Tree ClimberWhile my kittens learned to fly like bumble bees during the first outing of their lives, that wasn’t all they learned. Tree hugging at towering heights also made the list.

Spurred on by squirrels (of course, it’s always the squirrels), the kittens surely felt they had something to prove. The rodent skillfully scaled each branch to the top and leapt to the next tree. It didn’t take long before the kittens followed at half pace.

Since one surely couldn’t be outdone by the other, Jed was the first to fly up the trunk and was followed soon after by Jackson. (The video may not reflect this accurately, but their mother remembers well.)

Uneasy about what to do once each climbed a full story up, both took the leap of their lives and landed safely on the ground. Bungee jumpers, eat your hearts out. And to all the mothers of kittens like me, hide your eyes. This is not for the feint of heart! (If you can’t see the video, visit “Tree Hugging Cats” on YouTube.)