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

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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08/21/2019

It’s been a long time since I left a trial feeling anything other than disheartened, slightly beaten down, and wondering why I keep throwing uncooked…

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08/08/2019

I suck at living in the moment. Cian’s been trying his damndest to teach me. I have failed. What can I say? I’m human. I…

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07/18/2019

I was doing some website updates, transferring domain names, switching servers, panicking when I thought I lost everything… again, etc. etc. and suddenly realized it’s…

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06/10/2019

No, I’m not personally in a dark place right now. Not in general. A good friend of mine sent this to me after the trial…

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05/06/2019

It occurred to me that Dillon hasn’t gotten a lot of press this year. It’s been all Jig and Cian, Jig and Cian. In fact,…

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04/18/2019

A sad fact of life is, it often takes getting slapped in the face with something to move us to act. We haven’t bred a…

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04/12/2019

First Trial of the Season ~ Part Deux If you read my last post you know how the end of the weekend went, but how…

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04/09/2019

First Trial of the Season ~ Part 1 of 2 First, a heartfelt Thank You to those folks on-hand for mine and Jig’s debut in…

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