Friday, May 27, 2011

Responsibility


I cut my first bouquet of roses yesterday. I love having fresh cut flowers in the house, especially when they come from my own yard. One of the things I miss about Germany, are the fresh flowers that are so available everywhere. It is pretty much a standard thing to take fresh flowers when you go to visit someone.


“You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery


I could not help but think of this little girl when I found the quote to post with my rose photos...She is now mine...I feed her, and though she will not let me close enough to pet her, she is waiting at the front door two -three times a day for her food. She stays under the front porch with her three kittens - and even though she is less than a year old herself, she is the most perfect mom. Now that she is getting food on a regular basis, she is looking much better. And for sure, she has given me more than I can give to her. As soon as they (baby kittens) are weaned from their mom, I’m hoping to catch them so that I can take them in to have them spayed and neutered...and hopefully, homes.

5 comments:

GYPSYWOMAN said...

beautiful quote of responsibility! and the magnificent roses! how divine! wish i were in a position to take one of baby kittens as i would love to have one - mommy cat is so lucky to have you as her human! have a fabulous weekend lady!!!

Gail said...

Beautiful and good luck with your kitty adoption...thank you.

LadyCat said...

Beautiful roses and kitty. You have a kind soul to help her and her kittens.
I love the quote, too. It's good to help the creatures that have no voice.

adrielleroyale said...

Beautiful roses, cat and sentiments. More people should think this way :)

Laurie said...

Oh, I know -- I miss that about Germany, too. The little town I lived in had two churches, one grocery store, a bakery, and three flower shops! I would like nothing better than to have a family of kitties living on my property!