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

Updates All Around
09/02/2020

Isn’t it the way of things? You prepare to your utmost, follow all the steps or guidelines to a tee to ensure a smooth go,…

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Finn & the Big Sea
08/22/2020

Okay, it was actually the big lake they call kitchi-gami, but likely as close to the sea as Finn will get and his biggest adventure thus…

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Believing to be More
08/22/2020

A friend sent me the above text in a conversation regarding how Dillon had done at our most recent trial. Up until then, as seems…

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Another Farewell
05/27/2020

As usual, this isn’t the post I wanted to write. I started it earlier today when I was still merely contemplating making the call for…

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Lambs & More
04/23/2020

The current Covid situation means I’m home full-time for lambing for the first time ever. That’s one of a couple silver linings. There are also…

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Dancing in the Rain
04/05/2020

You would think this forced quarantine would give me more time to write and more to write about. Turns out, when I have a lot…

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A Dog’s Eye View
03/14/2020

When I ran agility (which, for those wondering, was eons ago), one of the things we did while walking the course was to squat down…

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Shaking it off…
03/08/2020

I realized it’s been quite a few weeks since I last posted anything. I’ve been meaning to, I just haven’t had the energy or the…

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The Healing of a Heart
01/23/2020

It’s been a bit over three months since we let Cian go. The Sad still lingers. It likes to raise its head when I’m tired,…

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