Category : Amaretto Announcements

Who’s Who At The Ranch!

Hiya Amaretto Community and a terrific Tuesday to you all! I hope your week is off to a  great start! Today I would like to take a moment to cover who is who at Amaretto Ranch Breedables! You never know when you may have a question or concern about Amaretto Ranch Breedables and will need someone to talk to… so I have listed below everyone involved with Amaretto and what they do here at Amaretto Ranch Breedables:

 

Owner of Amaretto
Josaphine Cooperstone

JJ Cerna *Amaretto Horses*
Ancient Biscuit *Amaretto K9s*
Mazelina Menna *Amaretto Barnyard Birds & Ducks*
PlayfulPonie Resident *Amaretto Ponie Pals*

General Manager/AMOC/Moderators
Avalon Crystal

Webmaster
Tmzasz Luminos

Scripting
Tmzasz Luminos
Lexxure Lock
AmarettoEngineer

Design Team
Nashville Cortes
Chronic Stoneage
Sylver Bu

Amaretto Ranch Mods
Anaconda Carter
Bastian Hax
snookiegirl Resident
Markus Margulis
Lamia Starspear
Blush Topaz

Amaretto Ranch University Instructors
Monavie Voight
pam Nikitin
Skye Rubanis
snookiegirl Resident
syndal reanimator
Blush Topaz

So now you know everyone at Amaretto Ranch and what we do! These are the folks that are working hard behind the scenes to bring you one of the best breedables in secondlife. Please feel free to contact us with your questions and concerns anytime you need some help!

Happy breeding everyone!

Until next time……

Slurl Me!

Hey guys guess what it is FRIYAY! That means we have all survived another week! We are super busy here at Amaretto working on top secret update stuff! Enough about us lets talk about you!

It occurred to me earlier today that we do have some community members that do not know how to make a slurl!

SLurls and landmarks serve the same purpose. The main difference is that a SLurl is simply a text link, while a landmark is an inventory item type which can only be used inside of SL.

You can post a slurl in spam, in note card, or even an private message! If a Amaretto CSR ever answers your ticket with the reply please send me a slurl, I want you guys to be ready!

How to use and make SLurls
To use an existing SLurl:

Click this example SLurl.https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Here
On the page it takes you to, click Visit this location to open it in Second Life.

To make a new SLurl:

Move your avatar to where you want to create the SLurl.
Click the place name in the location bar (near the top of the Viewer window) to convert it to a SLurl. It’ll look like http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Here/128/128/44.

Right-click and Copy the SLurl while it’s selected, or use Ctrl+V.

Paste the SLurl where you want it.

Alternatively, you can also use the WORLD MAP to get SLurls:

Select World menu > World Map.
Click Copy SLurl.

You can also enter another place on the map, then click Copy SLurl to get a remote SLurl.

Converting a landmark to a SLurl (and vice-versa)
To convert a landmark to a SLurl:

Select Me > Places.
Right-click a landmark and select Copy SLurl.
Paste the Slurl where you want it.
To convert a SLurl to a landmark:

Click or otherwise use the SLurl to get to its location.
Select World > Landmark This Place. The landmark is saved to your inventory.

So this is a great secondlife tip i use all the time! Hope this helps some of you guys that didnt know how to make a slurl. Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

National Pet Day!

Hello everyone its another great day here at Amaretto! I didnt know this but maybe you did, did you know that today is National Pet Day?

Thats right April 11th is National pet day, and i know we at Amaretto and even amongst breeders we love our pets! Some interesting facts

22% of Americans are attracted to people who treat their pet like a family member.
11% of Americans hang out with their pets (e.g. watch TV, read books, etc.).
10% of Americans consider their pet to be their best friend.
10% of Americans talk to their pet in a special voice.
10% of Americans carry on conversations with their pet.

I think i definitely do all the above! LOL

Well what is a better reason to show our fur babies off! Here is a picture of all the Amaretto’s staffs fur babies!

Lets start at the top!
Josaphine Cooperstone
Pictured below: Butchie (left) John John (right)

Avalon Crystal
Pictured Below: Cooper (left) Presley (right)


My very own security system look at those ears!!!!
Pictured Below: Smokey

Tmzasz Luminos
Pictured Below: Butters

Pictured Below:Squeakers

Jaymee Caproni
Pictured Below: Mr. Muchacho

Do our pets match our personality?
What a diverse set of pets! I want to see your pets so find me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avalon.crystal.3
Post a pic of your pets on my wall!!!

I can’t wait to see all of your fur babies!
Happy Breeding everyone! This is Ava over and out!

Celebrate Diversity

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

“Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink” – Lilly Pulitzer

It’s a genetic fact that no two of us are alike. Individuality is a good thing! Yet, the differences between us can, also, be a catalyst for criticism from others in the form of bullying.

Everyone knows someone who is a bully. Bullies intimidate others verbally, mentally, emotionally, and sometimes physically. Dealing with a bully is something most people have been forced to do at least once in their life. In fact, according to research, 1 in 2 people experience bullying at some point before their 20th birthday.

Bullying happens in every culture or society. It can happen at home, at school, in the workplace, and over the internet. What I’m trying to say is, anyone can be a bully, anyone can be victimized by bullying, but, together we can stop it. That’s the message behind the International Day of Pink (April 10). It is a day to unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop all forms of bullying and discrimination.

Why Pink?

Pink is a non-threatening color seeking appreciation, respect, and admiration. The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. Pink is intuitive and insightful, showing tenderness and kindness with its empathy and sensitivity. In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope.

Amaretto takes great strides to promote inclusion and positivity. That’s why they offer a diversity of traits; allowing you to create a design that shows your own individuality. Create something spectacular today! Here are just a few pink traits to get you started!

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Crazed_Coat_Shetland
https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Crazed_Coat_Spotted_Amaretto
https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Crazed_Coat_Chimera_Brindle
https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Star_Bright_%26_Star_Night
https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Starter_Eyes
https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Socks
https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Bridles
https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Saddles


https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Crazed_Coat_Jack_Russell_Terrier
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Best_In_Show_Yorkie
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Fizz_Eyes
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Dipped_Ears
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Dipped_Tails


https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Crazed_American_Game
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Dream_Pink
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Wing_Traits

To find out more about Day of Pink or ways to stop bullying, check these webpages:
https://dayofpink.org/
https://us.ditchthelabel.org/

Till next time…Be Kind & Happy Breeding!

 

April is Autism Awareness Month

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders:

Autism Awareness Month was established to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Autism is not a condition that we can run from nor are there cures right around the corner, but, we can learn through the eyes of those who deal with it every day.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD affects diagnosed individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, however, Autism is treatable. Individuals with autism do not “outgrow” autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes.

Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities. Again, a person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides.

To keep the breeding community aware of special topics, Amaretto announced a full year (2013) of Awareness horse eyes born onto the grid.  These eyes were random drops to any horse version 3.5 or higher. These eyes DO have the ability to pass. The set included the Autism Awareness Eye.

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Awareness_Eyes

Amaretto takes pride in being deeply involved in fundraising for various charities. From time to time, Limited Edition, Special Edition, and Collectors Edition breedables have been released to help raise funds for Autism charities. Just take a look at these Autism Awareness Horses that were released in April 2011.

The coat and eyes did NOT pass on these editions.

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2011_Autism_Awareness_Fundraiser_Horses

In April of 2015, Amaretto, once again, created some very special breedables to raise funds for a very deserving family with 3 Autistic children, The Torres Family. You can read more about this wonderful family at this link: http://amarettobreedables.com/pages/AUT2015

The Coats on these 2015 Autism Awareness editions did NOT pass. However, the eyes on the Horses, K9s, and chickens DID have the ability to pass, as well as the K9 collar.

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Autism_Awareness_Fundraiser_Horses

https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Autism_Awareness_Fundraiser_K-9s

https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Autism_Awareness_Fundraiser_Barnyard_Birds

For more ways to help support Autism Awareness, please check out the webpage for the Autism Society: https://www.autism-society.org/

Till next time…Happy Breeding!

Hello everyone and welcome to April! Today I wanted to take a moment to share the April monthly Event and ARU calendars with you! Our events are loads of fun and it is a great way to socialize with fellow breeders and meet members of the Amaretto Staff! The ARU classes are super informative for new and old breeders.  You don’t want to miss out on the good times! P.S. sometimes we give out prizes when we have contests!

Events:

April 3rd at 1pm slt – Cards Against Humanity

April 10th @ 1pm slt – Fishing

April 17th @ 1pm slt – Club Amaretto

April 24th @ 1pm slt – Amaretto Community Meeting

Take a look below at the calendars below!

ARU classes are held as follows:

Monday at 9am and 5pm

Wednesday at 9am and 5pm

Friday at 9am and 5pm

Saturday at 11am

We hope to see you this month at the events and ARU classes!

Happy breeding! Until next time ….

Points Of Contact!

Hey everyone guess what its Thursday! I wanted to take some time today to talk to you about something I am very passionate about and that is that you as a customer of Amaretto can always find help or talk to someone if you need help!

There are a few different ways that you can get in touch with Amaretto!

If it is within normal business hours you can go to the main horse store and see who is online and use the paging system to speak with someone.

Another way that you can get in touch with Amaretto is by filing a ticket! We answer all tickets, even the ones that may be considered silly or not ticket worthy. So we will respond to any ticket filed. This is a great way to communicate because you can access your tickets anytime on our support page and it also keeps a record for us!

Everyday during the week the Assistant Manager of Amaretto Mrs. Jaymee Caproni holds a Q and A time at the main horse store watch for her in the groups telling you when she will be there, head on over and say hello!

Also located at every Amaretto location is a suggestion mail box, so if you have a great idea that you want to share with Amaretto you can put it in a nc and drop it in any mailbox!

On the last Wednesday of ever month, Amaretto hosts a community meeting where everyone is welcome to attend, and the floor is open to discuss any issue you may be having with your breeadble! Also you might learn some secrets if you attend!

The last resort way to contact Amaretto would be sending a notecard or a message to a Amaretto staff member, for instance if you can not sign into the support website and need some help you can send Avalon Crystal a notecard and I will get back to you ASAP!

Wait! I almost forgot probably the way that most of you guys talk is the Amaretto groups during business hours staff is always in the group during the week. If it is a weekend or the middle of the night we have moderators that are online and a ton of community members that will help you as well!

With all these different ways for you to be in contact with Amaretto, you should have no problem getting any help if you need it! Also if you would like to tell me about your experience with Amaretto good or bad you can send me a notecard thats Avalon Crystal! Happy breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Picture of the Month Contest!!!!

Hey everyone! Its a great day here at Amaretto and we are busy working on lots of exciting things that I can not wait for you guys to see!

So in the meantime lets talk about the Pic of the Week Program.
If you like getting FREE Amaretto goodies and take pictures in Second Life I am talking to you!

I have decided to currently change the Pic of the Week Contest to the Pic of the Month Contest! So you will have a entire month to take that perfect shot!
I will pick up all entries on the 15th of each month!

How do you enter? Well its easy you just take a pic of you and or your favorite Amaretto animal, you can edit it if you like, and put it in a nc full perms and drop it off at any of the conveniently located cameras at each main store and ARU!

That seems pretty easy right?
Here is where I post all winners of the Pic of Week well now Pic of the Month!!

http://amarettobreedables.com/forums/23/picture-of-the-week

Check them out! I hope that more of you will want to participate in the contest! If you have any questions just shoot Avalon Crystal a message! Happy Breeding everyone!!

Spring Has Sprung!

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

The Spring (vernal) equinox is upon us! Today, March 20th, both the Northern and Southern hemispheres will experience an equal amount of daylight. Equinoxes and solstices are opposite on either side of the equator. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the March equinox marks the beginning of Spring, with daylight hours continuing to lengthen until the Summer solstice in June. For those South of the equator, it is the Fall (autumnal) equinox, which marks the start of Fall.

Why do we have an equinox?
The equinox, the seasons, and the changing length of daylight hours throughout the year are all due to one fact: The Earth spins on a tilted axis.

The tilt — possibly caused by a massive object hitting Earth billions of years ago — means that for half the year, the North Pole is pointed toward the sun. For the other half of the year, the South Pole gets more light. It’s what gives us seasons.

Whatever the reason, I, for one, am happy to see warming temperatures, trees budding and flowers popping up from their Winter hiding spot under the soil.

Today, also, marks a great day to a look back at some of the Spring Editions that Amaretto has created over the years.

2012

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2012_Spring_has_Sprung_Horses
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2012_Spring_has_Sprung_K-9s

2014

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2014_Limited_Edition_Spring_Spirit
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2014_Special_Edition_Spring_K-9
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2014_Collectors_Edition_Spring_Bluebird

2015


https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Limited_Edition_Spring
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Special_Edition_Spring
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2015_Collectors_Edition_Spring

The 2015 Editions went a step further and introduced the Spring Flowers!

These gorgeous Coats/Breeds were the hidden surprise inside the 2015 Spring Editions.
They DO have the ability to pass!

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Spring_Flowers
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Spring_Flowers
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Spring_Flowers

2016

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2016_Spring_Limited_Edition_Horses
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2016_Spring_Special_Edition_K-9s
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2016_Spring_Collectors_Edition_Barnyard_Birds

2018

https://horse.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2018_Spring_Edition
https://k9.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2018_Spring_Edition
https://bird.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2018_Spring_Edition
https://ponie.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=2018_Spring_Edition

What a collection of beautiful breedables! Amaretto strives to keep things fresh and new, so, you never know what’s going to pop up next!

Till next time…HAPPY SPRING & HAPPY BREEDING! 🌼

Favorite Trait Revealed!

Hey everyone its another Terrific Tuesday! I hope everyones fay is going well!
Last week I had asked you guys to send me what you think your favorite Amaretto trait was.

I got several note cards from the community! Some had some excellent suggestions for future traits, which we always appreciate. Let me share with you some of the top entries before I tell you all what the winning trait is.

Here is a list of the top Fav traits currently available for Amaretto Horses!

Wild hairs
Walkers
Wings
Opal
Saddles
Eyes
Bridle
Horn

Now when I think about my favorite trait it is just so hard to pick one! I mean i love saddles, wings, and socks! So which trait was the favorite amongst you guys?!

By a landslide it was hands down the Wild Hair trait!

I always say that the wild hair trait is like the cherry on top of a sundae! It can bring a project all together! It is so exciting to think about all the new traits thats will be coming in 6.0!

Until then this is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!