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Please Fly Away.. by Kezzi-Rose Please Fly Away.. by Kezzi-Rose
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 5, my friend and I rescued a bird from a big ginger tom cat. We looked after it in a little cardboard box, but it was so injured there was nothing we could do and it soon died.

Yesterday my dad saw this pretty cabbage white butterfly flutter straight into the web of a huge spider, and he (being a massive animal lover) gently pulled it free. It wasn't moving, probably stunned. I took it in my hands and wished it would be okay and beat its little wings, but it never stirred. I just sat it on my fingers and held it to the sky, 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 think it's weird to feel an attachment to tiny creatures, but I've always valued even the smallest 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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Thanks for all your :+fav:s & comments ♥

Disclaimer for those "that's just life" comments: I know! Perhaps my dad was wrong for stealing a spider's meal, but that spider had a web full of flies already. The food web is so important, and creatures have to die to sustain others, but sometimes as humans with consciences we can't help but intervene out of empathy for the 'victim'. Call us sensitive and sentimental if we see it as our duty to help them - because yes we are, and if our soppiness saves a little life occasionally we're not gonna be ashamed of that!
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Raphsgirl113 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I agree to everything u said, and even when I'm not witnessing it I can almost feel the deaths of even the smallest creatures! It's sad really. But, unfortunately, it's the way things are. The circle of life. Me and my dad love animals as well, a lot of which we see in our day-day lives but often we humans waist it! It's truly sad how so many people waist so much of their lives!
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forestmammal Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I only take away a spiders meal if I think it can survive, I normally guess correctly but if I'm wrong I can always give it to another spider xD
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forestmammal Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahaha, I'm not the only one that does exactly what you do, just about everyday. I'm glad :)

A simular situation happened with me. I found a cabbage white butterfly in my house, it was completely exhausted and looked old from the slightly frayed wings. I placed it in an open box and fed it everday (it was feeding because I saw the proboscis dipping in) but after that it couldn't even move it's legs, they had gone completely stiff and all it could do was to vibrate it's wings and try so hard to open them. (Call me a wuss but I can't bare to think about any animal suffering) so I placed it's proboscis on the food (flowers etc..) and kept it like that. It lasted a week in that state until it finally wasted away.. I should've let it die shouldn't I? I think I prolonged it's suffering DX 
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Piggehluver Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
I'm afraid of butterflies•-• *Flips table*
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Piggehluver Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
I'm afraid of butterflies•-• *Flips table*
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foxspitt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
This has happened to me before. A housefly got trapped in between the screen of my window and the pane. It was freezing outside, and by the time I got it inside, it was already dying, I guess. One by one, its legs stopped working, its wing stopped twitching, and no matter how much warmth and honey I gave it...it died. I put it outside, in the freedom it had tried to get to, but could not because of a mesh screen.
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pyewocket Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
"It's just life" is just  a saying for those whom may not have the right words to say.

 But for those of us whom love anything that has a beating heart. It's not "just life...." our hearts beat for those whom we wish we could save, and set free.

 My family and  I have had it happen to us. Along side the road we found a raccoon hit and crying. I chose to pick it up. I paid the vet bill...expensive as it was. I was determined it should be saved, or lack of trying anyways. In the end I cried. Even though the raccoon was never mine. I however did bury it in my backyard and gave the raccoon a name. "Esma the Bold" For you know she must have dashed across the road many times before....But to pass it and hear its crys. How many people left her?? I was not one of them...I couldnt. So there for I tried. And I will never regret spending one penny on something that never lived. :3

I am deeply proud of Kezzi for sharing with us what took place and what she did. I am proud of her father for it takes a strong man to show a woman that something as small as a butterfly should as well be cared for. I am happy for people like you in the world Kezzi, and happy your father is as kind hearted as you. 
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely agree with you! Those are great words, and I also think what you did for that raccoon was so honourable and kind-hearted. As you said there, it really is so good to know there are other people out there who feel this empathy for other living creatures, no matter how big or small, and won't just stand by and watch them suffer. What a lovely thing to do for that animal, you changed its last moments around. ♥ And thank you so much as well, I'm also glad my dad is one of those people c:
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FreeFay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
This picture is beautiful! :D where is the begining from, by the way, it sounds so farmiliar...
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! ♥ What do you mean by the beginning? I wrote the description and everything myself c:
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Missrockcantswim Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
your heart was in the right place
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Missrockcantswim Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
everything happens for a reason. Iv'e read the story. I agree Its sad but still a lesson can be found in it. You did your best. I would have too, but try to keep your tears. Your actions were seen and you know your hearts motives.
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LightningXSand Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
I think this is a beautiful story. I'd like to take your picture, and use it in an adaptation I'm writing of the love story of Pysche and Eros. I may modify it slightly, to make it into a banner.

Continuing freeing butterflies and rescuing birds, my friend. The world needs their beauty.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Apologies for the late reply, I've been ever so busy recently!
As long as full credit to me & my original picture is given, that's absolutely fine for you to use it as a banner. Hope the writing is going well! ♥
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EneKiedis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Let me just say you are a wonderful person for doing that <3 This made me cry, but it's good to know there are still people who care. I do the same myself, every time my cat brings one of those gifts home.

You are also a great photographer, and I absolutely adore your work <3
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, this means a great deal! ♥
It's great to know you have the same standpoint, and thanks again. c:
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ameedan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Absolutely Stunning!!!!. I would love to use this picture for a project of mine.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it, but how exactly would my piece be used in your project? What's your project about? c:
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MindyJerebic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Photographer
Featured [link]
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! <3
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VinnyCrow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011   General Artist
Coincidentally, I recently took in a butterfly, myself. I saw it on the road, and it wasn't moving-- so I went over to see if it was alive, and it was-- but it was missing two legs and its right back wing was torn, so it couldn't fly. I took it home and kept it safe, even providing a mixture it could drink and so forth, but it only ate a little the first day I found it, and then it just starved itself until it died. It was very sad, but I didn't let the loss get to me; I knew it would die soon, anyway. Still, thank you for sharing this photo and the feelings that come with it.
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Seizing-Sugar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yur art is beautifully done, can i ask what kind of camera you have so i know what to ask for , for my birthday this May
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a Canon 350D! You're so lucky that your parents will buy one for you, I had to save up for months. c:
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Seizing-Sugar Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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ComaCalm Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
I'd cry if a butterfly died on me. o.O
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I did~ :noes:
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WoodLily Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I had a moment like this only it was with a moth. I put it on my hand and went outside so it can fly away. But he wouldn't fly away. It was funny!
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mollynprecious Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I held a butterfly once
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Aquabat9 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Aww... it really reminds me of these cabbage white butterflies we had in my biology class. There were a whole bunch of them in each of the 2 cages, and we had to observe them throughout their metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly. And when they reached adulthood, there were so many butterflies in the cages that there was hardly any room to thrive. It made me sad to think that they would never be free, and the fact that we didn't just release them after we were done. So weeks went by, and they all started dying. Finally, they were all dead, at the bottom, just lifeless piles of wings.

A very powerful photograph you have here.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh! That is so absolutely unfair, neither you nor the butterflies should ever have been subjected to that. >: That was really cruel, even if it was a "study" of a creature's life cycle (although not even realistic, since they weren't free to fly outside)!

Thanks very much. <3
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pyewocket Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Back when I was in school I was happy to fail in my science classes that wanted to use animals and bugs for test subjects. Why not use people instead... -.-.... see how they like being poked and prodded. And I will have my children do the same one day when they get to highschool! Well...that will be LOTS of years away lol. But you know what I mean :3
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I know exactly what you mean! Luckily I never had to do that in science class (we did once keep woodlice for an experiment to see which types of soil/leaf they like best but they all lived and were set free). It was brave of you to stand up to it. c:
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Berichan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
simply beautiful, i love the color of your photos ^^
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! c:
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Berichan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
my pleasure ^^U
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Anna301510 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Wow this is a beautiful photograph and a very sad story to go with it. <3
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much. <3
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lalami02 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that was so beautiful :_:... poor thing, I feel ya, I once tried to save a little kitten from a huge cat (wasn't the mom) carrying it in its mouth, after chasing it away, the little kitty was on the ground still.. I felt so guilty and useless for not being able to help it.

ps: sorry for raiding your gallery with faves, I just adore your pix! :love:
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FlyethKatt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Aw :C sad story. And really sweet photo as well.
I do that too, I can't stand watching any creature in pain or anything D;
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much. c: <3
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aalyj Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Aw. I'm sorry for your loss.
At least you tried! It's good to have such animal lovers.
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
c: Thank you.
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Esmeralda2010 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Lovely :D
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <3
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Roronoa-Forte Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
And the spider's all like "Man, haters gon' hate; now gimme back mah lunch!"
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Bree333888 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I...I think I teared up a little when I read the description. I've always been that way about animals too, although my parents never understood why I cared so much for a little bug or squirrel....
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moth-owl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
beautiful photo with a beautiful artist's comment! :hug:
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Kezzi-Rose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much~ <3
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