A Day in the Life: Shelby

Shelby Pigglewiggle
Generation 8, ‘Child’ of Bane Pigglewiggle
Black – White – Hungry
Aspirations: Eat all the sims

Every morning starts the same way. With hope.

Shelby in the morning, cake lure at the ready. Behind the cow plant, the household begins to stir.
Try this cake, it’s udderly nutritious and very real.
Michel approaches the cow plant and stares down the eyeless thing.
Ah! My arch-nemesis. The one sim I have never eaten. Take the cake!
Shelby fails to eat Michel as Michel produces a wrapped meat package to eat instead.
Ooooh, pork tenderloin.

The day progresses. Shelby spends the time sunning and chatting with the daisies. Usually there are one or two spaceship launches.

A ship launches from the ground next to Shelby.
Was that a little closer than normal? One of these days that blue one will singe my leaves with that thing.

Today Julienne and his wife came for a visit.

Sheby watches Julienne enter the graveyard.
I shall let this one pass.

Shelby knows that Julienne is an alien and doesn’t taste very good. The other cow plant, Lola, told him.

Lola, another cow plant, spits Julienne out. Julienne is on the ground covered in green slime.
Ew. Alien sims. Yuck.

Often some of the household will come out to the garden. The red one, named Harley, will often play games. Snapdragon is Shelby’s favorite game.

Harley and Shelby. Harley has her hands spread wide, Shelby is reared back nodding excitedly, leaf tail wagging.
“Who wants to play snapdragon?! Does Shelby want to play?”
Harley makes snapping shape with her hands, Shelby looks udderly delighted.
Harley pets Shelby after their rousing game.
“Aw, who’s the cutest cow plant?”

Bane works days now, so others have to pitch in to help with the gardening.

Shelby watches Michel gardening nearby. I wound't want the cow plant eyeing me so hungrily.
Just a little closer….

Although Bane is sure to visit Shelby everyday when he gets off work just in time for the evening snack.

Bane offers Shelby some paper wrapped meat which Shelby is eager to take. Bane looks exhausted from work (orange plumbob) and the garden is filled with weeks.
At last you return!

Once everyone goes to sleep. Shelby and Lola have a dance party.

Shelby dances (animated gif of a cow plant at night, rocking out).
Mooving to the music.

Late at night, tired from dancing. Shelby prepares for the next day. Filled with hope.

Shelby's cake tongue makes a late night appearance. These cow plants are hungry buggers.
Today will be the day!

Shelby will try anything once, as long as it’s sim-shaped. And in the early morning, it can be just has hard to tell sim from ghost as it is for sims to tell tongue from cake.

Shelby spits out a ghost. I almost missed this. I didn't know cow plants could even eat ghosts? Could a sim die a second time?
Yuck. Ecotoplams doesn’t taste any better than alien.

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  1. Best. Part. Ever. When I was saying that I love that you feature each member of the family in your story, I wasn’t expecting this! 😉

    it’s so full of character and humour! So amooo-sing! 😉 Not to mention – you gave our Shelby such an awesome personality! No wonder Bane loves her so much, they’re quite alike in their manner of thinking. 🙂

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  2. Love it! And Lola! I didn’t know about her! Our cowplant always sticks her tongue out around 10 pm each evening.

    You’re very brave to have free-range cowplants!

    The photos here were so awesome!

    Sometime, I’d love to read a “Secrets of the Pigglewiggles” chapter–there’s so much that happens behind the scenes that we don’t read about! Flights to space… wandering ghosts… neighbors… extra cowplants… space plants in the garden! 😮

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    • Lola’s been around for a while, I just had trouble with the name. And really Shelby’s the star, being the first borne. Sometimes I feed one of them and seconds later they’re trolling for sims. Pretty sure they’re doing it for fun, rather than hunger.

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      • Hmmm… Mine only trolls when hungry. Of course, she’s not free range. Every night, around 10 pm, out comes the tongue. Sugar feeds her, and then she sleeps until morning, dances all day, and at 10 out comes the tongue again!


  3. Really cool seeing the goings-on in the garden from Shelby and Lola’s perspectives. Do you have an interior hallway that connects to the silos? I can’t see a stairwell down into them in these pics. I love the idea of having the rockets in a sub-subterranean level like that.

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    • Ah – yes you enter through the basement in the main house that leads to the “science area” where all the collections are stored. I should get a picture of that some day. The shuttles are down in the subbasement. We only use the one that was max upgraded. Luthor goes on 2-3 space adventures a day, he’s not got a job.

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