VKC News‎ > ‎

Christmas is coming…

posted Dec 22, 2013, 9:28 AM by Rosanna Himmel   [ updated Dec 22, 2013, 11:34 AM ]
Image of the Christmas Special offering from the VKC — a Jackalope.
"Christmas is a coming, the lights are on the tree.
How about a Jackalope for dear old me?" 

— traditional nursery rhyme and Christmas carol

You've heard the tune and probably know at least the first part of the lyrics — the bit about the fat goose. If you go though more and more verses, you will get to the part about the eggs in the nog, the turkey legs, the kegs of cider, and more.

Still, I'll bet you missed the verse (above) about the jackalope. That's probably just an oversight. Why do I say that? Because this year's VKC Christmas promotional release is a little different. Not a pleasing polar bear cub. Not a pudgy penguin. Not a personable polar bear. No sir! This year the Christmas special from the Virtual Kennel Club is nothing less than a mythical creature. 

Meet the VKC Jackalope!

The Jackalope is mythical but he has the same legendary skills and prowess that you have come to love in the VKC Pets. He learns new things through training, conditioning, and experience. He obeys your spoken commands. He is pathfinding-enabled which means he can find his own way around while avoiding bumping into things or jumping over them and makes him especially easy on the region's resources (low lag). You can pet the Jackalope and carry him in your arms to the amazement of your friends.

Jackalopes are free to VKC Members

If you are a member in good standing of the Virtual Kennel Club group in Second Life, you can claim a Jackalope for free as a thank you from us for your support.*

To catch your Jackalope, you will need to visit one of the VKC Parks listed here and find the Jackalope sign. Wear your VKC Group tag and click the sign. A Jackalope will be delivered to you in the usual manner. If you want more than one, additional Jackalopes are available in the park for L$1500.

This special promotion runs though the first Friday of the New Year (2014-01-04). Hurry and catch one today! This is a limited time offer.


* If you are not currently a member, you can join the Virtual Kennel Club group, for a modest fee of L$500. Once you join, you, too, will be entitled to a free Jackalope, a L$1500 value. After the conclusion of this promotion on the first Friday of 2014, the fee for joining the VKC will revert to free.