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

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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Finn’s Big Adventure
11/15/2021

The ASCA National Specialty can be overwhelming for first-timers. Especially first-timers who apparently haven’t been off the farm a whole lot except to visit other…

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Autumn Musings
10/23/2021

Fall has always been my favorite time of year even though the Sad typically comes in full force part-way through September and lingers well into…

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Trial Brain
10/10/2021

I had a bit of an epiphany at the inaugural 3 Sheeps to the Wind ASC Corona Classic last week. It came about thanks to…

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