The Shadowdance Blog…

sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, occasionally irreverent, mostly honest.

A collection of ramblings on my life with working dogs, livestock, and a creative brain.

“And so I write. I write my life. I write to escape real life. I write to live moments over again. I write to rewrite the moments I’ve lived over in a way that makes more sense to me. I write the moments to heal. I write the moments I hope never happen. And I write the moments I hope will happen.”
― R.B. O'Brien

Making Headway
09/13/2021

He lay still, relaxed, calmly happy. Then his mind seemed to turn over suddenly and take hold–and there it was, starting to make plans, thinking.…

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Get Out of Your Head
08/16/2021

  There’s been way too much of this /\ going on lately. The top part, not the bottom. Point in case: I walked out to…

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Coming Up For Air
08/09/2021

I’ve gone through lulls on the blog before, but I find it hard to believe I haven’t posted since February, especially given my ‘restructured’ schedule.…

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Photo Friday
02/26/2021

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. And since I’ve been keeping that little Canon in my pocket, I’m starting to get…

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Practicing Acceptance
02/17/2021

Yes, it’s pitch time again. Those of you not on social media may have missed that the e-version of Bound in Shadow is now available…

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Finding Warmth on Winter Days
01/16/2021

For everyone who expressed concern for Jig over the last couple weeks, I’m pleased to say she’s back to 100% piss and vinegar. She had…

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Out With a Bang
12/31/2020

My dogs have an uncanny ability to see challenges in the strangest places, and they are more than happy to pick up the thrown gauntlet.…

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Following the Heart
12/09/2020

A year ago we introduced this guy to our family. You can read about that momentous day here if you missed it the first time…

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Possibilities Abound
11/24/2020

November has been pretty mild so far which means I’ve been able to work the dogs with relative frequency. Given the shortness of the days,…

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