Here are walnuts from last year's harvest at Patches' ranch.
Morning Scratch editor
The investor and the man left the Cats of the Household home alone for a few days recently. The editor, of course, kept everything under control (by eating everyone's food).
The two humans reportedly left to go visit human and animal family living in California's Central Valley. Before there were three cats in the Household, the editor went on all visits; however, the investor says traveling with three felines is too difficult.
Plus, Kat 3 hates the car and once broke off a carrier's door in a panic. The investor says Kat 3 has claustrophobia.
"No, I don't!" Kat 3 whined. "I just don't like such a small space - that's all."
The editor has told Kat 3 to look up claustrophobia in a dictionary.
Also, the cats are no longer allowed in the human grandparents' house after the editor got stuck behind the washing machine, spilled hot tea all over grandma and the new carpet, escaped the house twice, and tormented Aunt Rudy the cat until she wouldn't come into the house from the garage. The editor denies any and all accusations.
The Morning Scratch acquired exclusive photos from the humans' trip.
Great Aunt Patches has a walnut ranch. Right now all the trees are bare. Harvest is in October. Here she is watching over the trees. She's a very busy woman and has great business sense.
Because the oven wasn't working at the ranch, the humans grilled the take-and-bake pizza. It was the man's idea, and it worked just fine, the humans reported.
Patches also keeps horses at her ranch. Here they are, eating grass. The editor wonders whether they puke, too, after eating the yummy grasses.
This pond also belongs to Patches. She uses it to irrigate her many acres of walnuts. She had her humans build it for her so that she wouldn't ever be without water when the trees are hungry. Talk about planning. She is quite the entrepreneur.
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