Friday, January 20, 2012

Winkelhimer the Painting Squirrel

Artist Shyla Mouton rescued Winkelhimer the squirrel as a baby after she was attacked and injured by a cat. After watching her rescuer at work painting dolls and jewelry, Winkelhimer was inspired to take up painting herself. Now her short video has gone viral on YouTube.

Since she lost the use of her right hand in the attack, Winkelhimer holds the brush in her mouth and her other hand. Mouton sells the paintings on eBay, bringing in up to $40 for a painting, which she uses to care for Winkelhimer and her other rescue animals.

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day to Winkelhimer and all of the other wonderful squirrels out there!

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