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

Endings, Beginnings, & Everything In Between
11/10/2020

The quote in the feature image really resonated with me when I first heard it several weeks back. Probably because I’m going through a period…

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Working Through Issues
10/14/2020

The last several weeks have been a bit tough, not gonna lie. I’ve started, deleted, and re-started multiple posts multiple times in another case of…

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When Your Dog Saves Your Bacon
09/29/2020

There’s no question, at our farm, Jig is the power. When there’s a task that needs doing, and I suspect the stock might not cooperate,…

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Sometimes You Have to Make Your Own Opportunities
09/22/2020

I was supposed to be at an ASCA stock trial this past weekend. Like so many other events this year, it had to be cancelled.…

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Time for the Self
09/10/2020

Writing is my therapy…   I took some time off over Labor Day weekend to spend on me and it proved to be a wise…

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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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