Jared still lives in the same rented apartment. It is the one on the ground floor in the left half of the building. So far, he has been surviving on what he saved from his student grants. An inheritance on Monday morning sees his fortune grow to 4.273 Simoleons.
Morning, Jared! How is your week going to be like?This is Strolch, his male dog and the first one he raised from when he was a puppy.Here is Suzy, his second puppy raised to adulthood, and mother of all the other dogs he has raised so far. Right now, she is taking care of her latest litter of four (only 3 pictured): Stella, Steward, Stina and Struppi.Monday is rent day, and this means Jared's inheritance is almost eaten up; his bank account is now down to 2.645 Simoleons - and that's before the Tuesday and Thursday bills.But there is no way Jared can hold a job AND raise 20 puppies at the same time! He is constantly busy, since there is always a pet bed to clean......or a dog to wash, food bowl to fill, and so on.He barely finds the time (and does not always manage it) to greet his fellow New Maximilianians as they walk past the building. On Monday afternoon, he greets Jodie Larson, but that's nearly all human interaction he has that day.On Tuesday, it is much the same routine. Jared gets up at 6.00......does the round of the food bowls and everything else that needs doing around the flat and his dogs.He does get a phone call from a friend or acquaintance every now and then.The puppies are not yet fully house trained, as you can see!But this afternoon, the four little ones grow up - being no. 10, 11, 12 and 13 on Jared's list. They all look identical to their mother, which is why I am not going to show you a picture of each of them.Sad as it is, Jared knows there is only one thing for him to do before he can encourage Suzy and Strolch to have more puppies: give the four younger dogs up for adoption. The kind officer is soon there to pick them up, and Jared knows they will go to good homes.Before the day is over, it is time to clean yet another one of the four pet beds in the extra room reserved for his dogs.The bath tub leaks, but thankfully, Jared does not have to repair it - he can simply ask the Landlord to do it.The cleaning up afterwards is left to him, though.
Will he then focus on his own needs some more, and maybe find that special someone in his life?