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 ~ Patience is a Virtue
07/27/2014

When you’ve become spoiled by traveling with a dog who is an old hat at being in the truck, hanging out at trials, and just…

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Jig’s Journey ~ Texas Here We Come
07/24/2014

I recall mentioning earlier this year that I was going to try and post more often. I keep meaning to. Really. Other things keep getting…

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A Weekend of Stockdog Sistahood
05/02/2014

“What did you do this weekend?” “Worked dogs, hung out with my SBSDC Sistas–” “Worked dogs? Is that like training them to do something.” “Um…yes…to…

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First Trial of the Year
03/24/2014

The first trial of the season is always a bit nerve-wracking. This year, what made it even more so, is the fact I haven’t done…

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Oh, How Ducky!
03/06/2014

So as I’m sitting here twiddling my thumbs, waiting for some semblance of spring to peek through the layers of snow and ice smothering the…

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It’s Not the Groundhog’s Fault
02/07/2014

Spring is on the way. It will arrive as it does every year, when Mother Nature decides it’s time. Until then…brrr-effing-brrrrr. Dang cabin fever is…

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Not Again?!!?
01/22/2014

So, it’s brain-numbingly cold again. The kind of cold that freezes your nostrils shut, and makes your eyeballs scream at you for leaving only them…

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Look Who’s Back
01/17/2014

Hard to believe it’s been a year since I last posted on this blog. Bet you thought it was never going to happen again. It’s…

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Weekend Training Review
01/08/2013

The bad part about three days of working dogs, like all good things, is that we have to stop. Friday night’s work session was a…

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