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Today is July Fourth in the United States of America, otherwise referred to as “Independence Day,” to commemorate the Declaration of Independence of the legal separation of the “Thirteen Colonies” from Great Britain in 1776. • Now, this day is *so* very loaded, and this day means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Today in Alameda I’ve seen Latinx folks proudly riding horses alongside a float carrying a full band with a 🇺🇸 on the side. Today is my Grandma Grace’s birthday, and she was a badass hardass nobullshit first generation Ukrainian woman who lived well into her 90s without any medications, she was truly an 🐃 just like me. Today on Instagram (and in-person), I’ve read/heard stories from Indigenous folks about the generational impacts of the Thirteen Colonies’ colonization, all the abuse that occurred at the (mostly white male) hand; I’ve seen posts about #reparations and paying taxes on Native land (LINK IN BIO BTW). Today I’m wearing a @kaepernick7 jersey because I’m of deep settler legacy (Irish in the 1700s, colonizing what is now called Pennsylvania + now I am living on Ohlone Land), and I’ve been thinking about genocide *a lot* these days ( #abolishice) and of incarcerated folks of color (read: modern day slavery), and I think it’s wicked important to be made visible today. I also know that *a lot* of folks around me are celebrating, in their own ways. *🧐* • I’m also posting this photograph because it’s a ✨🔮Magical Moment🔮✨ @jamie_thrower caught of me ( #AlamedaCA #DandyDogPack) + @crystal_cave ( #DandyDogwalker #SFMission #LeaderOfThePack). It’s magical because I love this human with such reciprocal depth and #ItsSoComplicated and our love is so deep. Danielle is a self-identified afro-latinx woman of color with a lot of Indigenous legacy as well. I’m a white WASPy Jew with colonizer (and KKK) legacy *and* I’m Ukrainian socialist Yiddish underground political fight for humanity and build community in my blood. Our love is beautiful in its complexity and Jamie totally caught that. • 🐙🎆Today I will celebrate 🎈MY GRANDMA GRACE🎈 who values connection, gentleness, compassion, reparation, and my chosen family I’ve built around me🎆🐙

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#selfiemode Archie you’re showing off but it’s all right, this is your life 😎🤓🔥💎💦 • • 📸Hadley | #DandyDogwalker #AlamedaCA #DandyDogPack #LeaderOfThePack #QueerBusinessOwner #TransBusiness #NonbinaryTrans • 🐶Archie | a/k/a “The Creature,” “The Archibald,” “Architron” | #WireHairedPointingGriffon • • • • • • #DogsOfAlameda #DogsOfDubNation #ShotOniPhone #PortraitMode #TGIF #FriYay #BayAreaDogs #EastBay #EastBayDogWalker #DogWalker #NerdAlert #GriffonLove #DogSelfie #DogsOfInstagram @dogsofinstagram #BayAreaDogWalkers #BayArea #HardTop #BossyBabe

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that feeling u get when one of your favorite back2back champs shares yr pack walk on his Instagram... 🔥🏆🏆🔥 • 💎🎶 @pierremusicgroup | @javalemcgee 🏀2️⃣🏆🏆

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#tbt to Tiny at the #TransMarch 🖤🥀🐾 it was incredible and restorative to see so many fellow weirdos and freaks out this past week/end in #SanFrancisco for #PrideWeek. This week, scary stuff is happening with the Supreme Court - and the world is an anxiety-provoking / invisibilising / shaming / judgmental place — SO — we’re here and we love you and we’re so grateful you exist and we’ve got this TOGETHER. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #TheFirstPrideWasARiot #FightBack #Resist #AbolishICE #FuckICE #PoliticalChihuahua #KeepFamiliesTogether #DoTheWork #ProtectYourNeighbors 💗 • • 📸Jessika | @jfancydesigns • 🐶Tiny | @gretatinydancer • • • #DandyDogwalker #DandyDogPack #FuckTheCistem #GretaTinyDancer #FoundMyAnimal #GayDog #ESA #EmotionalSupportAnimal #PrideWeekend #GayPride #ThePersonalIsPolitical #GayShame #DogsOfInstagram #ChihuahuaLove #FatFemme #HardFemme #QueerOwned

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...in case you’re curious what it’s like being on the back of your 🔥femme lez🔥 wife’s bike at #SFDykeMarch 💎🏍🖤🥀💦 • It’s always been a dream of our SF Dandy Dog Pack Leader @crystal_cave’s (born-and-raised in #TheBay) to participate in #DykesOnBikes at the #DykeMarch. This is her 2nd year on her @sfmoto #HondaRebel @honda @norcalhondadealers in the march. We had two flags on the handlebars: a #TransPride flag with a black stripe in the center and a #labrys appliqué; and, another #transexual pride flag with a #lavender triangle reading #FuckICE. the back of my neon yellow shirt also reads “FUCK ICE”. Remember: #TheFirstPrideWasARiot (primarily led by transwomen of color) ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿🌈💥 #AbolishICE #QueerAsInFuckYourBorders #QueerAsInFuckICE • • • • #DandyDogwalker #DandyDogPack #LeadersOfThePack #QueerAsInFuckYou #FuckTheCistem #KeepFamiliesTogether #NoOneIsIllegal #KnowYourRights #FatFemme #MotorcycleFemme #TransIsBeautiful #SFPride #PrideWeekend

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#Repost @dru.ish 🖤💎🥀⚛️🔮 + + + + + + The sky is H-H-HOT this weekend, babes! As hot as this queerdo @dandydogwalker tellin’ it like it is. #fuckice . . Intensity is bound to run high, conversations are sure to be real & there will be some revisiting of these events throughout the upcoming #eclipseseason ~ #headsup . . Mars in Aquarius is the linchpin in all of our dealings. We’ve seen how cold & callous this martial Aquarian energy can be in recent weeks, but when we gather together & get down to what’s really stirring, we can also use that energy collectively to speak to injustice. #dontlookaway . . Pride is a protest - that hasn’t changed. What we’re protesting tho depends on our awareness, what we’re willing to look at, give up & work towards. Be safe out there. We need each other! . “Linchpin is a fastener used to prevent a wheel or other part from sliding off the axle upon which it is riding.” #chooseyourowncharriot . . . . #marsinaquarius #marsretrograde #marslikestogoforward #scorpiomoon #moonconjuntjupiter #mercuryoppositepluto #astroweather #somanythings !!! #pride #prideisaprotest #pridemonth #everdaygay #sanfranciscopride

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here’s to all the freaks, to being ugly, to all the folks who undergo constant emotional/physical/psychic/generational harassment because of who and how they are in the world due to size or gender or disability or race, to all the queers and gaywads and homos, to the fey sissies and the butch daddies (and both/neither) — live your best life this weekend, stay safe, and have point people whom you trust. you’re all so important to me and i want to see your weird-ass faces for years to come. also: #LearnAboutNarcan 🖤🥀⚛️💎 xoxoxox 🔮 also: #SunScreen and water💦💦💦 (note to self.) • • • • • • #DandyDogwalker #DandyDogPack #ForYourCreaturesComfort #IDontWantToLookOrBeCis #TBT #LivinLikeRocco #PrideWeek #TransMarch #TransOwnedBusiness #QueerBusiness #QueersInBusiness #NonbinaryGender #GenderNonbinary #Androgyny #Gaywad #YesHomo #QueerAsInFuckYou #FuckTheCistem #SFPride #SFTransMarch #GretaTinyDancer #GayDog #SFDogs #DogsOfSanFrancisco #SanFranciscoDogs @huffpostqueervoices #nbcbayarea #GayArea #BayArea

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After a challenging, slam-jam fest of the past handful of days, I’m finding myself landing back on this quote from @jessica_lanyadoo: “Don’t get so caught up on where you want to be that you miss out on where you’re at.” I think about guilt, shame, fear, worry - everything that keeps us up at night with that brick in our gut and tightness in our chests - I think about all those feelings. I think about self-sabotage, judgment, capitalism. I think about the amount of energy that goes into shame spiraling, versus feeling compassion for where we, and our dogs, are at. I think about how, in dog training and rehabilitation, folks often want their dogs to be #InstantGratification PPPerfect, and with as little labor as possible - i.e. - where we WANT our dogs to be, vs. *meeting our dogs where they’re at* and moving forward from there, together. Dog walking is not all glitz and glamour, particularly when working w/ dogs w/ an array of nervousness & reactivity “ish”. For me, the entire magical point of a pack walk is to *heal*, and my job as pack leader is to facilitate each of my dogs’ highest healing benefit. I strive to meet dogs and humans alike *where they’re at*, not where we may *wish* they were at. 💘💎💘 #ItsAProcess #ItTakesAVillage • 📸Hadley | #AlamedaCA #DandyDogwalker #PackLeader #QueerBusinessOwner #TransBusinessOwner • 🐶Louie | #DogsOfOakland #OaklandDog #EastBayDogs #EastBay #OaklandCA #RescueDog #BorderCollieMix #RhodesianRidgebackMix • 🗣Jessica Lanyadoo | @jessica_lanyadoo • • • • • • #ForYourCreaturesComfort #Inspawration #DogMeme #DogMemes #DogWalkerLife #PackLife #DogsOfInstagram #LoveLanyadoo #PrideWeek #ThursdayThought #tbt #YelpEastBay #DogRehabilitation #SelfCompassion

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omg @gretatinydancer on @abc7newsbayarea tonight 😂🤣🤩👑🏆💙💛 get it queen!! good catch crabby btw 😉😘😍 // she’s toward the end, bottom right 👀👀👀 #DogsOfDubNation #DubsOn7 #DubNation #WarriorsParade #GretaTinyDancer

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🏆🏆BACK2BACK CHAMPS🏆🏆 congrats @warriors (!!!) what a hard season... I went to 2 games this season, early vs. the Raptors (KD capped that game with a buzzer-beating 3), and then later in the season vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks (KD got ejected from that game, Steph was out injured, and the Dubs lost). You all played like champs, worked it out, and pulled thru victorious!! MAZEL TOV !!! #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork 🎉🎉🎉Hope to catch the end of the parade Tues after my #DogsOfDubNation pack walk #LivinLikeRocco 😍🏀💙💛 • • #sports fun fact: i played basketball (shooting guard/small forward) through my junior year of high school, including AAU travel leagues... and then quit to focus on being drum major of my marching band #NerdAlert 🎈 #LeaderOfThePack #PackLeader

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