Archive for April, 2013

It’s a New Month!!!

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Happy Tuesday everyone! What great news do I have to share with you today?! Well besides the awesome turn out that we had at the AMOC and Amaretto horse race?

Well its that time again and the year seems to be flying by! As this month and events end it brings a new list of events and things Amaretto will be doing this month!

So here is the first look at the May calendar!
We have all kinds of fun things planned for the community to come out and together to enjoy! Barrel racing, fishing event, and club Amaretto!

There will not be a Dakota show in the month of May, they will resume in June! So take your first look at these events and the ARU classes and I hope to see you there!!!

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Well until next time Happy Breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Barrel Racing ????

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Heres a sneak peek about a new event coming in May!!!

 

Barrel Racing!

 

On May 9th at 3:00 pm (slt), at the Boomtown Race track, Amaretto will host its first Barrel Racing Event.

This new racing event promises lots of fun and excitement, and a great challenge for the people entered in the races.

Each race is only 1 lap, and we will be doing races in all divisions.

 

So send in your entry note cards labeled Barrel Race, include in your card your SL name and Division Class please. All entries must be received by midnight May 7th, make those note cards and send them to Avalon Crystal or maleficent Farshore right away. This is a new event and you certainly do not want to miss out on this one.

 

They say Laughter is this best medicine around, and I feel sure that this event will produce lots of it!

 

ALSO, remember tomorrow is the A.M.O.C and Amaretto joint sponsored race at Boomtown at 3:00 pm (slt). Even if you are not entered, come on out and cheer for your favorite horse!

 

I look forward to seeing everyone at the RACES!!!!!

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While “clowning” around in the office I realized that it was the 28th and time to announce the Showhorse and Best in Show K9 for May.
So next up in the “Big Top” are……..the Amaretto Showcase Perlino & the Best in Show Dane!!

Beginning May 5, 2013 to June 4, 2013 any bundle dropped from the breeding of any 2 Perlino horses has the chance at being an Amaretto Showcase Perlino.

Beginning May 5, 2013 to June 4, 2013 any kennel dropped from the breeding of any 2 Great Dane K-9s has the chance at being a Best in Show Dane.

So get those Danes and Perlinos ready so they will be breeding age by the 5th! Happy Breeding everyone!!

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I wanted to remind everyone what a great resource the Amaretto University is for breeders. As a professor at the University I can tell you that the classes are informative and fun to attend. You can ask the Amaretto Staff questions afterwards about the class and get answers right from us and not rely on that nasty rumor mill!
Once you start attending classes you will want to be able to keep up with which ones you’ve attended and which ones you still need. That means you will want to register on the ARU website so you can do that. While at the University there are kiosk’s in the back of the classrooms that you touch and they give you a username and password in local chat. Once you have that you can go to the Amaretto Ranch University website and log in! .
http://amarettoranchuniversity.com/

 

When you get to the website click on Course Progression and you will be able to enter your user name and password. From here you will be able to see what classes you have completed and which ones you still need to attend. I always tell people to give it at least a week to show up on the website as the University Chick is a busy girl!

 

Be sure to watch the Amaretto University Calendar for class schedules and I look forward to seeing you in class soon!

 

http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/ARUCalendar

 

Until next time, Happy Breeding!

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Happy Happy Thursday everyone! Today has been a wonderful day! This morning we had a amazing Spring Fling event lead by Karrie and Ava. We talked and danced as we listened to awesome tunes spun by Miss Dakota. What fun it was!! Be sure to check out our calendar for more  exciting upcoming Amaretto events! As for my Customer Connection, I want to take a moment to go over one of our amazing and handy tools that I feel is a must have when raising and breeding Amaretto breedables. This nifty tool is called the GPS. I am going to answer a few common questions about the GPS and go over the basics of this tool as it is pretty much the same for all 3 breedables, Horses, K9, or birds.

 

What does GPS stand for and where can you get one?

For Horses:

GPS stands for Global Pony Settings and you can pick one up at any of the Amaretto Ranch Breedables Horse store locations.

For K9s:

GPS. stands for Global Pup Settings and you can get one at all of our Amaretto Ranch Breedables K9 store locations.

For Barnyard Birds:

GPS. stands for Global Peck’n Sort and this can be found at all Amaretto Ranch Breedables Barnyard Bird store locations.

 

I picked up a GPS … now what do I do? How do I use it?

  1. First you want to start by opening the box to your inventory. Locate the GPS in your inventory and rez to the ground in world.
  2. Click the GPS and you will get a drop down blue menu with the following options

Set Range – this will set the range of your breedables

 

Activate – After you have chosen all your settings, click this to activate your settings

(If your text setting is left in the on position, you will probably notice the text on your breedables will go off and then come back on.)

 

Home Set- this button is to decide to keep the Home setting where it was or tell the GPS to reset the home on your breedables

 

Text Off- this button is to turn off all text above your breedables

 

Sounds On- this button is to turn on the sounds your breedables makes

 

Sounds Off- this button is to turn off the sounds your breedables makes

 

Anims On- this button is to turn the animations of your breedables on

 

Anims Off- this button is to turn the animations of your breedables off

 

Text On- this button is to turn on all text above your breedables

 

Move Physic- this button is to set your breedables movement to physical

(While set to Physical, your breedables will not walk through other objects)

 

Move Phant- this button is to your breedables movement to phantom

(While set to phantom, Phantom your breedables will walk through other objects)

 

Move Off- this button is to set your breedables movement to off

 

  1. Once you have set all settings to your wants and needs you simply click the Activate button and you settings will then take place!

 

And for our last common question…

When I click Activate on the GPS will it work on all my breedables on my sim?

The answer is Yes! The GPS will apply the settings you choose to all rezzed Horses, K9s, or Barnyard Birds on your sim. The GPS works sim wide. If you have horses, k9s, and birds you must use the breed specific GPS to set their settings. There is not a universal GPS that works on all three breedables. Also, I’d like to mention, if you have special projects that have special settings, please remember this when using the GPS as it does apply the settings to ALL rezzed horses, k9s, and birds.

 

I hope everyone now understands the GPS and how it works. It is a very hand tool, especially for when a herd of 10 breedables becomes and sim wide farm of 100s!

Happy breeding and GPS setting to everyone!!

Until next time……

Puppy Paradise

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Happy Hump Day Everyone ! I decided today I would talk to you about Puppy Paradise

Puppy Paradise is a great place to pick up some of those much needed consumables for your K-9s or a gorgeous Dalmatian to add to your pack! You can always go to the Haven sim and check your Kennel Cash balance so you know what you have to spend!!

How to Gain Points By Sending Your K-9 to Puppy Paradise: Simply click your K-9, click settings, click Puppy Paradise, then click yes. The number of Kennel Cash you received from the K-9 is posted in local chat. Kennels may be sent to Puppy Paradise without birthing.

****WARNING** ONCE A K-9 IS SENT TO PUPPY PARADISE IT IS UNRECOVERABLE

How to Use your Kennel Cash: Simply go to the any of our store locations and find the Puppy Paradise Vendor, Click the start button on the bottom right of the vendor. Your current amount of Kennel Cash will be displayed in local chat. After clicking the Start button and reviewing your Kennel Cash balance you have 60 seconds of reserved time to make a selection from the vendor. Once you have made your selection you will need to agree to spending that many points on that item. If you agree you will then receive your item from the vendor and the Kennel Cash will be deducted from your Puppy Paradise account. To make another purchase simply do it again. The Puppy Paradise Kennel Cash Reward system will Reward you for your K-9s in the following way:
Age:
0-10= 100 Kennel Cash
11-20=200 Kennel Cash
21-30=300 Kennel Cash
31-40=400 Kennel Cash
41-50=500 Kennel Cash
51-60=600 Kennel Cash
61-70=700 Kennel Cash
71-80=800 Kennel Cash
81-90=900 Kennel Cash
91-100=1000 Kennel Cash
101-110=1100 Kennel Cash
111-119=1200 Kennel Cash
120-125=1300 Kennel Cash
126 and older(Retired K-9s): 1400 Kennel Cash

ALL ITEMS ARE NO TRANSFER

Traits
Traits Kennel Cash
non-starter coats 100
non-starter eyes 100
Sheen (high or low) 100
Sheen Null 100
Radiance (high or low) 100
Radiance Null 100
non-starter ear 100
non-starter size 100
non-starter collar 100
Tint (Sunrise or Sunset) 100
Sunrise Null or Sunset Null 100
non-starter tail 100
non-starter nose 100
Gloom 100
Paw Polish 100

 

Here we have the costs in Kennel Cash for the items Currently Available from the vendor (all items are subject to change without notice including prices and availability)
Amaretto Brand K-9 Pet Kibble & Water/Four Pack (Box) 16000
Amaretto Brand K-9 Mega Woof Vitamins Single (Box) 10000
Amaretto Brand K-9 Puppy Love Pill Single (Box) 8000
Amaretto Brand K-9 Vaccination Single (Box) 6000
Amaretto Brand K-9 Zing (K-9 Cola) Single (Box) 4000
Amaretto Brand K-9 Rawhide Lollipop Single (Box) 4000
Amaretto Brand K-9 Treats Five (Box) 4000

Until next week Happy Breeding Everyone !

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Hey guys its a terrific Tuesday! Whats new at Amaretto? Well ill tell you!

I wanted to give you all a peek at the brand new K-9 zodiac eye!
Presenting the Taurus Diamond eye!

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You know they say diamonds are a girls best friend! So now you are wondering how do i get my hands on that one?

Well I will tell you, You can have a chance at one of these exciting Non-Starter eyes as they are randomly dropped into kennels at the time the kennel drops. Your k9 needs to be version 1.5 and higher for this eye to drop.

So keep a eye out for this new eye! Until next guys Happy Breeding! Don’t forget to come visit me at a questions and answer that I have almost daily! This is ava over and out!

 

Let’s Go To The Races!!!!!

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You don’t want to be late for the start/finish line!

 

Amaretto and A.M.O.C are having a joint Horse Race. This event will start at 3:00 PM slt, on Tuesday April 30th, and will be loads of fun for all. Even if you don’t want to be in the races you can still come watch from the Grandstands! The races will be held at the Boomtown Race Track.

 

This event is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping

 

 

You can get your Race Applications from Mami Deerhunter or

Bundy , fill them out and return them to Mami Deerhunter,

Bundy, or Avalon Crystal

 

Get those entries in by Monday and Let’s go to the Races !!!!

Amaretto Forums

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Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you have all had a wonderful week!

 

I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about the Amaretto Forums. The forums are located on the Amaretto Website and have sections set up to talk about each one of the animals, Birds, K-9s and Horses. There are sections to ask questions, to chat, and to advertise. There is a section dedicated specifically to the AMOC group, there is a place to share inspirational messages with your community and even share what breedables means to you. The Amaretto Forums are a valuable resource that is always available to use. If you haven’t explored the forums or the rest of the Amaretto website then you should make time to do that today!
http://amarettobreedables.com/forums

http://amarettobreedables.com/members/home

 

Until next time, Happy Breeding!

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Hello and Happy Thursday to everyone! Today I am going to take a moment to talk to you about the Last Bundle and Last Bred buttons on the menu. This button is a very useful tool and I think it is very under used. Let me give you an example of how useful this button can be… Let’s say you log on one day and quickly head over to check your bundles you got while you were offline… you get to one of your favorite horses and to your dismay the bundle underneath it has a bright red error message over it reading “Mother Had Second Bundle In 3 Days” and you didn’t already receive a good bundle! What?! Noooo! Now, thanks to Linden Labs, it is ticket time! Now here is where that button comes in handy. You can simply follow these simple steps and get the UUID of the last bundle they had (or should’ve had in the case of the “Mother had second bundle”) I am using a horse in this post as an example but this applies to K9 and Barnyard Birds as well…

To get the last bundle of a horse, K9, or Bird

  1. Click on the breedable to bring up the Main Menu
  2. From the Main Menu select the Breeding button
  3. From there you select Last Bundle

You will see in local chat something that looks like this:

[17:29] Amaretto Breedable Horse: The last bundle dropped by this horse was Amaretto Breedable Bundle with the ID of 1caf7404-XXXX-fe7f-9e4e-2ebXXXf5587

If the horse is has not had any bundles you will see the following in local chat:

[17:29] Amaretto Breedable Horse: This horse hasn’t had any bundles yet.

If the horse was not owned by you when the last bundle dropped you will see the following in local chat:

[17:29] Amaretto Breedable Horse: You did not own this horse when its last bundle was born

I would also like to add, if you click on a male horse, they get kind of touchy if you ask what their last bundle is. They will tell you the following in local chat… *giggles*

[17:30] Amaretto Breedable Horse: I’m a male, I don’t give birth!

 

Now that we have covered the Last Bundle, Let’s cover the Last Bred button…

Let me give you an example of when the Last Bred button comes in handy, say you have lost a bundle… it’s time to file a ticket… but all you remember is the mother and the CSR is asking for parent info… you can click this button on the mother and it will give you the last horse she bred to in local chat.

To get the last bred to information of a horse, K9, or Bird simply following these instructions:

  1. Click on the breedable to bring up the Main Menu
  2. From the Main Menu select the Breeding button
  3. From there you select the Last Bred button

You will see in local chat something that looks like this:

[17:30] ~Mr Wild Mustang Clydes~: The latest horse partner was ~Ms Pretty Little Lady~ with the ID of c07e698a-f7f7-5e40-XXX-82c38622XXXX

If the horse has not bred yet you will see the following in local chat:

[17:31] Amaretto Breedable Horse: This horse hasn’t been bred yet.

If the horse was not owned by you when the last horse last bred you will see the following in local chat:

[17:29] Amaretto Breedable Horse: You did not own this horse when it was last bred.

So you see these two buttons can be very handy, especially when it comes to making your ticket process goes smoother. I hope everyone has a better understanding of these nifty little buttons and utilizes them when needed!

Happy breeding…. Until next time….