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The beautiful cabbage white we couldn't save.

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Please Fly Away.. by Kezzi-Rose

The story behind the photos:
I love being able to save little creatures - my cat's brought in a lot of mice and birds over the years that we've nursed back to health. The feeling of relief and happiness when they scamper back into the bushes or fly to the treetops is unbeatable!
But not everything can be so lucky. When I was five, my friend and I rescued a starling from a big ginger tom cat. We looked after it in a little cardboard box, gave it water to drink and even a name - but there was nothing we could do, as it soon died of its injuries and shock.
Yesterday my dad saw this beautiful cabbage white butterfly flutter straight into the web of a huge spider, which set upon it immediately. My dad, being a total butterfly lover, gently pulled it free. It wasn't moving, probably stunned. I took the little thing in my hands and held it, wishing it would be okay and beat its little wings, but it never stirred. I just sat it on my fingers, held it to the sky, and willed it to fly away before taking these photos to capture its beauty before it wasted away. We put it to rest in a patch of flowers.
Some people might find it weird to feel an attachment to such tiny creatures, but I've always valued even the tiniest lives and always want to help however I can. I know there was nothing I could have done, but I do feel bad for the loss of such a pretty thing that was full of life one second and just a shell the next. Life is so precious; don't waste a second of it.

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tea-cup-duck Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist
oh gawsh its just so deep I think i'm going to just go sit in the corner and cry for a bit! Poor butterfly :meow: I too have often been involved in having to save cute little door mice from my cat!
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's definitely my saddest photo! :noes: Aw, dormice are the cutest little things, damn kitties for being so good at hunting! It's sweet that they think they're bringing us presents, though :')
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tea-cup-duck Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Yes indeed :( they are aren't they? I just love the big ears and the tiny body,it is nice when we manage to save one as you can cup the little thing in your hands and give it a little stroke before taking it to the end of the garden and finding it a nice somewhere to hide :') cats are just amazing in hunting and so like the bigger cats too! Yeah its nicer to think of it in that way then the more brutal aspect on things!
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lpsc00l Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
:ohnoes: why must the good die young??!!
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
That's so sad.
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Heart-In-Mouth Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Digital Artist
This is so beautiful I just had to feature it here: [link] :heart:
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much, I appreciate it! ♥
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LabyrinthStables Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student General Artist
I saved a butterfly recently, it got confused about the fly screens 'cos we have louvre windows, and was trying to get through the mesh, so i tried to catch it, but it took me about 10 minutes 'cos it kept fluttering to the other side of that space or struggling under one of the louvres. In the end i got it and held it carefully, taking it outside, i was a little surprised that it actually resisted my attempts to gently blow on it so that it would fly away, so i sat there watching it until it fluttered off ^^ It was so sweet
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ignotism Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011   General Artist
this photo is gorgeous... simply gorgeous. i love your photos. c:
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, that means a lot! c:
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Nishaja Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   General Artist
So sad...but you captured his beauty perfectly :hug:
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. c:
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MindyJerebic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Photographer
Featured [link]
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Johhy55 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
beautiful!
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! c:
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kashi4 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
aww this is really touching, it's really good to hear abou how you saved the other ones, keep it up! :hug:
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much, lovely :huggle:
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Bekey Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, I really appreciate it! <3
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FluteyPie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw, :( I must say, I teared up a bit reading the story behind it. I know how you feel; I've helped quite a few stray dogs and cats that have wandered into my yard, and even though my parents don't let me bring them inside I do whatever I can to bring them food, water, & keep them warm until I find their owner. And then I feel so happy inside when they run to their returning owners. <3
I never find homes for the cats, though; usually my neighbor takes them to a shelter (not a pound, but a humane society).
This was truly touching!
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh! That's a really kind thing you do for those animals. <3
Thank you!
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zZToraZz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
:wave:
you have been featured in my journal [link] :aww:
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much, I really appreciate it! :la:
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zZToraZz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
you are welcome :blowkiss:
really amazing shot :aww:
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KagamiYoshida Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Awwwwww T^T
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Berichan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
awwwwnnn >w<
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Poproflwaffle Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
i know how you feel. =/ I remember when I was 6, and completely unaware of the life cycle and the way things work, I held a tiny mouse in my hand that my cat just got done trying to consume. It was so sad because the mouse is so small. But at the same time, if you think about it, the spider or cat (some cats) will die if they don't eat. D= it's a confusing never ending cycle.
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LiteraryAthlete Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
poor thing :'(
pretty picture <3 i'm jealous of all your beautiful photographs........
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much <3
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waterdragonrain Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist
It's so sad :noes: I've always loved butterflies, I once found one on the ground over the stables with my sister while we were looking after our horse, it was on the ground which was soaked after days and days of rain. When I picked it up it was beating its wings which were all tattered and wet trying to dry them off. I put it on the branch of a tree out of harms way and came back later and it was frozen to the spot; I picked it up again and realised it was dead. I was really sad, especially seeing a beautiful red admiral's wings all tattered and broken :( But in the end we have to accept it's how nature works, some creatures live and others die.
This is beautiful and a definite :+fav: :)
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Reveriesian Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor little thing :(
Beautiful photo, it really feels delicate :heart:
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3
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aspired2inspire Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Such a sad yet beautiful story. :heart: Yet sometimes nature really makes confuses me because I find that there are two ways of thinking about it: either it is a realm full of beauty, wonder, and life, or it is this mad contest of life and death, kill/run/hide or be killed. When I think about it too much, I tend to go insane due to all of the conflicting thoughts. :(

....And so now I don't know what to think of nature anymore. ;_;
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Keeri-chan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student
;_; mad me sad
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Shining-Ruse Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student Artist
I understand what you're feeling completely.
A few years ago I was up visiting my grandpa and step-grandma (whom I called Nana) and I saw their cat Smoky with something of a medium size in it's mouth. And since I am near-sited and without my glasses I immediately thought it was a rat. But as I walked over to him and the two other cats there to congratulate and reward him I saw that it was, in truth, a tiny sparrow. Tears sprung into my eyes but I saw it was still breathing; so I hit Smoky across the flank and guarded the bird that he dropped with my body. ; shielding it will my body as I called for help. Eventually my Papa (grandpa) came out and found me huddled on the ground and asked me what I was doing; since I had been sitting there for over an hour I only showed him the fragile body of the taped bird and he quickly rushed inside to get my aunt (she's a veterinarian). After we got inside my aunt looked it over for injuries. Luckily it only had a minor shock problem and a small puncture on it's left wing. We then quickly nursed it back to health and let him free. :D
I also know the feeling of loss. Once my step-father Scot came home with a Tiny baby rabbit that he found almost crushed under a tarp at his work. We spent weeks nursing it back to health. I had grown quite fond of the creature, I even named him (Pinkie if you were wondering), and I planned on keeping after he was healed. But about three weeks after Scot found him he died. :cries:
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F3RR3T Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I can relate to you 100%.
Last year a friend of mine's brother had a woodpecker fly into his windshield. He came to the house with the tiny thing in a blanket, and we all sat on the deck trying to make it comfortable; dropping water into it's mouth and such. It moved a few times and blinked, but eventually blood trickled out of it's beak and it died. I was touched. There's still photos of it on my phone today.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so sad! D:
But I'm sure it really appreciated your efforts before it passed. <3
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Lionique Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
Featured =) [link]
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I really appreciate it! <3
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iflyinthemoonlitsky Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
I Can't express it ..
the butterfly and your photo made me tear
But it's a great shot
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <3
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VivaAngel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
RIP Cabbage White Butterfly :(
You are so passionate about animals... :thanks:
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w00tw00t-BigBird Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
I think that ... human beings generally lack your attitude and views toward nature. Life is so beautiful, why destroy it? What's fun in blowing up a mice in a micro wave?

At my father's place, I was cutting the grass with the lawn mower. Once in a while, there was a frog jumping in front of me. I stopped and ran after it so it would flee far from me, therefor saving it's life from being obliterated by some grass-cutting-noisy-machine.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely agree! Some people are so utterly cruel and view other life with such disregard~ D:
& I bet that frog really appreciated that~ :'D
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Anagenesis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
The photo and the accompanying story is touching. Just shows the fragility of life.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. <3
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Waste-Of-Bandwidth Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student General Artist
What a beautiful story to complement such a beautifully sad photograph. Your words speak a wisdom that I wish the rest of the world had more of.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. <3
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Ravonie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
I feel the same way about it. To me all life is to be valued equal, despite shape, color, size, amd anything else along those lines.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so happy you feel the same <3
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