This is my mouse.  She is fifteen years old,  and she is my muse.  She has also been diagnosed recently with early stage renal failure, but she doesn’t know.  We have changed her food and have given her one B-12 shot and have not needed another a month out.  I am hoping that we can manage her for a while with these two therapies.

Spending a lot more time with her now that we know she will not be around forever, I just noticed this morning that her head makes a perfect equilateral triangle.  I am thinking the Greeks might find her a great specimen (she knows she is), and add her fine dimensions as a related theorem to the Golden Section.

From the picture above, one cannot help but notice that between the points of her two ears and the bottom of her mouth, the elegance of the triangle that is created by this artist.  We know the Greeks looked for the underlying ideal of a thing, and Cezanne the underlying geometry of a thing.  With our Mouse-head, we have both.  Reason enough for perfect proportion and solid beauty.

In the picture above, we see Mouse trying to inscribe herself within a circle and on top of my favorite jeans, and within the rectangle of the laundry basket.  All great artists test various theories of proportion and try to push themselves to do things they might not otherwise have.  Notice in this picture that she has had an “M” tattooed on her forehead.  She says that it is for “MOUSE”, but we know it is for “MALERICH”.  It was a little something I had done early on so that she might be returned to her house when she travels at night.

This is Mouse’s favorite interpretation of the Vitruvian Man.  She thinks that it so cool that art students of a certain age have already learned about the Renaissance from watching cartoons.  This was when she was first introduced to the Golden Section theory of proportion.


7 thoughts on “VET-RUVIAN CAT

  1. hi,

    i randomly came across your site while i was looking for the vitruvian ninja turtle. anyway. ur cat is lovely. have you looked into giving her green smoothies? i’ve used victoria boutenko’s ‘green for life’ book to make green smoothies for the past year. i do not have any life-threatening illnesses, but a lot of the book refers to people who have health issues finding the smoothies to significantly change their bodily functions for the better.

    anyway, the book (also by boutenko) ‘green smoothie revolution’ has green smoothie recipes for pets. maybe it’s worth a try.

    hope that helps!

    • tay: comments like yours are so rare in my experience. thanks for reading and your ideas. i posted this in march. boston’s vet appt and the diagnosis of early renal failure was in february. other than the symptoms she had when i took her in at that time, we have had no other trouble, and it is august! we changed her food to a prescription low protein one, give no more table scraps, and she looks and acts like a middle schooler! i will research your advice when and if she feels bad again. in the meantime, we are all enjoying each other. love the community that stretches out to all boundaries! lee

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