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Invisible One Tile Pet Bed for use with Maxis Pet Beds

by Charity Posted 13th Jan 2014 at 1:41 AM - Updated 26th Nov 2020 at 7:54 AM by Charity
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
I was never happy with the lack of ability for pets to curl up together or otherwise cuddle in the Pets EP.

I finally got the idea to make an invisible recolour of Paladin's one tile pet bed and slip it in under the Maxis two tile beds, so it looked like two pets were sharing the same bed.



The pets do clip a bit, especially at the back, but I think the cuteness factor makes up for that.

Edit: I added a picture of a toddler and cat sleeping together. I had forgotten that toddlers could get in the pet beds as well until one of mine reminded me by snuggling in with the dog. As the one tile pet beds aren't toddler enabled they have to be the one sleeping in the Maxis bed.

What I did was use 'moveobjects on' to slip two one tile beds under a two tile bed, then used 'boolprop controlpets on' to get my pets to get on the beds. I then used 'boolprop snapobjectstogrid false' to position the one tile beds so that the pets looked natural. After that I just left them to it.



I did end up with a few literal dog piles, as the Maxis bed was still usable and unless it's 3 puppies/kittens 3 animals really don't fit. One of my cats was totally buried under a big dog lol. You can make a clone of the Maxis beds and remove the interactions from it if you want to avoid this.



You will need to get the original one tile pet bed mesh from https://web.archive.org/web/2016041...imwardrobe.com/

Sims 2 - Objects - Pet Beds - Pet Bed Round Pillow

The bed may look deep black in the catalogue, but it's invisible when placed.

Additional Credits:
Thank you very much to Paladin for allowing recolours of his one tile pet beds.

Thanks to lauratje86 and Peni Griffin who suggested that these would be worth uploading.
Tags: #pet, #bed, #invisible, #recolour

Style: Modern
Room: Bedroom
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 Pets
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Theorist
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#2 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 2:05 AM
How adorable! Thank you for sharing. :)
Test Subject
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#3 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 5:59 AM
Omg this is adorable!
Forum Resident
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#4 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 6:36 AM
That is such a sweet idea!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 8:42 AM
...must...resist...cuteness...arrrrrrgh!!!! ;D

Thanks for this!

8)
Scholar
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#6 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 10:14 AM
Aah how cute!
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#7 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 11:31 AM
What a cute idea, I love the puppies together in the 'same bed'.
Mad Poster
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#8 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 1:35 PM Last edited by lauratje86 : 13th Jan 2014 at 1:46 PM.
Yay! I'm glad you did decide to upload it :-) The picture of the three puppies is so cute!
The Great AntiJen
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#9 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 2:54 PM
Good idea - you might also be able to turn the invisible bed sideways or at an angle. If the pet can still get in, you'd get even more variety in how they arrange themselves around each other. I always find the one kitten/puppy per bed a bit silly. They usually come in piles after all.
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 3:03 PM
Oh my goodness, this is so cute! What a great idea - thank you!
Test Subject
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#11 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 5:54 PM
good idea :)
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 6:58 PM
Nice to see some pet content around here! (It is sadly lacking & much needed.)

Thanks!
Mad Poster
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#13 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 7:33 PM
Hey, three pets piling on and smooshing one at the bottom happens anywhere you have three pets, so I'm all for it!
Scholar
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#14 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 10:35 PM
Thank you so much for uploading. I love the one with the puppies, so cute! Can't wait to use this
Mad Poster
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#15 Old 14th Jan 2014 at 12:48 AM
Congrats on getting it uploaded, it really is a great idea I love that you included some many different pictures, really sells your creation.
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 16th Jan 2014 at 3:21 AM
What a great idea. I felt the same way. With all that room in the bed why couldn't they share? Thanks a lot.
Toaster Strudel Addict
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#17 Old 16th Jan 2014 at 12:31 PM
Very cool idea! Thanks!
Test Subject
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#18 Old 16th Jan 2014 at 5:36 PM
This is awesome!!!
I have wanted to make puppy piles for years!!!
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 22nd Jan 2014 at 1:18 PM
I love this idea!
Test Subject
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#20 Old 26th Jan 2014 at 1:27 PM
This is so cute! Lovely idea!!
By the way, which eyes do you have for your pets? Are they custom content? o:
Mad Poster
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#21 Old 27th Jan 2014 at 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by HannenLuLu
This is so cute! Lovely idea!!
By the way, which eyes do you have for your pets? Are they custom content? o:


Yup. They're these.

https://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=219038
Test Subject
#22 Old 29th Jan 2014 at 3:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Charity



Thank you!
Test Subject
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#23 Old 29th Mar 2014 at 6:14 PM
Really awesome!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 6th Jun 2014 at 8:19 AM
thank you this is so sweet!!
Test Subject
#25 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 7:45 AM
This is really new, why isn't the mesh link working :'''((( I really want it for my kitties... :'/
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