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

Winter Interlude
12/30/2019

There’s generally not a whole lot to write about this time of year but winter has been unusually and suspiciously mild around here so far.…

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New Beginnings
12/09/2019

Many of you already know our latest news. Over the weekend we added this adorable guy to the family.  

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Teamwork & Communication
11/26/2019

More teamwork. Due to circumstances we were forced to keep the cattle longer than we wanted (BTW, we still have beef quarters or halves available…

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Two-by-two
11/18/2019

Last Friday the weather was finally conducive to getting the ewes out with the ram so the afternoon became all about getting them sorted and…

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11/08/2019

I’ll be honest, I’ve been struggling with this post for a few weeks. First it was going to be about training; where I’m at with…

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10/22/2019

The past couple of weeks have been tough. No doubt about it. Cian isn’t the first dog we’ve lost and he won’t be the last…

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10/08/2019

Fuck epilepsy. And no, I won’t apologize for my language. I had been looking forward to writing a post in a few weeks to mark…

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10/04/2019

This appeared in my Facebook memories this week.. It’s hard to believe that was only a year ago. It feels like it took forever to…

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09/23/2019

Spend any time on this blog and you’ll discover the overlying theme is all about the journey. Specifically as it pertains to living with, training,…

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