Blessed Bunnies Halloween Extravaganza!


Everything you could possibly need to make your hoppers happy, nay ecstatic, this Halloween is available to buy from Blessed Bunnies this weekend!
There’s a fantastic array of witchy paraphernalia sized to fit your wee charges, including a variety of hats, brooms, cauldrons and wands. You’ll also find an utterly fantastic selection of gem-eyed nests, all ready to take home and kindle.

Even better- there’s a LUCKY DIP and you could win..a SILVER MARTEN BLACK!! (Specifically a Silver Marten Black, light brown eyes, lop ears and Classic shade!)

There are also Opal eye nests in there, as well as Moonlight, Aphotic and Dusky shades and a rather special Silver Marten Blue with Blue eyes and moonlight shade! I’ve shoved a TON of stuff in there for you to grab!

Every nest in my lucky dip is an absolute beauty and registered on SLBreedablepets.com..oh, and there are new warren parent offspring in there too! Best part?! IT’S FREEEEE!!!!

While you await your turn at the lucky dip, may I interest you in some of the nests I have for sale? There are some stunners for sure, so please take your time and have a browse! Each one reasonably priced and practically all of them have gem eyes..cos I like them best..ssshhh!!!

I’ve also got an elder of refreshment as well as a few euphorias waiting to go home and boost the stats of your hoppers; but even better than that I have some superb Halloween themed hoppers, freshly hatched, for you to take home and love to death..MUHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!

Take a look at these tempting wee scoundrels!

*PERFECT Vampire ( The lady IS a Vamp!)

“Countess Dracula”
Fur: Havana Black
Eyes: Garnet
Ears: Lop Ears
Shade: Radiant

*”Demonica” A fabulous glowing Demon lady-hopper!!

Fur: Silver Marten Blue
Eyes: Garnet
Ears: Upright
Shade: Twilight

*”Infector” So called because of the yellow eyes and hint of the supernatural because of the Moonlight glow…..

Fur: Havana Black (RETIRED)
Eyes: Citrine
Ears: Upright
Shade: Moonlight

*”Lady Deathstrike” One of my special ‘death’ bunnies..black fur, black eyes AND dusky shade…a dark omen, but a funky one at that! I LOVE THESE!

Fur: Havana Black ( RETIRED)
Eyes: Onyx
Ears: Upright
Shade: Dusky

Last but NOT least…….

*The Ghoul* This is SUCH a special bunny! I squeed when I birthed him because, well, come and see for yourself. He sure as hell looks Ghoulish!

Fur: Argent Creme d’Argent
Eyes: Onyx
Ears: Half-a-Lop
Shade: Twilight

Plus much, much more in store!! Come along and get your ‘Halloween Happy’ on! CLICK HERE to go straight to the good stuffs!

 

Attention fellow Ozimals Bunny Enthusiasts!

Do you know of any Ozimals bunny auctions that are held frequently in-world and could use some publicity? Let’s face it, the market is a tad unwell at the moment, but auctions remain one of the BEST places to get a feel for the bunny market and pick up some wonderful bunny bargains too!

With that in mind I’m collating information for a FREE publication, ‘The Blessed Bunnies Good Bunny Auction Guide’ which I hope will stir up interest and enthusiasm amongst fellow SL Avatars. It is my intention to publish the guide via ISSU, so that you don’t have to be in-world to access the information that you need, but I will also publish an in-house version too.

It’s my hope that the guide will become a trusted resource for bunny retailers and customers alike, and I will of course continually revise and republish when necessary.

So, I need your help! Do you know of an auction, or  do you host one?  If so, and you want to be included in the FIRST edition of the guide, please contact Kitty O’Toole ( that’s me innit) in-world asap!  To make things a bit easier, here’s a notecard for you to fill in and drop on me in-world.  Copy the details, add your answers and pass to me:)

Please answer the questions below, paste them onto a notecard and send it back to KITTY OTOOLE asap!

NAME OF AUCTION:

NAME OF AUCTIONEER(S):

KIND OF AUCTION-SPEED/NORMAL?

DAY OF THE WEEK AUCTION(S) ARE HELD:

TIME(SLT):

APPROX AUCTION DURATION:

HOW MANY PODIUMS CAN A CUSTOMER HAVE?
(Is there a limit? EG 2 per customer?)

IS THERE A FEE PER PODIUM?

IS GROUP MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED?

IS FOOD AND WATER PROVIDED?

IS THERE A PRIM LIMIT FOR DISPLAYS? IF SO, HOW MANY?

IS THERE A FEE/COMMISSION CHARGE?

IS THERE A TIME NOTECARDS AND NESTS/LIVES SHOULD BE READY FOR AUCTION:
(EG an hour beforehand, two?)

ANY OTHER INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE? (You could provide some history here; biggest ever sale at auction, hints and tips for customers etc.  Use this to SELL your auction house!)

I’m already adding auctions so be sure you don’t miss this cracking chance to attract more customers!

Watch this space for details of when the guide will be published!

Who’s gonna ride your wild horses?

So, 45 minutes after they were supposed to be released (Tip to future AI animal publishers, have vendors set up for the allocated release time; if you publicise a time and you aren’t ready it looks a bit rough) I managed to get my hands on my very own Amaretto Breedable Horses. But if I thought the problems would end there, I was in for a huge shock indeed. But let’s proceed with my initial impressions.

The similarities to the bunnies are obvious; first up, these are good looking beasts. I’m not entirely sold on some aspects of their design, for example the shoulder/back arch doesn’t look as good on these as on some of the other horses that are available to buy on the Second Life markets, but then again they’re only 14 prims each. When you consider that the achievement is pretty remarkable. The horses do actually have really lovely faces, and their eyes are spectacular; in that mad unnerving way that horses gaze at you in real life. Another similarity to the bunnies is inside the horse, if you zoom into a bunny and pass through it you find a heart. In the horses you find a horseshoe.

The starter pack cost L$3k and for my money I got 4 horses, 2 x food and 2 x salt lick. The horses are NOT available individually ( wait until auctions kick off for that privilege) but the ratio of male to female ensures you have a great breeding program from the start. The horses are in coloured crates, and when ready you click to rez each horse., again like clicking a bunny nest. They appear practically immediately; for a few seconds white ghost-like shapes are visible, and then you get to meet your horses.

I was actually VERY pleased with my horses; I got a gorgeous brown Appaloosa stallion, as well as two grey Appaloosa mares in my pack, but best of all a plain grey mare with silver eyes, she had me hooked from the start. Struggling for names I resorted to the internet and came up with, Rhiannon, Epona and Zephyr for my mares, with my male called Gandalf. I cocked up during the naming process, but with the menus being exceptionally easy to navigate, especially if you have bunny experience, I was able to rename my mare very quickly and with minimum fuss.

And thus began my horse learning experience..I turned off the main features of movement and noise so as not to cause annoyance to my neighbours, and settled in to having four foals in my barn, along with my hoppers. It was nice. I can’t say that I’m keen on the young horses, they look ever-so-slightly wrong because of their size ( they’re just horses in minature) whereas bunnies win oodles of praise for thei just kindled cuteness factor.

Then disaster struck.

Something very, very wrong occurred upon the servers which impacted horses across the grid. Interestingly enough, mine were fine, so imagine my heartbreak when I discovered that just like every horse buyer across the grid I had to return my horses for replacement because the problems experienced were so darn sever that an updated edition of the horses had to be issued. I’d already begun to ‘bond’ with my horses, and was itching to breed and ride them. Even worse, the replacement was just a replacement pack..I wasn’t guaranteed like-for-like replacements. A HUGE let down from all angles, and I was gutted.

I spoke to an Amaretto rep and pleaded my case, and was advised that I could keep my horses out and rezzed, BUT they wouldn’t breed. I weighed up my options and elected to keep my two favourite horses rezzed (Gandalf and Epona) and use them as pets for riding. I sadly returned my other two mares, and received my replacement pack, and although my new stallion and mares are just as beautiful I’m sad to say the experience had lost some of the lustre after the initial experiences of rezzing horses.

So, now the initial furore has died down..how do I feel about Amaretto Horses as a product?

Well, some of the features are well thought out by comparison to some of the Ozimals applications, something as simple as the the combined food and water is a great idea and works extremely well.
I also rate the other horse treats that have been created, from sugar cubes to biscuits, that raise individual stats. The salt licks I think are going to prove to be an essential part of a horse breeder’s armoury; these look like a giant sugar cube on a stick and are used to increase a horse’s happiness stats. Like the food these need to be located within the horses range to be effective. But this isn’t anything we’ve not really seen before from other breedables. Amaretto has obviously studied the existing in-world programmes and has tried to learn from existing mistakes and improve upon them to make a viable product, but as the release day issues and initial disasters proved releasing new AI products upon the grid is fraught with peril and you need to be made of strong stuff to cope with the stress caused by the problem and pissed-off punters in equal measure. I think the jury is still out on the horses in a big way. They certainly haven’t replaced the bunnies in my affections, and as yet I’m not sure if after I’ve bred a few times, I will continue to keep them. What is interesting is already I’ve seen adverts for various horse breeds, with black horses particularly well sought after. Because the majority of horses on the grid will become pregnant around the same date, I envision a lot of activity in forums and chats this weekend regarding breeding and selling..and it will be interesting to see what ‘rares’ are thrown up, and the prices they fetch.

I’ll return to this subject in a few posts time, and let you know what results I have had from breeding my horses, and how I feel about Amaretto ownership in more detail. I’m fortunate however to be in a position where I’ve still got two of my original horses, and now they have passed the seven day benchmark I’ll be able to ride them around the grid. How this will compare to horses specifically designed for the purpose will be interesting to see…I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, let me leave you with this image: Who says that the horses have to be the death of the bunnies?

I think they’re the perfect compliment to each other….

Incidentally, this shot isn’t staged…I walked into my bunny barn and Sharky had snuggled up next to Epona for a snooze.  Nice huh?


Bunny Mondays…BLIMEY!

So, it all started with two. Just two bunnies..and now I have…75!!!

I NEVER imagined I would accumulate or breed so many of these virtual pets, or pests depending upon the mood that I’m in. They are tons of fun though, but if i thought by getting into the bunny business I’d be avoiding the drama that the virtual fashionista circle cultivates then I was very, very wrong. Believe it or not, bunny drama is a million times worse, more frequent and ten times more annoying, so if you’re a drama-whore you’d better get some bunnies quick!
So what news from Kitty’s neck of the bunny woods? Well, a few great things. The Blessed Bunnies mainstore is doing well, and Blessed Bunny Dreams Auction House, although slow to start, is establishing a regular and enthusiastic crowd. I’m pleased to say that in three auctions, featuring a total of 32 bunnies/nests thus far I’ve only failed to sell…TWO.

Each item that I have sold has gone for asking price, and in some cases much higher, so I’m chuffed with that, and I’ve had fabulous feedback too! If you’re interested in selling your bunnies/nests at our auction feel free to drop me an IM. (Obviously I’m breeding bunnies and cultivating LOTS of great nests, including new shades, and it’s difficult to part with them-but needs must so if you’re at all inclined please message me or visit my store to see what offers there are currently available..)
I have quite a few retired shades and I tend to specialise in gem eyes. I’ll be adding some more stock later as it appears the hoppers have been at it all weekend..ahem!
Finally, Xstreet is now featuring the link to the new marketplace on it’s front page, and I’m delighted to say that my hutches look rather fabbo via the new page display! I still have some furniture to add actually, I’ll let you know when that’s done via this blog.  I can’t believe how hopping mad these bunnies have made me…god knows what will happen when the horses finally appear!! Must..resist…