Last week I dreamed that I was playing Sims 3, and I adopted the black unicorn into the family, and I named it Zanzibar. (100% true.) Obviously that became the first thing on my playing agenda in real life.
When you ride a unicorn, sparkles trail out behind you. And when unicorns eat or drink, a rainbow happens.
Zanzibar (who is female) and Gaucho got along well.
I also had a yen to try some other animals. I started by creating a kitty that I named Bad Kitty. I gave Bad Kitty the traits Aggressive, Destructive, and Adventurous.
I bought Bad Kitty an awesome kitty tower.
But that didn’t keep her from destroying the family’s newspaper when their backs were turned.
Kitties like to explore and hang out under the furniture.
Don’t get between Bad Kitty and her food bowl!
Bad Kitty started off on the wrong foot immediately, by hissing at Felicia.
Bad Kitty seems to get along better with the other animals. Here she is having a chat with the unicorn.
Zanzibar’s eyes are an unusually light shade of brown. It gives her a perpetually startled look.
I also LOL’d when Butters screwed up a jump through the flame hoop and caught fire.
This time, there weren’t any neighbors around to put him out. He had to run – on fire – out of the pasture, around the corner, in through the front door, upstairs, and into the shower to put himself out.
The lot was getting really laggy with all these animals. I decided to sell Bacon and Indigo at the horse farm. It’s weird to sell off members of your family, but hey, each one net us over §8,000. That really helped ease the sting.
Of course, the next thing I did was have Gaucho and Zanzibar “Try for Foal.”
Will it be a unicorn or a horse? Pinto or black? Only time will tell!
In exploring the town, I discovered that it not only has a dog park, as you might expect. It also has a kitty park!
The kitty park has all the things kitties like. Including a Litter Box Gazebo…
Benches for kitties to sit on…
And a Room Full Of Beds.
Bad Kitty liked it!
Around this time I started thinking that maybe I should consider matching Butters up with a lady Sim, so that they can have an heir. But it turns out that, although it’s chock full of deer and unicorns and wild horses and raccoons, Appaloosa Springs is kind of empty of Sims. Most of them were either male, or elderly.
Gaucho and Butters spent an entire day loitering around downtown, with no success at The Ladies.
That night, Butters turned from Young Adult to Mature Adult. I decided to start with a make-over. Gone was the Emo Hair. Gone, the Crazy Angry Eyebrows. It was time for Butters to grow up.
Time for a new wardrobe, too. I tried out several sensible and attractive outfits. Then I clicked on this thing, and it made me laugh.
Good enough for me!
(I later changed his hair to sandy blonde, because it was clashing with his red shirt.)
The instant he switched back from the wardrobe to the game, a new maid appeared. The Alphabettis have had a young blonde man as their maid ever since they moved to Appaloosa Springs. I don’t know what happened to him, but it seemed like fate.
Butters seemed to think so, too.
Here is a sentence I have never typed before in my whole entire life: My horse gnome is sleeping.
Butters asked the maid out on a date, and it went splendidly.
Near the end of their date, she gave him flowers.
Which caused him to make this face.
Words fail me.