Archive for October, 2015

Interview With an Amaretto Breeder

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Happy Friday Everyone !! Hope everyone is having a good breeding day !!!

This week i had the pleasure of interviewing Dianna Llewellyn so when you see her in the group be sure to give her a big hello !
Please tell the community a little about yourself. Where you are from and what brought you to Second Life?
I got into second life from actually a game site called Pogo with some friends of mine. They left and I stayed that was almost 8 years ago now. I hail from the lovely country of Canada where contrary to popular belief we don’t all say eh or there is constant snow. *grin*

Which Amaretto Breedables do you own?
I have mostly horses, one pair of dogs and 2 sets of chickens.

How did you get started in breedables?
Think it was a friend of mine showing me her Leopard Appaloosa Appreciate Horse that made me want to try them.

Do you own other breedables besides Amaretto?
I do yes its a bit addictive at times. Amarettos though rule around our household.

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Horses?
I do do projects per say, I have my dazzle eyes and sibs if that counts other then that I breed mine mostly for fun.

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto K-9s?
Nothing really, my pair of chihuahuas I was breeding for the crazed is all I have out currently but might break out the sibs try for a blanco.

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Barnyard Birds?
Getting that BOTL to pass dang it!
What is your favorite Amaretto Breedable ?
Horse definitely.

What are some other things that you enjoy doing in Second Life when you’re not taking care of your breedables?
I used to dj, host, dance at various clubs in sl, then was an auctioneer for a few years. Currently just have fun breeding my animals going to auctions and doing hunts on the side.

Thank you Dianna for letting me interview you this week.
I have included some pictures of Dianna special breedables.

Be sure to pick up your Halloween Editions 2015 today they go off sale on November 2, 2015

Until next week Happy Breeding !!!

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Happy Thursday!  In the Spotlight today I get the honor of sharing with you all more surprises from the OOAK’s that were auctioned off at this years Summerfest!  If you will all recall I have already shined the Spotlight on the OOAK Seven Deadly Sins – Wrath Horse that had some awesome traits hiding in it!  Well this week we all get to see what the OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Kindness was hiding.

As many of you will remember Duckkula was also the winner bidder of the OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Kindness horse and he has be working his usual duck-magic to breed it and discover the hiddens it was holding.

Here are the stats of Ducky’s OOAK and the horse he bred it with:

Father:

OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues
Coat: OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Kindness
Eye: Benevolence
Mane: Long
Tail: Long
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Mother:
7G PURE ENTITY 1
Coat: White Walker
Eye: Diamond
Mane: Long
Tail: Long
Coat Gleam High
Hair Gleam High
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Snapshot _ Home in the heart., Envision Park (135, 8, 28) - Adu6

 

Gender male
Nourishment 0%
Resting… 43%
Happiness 75%
Fervor 100%
Coat: White Walker
Eye: Amethyst
Mane: Long
Tail: Long
Coat Gleam High
Hair Gleam High
Coat Gloom Null
Wing: Kindness

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1st gen wing heaven
Coat: White Walker
Eye: Amethyst
Mane: Long
Tail: Long
Coat Gleam High
Hair Gleam High
Hair Gloom Null
Wing: Kindness
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Mother:
7G PURE ENTITY 2
Coat: White Walker
Eye: Diamond
Mane: Long
Tail: Long
Coat Gleam High
Hair Gleam High
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Snapshot _ Home in the heart., Envision Park (144, 4, 26) - Adu9

 

That’s right this beautiful OOAK was hiding a NEW Coat and a NEW Wing! The Heavenly Kindness Coat and Kindness Wing were hiding and it also passes it’s Benevolence Eye!  It was also hiding the Kindness eye and you can see pictures of both eyes below:

 

Snapshot _ Home in the heart., Envision Park (144, 4, 26) - Adu Snapshot _ Home in the heart., Envision Park (144, 4, 26) - Adu3

 

So to recap all the newness in this OOAK:

New coat – Heavenly Kindness

New Eye: Kindness

New Wing: Kindness

Eye:  Benevelovence

 

Duckkula has not released the horses or any of the traits into the market yet but you can see them in person before they go on sale at his plaza.  Check his profile for the SLurl.

Until next time, Happy breeding everyone!

 

YAY!!! K-9s UPDATE 2.0 Is HERE!!!!!

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The K-9s update 2.0 is here!! This is a MANDATORY K-9 UPDATE!!!. Please read this Customer Connection and all notecards included with the MANDATORY 2.0 updater in world because most of your question can be answered in them.

with this update we have a few fixes and changes.

Fixes:

1. Fixed Cairn Terrier collars and ears.

2. Fixed Dalmatian ears.

3. Fixed K-9s being birthed thinking that it is attached to the Hud.

4. Fixed drool not showing on all K-9s.

5. Fixed Tint not showing on all K-9s.

Changes:

1. **Added ALL NEW FOOD AND CONSUMABLES** (See notecard ***ALL NEW AMARETTO FOOD AND CONSUMABLES INFORMATION***K-9S included in updater box for more information)

2. Added new “Amaretto Perpetual Puppy” consumable so you no longer have to send in your K-9 to be made a pet.

3. Added new Paradise Puppy to all Puppy Paradise vendors.

4. Updaters will now update sick K-9s.
5. We have retired the following Non-Starter eyes:
Blue with Silver Glitz
Blush with Silver Glitz
Black with Red Glitz
Purple with Red Glitz
Black with Rainbow Glitz
Yellow with Rainbow Glitz

Metallic Alloy Orange
Metallic B’dazzled Blue
Metallic Big Dip O’Ruby
Metallic Blast Off Bronze
Metallic Cyber Grape
Metallic Deep Space Sparkle
Metallic Bittersweet Shimmer
Metallic Illuminating Emerald
Metallic Seaweed
Metallic Gold Fusion
Metallic Razzmic Berry
Metallic Sheen Green
Metallic Shimmering Blush
Metallic Sonic Silver
Metallic Sunburst
Metallic Steel Blue

6. We have retired the following Non-Starter collars:
All:
Rockstar Collars
Diamond Collars
Spiked Collars
Blanco Collars

7. We have retired the following Starter and Non-Starter Coats:
Tri-Color Beagle
Bi-Color Beagle
Pie Face Husky
Masked Husky

Somethings you need to know about the updater:

**IF THE BULK UPDATER DOESN’T UPDATE ALL YOUR K-9S, RE-REZ THE K-9 AND TRY IT AGAIN, YOU MAY ALSO USE THE SINGLE UPDATER FOR K-9S THE BULK UPDATER DOES NOT UPDATE**

1. It will not work if there is more than one updater out. It gives you a message that there are 2 updaters out please remove one. If you continue to try and update your K-9 It will give you another error message and have you pick one updater up and reset the other. (touch and wait 5 seconds to reset)

2. The updater will not work on sims with a high load. Dilation needs to be above .65 and region fps must be above 25 for the updater to work. You will get an error message that says the sim dilation is too low, we have enclosed a sim monitor that will display these values for you. Just rez on your sim next to the updater.

Update Instructions:

Single Updater: Place the updater near the K-9 that isn’t updated and click the K-9 and click the update button. The K-9 will be updated and the settings will be the same as before the update process. ***DO NOT PICK UP K-9S OR THE UPDATER UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETED THE UPDATE PROCESS***

Bulk Updater: Place the bulk updater in the middle of your K-9 breeding area, click the updater and adjust the settings you want your K-9s to be set to after the update process, then click the update K-9s button on the updater menu. Do not remove the updater until it has completed updating all K-9s and the hover text above the updater reads FINISHED. ***DO NOT PICK UP K-9S OR THE UPDATER UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETED THE UPDATE PROCESS***

Updaters can also be found at all of the Amaretto K-9 store locations:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/K9s%20and%20Birds/110/52/25

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Chinchilla%20Isle/113/50/26

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/myPets/109/132/22

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jade%20Oasis/116/120/3726

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/TMs%20island/97/188/21
With v2.0, Amaretto has implemented all new food and consumables that have safety protocols. This was done to protect Amaretto as well as the community. Below are some F.A.Q. regarding the new food and consumables.
Q: Will older version K-9s use the new food and consumables?

A: No. The new food and consumables will only work with v2.0 and higher. Older version K-9s MUST be updated to use the new food and consumables.

Q: Will v2.0 K-9s use the old food and consumables?

A: No. Only older version K-9s will use the old food and consumables.

Q: I just purchased the old food/consumables, can I exchange it for new food/consumables?

A: Yes. We will be exchanging old food/consumables for new food/consumables purchased one month before the update. So if you purchased old food/consumables from September 29, 2015 until October 29, 2015, you can file a support ticket with transaction history and we will send new food/consumables to you in world.

Q: What safety protocols were added to the new food/consumables?

A: Although I can not go into great detail, I can tell you that the new food/consumables are recorded on our servers when purchased and now have a UUID just as the K-9s/kennels do. When a breeder purchases food/consumables a “count” is added which only allows the breeder to rez that specific amount. Because of this, they can not longer be copied due to roll backs and will break if this is attempted.

Q: Have the permissions on the food/consumables changed?

A: No. The new food and consumables are still no copy/no mod/no trans.

Effective October 28, 2015 Amaretto has lowered their K-9 food by 10% on each pack. New prices for the food packs are as follows:

Amaretto Brand K-9 Breedable Kibble & Water Single Pack (Box) 110 LS
Amaretto Brand K-9 Breedable Kibble & Water Six Pack (Box) 675 LS
Amaretto Brand K-9 Breedable Kibble & Water Mega Pack (Box) 2,660 LS
Amaretto Brand K-9 Breedable Kibble & Water Colossal Pack (Box) 9,000 LS
Amaretto Brand K-9 Pet Kibble & Water Single Pack (Box) 80 LS
Amaretto Brand K-9 Pet Kibble & Water Four Pack (Box) 295 LS
Amaretto Brand K-9 Pet Kibble & Water Six Pack (Box) 440 LS
Amaretto Brand K-9 Chew Toy Single (Box) 126 LS
Amaretto Brand K-9 Chew Toy Six (Box) 720 LS
Amaretto Brand K-9 Chew Toy Mega Pack (25 Boxed) 2,880 LS
Amaretto Brand K-9 Chew Toy Colossal Pack (Boxed) 9,720 LS

Mega Mix Pack 4,680 LS

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Amaretto Brand K-9 Pregnancy Booster 1

Amaretto Brand K-9 Pregnancy Booster5Amaretto Brand K-9 Chew Toy

Amaretto Brand K-9 Breedable Kibble & Water

Amaretto Perpetual Puppy

Amaretto Brand K-9 Zing K-9 Cola

Amaretto Brand K-9 Vaccination

Amaretto Brand K-9 Treats

Amaretto Brand K-9 Rawhide Lollipop

Amaretto Brand K-9 Puppy Love Pill

Amaretto Brand K-9 Pet Kibble & Water

Amaretto Brand K-9 Mega Woof Vitamins

 

 

***IMPORTANT NOTE***MANDATORY UPDATE******IMPORTANT NOTE***MANDATORY UPDATE******
AFTER FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2015 WE WILL NO LONGER PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR AMARETTO K-9S THAT ARE NOT v2.0***K-9S MUST BE UPDATED TO V2.0 TO FUNCTION PROPERLY!

November makes me crazy!!!!

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Hai! Guess what?! Its a Terrific Tuesday here at Amaretto! So terrific I wanted to leak you guys a little information but you gotta keep it between us breeders cause if the boss finds out that I told you guys early I might be stuck in horse mud!

That’s right here it is a day early and I want to share with you what this next round of crazed makers will be!

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Let me see you breed! Let me see you Neigh Neigh! Oh I am just kidding! This month crazed maker is drum roll please………….. Perlinos!

From November 5, 2015 to December 5, 2015, if you breed ANY Perlino coats together you have a chance at getting a Crazed Coat Perlino!! Remember these all come with a beautiful new eye that has the ability to pass along with the coat.

(DOES NOT INCLUDE Icelino)

Here is a list for all qualifying coats:
Perlino Blue
Perlino Cocoa
Perlino Cream
Perlino Rust
Perlino Gold
Perlino Silver
Amaretto Showcase Perlino

For all my K-9 lovers out there this one is for you! Get those English Bull Terrier birthing! You heard me right this November K-9s crazed makers are the EBT (English Bull Terrier)
From November 5, 2015 to December 5, 2015, if you breed ANY English Bull Terrier coats together you have a chance at getting a Crazed Coat English Bull Terrier!! Remember these all come with a beautiful new eye and collar that has the ability to pass along with the coat.

 

(DOES NOT INCLUDE Danbull)

Here is a list for all qualifying coats:
English Bull Terrier Standard Black
English Bull Terrier Standard Chocolate
English Bull Terrier Standard Mahogany
English Bull Terrier Standard Red
English Bull Terrier Standard Silver
English Bull Terrier Standard Tan
English Bull Terrier Colored Black
English Bull Terrier Colored Chocolate
English Bull Terrier Colored Mahogany
English Bull Terrier Colored Red
English Bull Terrier Colored Silver
English Bull Terrier Colored Tan
Brindle English Bull Terrier
Blanco English Bull Terrier
Best In Show English Bull Terrier

Bok Bok! Where are my Barnyard Bird Breeders at? Well this month crazed makers for you are:
Black Tailed White Japanese Bantam!
From November 5, 2015 to December 5, 2015, if you breed ANY  Black Tailed White Japanese Bantam coats together you have a chance at getting a Black Tailed White Japanese Bantam Crazed Coat !! Remember these all come with a beautiful new eye and coat that has the ability to pass!!

I will have to go into hiding now if you see the boss tell her I got sick! You haven’t seen me if anyone asks! This is Avalon……..I mean Bob over and out! Happy breeding everyone!!!

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Amaretto 2015 Halloween Carnival!!

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Happy happy Saturday everyone! I hope your weekend is going great! Today I wanted to tell you about an awesome event that Maleficent has put a lot of time and effort in to… it’s the Amaretto Halloween Carnival!! You have to check it out! There are rotten rides, ghoulish games, monster munchies, and so much more!! You can also get your your skeleton hands on the 2015 Halloween Limited, Special, and Collector Editions here!! Come down and has some fun… if you dare!! Muahaha!!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Amaretto%20Ranch%20University/152/218/2002

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Happy Haunted Breeding everyone!!

Until next time….

 

Interview With an Amaretto Breeder

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Happy Friday Everyone !!! Hope everyone is having a good breeding day !

This week i had the pleasure of interviewing Sonja Bergan , she is in the group so then you see her give her a big hello.

 
Which Amaretto Breedables do you own?
Amaretto Horses and Barnyard Birds

How did you get started in breedables?
My sister Eva Mcblaze got me into it.

Do you own other breedables besides Amaretto?
No

What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Horses?
Im working on a trend horse Golden Arabians i am breeding a whole family together. Hoping to pull another zodiac Virgo Coat, and or a Albino. ( Grandparents, parents and sibs)
What special projects are you working on right now with your Amaretto Barnyard Birds?
I’m working on the new glitter beak,leg, and trying to pull out the hidden coats from the Les
What is your favorite Amaretto Breedable ?
Horses

What are some other things that you enjoy doing in Second Life when you’re not taking care of your breedables?
Hang out with my family running a Club, shopping
Thank you Sonja for letting me interview you this week. 🙂
I am including some pictures of Sonjas special breedables .

Until next week Happy Breeding !!

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Spotlight on Hungry Breedables

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Happy Thursday!  This week in the Spotlight I wanted to talk about one of the most common questions I see in the Amaretto groups.  “Help my breedable isn’t eating!”  There are quite a few things you can try to get your breedable eating again but remember if all else fails you can always file a ticket on the Amaretto Support site and have a CSR help you look into it.

1st lets talk a little about the food for your breedables.  Breeder Food is for Horses, K-9’s or Barnyard Birds that you want to breed once they reach 7 days old.  Pet food is used when you do not wish to breed your animal.  If  you decide later that you do wish to breed them it will take 7 days of them eating Breeder food for the Pet food to wear off.

Using Food:

 

1. Rez the Food (Breeder or Pet) within your breedables set range. (A breedable’s default range is 5 meters)

2. You can click the Food to change options and see remaining %. Options include Owner only, Group only, and All.

A.  Owner only: Will only be consumed by the owners breedable.

B.  Group only: Will only be consumed by breedables in the same group as the food/water is set to.

C.  All: Any breedable within range of the food/water will be able to consume it.

 

Once the Food has been completely consumed it will disappear.

 

In case your breedable gets hungry:

 

1. Re-rez fixes 99% of the issues.

2. If the land is set to a group, are the breedables and food set to that group? Some sims have it set that no scripts can run unless they are set to the right group as the land.

3. If the land isn’t set to a group, then check that the breedables and food are set to the same group as each other. So often the food is in one group and the breedable in another. The food is set to feed only those in the same group and before you know it you have sick breedables

4. Check to see if the breedable is set to the type of food out (You can check this in their More Stats)

5. Re-set home position.

6. Sometimes giving them a Horsey Snack for horses, K-9 Treat for K-9s, will help them start to eat so you may also want to try this.

 

7.  With Horses you can also try riding them if they are old enough.

*****Remember your breedables only eat once every 43 minutes so you may not notice a change immediately, be patient it takes 3 days for a Breedable to reach 100% hunger.

 

If your Breedable still doesn’t eat after trying this, you will need to file a support ticket. Please include a location URL, so that we can come out and see them, in world. Please make sure that we have permission to come on the land.

 

Remember if you put a Breedable in your inventory it will get hungry.

 

Your Breedable will eat once every hour. If food is not present their hunger and thirst will rise until it reaches 100% (or in the case of the Barnyard Birds until it reaches 0%) at which time they will get sick, this will take 3 days

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A Healing Kit for horses, Vaccination for K-9s and Flu Shot for Birds can be used to heal your breedable or they will eat their way out of sickness, Horses and K-9s in approximately 3 days and Barnyard Birds take 4 days

 

To use a Healing kit, Vaccination or Flu shot, simply rez the item nearby your sick Horse, K-9, or Barnyard Bird click your breedable select consumables and select Healing Kit, Vaccination or Flu Shot. Before your eyes your Breedable will go from green back to perfect health.

 

So there you have it all you need to know if your breedable starts to become sick.  Until next time Happy Breeding & Feeding!!

 

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Interview with an Auctioneer

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing Ashtonsky Resident. Below are the questions I asked and his awesome answers.

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Q.When did you first start being an auctioneer?

A Ashtonsky Resident: January of this year

Q.What made you decide to be an auctioneer?

A. Ashtonsky Resident: i have more than one answer but the biggest was because i wanted to provide a speed auction for patrons

Q. When you first started auctioneering , what breedable were you auctioning for?

A. Ashtonsky Resident: Amaretto Horses

Q. What is your favorite type of auction to call?

A. Ashtonsky Resident: Speed

Q.What do you feel makes a good auctioneer?

A. Ashtonsky Resident: Knowledge of breedables, Treating each patron with respect, showing interest in selling a breedable regardless of value or traits

Q. What is the funniest thing that has ever happen to you when calling an auction?

A. Ashtonsky Resident: I died laughing because i called the traits all wrong and could not stop at all, i actually laughed the last portion of the entire auction, you know i cannot remember exactly but more than likely i called something very wrong and died laughing. I do get a bit nervous calling especially when i know there are people here judging what i do and based on how i call will either come back or not.
You can tell by his answers that he really enjoys being an Auctioneer

If you are an Auctioneer and would like to be interviewed, just send a notecard titled Interview of a Auctioneer with your sl name on it to Maleficent Farshore!

Until next week happy breeding , and go check out the auctions for some great deals and fun!

How To Update Your Breedables!!

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Hey everyone I hope that you are enjoying a happy Monday! With the K-9 update coming soon, I wanted to a moment to tell you guys about the importance and benefits of updating!

Why update you ask? Well……….
*Amaretto only supports current version animals! (this means if for any reason your breedable goes through support it will come back latest version!)

*You must update your breedables to take advantage of all fixes in a update.

*To breed for crazed or special breedables your breedables must be current version.

How to update your breedable?
It’s simple:
You will have to pick up your FREE updater at any of the Amaretto locations once an update has been released.

Single Updater:
Place the updater near the animal that isn’t updated and from the animals menu select the update button. The animal will be updated and the settings will be the same as before the update process.

Bulk Updater:

Place the bulk updater in the middle of your breeding area, click the updater and adjust the settings you want your animal to be set to after the update process, then select the update button on the updater menu. Do not remove the updater until it has completed updating all animals and the hover text above the updater reads FINISHED.

***DO NOT PICK UP ANIMALS OR THE UPDATER UNTIL IT HAS COMPLETED THE UPDATE PROCESS***
Somethings you need to know about the updater:

1. It will not work if there is more than one updater out. It gives you a message that there are 2 updaters out please remove one. If you continue to try and update your horse It will give you another error message and have you pick one updater up and reset the other. (touch and wait 5 seconds to reset)

2. It will not update pregnant animals. The reason being the updater can potentially abort the pregnancy. Waiting to update your pregnant animals will not effect their functions, they will continue to eat, move, animate etc. When they give birth then you can update them. The bundle, kennel, or nest will be the old version and need to be updated when birthed.

3. The updater will not work on sims with a high load. Dilation needs to be above .65 and region fps must be above 25 for the updater to work. You will get an error message that says the sim dilation is too low, we have enclosed a sim monitor that will display these values for you. Just rez on your sim next to the updater.

4. Sick breedables must be healed before you can update them.

5. You can only update animals that you own.

Now you guys should be all ready to update your breedables! Happy Breeding everyone!

Until next time….

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Update is Imminent!!!!!!

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Hey guys! I know you are all busy guessing and wondering whats going to come from those Halloween LE, SE, and CE’s!

I was left all alone at the ranch today and I wanted to show you a sneek peak of whats going on!

These wagons just rolled in today! Look it’s almost time!!!

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Can you guess what these are? I better get em all labeled before the boss lady gets back!
This is just a little sneak peak at whats to come!

 

If you haven’t already seen the new K-9 sim, Nashville has been hard at work so be sure to stop by and take a look!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/K9s%20and%20Birds/77/29/22

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Your going to want to make a landmark there!

That i s not all the surprises that we have in store for you, but I can’t give away the whole ranch while the boss lady is gone!

 

Just so you know…………Update is imminent!!!!!!

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