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

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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Photo Friday
01/10/2020

I haven’t done one of these in a while. It was gorgeous today and we’re due for a winter storm tonight and tomorrow because Winter…

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2020
01/03/2020

Happy belated New Year! I hope 2020 brings you more good days than bad, more happy than sad, more stories, love, and laughter than you’ve…

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