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

Always an Adventure
07/10/2022

I feel like I’m a bit behind with… well, pretty much everything. I’m blaming it entirely on Puppy Girl. I mean, seriously, Maeve is quite…

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The Thing That Happened
06/20/2022

Sometimes things just happen. Good, bad, or in between, everyone’s life is beset by things happening. There are things we celebrate, things we rail against,…

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And Just Like That
06/02/2022

WHAM! It’s summer. And it’s been a busy start, during which I’ve learned quite a bit about myself and my dogs. More accurately, I was…

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Spring Cleaning
05/17/2022

This is my dog shelf. All the dogs I’ve lost in my adult life (with the exception of one) reside on this shelf. All with…

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Catching Up
04/21/2022

Yes, I know, I’ve been a bit negligent about posting. No real reason. Partly I just didn’t feel I had anything of much interest to…

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After a Break
02/07/2022

According to the Chinese New Year, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger which sounds a whole lot better than the past couple years –…

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Beginnings & Endings
01/02/2022

The beginning of a new year and the end of an era here on our little farm. Her Royal Highness Princess Fiona left us…

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Zoomies
12/22/2021

Finn loves to play even if no one else wants to, he’s been that way since he was a puppy. He’ll amuse himself with a…

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Happy Thanksgiving
11/25/2021

I want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. As you gather with family and friends, enjoy a quiet day together, or don’t do anything at…

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