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Daily Cute: Winkelhimer the Disabled Painting Squirrel

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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10:11AM PST on Feb 13, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

5:19AM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

11:24AM PDT on May 1, 2013

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

11:22AM PDT on May 1, 2013


2:59PM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Squirrels can make good friends, indeed. Love this!

10:44AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

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

9:23AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

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

3:03AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013


1:09AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

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

1:06AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013


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