Friday, July 15, 2011

Jam the New Face of Certifect by Frontline

The first thing I saw in the St. Louis Airport baggage area - my girl Jam...what a stunner!
Jam's picture on the new Certifect packaging!
What a surprise to be greeted at the St. Louis Airport by this gorgeous, giant advertisement featuring Jam!  We did the photoshoot for this new product last September and were excited to see that indeed, Jam is the star of their ad campaign and used on the packaging.  We are here in St. Louis for the AVMA Convention (American Veterinary Medical Association), to work in the Frontline/Certifect booth.  Jam and Trixie flew with me and they arrived safe and sound, taking all the travel in stride.  They even got frequent flyer points!
It should be a busy and fun three days with the girls working the booth, getting their photos taken with attendees and walking around the exhibition hall promoting the product. 
There were even mobile billboards driving around the city promoting Certifect with Jam's picture!
An extra special part of this trip is that Laura, Marshall's owner, drove in from Kansas with Marshall and Dylan to spend time with us.  Marshall, Jam's littermate looks fabulous and both boys have the sweetest temperaments, covering me with kisses.  Laura and I toured St. Louis, going to the famous Arch, which is the "Gateway to the West" and took a relaxing riverboat tour. 

Pictures of all our adventures will get posted in the coming days...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

2011 WCA Nationals Agility Trial - Day 3- Jam 1st place Open JWW!

 The 3rd and final day of agility during the WCA Nationals week was the WCA Weimaraner Only Agility Trial.  We shared the day with the Keeshonds and it was a fun day for all, full of camaraderie for both breeds and helping each other run a very efficient trial.  Jam had a terrific Open Jumpers with Weaves run, full of controlled drive and she won the class!

 Jam is very focused and jumping 24" in easy for this athletic girl.
 Woo hoo!  1st place Open Jumpers with Weaves wins the class and gives Jam her 2nd Open JWW leg.
 Jam with her running contact off the A-frame.  These last two photos are from her Exc A Standard run.  It was her debut in Excellent and other than knocking the top panel of the panel jump, she had a terrific run.
 An end to a fantastic three days of agility.  I couldn't be more proud of how Jam and Trixie ran.  Jam earned two 1st places, one of which gave her the qualifying leg to finish her Open Standard title, and a 4th place.  Then we were off to the host hotel to compete in conformation and obedience, where Jam finished her Companion Dog (CD) title and then got an Award of Merit hours later!  

Finishing her OA and CD also gave her another new title - VX or Versatile Excellent.  You can see blog posts for the 2011 WCA Nationals in the May/June archives and also on Trixie's blog in the May/June archives.