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

Jig’s Journey ~ The Real Payoff

Most of these posts have been about training, and getting Jig ready for Nationals, but around here I need a dog for more than just…

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Whoo’s That?

I love birds of prey. Always have. Always will. I’m delighted that we have a pair of red tails that claim the high tension towers…

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Jig’s Journey ~ Blue Ribbon Moments

Blue ribbons don’t always come from trials. They come from moments. ~ Deb Conroy Deb is always good for an awesome quote or two, and…

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Jig’s Journey ~ A Few More Photos

Since I promised another post, I figure I’d share one more video, shot the same night as the pen videos from my last post, this…

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Jig’s Journey ~ Seeing Things Differently

{Editor’s Note: I had meant to post this a week ago but…life. Which just means you may be getting another post this weekend as well.…

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Jig’s Journey ~ Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked

Or, in Jig’s case, that should read, “Too Much Rest Makes Her Wicked.” After nearly two weeks of slim to no training brought about by…

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Jig’s Journey ~ Attitude is Everything

That Winning Feeling by JuneSavoie is a really great book (If I borrowed you my copy, could you let me know? I can’t seem to…

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On My Soapbox

It may surprise some of you to hear this, but I’m not a people person. I don’t like being approached by people I don’t know.…

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Jig’s Journey ~ It Ain’t all Rainbows and Sparkly Unicorns

Just to keep things real, and in case anyone out there has the impression that training is always great fun and goes according to plan…it…

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