I played the Burrs a whole bunch over the weekend and took about five trillion pictures. After I narrowed it down to the ones I wanted to share, I still had over 50. So Iâ€™ve split this update into two parts.
Part I begins with our third generation heiress Camellia Burr (in her scary man-eating hat) ensuring the future of her familyâ€™s legacy by reeling in one Horatio Palmfeather, former paperboy turnedâ€¦farmer?
â€œWait, Camellia! Iâ€™ve been working on the farm all day, and I smell like — *Mrrmf* *smooch noises*â€
They had a lurvely wedding out behind Burr Cottage.
â€œLet me see your palm. Is it really feathery?â€
Thankfully neither of these Romance fools had a fear of getting hitched. Thatâ€™s one nice thing about the Pets expansion â€“ instead of fearing marriage or death, theyâ€™re all afraid of skunks now. Seriously â€“ I think all of my Sims have skunkophobia. Itâ€™s an epidemic.
â€œI canâ€™t believe Iâ€™m getting married! I must be drunk!â€
Poor Camellia. Her coquettinâ€™ days are over. For a little while, anyway.
So how about the rest of the family?
Camelliaâ€™s brother Coriander got a job in the Natural Science field and worked on maxing all of his skills. He also helped out with the pets on occasion. Here he shakes the paw of little Ariel, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
And hereâ€™s the family cat, Sebastian. I love how pets will sleep on the bed if you donâ€™t have any pet beds around. In real life, Iâ€™d probably be all, â€œget off the darned bed! Youâ€™re shedding all over my pillow!â€ But in the Sims itâ€™s just plain cute. Nothing says â€œcozyâ€ to me like a cat all curled up on a blankie, dozing away.
(You canâ€™t tell by the picture, but Camellia is pregnant in it. Woohoo! [literally!])
Ariel and Sebastian get along for the most part, but once in awhile, as playful pets are wont to do, they get into mock battles.
â€œYou are SO dead.â€
â€œJust try and catch me, catnip-for-brains!â€
Those wacky pets. But wait! Hereâ€™s someone even wackier! Itâ€™s Horatio, trimming the hedge in his sock garters.
â€œBlast these Burrsâ€¦making me do choresâ€¦why canâ€™t they just let me play piano for tips all day? I made like Â§300 this morning!â€
Horatio is one sloppy, lazy, whiny feller, but he does have his nice moments. Looking at this, I feel bad for what I did to him later onâ€¦
â€œSebastian, youâ€™re the only one who truly understands me.â€
You know, I said â€œHow about the rest of the family?â€ and then left out Belinda and Farley. I just donâ€™t take many pictures of those old geezers. Probably because theyâ€™re busy running the flower shop all the time. But theyâ€™ll turn up in here somewhereâ€¦
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