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Offline Nindigo

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Cats keep running away (rant)
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:43:35 AM »
I think I'm done having cats (except for Patches). They run away no matter what I do, leaving my Sims sad for a week or so. Patches never do or did, however. Perhaps because he's affectionate? In any other case, when I switch to a household with a cat, it runs away almost immediately, because apparently, Sims don't care for it when I don't play them. And I can't just drop everything and ignore screaming toddlers (that will otherwise get taken away) to pet a friggin' sensitive cat, so it won't run away :-\ Dogs seem less prone to this behavior, so I'm sticking to them for now. *Heavy sigh*

Help. Does anyone else experience this with cats?

Sorry for being negative. But I really like the cats and want them in my household, just not on the expensive of my sanity and my Sims well-being.
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Re: Cats keep running away (rant)
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 04:06:26 PM »
This thread here talks about runaway pets a little. MarianT says that advertising online speeds up the return rate. Apart from that I deleted all the pets out of my households a while ago as they are just too much work to deal with. I've left a few with some of my placed townies so when I want a cat/dog fix I just go visit with them.

Maybe if just before you swap households if your current played sim were to go visit that household and feed/play with the pet/toddler etc then when you swapped over the pets/toddlers would be in better shape? I sometimes do that when I'm swapping to a toddler household and it does seem to work if you them swap played households as soon as your 1st sim gets home.
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