Daily Cute: Winkelhimer the Disabled Painting Squirrel

A few years ago, Winkelhimer the squirrel was attacked by a mean old cat. She was rescued by Shyla Mouton, an artist, and nursed back to health. Despite her lasting injury, Winkelhimer found a way to express her emotions by imitating Shyla.

Here’s Winkelhimer in action:

Here’s a little more background on how Winkie got into painting in the first place.

(h/t Grist)

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Mickey J.
Past Member 1 years ago

Your blogs and every other content are thus interesting and helpful it makes me return back again. woodbridge painting

Elisa F.
Elisa F.2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad3 years ago

I am so in love with squirrels...I have my own brood that know me, and that I hand feed!

Heidi S.
Heidi S.3 years ago


Myriam G.
Myriam G.3 years ago

Squirrels can make good friends, indeed. Love this!

Laura R.
Laura R.3 years ago

Yeah, she was just chewing on the brush and not really painting intentionally, but still, very cute! I love rodents =)

Terri B.
Terri B.3 years ago

wonderful!!! glad that sweet, precious squirrel was rescued! look out, michelangelo!

Nils Anders Lunde
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Genesis Merano
Genesis Merano3 years ago

Thank you Shyla for bringing this cute baby into the wonderful world of art. May her life be filled with boundless adventures.