So fill in this blank with all of the things: The good ones and bad. The light and the dark and the flickering in-betweens. 1d

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robinmay Yesterday, my little fighter and I were nominated by our pal @tunameltsmyheart to participate in the ThanksGIVING #ADollarADog campaign! Head over to ruv.me/adollaradog to contribute a dollar (or a pound! or a peso! or whatever you've got!) and help support eight great shelters. It's super easy! Then post a photo with your donation and tag a few animal lovers to do the same. I nominate @goslowgirl, @northwestmommy, @sbaseford, and their beloved pooches. ️ Hurry, sweet friends! The challenge ends this Friday. Just a teensy dollar can make a HUGE difference. xx. 2d

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robinmay Some days reveal their potential with breathless, giddy jazz hands. Others hold back, patient. 2d

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robinmay The sky applauded when I stepped outside. And I applauded right back. 3d
  •   chikdewit Ain't got nothin on your face @seawerner 3d
  •   josephmettler So, Robin, I've been thinking an awful lot about Gracie and I've got some words to jot down. It's a wonderfully odd thing to follow a life or two so closely on Instagram, and yours was very likely the first I so luckily and thankfully stumbled upon just after sliding open my very own little white phone box several years ago. It's akin to the relationship that develops between self and protagonist as in a book or film, but in real time, progressing at the same rate as my own life at my own pinpoints on the map. Here, there are love stories and tragedies and do-gooders, breathtaking scenes, settings and shots, so many beautiful people and projects - but never so often have I found pleasure and laughter here as in your captions and still frames of Gracie, everybody's little gray hero. May she forever stay back on her feet, and thank you for writing. If anyone were deserving of divine applause, it'd be the two of you. 3d
  •   ibrahemalhilal Double rainbow all the way 3d
  •   buffydoll I would stand with u for that applause @josephmettler 3d
  •   old_woman A rainbow for Gracie 3d
  •   robinmay @josephmettler This was the first thing I read this morning. Wow. Thank you! Thank you for taking the time to share your perspective with me. It not only re-kindled a little bit of the Insta magic for me, it also made me SO happy to think of Gracie as a little hero. I've received comments directed to her from all over the world, and it's just....well, it's the best. She has no idea how many people are cheering her on. Thank you sincerely for being one of them. 2d

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robinmay Parched leaves under a steady rain. There's a sad lesson in there, I think... Or maybe just some really emo song lyrics. 3d

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robinmay Today's instructions from the vet were to attempt a mini walk. Way to check that one off the list, Gracie! xx. 3d

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robinmay Breadcrumb memories, back to this. I'm not sure if Gracie's recovery is going well or terribly. Probably somewhere in between. Mostly she sleeps. Sometimes she wiggles her tail. Once we caught her stumbling about the kitchen, sniffing shakily for crumbs of her own. 4d
  •   krystamarion Sending mad love to your furry little girl 4d
  •   ashtonr Prayers for a speedy recovery for your little muffin! 4d
  •   lysmadu She's be fine and she'll be soon back with all of us. We miss her as well! GWS, Gracie! 3d
  •   teligiron I h O 3d
  •   teligiron I really hope she geta well soon, so that u can rest at ease and be happy again. 3d
  •   teligiron Oops, gets, not geta! 3d
  •   crisbrandv @biancaelizalde The world is in urgent and terrible need of such people as you 3d
  •   deborah.singh It's going to take some time - like all healing does, but she'll be herself again. It seems agonizingly long, but sleeping will help her heal much love 3d

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robinmay With your abundance alone, we are full. 5d

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robinmay Our hearts have been pretty sick since discovering that Gracie's fall was caused by yet another issue with our brand new home, one that makes all our aesthetic complaints shrivel up to near nothingness. I'm biting my tongue at the moment. I know that this isn't the sort of thing we can let go, if only because the builder cannot be allowed to continue doing what he is doing. (And neither can all the other builders out there who seem to be setting the bar ever lower.) But I'm saving my present energy for our little injured lady. Let me just say this for the moment: If you're moving into a newly constructed home, check the workmanship of each and every one of its stairs. Check that they're sturdy. Check that they're level. And then check again. We're living in a world of cut corners, that too often places dollars above lives. I hope you'll join me--starting today--in saying ENOUGH. That means not shrugging off shoddy quality and dangerous materials. That means demanding better. And that means doing better. Because we're all responsible. 1w
  •   f_l_o_r_e_s_i_t_a Thank god gracie is ok and on her road to recovery. ♡ 1w
  •   irtheye It is so heart breaking to hear this could have been caused by negligence of, yet again, these shady workers. Sending warm healing though for that puppy I've been adoring for two years now. She is too sweet for this. 1w
  •   butterflies191 Praying Gracie will recover quickly and hoping those responsible will correct all the defects and poor workmanship. All the best to you, Matt & Gracie! 1w
  •   aakulb So sorry to hear about Gracie. I work at an animal hospital as a vet tech and have seen lots of FHOs. She should have no problem going back to her normal activities once the healing is over . I know she's your baby and it kills you to have her hurting :( I hope for a speedy recovery and that she'll be back on the beach in no time 7d
  •   dasenpearce Take a pic of that stair? 6d
  •   mafrieka Hear, hear! 5d
  •   sheilaperetti Divino. Maravilhoso 5d
  •   dls62358 Can't wait to see pictures of her running around again, which I'm sure will be very soon! 4d

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robinmay We've built quite the little nest for ourselves. 1w
  •   bearhawk44 Sweet Gracie. Hope she feels better soon! 1w
  •   dls62358 Yay, she is home!!!! Feel better quickly, little one!!! 1w
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  •   lexydie Sending love and healing thoughts. 1w
  •   akstorm Awe... 1w
  •   vincevega84 Poor gracie, I'm glad she's doing well, best wishes and love! 1w
  •   burkejen Wishing little Gracie a speedy recovery x x x 3d
  •   sleepyhead_cumberbitch Get better soon pumpkin, the beach is callin your name ♡♡ 3d

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robinmay Missing half her hip joint, but her heart's in one piece. The top of her medical paperwork said "Good dog!" 1w
  •   shawn.marwitz I know what's that's like my doggie had surgery which made us keep him 9 more happy months but he sadly passed away :( 1w
  •   stohr12 Great photo! Glad she's starting to mend! 1w
  •   epsnatata I use to fight with dogs that bark and try to bite me but over the years i have however learnt how to get to their soft side. Thats how i made friends with my neighbors dog and I Love them now more than ever. 1w
  •   rosa_grc Such a sad look in her eyes... But you'll see, as soon as she realizes it's time for a walk she'll pretend she's fine,...even if she can't walk. Be patient, Gracie !! 1w
  •   nei.cruz I'm glad she's better. 5d
  •   hilarina79 I am truly sorry your little angel is injured :(( 4d
  •   expectsunshine Thinking of Gracie. I hope she's feeling better. xo 4d
  •   robinbisiofilms how is she today? Sending dog love 3d

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robinmay I just heard from the operating vet and he said that Gracie's surgery went well. He feels we made the right call, thank God. Now she's waking up slowly and all I want to do is run over there and scoop her up! But they've asked us to wait until tomorrow at noon. Here's to another long night and maybe a dream or two of getting our girl back to the beach where she belongs. xx. 1w

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robinmay Gracie is having a femoral head ostectomy this afternoon, which is a surgery to repair the hip trauma caused by the impact of her fall. After weighing all our options--surgical and non--we decided this one gives her the best chance at recovering close to fully, with what we hope will be no need for repeat interventions. We'll hear from the surgeon as soon as he's got her all stitched up. Until then, I'll be hanging out here on the floor in a sunbeam, having some serious heart-to-hearts with God, Gracie, and myself. She's in your hands, Dr. Clark. xx. 1w
  •   sharidiane I can't wait to hear that she's in your arms again. 1w
  •   lee_crispsigns Fingers crossed for you ! 1w
  •   bonelady As someone who had had both my hips replaced, I am saying extra prayers for Gracie! 1w
  •   tashasita She is the sweetest little munchkin. I just liked all your lovely pics and am only just now reading the captions. I am so sorry Robin. Do not beat yourself up, because you would never intentionally do anything to hurt your little lady. She is obviously so very loved, and your love will help her through this. xo 1w
  •   pugbarnes Praying she will have a quick recovery, I love your photos of all your travels,she looks like the sweetest 1w
  •   amolnut890 like this pic! 1w
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robinmay Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. We left her overnight at the emergency clinic so that she could be kept sedated and see a surgeon this morning. Her hip is fully dislocated and she was in a lot of pain. The emergency vet had no experience with this sort of injury and so was very kind but ultimately helpless. Praying this morning for a careful, compassionate surgeon... She should be seeing him or her in about an hour. Thank you for all your words of love. xx. 1w

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robinmay Earlier today we crunched through leaves. Now she's just been taken from my arms at our emergency clinic and is headed down the hall for x-rays after a nasty fall down the stairs. I hate hate hate not being able to ask her what hurts... It seems to mostly be her hip, but she's acting SO weird. My heart is breaking, friends. Why can't we bubble wrap the ones we love? 1w

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robinmay For a dying season, autumn sure smells alive. 1w

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robinmay Today concludes an unusually long stretch of non-stop friends and family-ing. Not only does our house feel extra roomy and quiet, it also feels a bit like the guts have been carved from our corner of the world, jack-o-lantern-style. I know that with time we'll build community--if not here then somewhere, someday--but in life's predictable way, these transitions challenge us. And pausing in the light together feels more important than ever. 2w
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  •   ivygrace3194 I love the photo and your words. 2w
  •   caliva Divine light! 2w
  •   raramay Oh the lighting is just incredible. Ethereal. Whimsy. Loose. Relaxed. At ease. The day is almost done, and it's so pretty.. Whose complaining as it slips away. 2w
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  •   shempire @robinmay I haven't been online because I'm doing a startup! And right when I thought of you, your post appeared. This one. You should check out my journey too #siphavy #shemvona I love your story!! 2w
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