TS4→ Stratus Burne O3/P5/R1: Cats Rule

It is the first rotation of the Full Moon phase in Stratus Burne’s 3rd Orbit. Current weather forecast: party cloudy cool.

As you may remember from the Snyder chapter, we decided to take advantage of Pika’s heat to breed with Bender since the Snyders will be a cat-breeding household. So will this one for that matter but since Bender is staying with Madelyn and this household is before Felicity and Jasper’s in the rotation it’s happening here odd as that may be. Remember the issues I had with Buster and Hilda not being able to get pregnant? It happened again. I’ll save the many pics for later.

All the pets got their cute outfits back.

What the heck kinda work assignment is that? Thankfully, only a bubble bath was needed.

She’d been calming down in the mirror but still had the lingering playfulness thing but the second stinky Pika walked in it went away. Why’s she bathing her like that?

Gotta love these pets.

Bender had been in Madelyn’s room when she got home from school…

So cute!

Finally after some yoga she was able to overpower the one energized moodlet. At this point, I have a love/hate relationship with that mod.

Aryana came home from school with Madelyn.

Apparently, spy work is boring. Nothing that a little pet luvin’ can’t cure.

And maybe some flirting.

Jazzlyn: Love me, love my cat.

I’d been counting on taking care of baby Serendipity to help Jazzlyn finish her Super Parent aspiration. I’d decided that since she wants to be a super parent and Max wants a successful lineage that having her teach Madelyn would be okay…

Well, there went that idea. She already had almost perfect values.

Meanwhile, Pika was driving me nuts running off the lot every time I was trying to get her to breed.

In the morning, Cinnamon’s portrait was orange. I looked and she had fleas!

Hey Felicity, while you’re here can you scold that dog for me?

She’s like are you serious you called me all the way over here for what’s obviously fleas? Sorry Felicity, we don’t have the cool pet auto-wash in this game.

Maybe vet Felicity can do the depressing tasks for us? Ah, life with aging off. I remember when I first saw the age-up treats and thought how terribly cruel.

Look how excited Bender is!

Jazzlyn needed to brighten the day of a co-worker twice. Which is ridiculous since she works from home. But, thankfully, Haven is in the other branch of the same career. I don’t think she’s very thankful at that moment.

Bender loves playing with the cats. He’s gotta hold his own in a cat household.

This day it was Cinnamon who ran out to greet Madelyn after school.

Why does it take so long for the visiting kids to arrive. Once again, I forgot about it.

And then I forgot it was Bender wanting a walk and not Pika! Mom to the rescue.

This time I checked to see where she was when it announced Pika was in labor. Look at her ears sticking into the carpet!

Madelyn chatted with the little townie girl who came home from school with her.

And then I saw it! The RACCOON!!!

The poor raccoon didn’t see it coming! I named him Rascal.

It seems females are now trending. Meet Bubbles. Sticking with the B theme.

Mamma keeping a close eye out.

Awe so cute!

I wonder why Max came home from work so tense?

Oh. Maybe that’s why.

See y’all on the flip side. I am a bit confused on the birth of Bubbles timeline but whatever.

They’re keeping Rascal to be Cinnamon’s mate. He has that trait that makes him run around outdoors and sniff things. So weird.

After speaking with the emotion mod creator I learned that this interaction does actually work still. He said it’s programmed in-game for a 25% decrease. I’d always thought it was to completely remove the bad moodlets.

He had to get up, get dressed, and walk outside to scold Rascal for waking him up.

I’ve only had one other child befriend the monster. Granted I usually have it disabled.

Bender got lectured for eating the trash and then Madelyn danced in it.

I accidentally made her eat spoiled food. Apparently, the experiance was traumatizing.

Awe so sweet.

Madelyn took a vacation day, Max didn’t have work, and Jazzlyn had easy tasks she finished right away. A nice lazy day with the family.

She carried Paprika around for hours. I had tons of screenshots but this was my favorite.

I was just following some of Madelyn’s whims… play in a leaf pile, laser pointer with Cinnamon, meet someone new.

When I realized what these two were up to! Are you crazy? Jazzlyn’s going to be an elder soon! Don’t worry, no nooboos. I think I may have lowered the percentages too much.

To my annoyance the monster arrived that night and didn’t seem to remember befriending Madelyn.

And when putting everyone’s work schedules on the chart for next rotation I saw Madelyn will age up and realized she is very close to completing the Whiz Kid aspiration. If only I’d had her work on it instead of just messing around all day!

I hope this isn’t a bad sign in regards to their mating. It also made me miss Ash Shore’s cat fight club antics.

I managed to get Madelyn focused but she hadn’t maxed the skill before I left.

I made a note so maybe I can get there early next time and get it to 10.

And, before I left, they paid back their “loan” with plenty left. No way I could have done that so quickly with Jasper and Felicity.


After all that and it was this time in the bathroom with the stinky litter and Jazzlyn using the toilet that did the trick.

Madelyn had some pretty entertaining chance cards her last few days of school.

When I was setting up the houses Madelyn was sick. And when I was moving Bubbles to their house I saw Jasper was sick too. Nice stripes.

Again, I did a comparison for before Max left for work, right before Jazzlyn completed her campaign for him, and right after. The increase is so nominal that if it wasn’t a work task it’s not really worth her time.

Jazzlyn totally shocked me right before I left by maxing the charisma skill. I knew hers was high but not that high!

And, just one funny and a video to finish us off, Cinnamon getting in Max’s face while he’s eating telling him I forgot to give them a litter box.

And Rascal singing for Max. You may need to turn up the volume it’s hard to hear.

O3/P5/R1 Burke-Fox household

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