Random question: what kind of cats and dogs, if any, do people think would work best for each of the Widespot families? Do you see a particular family as "cat people" or "dog people", or have any particular breeds in mind for particular families (or individual sims - perhaps one sim from a family loves Labradors and everyone else can't stand dogs?)? I would also be interested in what cats and dogs, if any, people think would work well for Peni's County family, who feature in Meadow Creek, if anyone has ever played them. I always recreate them so that they can live in Widespot instead. Oh, and the Ottomai!
I give "farm" families a good, smart working dog, like a collie or shepherd. But poor, dirty, stupid Sims only adopt stray dogs; the big, dirty, bitey ones. Upper-crust families get beautiful, well behaved cats. I never let them get a pet just because they randomly roll a want for one. That play-boy doesn't REALLY want a puppy - maybe I'll just let one of his girl-friends leave him with a "woops" baby...serve him right. The only pets that work (how many do YOU know?!) are pure bred (show business?). If a really lower-class family want to pay attention to, and train, their big dog, AND they are really poor, their big dog could get a job in security.
Well, obviously Rich Mann has a pampered, snow-white cat.
grammapat, all the working dogs I personally know/knew are service dogs. Who all live with the person they work for, because how else would they do their job? I basically don't use the pet careers, unless it's a challenge that requires them.