Herding Practice Runs and Chris Zink Seminar

Bandit and I were signed up for a herding practice run on cattle today. The practice runs were about a 45 minute drive from the show site. It was a beautiful drive, with some fall colors appearing. I was glad that I had my GPS along though, because just the two of us went and [...]

ACDRA and Cow Dog Art

Monday was relatively dry outside. I sat outside and watched the Australian Properties classes. I met Melissa and Christy from ACDRA, the Australian Cattle Dog Rescue Association. They were selling items to benefit their rescue group. It was fun to meet them in person after corresponding with them in the past. It’s nice to put [...]

Open Obedience and Hillside Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

On Sunday morning it was raining as hard as ever. Obedience and agility events were scheduled to run outside. Bandit and I were entered in Open A obedience and Novice standard and jumpers agility. I was still on the fence about running in agility. The field was even muddier and slippier than the day before. [...]

Rain, Rain, Go Away in PA

When Bandit and I arrived in Shartlesville, PA for the Australian Cattle Dog National Specialty, it was raining. Too bad because they’d had beautiful fall weather leading up to the weekend, and the events were scheduled to be outside. On Saturday, the agility was run in the rain. I agonized over whether to run Bandit [...]

Road Trip

On September 25th, Bandit and I hit the road on our way to the Australian Cattle Dog National Specialty in Shartlesville, PA. Chase and Cayenne stayed in Minnesota with our friend Becky. My decision to make the trip came right down to the wire. The day after I entered Bandit in agility, obedience, and cattle [...]

Book Review by Australian Reviewer Jan Irving

                   8 STATE HURRICANE KATE by Jenny Pavlovic               review by: Jan Irving 2008-09-14                     Look, Pavlovic takes you through some terrible events and tells some horrible tales, and her experiences and evolution from them. The first chapter had me in absolute meltdown, tears streaming and me snivelling, but, from chapter two [...]

A Message From a Friend

I’m learning that part of Kate’s legacy is how her story has affected and influenced others. With their permission, their stories will be shared here. Jenn reminded me that this week is the 3rd anniversary of the evening I met Kate at Lamar-Dixon. It means a lot to me to hear of the efforts of [...]

8 State Hurricane Kate Wins Premier Book Award!!

The 2008 Premier Book Award winners include:  8 State Hurricane Kate: The Journey and Legacy of a Katrina Cattle Dog by Jenny Pavlovic 3rd place in the Non-Fiction Memoir/Autobiography category More info at: 2008 Premier Book Award Winners     Send article as PDF to

Star Tribune Review by Kelli Ohrtman of Best Friends Animal Society

Book review by Kelli Ohrtman of Best Friends Animal Society, published in the Star Tribune PetCentral blog: Touching Memoir of Katrina Animal Rescue September 8th, 2008 | posted by cmoon        8 State Hurricane Kate A Minnesota woman’s Katrina story by Kelli Ohrtman 8 State Hurricane Kate, a book by Minnesotan Jenny Pavlovic was scheduled for release [...]

Aftermath and Fundraiser for NOLA area Animal Rescue Groups

I heard back from Soren that his school and the surrounding St. Bernard Parish community seem to be ok. He is going back to school there on Monday. I have not heard back from others yet, but I think many of them still do not have power. Plus they are very busy sheltering animals and [...]