“But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you.”
Now, I know I should not be feeding the foxes in my garden. But the poor beasts have only about two years of life expectancy anyway, so it’s not like I am preventing wild animals from being able to take care of themselves. At most I am improving their diet with dog food (as opposed to remains of KFC) and I like to illude myself that I am keeping them off the road this way.
“You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”
I called the first one Siegmund (as homage to the medieval Czech king Sigismund, nicknamed The Ginger Fox). But I counted three of them the other day, and I can only tell apart two of them (cause one has a slightly less fluffy tail). So far they are Siegmund I, II & III, which probably means I need to think about names (suggestions welcome). I will update this post continuously if I manage to take any more decent pictures (hence the post isn’t numbered).
“I remember the fox. One runs the risk of crying a bit if one allows oneself to be tamed.”
All quotes Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince