Take Your Dog to Work Day

Today is National Take Your Dog to Work Day! If you work from home it’s no problem, but if you work in a business, your boss might take some convincing. Here are some suggestions to help you convince your boss to allow dogs in the office:
Ask your co-workers.
Focus on the benefits for the company.
Offer to dog-proof the office.
Set up rules and regulations.
Ask for a test week.

Each year on the Friday following Father’s Day, social-media platforms are flooded with posts bearing the #TakeYourDogToWorkDay hashtag and businesses across the U.S. and beyond open their doors to employees’ four-legged pals—all for a good cause. But where did this loveable holiday originate? Take Your Dog To Work Day was created by Pet Sitters International to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote their adoptions. TYDTWDay was first celebrated in 1999, and June 26, 2020, marks the 22nd annual event.
Always celebrated on the Friday following Father’s Day, this annual event encourages employers to experience the joys of pets in the workplace for one fun summer Friday to support their local pet communities. Through the event, non-pet owners are able to witness the special bond their co-workers have with their pets firsthand and be encouraged to adopt a new best friend of their own.

Maybe you can post some pics in chat of taking YOUR dog to work?

July Unique Breeding Qualifiers!

Hello everyone! How is everyone doing today? I know that all of you guys have been waiting to hear word about what next months special breedings will be!

Well there is no time like now to reveal what Amaretto has been cooking up!
This month is going to be a little different so PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

We are calling these Monthly Unique Breedings! Each month we will announce new qualifiers for that month, anytime you breed the qualifiers together you will have a chance to get a surprise that will change every month!

Starting July 1, 2020 at 12:01 AM until July 31, 2020 12:00 PM any time you breed the following qualifiers together you have the opportunity to get a awesome surprise!

Horses
The qualifiers are one parent must have a Water Element Eye and the other must be one of the following Craved Stormy Coats:
Craved Stormy Amaretto Opkai – Beryl
Craved Stormy Blue Raspberry Appaloosa
Craved Stormy Black Walker
Craved Stormy Ivory Dunn
Craved Stormy Silver Arabian
Craved Stormy Silver Walker

K9s
The qualifiers are one parent must have a Water Element Eye and the other must be one of the following Craved Stormy Coats:
Craved Stormy Black Beast Wolf
Craved Stormy White Snow Wolf
Craved Stormy Pug Solid Silver
Craved Stormy Blue Raspberry Pug

Barnyard Birds
The qualifiers are one parent must have a Water Element Eye and the other must be one of the following Craved Stormy Breed:
Craved Stormy Rhode Island White
Craved Stormy Black Australorp

Ponies
The qualifiers are one parent must have a Water Element Eye and the other must be one of the following Craved Stormy Style:
Craved Stormy Painted Ivory
Craved Stormy Star Coal

So everyone having fun hunting for the Unique Qualifiers for the month of July! Happy breeding everyone! This is Ava over and out!

It’s World UFO Day!

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects. The day is celebrated by some on June 24, and others on July 2.

Why two separate dates? The first, on June 24th, recognizes the first widely reported UFO sighting on this same day in 1947 by aviator Kenneth Arnold. On July 2nd, the date commemorates the incident that took place in Roswell, New Mexico, in the same year.

Before 1947, a written record of humans sighting unusual and unexplained objects in the sky existed, however, after the Arnold and Roswell incidents, reports increased dramatically.

As a result, those investigating the sightings rated them on a scale. One particular astronomer studying the sightings, Josef Allen Hynek, wrote several books about the UFO research. The Hynek scale ranks sightings by proximity, from Nocturnal Lights to Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

All around the world, unusual lights in the sky or strange occurrences keep humans always curious about otherworldly beings. Movies and television series keep our imaginations alive as well not to mention conspiracy theories.

By the 20th Century, H.G. Wells had already published a story entitled War of the Worlds (1898). In 1938, when it was made into an Orson Welles narrated radio play and broadcast across the airwaves it spurred some frightening results! Panic’d listeners in the radio audience actually believed the World was under attack by Martians!

HOW TO OBSERVE WORLD UFO DAY

  1. Check the skies and see if you can spot an Unidentified Flying Object!
  2. Watch an interstellar movie. Like Mars Attacks, Independence Day, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, just to name a few.
  3. Create your own cosmic Amaretto horse project using this awesome UFO trait:

On October 16th, 2015, Amaretto celebrated Halloween 2015 with some awesome Limited Edition Horses. One of these was the Take Me To Your Leader Horse with UFO eye. The Eyes on this amazing horse did/does have the ability to pass.

Pair it with the, now available, matching wild hair and other complementary traits and you’ll have an out-of-this-world creation! Far out!

Until next time…Look to the sky and happy breeding!

Flags of the World – Belize

Hey everyone! Its a terrific Tuesday here at Amaretto! I know I am a little late this month with posting about this months FOTW eye but, better late than never!

Without making your wait any longer take a look at this months brand new Flags of the World – Belize!

Belize is a Caribbean country located on the northeastern coast of Central America. Belize is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala.

Remember that this eye DOES have the ability to pass! Be sure to keep your eye out for brand new FOTW eyes every month in the Horses, K9s, and Barnyard Birds!

This is Ava over and out! Stay safe out there!

Community Meeting Reminder!

Hey guys its a day here at amaretto! I wanted to shine my Spotlight this week on one of my favorite things each month …. The Community Meeting.

Last month we had a great Community Meeting with many of you showing up with lots of great questions and some really good suggestions.

We are now having the Community Meeting on the last Thursday of each month, this is a great opportunity for breeders to connect with Amaretto and ask all those questions that you have been wanting to know the answers to.

I look forward to seeing you all at the next Community Meeting on June 25, 2020 at 1 o’clock SLT. Side note you never know what you might learn at the community meeting as well! Happy Breeding everyone this is Ava over and out!

Such cute faces!

Hello everyone and Happy 1st day of Summer!!

I hope your weekend is off to a terrific start and you are enjoying your Saturday!!

Today the spotlight is shining on the cute Face Markings trait for our Ponie Pals! The Face Markings trait comes from breeding “Starter Style” together or one starter with any other Ponie.

From December 14, 2017 to Wednesday December 28, 2017 Amaretto celebrated with 2017 Christmas Edition ponies! These ponies were hiding Icicle & Winter Snowflake Face Markings!

Spring Editions were available from March 20th, 2018 to Tuesday April 3, 2018! Hiding inside these Spring Editions was the Daisy & Butterfly Face Marking!

Summer Editions were available from August 9, 2018 to Friday August 24, 2018! Hiding inside these Summer Editions was the Sol and Crescent Face Marking!!

On Dec.4, 2018 Amaretto released a second round of Gacha Ponies! Hiding inside these were the Chuckle, Specs and Oopsy Poopsy Face Marking!

On Thursday, November 22 any basket dropped could have the possibility to randomly get a new face marking Falling Leaves!

On March 9th 2019 Amaretto celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with 2019 Deluxe Edition Luck of the Irish animals that you could purchase until March 22nd, 2019. These Horses were hiding the Clover face marking!

On Sept 19th, 2019 Amaretto released 2019 International Day of Peace animals, hiding in the ponie was the Peace Face Marking!

For a closer look at any of these Face Markings check them out on the wiki at https://ponie.amaretto.wiki/index.php?title=Ponie_Face_Markings

Until next time this is Snookie hoping you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Happy Breeding!!

Pottok Ponies

The Pottok or Pottoka, is an endangered, semi-feral breed of pony native to the Pyrenees of the Basque Country in France and Spain. It is considered an ancient breed of horse, particularly well adapted to the harsh mountain areas it traditionally inhabits.
Once common, it is endangered through habitat loss, mechanization and crossbreeding but efforts are increasingly made to safeguard the future of this breed. It is considered iconic by the Basque people.
Their adaptation to mountain life and coloration made them ideal for use by smugglers in former times. From the 16th Century onwards, they became popular as circus horses but also as pit ponies in France and Britain. Today, they are in demand as children’s ponies because they adapt well to domestication.
Traditionally they were solid color coats, but piebalds were bred for circus use.

When the version 5.5 Horse update came out on October 7,2016 these exciting new coats were hidden in new starters. The Pottok Ponys are one set of many exciting possible Non-Starter coats that can come from breeding “Starter Horses”.
You can have a chance at one of these exciting Non-Starter Pottok Pony by breeding any horse with a starter horse or by breeding together two starter horses.
These coats CAN be passed on.

Starting on April 1, 2017 Amaretto announced the release of all new Birthstone Flower Horses. From October 1st 2017 until October 31st, 2017 when you bred any horse with a Marigold Opal Eye to any color Pottok Pony you had the chance at a Marigold Opal Pottok Pony! This beautiful coat DID NOT have the ability to pass, but the all new eye DID. So much like the show horses of the past, these beauties were fun to breed for!

When Amaretto brought the Showhorses back in 2018, From January 1st to January 31st if you bred any 2 Pottok Pony together you had a chance at getting a Showcase Pottok Pony! The Showcase Pottok Pony could be randomly birthed by breeding together any two horses that had Pottok Pony coats of any color. The Showcase Pottok Pony can NOT pass their coat. However, the Charming Eye and the Charming Saddle DO have the ability to pass.

Hope you enjoy your Pottok Ponies, along with a little of the history of this old breed.

If you read this entire post, be sure and wish Avalon Crystal a Happy Birthday!

2020 Renaissance Festival & OOAK Auction!

Hello everyone! A lot of you guys have been asking for information on the next OOAK Auction so here it is!

From July 13, 2020 until July 17, 2020 we will have some very special items to auctioned off and you do not want to miss it! We will also be having events and live entertainment during the festival as well. Below is a list of events we will have during this fun filled five day long festival and auction!

EVENTS:
Live Musical Guests
Dancing with Dj Ava
Amaretto OOAK Auction

ALL DATES AND TIMES FOR THESE EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE, STAY TUNED TO THE AMARETTO GROUPS AND WEBSITES FOR MORE INFO
http://amarettobreedables.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AmarettoRanch
https://twitter.com/AmarettoRanch

Please note….Bid boards have been placed out by each item, these will be used as the starting bids on the day of the auction, they will be open for bid starting July 13, so bid away

OOAK Bid Boards:
Bid on the OOAK animals of your choice.
OOAK Seven deadly Sin – Gluttony (Horse, K-9 and Bird)
OOAK Seven Heavenly Virtues – Temperance (Horse, K-9 and Bird)
OOAK Ponies
TO BE DISPLAYED July 13-17

So mark them calenders and do not miss out on the fun and prizes! See y’all at the festival!!

I can’t wait for this fun filled week! I hope all of you guys will attend! This is Ava over and out, Happy breeding everyone!

You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers!

Happy Hump Day Fellow Breeders!

Part of the goal of Amaretto is to make sure all breeders have a way to get pertinent information about their breedables. That is why we provide numerous outlets for you to stay ‘in the know’!

Many breeders simply ask questions in our in-world groups. But, what if, you don’t have group space? Or, you think of a question when you’re not in Second Life? Well, Amaretto has all those bases covered!

The Amaretto Social Network website has a section just for your questions and it’s super easy to use. To ask a question and get an answer from Amaretto staff, just sign onto the website at https://amarettobreedables.com/

Then, click the Q&A tab at the top to open up the Questions and Answers page where you can read through Questions and Answers already submitted or ask your own question.

To ask a new question, click the Ask a Question button. You will be directed to a form page where you can type in your question.

Once you’ve done that, click Submit Question. Amaretto staff will respond as quickly as possible and their answer can be viewed by clicking the hyperlink title of your question. A new screen will open up. Viola!

Just another way Amaretto supports our awesome Community of breeders!

Until next time…HAPPY BREEDING!

Wild Hair Library!

Yet another Manic Monday and we all survived! Yay!

Today I wanted to talk about a new section Bazza and Marku set up on their website The Amaretto Family (The Amaretto Family is not ran by Amaretto, it’s ran by Marku and Bazza.)
Bazza and and Marku have noticed at the Amaretto community meetings and in the groups that a lot of you would like some kind of Wild Hair wiki page.

Although you can use the official wiki to look up the coat and check out it’s hair when trying to find out what a wild hair looks like, we understand that some of the pictures don’t show the hairs in as much detail as you would like so we decided to add a section to our site where YOU the breeders can take pictures of wild hairs that you have in world and add your own Wild hairs to the library as long as it hasnt been submitted before.

This means all of us can compile our own “wiki” of wildhairs.

You can check out the Wild Hair Library here:

https://forum.themysticalamarettofamily.com/forums/wild-hairs.39/

To post one, make sure you are signed up and signed into the site. All you need to do is first search if the hair you want to post is already posted by typing the name of the wild hair into the search bar at the top and clicking enter, if it doesnt come up. You are good to go!

Then just go to the section the hair should be in, such as Limited Edition, or Crazed, etc and read the requirements for the wild hair submission at the top of that page to make sure your picture matches the criteria. Click “Start New Topic”, input the Wild Hair name as it is in the stats in-world in the title bar, then upload the picture and submit your post for review.

Once Marku or Bazza checks it over it should appear in the library relatively quickly.

Please note this website is not owned or maintained by Amaretto! I know a lot of you guys use this great tool so keep it up! This is Ava over and out! Happy breeding everyone!