Archive for July, 2009

Bundles of fun!

July 31, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! The newest mysterious items have just been introduced in Pet Society on Facebook, so sign in now to see what you can find. As normal, “?” wasn’t giving too much away, but Sirius managed to get a few clues out of him, so see if you can work out what they are:

  • Tied up first! (Blue Mystery Box)
  • Sweet on the inside! (Golden Mystery Box)
  • Bundles of fun! (Golden Mystery Box)

If you are currently playing, make sure you save and quit, and then reload Pet Society to have a chance at finding these items!

Updated! Here are the images:

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Golden Wall Ribbon

Candy Jar Decor

Doll Basket Decor

While Sirius was walking home from the Mystery Store, she noticed a duck by the fishing pond. Sirius has a love of ducks, so she decided to have a quick chat. Much to her surprise, the duck was significantly more talkative than “?”, and proceeded to quack about some seeing some brand new fish in the pond!

There’s one last thing that you should know, you will no longer need to reload at midnight GMT to reset your lottery, visits and races each day, or to see the new items in the stores each Monday at midnight GMT! If you are playing over midnight GMT, you will receive a message in game advising you when the new day has begun!

We hope you enjoy these updates!

Please note that this update is for the Facebook version of the game only. The MySpace and Bebo versions of the game have not changed at this stage.

Born to Play!

July 27, 2009

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Hey Pet Society fans! The weekly item release has just occurred, so sign on to Pet Society via Facebook now to explore the amazing new baby items, kitchen essentials and more! Remember that any items labelled This Week’s Special (TWS) will be in store until midnight GMT on Monday the 3rd of August, 2009, but may be available again at some point in the future.

The village is turning pink, blue and yellow this week with the introduction of the new baby collection. Whether it’s a pram, rocking horse, crib, bib or bottle you are after, the stores are stocked with new items to create your very own nursery!

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Baby’s Room Sign (Furniture)

Cute Pram Decor (Furniture)

Pacifier Decor (Furniture)

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Rocking Horse Decor (Furniture) (TWS)

Baby Toy Decor (Furniture) (TWS)

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Baby’s Laundry Decor (Luxury) (TWS)

Cute Baby Bathtub (Luxury)

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Cute Baby Crib (Luxury)

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Cute Baby Hat (Clothes)

Blue Baby Bib (Clothes)

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Panda Baby Shades (Clothes)

Baby Milk (Food) (TWS)

Rabbit Baby Shades (Clothes) (TWS)

Preston is ready for kitchen renovators this week with an entire new kitchen range in the Furniture Store! If your pet does not have a kitchen yet, or is looking for a change, this is perfect week to install a new kitchen! (And if you are wondering where the cheese is, we already asked the Cheese Grater, and it’s not saying anything!)

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Glaucous Kitchen Wall Cabinet

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Glaucous Kitchen Counter

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Glaucous Cooker Hood Unit

Glaucous Oven Unit

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Glaucous Kitchen Wall Shelf

Colander

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Cheese Grater

Wooden Cooking Utensils

If neither kitchens nor babies are your thing, perhaps you’d like a warm hoodie, some fancy new lighting or just some Chocolate Cake to sweeten your week!

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Blue Hoodie (Clothes)

Dainty Ceiling Light (Gadget)

Chocolate Cake (Café)

Mrs. Appleblossom has some new pots in the Garden Store for all of your homegrown flowers! Plus, there’s also a new flower possibility when planting flower seeds!

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Pretty Flower Pot

Pink Dahlia (from Flower Seed)

Green Pot With Ribbon

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Brown Bear Pot

Rattan Flower Pot

The gardening feeling continues in the Cash Shop with Fertilizers that will reduce the growth time of your tree, flower or vegetable!

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Tree Fertilizer

Flower Fertilizer

Veggie Fertilizer

Also, because bouncing is so much fun, Terrence introduces some Bouncy Gummis this week!

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Bouncy Yellow Gummi

Bouncy Red Gummi

Bouncy Green Gummi

And finally, starting today, you’ll be able to find polar bear and other WWF themed items in Pet Society. You can read more about this at Pet Society is helping World Wildlife Fund protect polar bears (and other animals too!)!

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Polar Bear Poster

Polar Bear ChalkBoard

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Polar Bear Mug

Polar Bear Plushie

Note that this update is for Facebook only, and that MySpace is still subject to the MySpace Rewind. MySpace and Bebo will have items from Whether for a Clock or a Shamrock, it is time to shop! in store this week!

Gone Fishing!

July 24, 2009

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Hey Pet Society fans! Fishing is here! So sign onto Pet Society via Facebook now to throw your line in and see what you can catch! You never know what you could find in that pond, perhaps a Carp or Flounder, or maybe just an Old Boot or Bike Wheel! Just be aware that different baits may give you a better chance of catching that fish you are after, and some fish will only eat certain baits!

So how do you fish? First leave your house, walk slightly down and to the right and you will see the fish pond, simply click it to enter. You automatically begin with a twig rod, this cannot be sold, gifted or recycled so you will always have a rod! The food you currently have in your inventory will be shown, click the food you wish to use as bait (if you do not currently have any food, head to the Food Store to buy some for bait).

Once your rod is baited, simply click your pet to cast. When you receive a bite (you will be able to tell from your pets face changing with the surprise and a couple of splashes near the end of your line), click and hold on your pet to start reeling in.

If the fish struggles (which is shown by splashing at the end of your line), let go until it is calm again so that you don’t break your line! Once the fish has stopped struggling, click and hold to being reeling in once again. Continue doing this until the line is reeled in!

One last thing you need to know about fishing is that Aquariums, to put your best catches in, are now available to purchase in the Garden Store! ;)

Obviously, this new pond in the middle of town came as quite a surprise to all the residents, “?” was hurrying back to his Mystery Store with pictures of the new Mysterious Items (which are now available), and to try and be as quick as possible, walked as close as he could to the water’s edge while going around the pond. Unfortunately, a cheeky Puppyfish jumped right out of the water and hit the pictures out of “?”’s paws and into the pond. Sirius grabbed her rod as fast as she could and cast towards the pictures, and eventually (after much struggling) managed to reel them in. As they’d been in the water for awhile though, they weren’t very recognisable, but see if you can work out what they are:

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(Blue Mystery Box)

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(Golden Mystery Box)

Updated! Here are the images that haven’t been in the pond!

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Baby Tambourine Decor

Cat Baby Doll

Baby’s Wind Chime

Please note that this update is for the Facebook version of the game only. The MySpace and Bebo versions of the game have not changed at this stage.

Arise, Sir Pet!

July 20, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! Sign on to Pet Society via Facebook now to take a trip back in time with your pet this week and explore the medieval era! Remember that any items labelled This Week’s Special (TWS) will be in store until midnight GMT on Monday the 27th of July, 2009, but may be available again at some point in the future.

Grumble has the basics to start making your very own castle room in the D.I.Y. Depot this week. Your floors, walls and windows will definitely be in the right age after you’ve paid him a visit!

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Cloister Wall

Cloister Window

Cloister Floor

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Castle Drape

Golden Light Switch

Every castle needs a throne, so Felicity introduces the exquisite King’s Throne to the Luxury Store.

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King’s Throne

Preston has some fantastic decorations for your castle in the Furniture Store, to ensure all visitors know that a great pet lives there! The Stronghold Wall Candle and Candle Chandelier will give the feel of Middle Ages lighting, and the Shield Decor and Jousting Lance Decor will show how grand a warrior resides! There is also a Horsey doll available, as where would a knight be without his noble steed? And the Golden Cup and Pet’s Orb Decor will help bring that royal touch to your castle!

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Stronghold Wall Candle

Horsey

Shield Decor

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Candle Chandelier

Queen’s Throne (TWS)

Jousting Lance Decor

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Golden Cup (TWS)

Pet’s Orb Decor (TWS)

If your pet wishes to sleep and dine like the Lords and Ladies, and Dukes and Duchesses of the time, ensure you visit Terrence in the Cash Shop to check out the Noble’s Bed and Table. Also, if you are looking for some more elaborate decoration for your castle, the Plate Armour Decor and Sword and Shield Decor are a must! Plus, the Magic Stone Decor will help with the illusion that your pet is living in the times of King Arthur!

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Noble’s Bed

Noble’s Table

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Plate Armour Decor

Sword and Shield Decor

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Magic Stone Decor

Lily has been hard at work to make certain your pet can fit the part when walking the hallways of the castles around the Pet Society kingdom this week, with this amazing King’s outfit and purple outfit in the Clothes Store.

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King’s Tunic

King’s Crown

King’s Boots

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Purple Gown

Purple Headdress

Purple Slippers

Moving away from the medieval times, Truffles introduces the Coconut Half to the Food Store and Perry begins serving this delicious Cherry Cheesecake in the Café.

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Coconut Half (Food)

Cherry Cheesecake (Café)

Note that this update is for Facebook only, and that MySpace is still subject to the MySpace Rewind. MySpace and Bebo will have items from From Egypt with love in store this week!

Darkness Descends

July 17, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! It’s that time of week again, where “?” leaves us wondering what he’s hidden now. Sirius paid a visit to the Mystery Store earlier, to buy a few boxes, and to see if she could get any information from “?” about what might be on the cards this week. As usual, he wasn’t giving too much away, but he did mutter a few things, however they seem rather cryptic:

  • Single legged carpentry! (Blue Mystery Box)
  • Sign of the times! (Golden Mystery Box)
  • Bale of fun! (Golden Mystery Box)

So sign on to Pet Society on Facebook, and see if you can work out the clues, as these items are now hidden in Mystery Boxes!

Updated! Here are the images:

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Dark Wooden Table

Castle Wall Banner

Sheep Doll

There is one more thing that you should be aware of, and that is that your light switches are now functional! Simply click the light switch to have your pet turn the lights off or on – if you do leave your light switch on the ground, your pet will interact with it automatically.

Just a couple of things to note, if you leave a room and return to it, the lights will be on (not matter how you left them). Also, when using the photo feature, even when taking a photo with the lights off, the photo will still appear bright (the camera has a very good flash).

Please note that this update is for the Facebook version of the game only. The MySpace and Bebo versions of the game have not changed at this stage.

Pet Society is back up and we’re working hard to keep it that way

July 17, 2009

Pet Society has experienced maintenance issues in the past few days which has made it hard for you to access the game. We have resolved those issues and Pet Society is now back up and running smoothly.

Here’s what has been going on: The number of people playing Pet Society has grown incredibly quickly. We knew we had a great game on our hands, and we knew you were going to enjoy it, but we had no idea just how much. Take yesterday for example: 3.6 million of you played Pet Society. That’s a phenomenal number of people to all be playing at roughly the same time, and we’re thrilled to see so many of you loving our game.

But there’s a flipside to all this incredible growth. As the number of players rapidly expands, the infrastructure behind the scenes has to be constantly reconfigured to keep up. It’s a bit like running a huge city with a population of many millions, but every day hundreds of thousands more people move in. The whole infrastructure of the city needs to be constantly improved to accomodate the increasing numbers of people.

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The good news is that our engineers have been working tirelessly around the clock to make sure that the game runs more smoothly. We have fixed the issues and taken Pet Society out of maintenance mode, and you should find that it’s running more smoothly than before. It’s enormously important to us that the wait is as little time as possible so we’re doing everything we can to make make sure these maintenance periods become shorter and less frequent.

Thank you for all your patience over the last few days. To show our gratitude, we’re giving you all 1,500 coins to spend. Also, we have some new features and surprises on the way very soon so stay tuned. We think you’re going to love what we’ve got planned. Have fun!

note: this post is relevant for those that play Pet Society on Facebook only.

Pet Society Birthday Competition

July 17, 2009

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Hey Pet Society fans!

Do you remember when there wasn’t a Stadium in Pet Society? When the Café was just a construction site? Newer players may find it hard to believe, but at one point there were no Mystery Boxes, let alone a whole Mystery Store! How about this: can you remember when there wasn’t a Pet Society?

It’s hard to believe we know, but a little under a year ago, there wasn’t! That’s right, on the 8th of August, 2009, we celebrate the first birthday of Pet Society!

To celebrate, we thought we’d make some lucky pets rich beyond their wildest dreams. You may have thought that the 100 thousand coins for the Garden Competition seemed like a pretty awesome amount of coins, but how about a million? Sounds good doesn’t it? So we’re going to make someone a Pet Society millionaire!

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How do you get in with a chance of winning? All you have to do is post a piece of art or fiction titled “If I had a million coins…” to forum.playfish.com. It could be a short story, a drawing, a video, a photograph, a comic strip… or any other inventive way to show us just what you’d do with all those Pet Society coins.

Pieces will be judged in different categories, the categories may include: most creative, most fun, most humorous, most original, best use of technology, most resourceful, best use of cheese, most impressive and most cute. Winners in each of the categories will receive 100 thousand coins, and one lucky winner who excels in some or all of the judged categories will be awarded with one million coins! Plus, all winning entries will be propelled to instant stardom on www.petsociety.com for everyone to admire!

Entries will be open until August 3rd and the winners will be announced shortly after, so you’ve got plenty of time to let your imagination run wild and design your entry!

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Please refer to http://static.playfish.com/legal/20090716_pets_birthday_terms.html and ensure you agree with the Terms and Conditions prior to entering!

So pick up a pen, paint brush, camera, or whatever is your style, and design your dream!

Garden Competition Winners Announced!

July 13, 2009

Thank you to everyone who entered the recent Pet Society Garden Competition, there were many truly outstanding entries which blew us away! Before we get to the winners though, here are just a few of the other amazing pieces that you presented:

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With such tremendous talent out there, it was very difficult to pick just a top few, but here they are!

In third place is Hasan, who took a fantastic photo of a local park in Abu Dhabi and recreated it in great detail in his Pet Society garden! Hasan wins 25,000 Pet Society Coins on Facebook for his remarkable efforts. The shelf work on the shelter is second to none. With two perfectly placed trees and similar pink flowers, Hasan really deserves this place in the top 3!

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In second place is Grethe, who has won 50,000 Pet Society Coins on Facebook for this lovely photo of her back yard and almost identical Pet Society garden! The Elegant Swing Seat was a brilliant match for her garden arch and garden seat . The Tiki Fence represented her wooden fence well. But the attention to detail in the location of the greenery and Ceramic Pots was what was really set this entry apart. Well done Grethe!

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Shinken is our first prize winner, and has won a massive 100,000 Pet Society Coins to spend on Facebook! He took this photo in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and achieved a striking resemblance with the gazebo in the Botanic Gardens portayed by the Classis White Dome in his Pet Society garden, plenty of trees and greenery (whoever knew broccoli was so versatile), and even a perfectly placed bench!

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Congratulations to Shinken, Grethe and Hasan, Playfish will be contacting each of you shortly so that you can claim your prize!

Flavours of France

July 13, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! July 14th is Bastille Day, so sign on to Pet Society now via Facebook to enjoy the French inspired items filling the stores for you this week! Remember that any items labelled This Week’s Special (TWS) will be in store until midnight GMT on Monday the 20th of July, 2009, but may be available again at some point in the future.

Lily brings a taste of French royalty to the Clothes Store this week with the Marie Antoinette outfit and Versailles outfit! If your pet favours a French party over a royal high tea, Lily hasn’t forgotten about you with the fantastic Cancan outfit or Arty Beret and Sailor Shirt.

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Marie Antoinette Hat

Marie Antoinette Dress

Marie Antoinette Shoes

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Versailles Wig

Versailles Coat

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Versailles Pants

Versailles Shoes

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Cancan Headdress (TWS)

Cancan Dress (TWS)

Cancan Shoes (TWS)

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Arty Beret (TWS)

Sailor Shirt (TWS)

If dressing like French royalty wasn’t enough, your pet can pretend to live in the Palace of Versailles with this fantastic furniture collection!

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Blue Versailles Chair (Furniture)

Blue Versailles Table (Furniture)

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Blue Versailles Chaise Lounge (Furniture)

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Blue Versailles Bed (Luxury)

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Blue Versailles Wallpaper (D.I.Y.)

Versailles Parquet (D.I.Y.)

Whether a hero or a villain, the cuteness of the Napoleon Bear will ensure your pet loves him!

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Napoleon Bear (Furniture) (TWS)

If you want to experience some Parisian culture, put up a Pet Noir Poster, install a Paris View Window, or marvel at a Moulin Rouge Miniature!

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Moulin Rouge Miniature (Gadget) (TWS)

Pet Noir Poster (Furniture) (TWS)

Paris View Window (D.I.Y.) (TWS)

What better way to celebrate France though, than with some amazing French cuisine?

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Crepe (Food) (TWS)

Baguette (Food) (TWS)

Croissant (Cafe)

While eating some delicious Crepe, your pet may wish to buy a Crepe Stand, so that you can trick visiting friends into thinking your pet is the fabulous French chef who made the Crepes! And to round out the French theme, this Pet Ballerina Painting will bring some elegance into any room!

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Crepe Stand (Cash Shop)

Pet Ballerina Painting (Cash Shop)

Terrence has obviously come into contact with some interesting trade merchants this week, as he introduces the Bouncy Mochi, Bouncy Star and Bouncy Hairball to the Cash Shop! It must be assumed that he decided these would be a great addition to his store simply because they are nothing like anything the Pet Society village has ever seen before. Start one of these bouncing in a room, and it will just keep on bouncing! Plus it’s rumoured the Moon Floor and High-Gravity Floor affect these bouncy wonders!

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Bouncy Mochi

Bouncy Star

Bouncy Hairball

Also new to the Cash Shop this week is this delicately carved Classic Garden Fountain, the Bright Blue Ocean Floor (which is sure to make a splash), and the Scroll Iron Bed to help complete your scroll iron furniture collection!

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Classic Garden Fountain

Bright Blue Ocean Floor

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Scroll Iron Bed

Note that this update is for Facebook only, and that MySpace is still subject to the MySpace Rewind. MySpace and Bebo will have items from Una enorme fiesta de Pets! (One enormous Pets’ party!) in store this week!

Reveal your pet’s inner artist!

July 10, 2009

Hey Pet Society fans! “?” has just hidden his newest batch of mysterious items, and this week, it’s all about art! So to bring out your pet’s inner artist, and imagine him or her painting fabulous masterpieces, sign onto Pet Society now via Facebook and start searching Blue and Golden Mystery Boxes!

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Brushes Decor (Blue Mystery Box)

Easel Decor (Golden Mystery Box)

Palette Decor (Golden Mystery Box)

There’s more going on with “?”, and more importantly the Mystery Boxes, Mystery Eggs and Magic Foods you buy from him, that you should know about though. Now, when you reveal the item inside a Mystery Box or Mystery Egg, or the effect of a Magic Food, you will see a new blue button to ‘Tell your friends!’ what you discovered! If you select that, you will be asked whether you would like to publish the story to your Facebook wall and home page (to do so simply click ‘Publish’). So whether you want to delight in your success at finding some new art equipment in the Blue and Golden Mystery Boxes, or just celebrate that Pink Donut your hungry pet received when opening Red Mystery Boxes, or anything in between, be sure to tell your friends about it!

Please note that this update is for the Facebook version of the game only. The MySpace and Bebo versions of the game have not changed at this stage.


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