Kitten of the Mountain

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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