|Cats in the neighborhood know where to go for a good meal. Catarina’s always had a soft spot for animals, and the cats she lives with have the best home a cat could ask for. Sometimes Catarina asks herself if there’s something more to life than cats... usually right before she adopts another stray.|
|Members||Catarina Lynx, Doc, Cleo, Josie, Bartholomew A. Bittlebun, Jr.|
|Number of generations||1 generation|
|Game||The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs|
The Lynx family is a pre-made family residing in Brindleton Bay, the world introduced in The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs. It consists of Catarina Lynx and her four cats Doc, Cleo, Josie, and Bartholomew A. Bittlebun, Jr.. They live in the Catscratch Cottage lot and start off with 8,009 Simoleons.
Catarina seems to be a spoof of the cat lady stock character, who are usually depicted as middle-aged or elderly women with many pet cats. She also shares similarities with the Kat family from The Sims: Unleashed and The Sims 2: Pets, such as living alone, owning multiple cats, having no family tree connections, being shipped with their respective games pets expansion and having cat related names.
Lynx: A genus of medium-sized wild cats, which includes the bobcat.
Catarina: Portuguese variant of Katherine, which has several possible origins in Ancient Greek.
Doc: Short for "doctor".
Cleo: Diminutive of Cleopatra, the name of several queens in Ancient Egypt.
Josie: Diminutive of Josephine, feminine form of Joseph, which in turn was derived from the Hebrew name Yosef, meaning "he will add".
Bartholomew: Means "son of Talmai" in Ancient Greek. The name was probably chosen because it has "mew" in it, a sound a cat makes.