Rusty was up early again and determined to get his house done before his pack aged up. He wanted to do so much today, but felt he was running out of time to get the house completed. He made great progress yesterday, but there was still a lot of work to be done. Thank goodness for Shredder collecting those feathers so Rusty could assemble the bird statues or Rusty wouldn’t be where he was at this point. And speaking of bird statues, more feathers were collected and Rusty had enough for 2 more bird statues!Once he had some cereal and sent the dogs out hunting, Rusty decided his first task of the day would be completing his walled garden. Well, that was after he watered his garden again.He had also ordered some more items from the mail order catalog and in a few hours, the walled garden was finished. Rusty thought it looked pretty good.He even had an excess of flowers from harvesting and decided to plant some in window boxes and flower boxes to brighten up the rest of the lot. From the left-over wood, he made a pet toy box, although that didn’t stop all the pet toys from being strewn about the yard.Rusty needed a break after all that work, so he decided to continue training Thunder.Thunder did so well in his training and learned to “speak”. Now Thunder was trained, too. Look at Fifi behind Thunder encouraging him. These dogs have lots of personality.After a bite to eat, Rusty was ready for the next task.Maybe no one had noticed, but poor Rusty was stuck in the same clothes he had on when he came to the island. And they were looking pretty worn. No matter how he tried they never seemed to get clean. So, one of the things he decided to purchase was some laundry detergent and a wonderful wash tub and clothes line. Did you ever know someone more excited about doing laundry?He had so much laundry to do he got the “washed-out arms” moodlet from using the wash tub.There is nothing quite like the smell of clean, fresh clothes! Ahhhh…. Oh darn, what happened to Rusty’s other sock?Even Shredder thinks this is a rather cool raccoon shower.With the garden and laundry area done, Rusty just had two more areas to finish for the house. Since it was a sunny day, he would tackle the outdoor one first which would take the rest of the day. But he knew it would be worth it.The dogs came and went from their hunting excursions…wondering what Rusty was making in the back yard….Rusty was digging and adding flowers and rocks. Maxie and Scotty helped dig up a storm. And then Rusty stood back and admired his new…..…garden pond (pool)! Rusty had discovered a natural spring pond in his backyard and with a bit of landscaping and a ladder, it was a magnificent, cooling pool. Rusty wondered if the dogs would swim in it, so he called them all over.Nothing like the present to try out the new pond! Oh it was great!All the dogs loved the pond…well, all the pack except poor little Maxie…Rusty thought that maybe Maxie was afraid of the pool. Oh well, he’d give her a nice bath later.But the dog who loved the pond the most was Thunder. He went in and out of that pond autonomously all day long.After some splashing fun with the dogs, he came out and true to his word, Rusty picked up Maxie for her bath.Maxie seemed to like this much better. Oh she was a bubble girl.The rest of the afternoon was spent playing with the pack.Well that was until Scotty decided to get in a fight with Shredder.Yes, believe it! Shredder is the innocent one this time. Rusty had to tell Scotty not to attack, but he quickly gave both Scotty and Shredder a pet. He didn’t want any more pets running away after a fight.Rusty made a special treat for Shredder to cheer him up. A beef and chicken fishcake. Rusty had never made his own pet food before, but he had read this recipe in the home vet book he had purchased. It looked pretty good….let’s hope Shredder likes it.Oh yes! As soon as Rusty called Shredder to come and eat, Shredder ran over so fast. Oh yummy in the tummy!After filling up all the dog dishes and making sure all the pack was happy, Rusty fixed himself some mac and cheese. All the excitement today and splashing around in the pond made for some very tired doggos.The house was almost done. He had ordered another mail order to finish the living room area which would be delivered tomorrow morning. He planned on inviting Ayaka for dinner and show her all the work he had done on the house. Now….what to make for dinner. Rusty had bought a book on gourmet cooking and the dishes looking really good. He hoped he could make a very special dinner for Ayaka. He wanted tomorrow to be special…A special dinner, a special evening. Yes, very special…! *wink*
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I wanted to thank lisabeesims for the lovely Laundry Day Stuff Pack which I won on Facebook for creating a sim to attend a royal wedding (it was a random draw). Without this pack, poor Rusty would still be walking around in dirty clothes. And with some flower additives, his clothes are sparkling clean and he gets the moodlet “pristine clothes”. The laundry pack has some lovely items that are geared to eco-living.
The pool build I used (room) is made by sunshine007458 called Garden Pool. Before the dogs could use it, I had to remove some of the rocks and flowers from one end. After that it worked just fine and there was just no stopping these dogs. I also changed the ladder to a more rustic ladder.
I love that the dogs will swim autonomously and it is cool to watch them swim. Thunder, the adventure trait dog, loved the pool the most and was in and out of the pond all the time. I wish I had thought of doing this sooner. The dogs seemed to have a lot of fun and I really liked watching them swim. It does not work like a bath though, and they are still dirty when they come out.