Playful kittens attempt the game “King of the Mountain” on a pile of siding boards:
Golden (left) and Cale begin the warfare.
Golden goes on offense, then quickly deserts Cale to begin his climb.
GOLDEN: “Oh, Cale. What’s holding you back?”
CALE: “Golden, c’mon. Give your li’l sis another chance… C’mon… That was too fast.”
GOLDEN: “Hmm… Well, it is kinda lonely up here…”
Back down Golden goes, and Cale dances around him.
Then, Cale deftly gives Golden her best move: fake flop and cry;
fierce and startling spit; and
the over-your-head leap upward;
and to the top!
CALE: “Haha! Now who is ‘Kitten of the Mountain’?”
GOLDEN: “Okay, Cale. That was clever. Draw?”
CALE: “Sure, Golden. You’re my bestie!”
Story and Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg
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