When adopting Jax, Beatrice’s elder cat, we always knew her days were numbered. Beatrice was very thankful to become best friends with her before she passed. She was a great hunter and was very playful. We have lots of family members who knew Jax and were very sorrowed by the loss. I just took this pic to indicate how many death-icons appeared all at once when Jax died.
Beatrice is also getting quite old. In fact I think her age bar is all the way filled up. So I moved in a new lady to inherit the cats when Beatrice is gone. It will take a lot of time before she becomes friends with any of them!
As we continue our story, Beatrice and her cats are doing great. She’s playing with each one to become friends. It’s hard at first, if she tries to pet them too soon, they’ll reject the interaction and their relationship degrades slightly. But by talking to them and playing, they slowly become friends. I realized that to start out the cat’s training skill, they have to first practice hunting with one of the cat toys from the toy crate. But after they gain 1 skill level, they can go outside to stalk prey. Soon Beatrice can command them to go hunting. I think at level 5, she can command them to go hunting for something specific (turtle, beetle, bird, etc). I haven’t gotten much higher than level 5 or 6 so far.
Beatrice loves to use the laser pointer to play with the cats. Was it the laser pointer or the fireplace that caught Beatrice on fire??
You can also see a stray dog that’s visiting on the left, and a sleepy cat in the corner. The fire department had to be called, because the smoke alarm must have been too far away to detect the fire! It was in the same room though.
Check out next post when we’ll have a death in the family! 🙁
I’ve taken several screenshots of my Cat Lady family. The goal is to train the cats to hunt as much as possible, so they gain a very high hunting skill. I started with Beatrice Crumplebottom (a witch) so she can get the added benefit of the ‘animal familiar’ moodlet. I adopted several cats, (one elder, a few adults, and a few kittens). Two of the cats became great friends and had a litter of 2 kittens! How cute. Unfortunately I didn’t take screenshots of those. Maybe I’ll make stories more often and take screenshots, but usually I only take some of very unusual events.
I know we’re adopting a lot of kittens and getting to be a large family, but that doesn’t mean we can adopt stray horses! How did this wild horse get in the house?!
Some of the cats are friends. Beatrice lets them jump up on the counter and table. Here are two of them on the same table!
Well, that’s all for now. Check out my upcoming posts where there’ll be a fire! and other life-changing events!
I’ve noticed that the ice cream truck hangs out a lot by a Sims’ house in the middle of the night. At Caesar’s household, I started seeing an item that appeared like the magic gnomes do, but it’s pink. It’s called a Freezer Bunny Magic Gnome. I wonder what it’s for, except to let dogs chew on it? But it’s worth quite a bit of money, over 900 Simoleons!!
Wow, it’s been a long time since my last post. I will try to post a little more often since there’s SO much stuff in the Sims 3! I currently have all the expansion packs: Ambitions, World Adventures, Generations, Pets, and Late Night. I’m not excited about Showtime because it seems redundant since we already have Celebrity status, dance clubs and lounges, and forming your own bands.
Anyway, my latest game-play goal is to explore the relationships and skills of dogs. I created a man named Caesar Milan and 4 dogs. 3 of the 4 have the hunting skill, so I’ve been building that up and see what they can find after ‘Sniff out Collectable’. At first they get snake skins, leaves, bags of chips, and rocks, but one just found a metal called Woohooium! This is the first time I’ve seen that, so I had to look it up. After you get it smelted and put it in the bedroom, it will glow little red hearts when your Sim woohoos (carls sims 3 guide). Perhaps it will allow Sims who are not even in a relationship to woohoo! we’ll see. I wonder if it will do anything for canine woohoo?? I haven’t explored that yet, but I have bred a horse at one of the Equine centers and she gave birth to a foal.
And… of course the game crashed and I didn’t save it! Lately it’s been crashing and freezing a lot!! But that will be for another post. I’ll have to restart and see if the dog can find the Woohooium again.
Rocky, my dog, found Woohooium again so I got it smelted and put it in the bedroom. Caesar became acquainted with woman in the park and the next day invited her over. They went into the bedroom and suddenly the romantic options became available. I don’t think they were even friends at that point yet. Things progressed quickly and he was able to invite her to cuddle on the bed and make out. I didn’t see the option to WooHoo yet though! Woohooium seems like a pretty handy metal to have on hand if you’re looking to hook up quickly 🙂