I have played the Sims from the beginning and was playing Sims 3 then 4 when I got my labradoodle puppy Elvis . He was always with me when I played he was usually sleeping on my lap and so when there were huge thunder storms or fireworks in the game he became used to those sounds . He is ...because of the Sims... totally calm and not bothered , he is now 5 . He was out last night for his evening walk and there were very loud fireworks going off and he carried on not in the least bit bothered and again with the very loud thunder and lightning we had later on . I just wanted to thank the Sims developers for giving us a way to keep our pets calm and I wish I could share this with more people so more pets can benefit .