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

Thriving
03/24/2019

My last post on Cian was a great example of the crashing lows epilepsy can bring in the blink of an eye. It wasn’t, however,…

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03/10/2019

March was off to a rocky start not only with Cian’s breakthrough seizures, but with lambing as well. The weather was absolutely frigid, the majority…

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In Like a Lion
03/06/2019

I have been holding off posting an update on Cian because I didn’t want to tempt Fate. I figured if I didn’t say he was…

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Celebrating 7 Years
01/18/2019

It’s Jig’s birthday today. In honor of that, some random thoughts and a slideshow at the end, celebrating the many sides of this one-of-a-kind girl.…

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In Winter… Enjoy
01/06/2019

So far this year, winter is being kind. I’m sure that won’t last but I’m all for taking advantage of it while it does. That…

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Weathering the Storm
12/18/2018

Sometimes, shit happens. No rhyme or reason. Nothing you could have done to prevent it. Shit just happens. Like a storm, it can pass quickly…

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10/25/2018

If you’ve spent any time reading this blog, you will know Dillon has been a challenge. There have been times when I questioned if we…

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The Year of Training Pays Off
09/04/2018

At the end of last year I was so frustrated and upset with how the trialing season went, I decided to take a year off.…

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08/24/2018

I have a tendency to mention the problems I’m facing during training, but the video clips accompanying those posts are usually ones in which things…

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