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« on: January 07, 2012 11:06:32 PM »

Winkelhimer Smith is a handicap squirrel I rescued out of one of my outside cat's mouths.She is now a house pet and enjoys eating nuts,jumping on my shoulder and painting.No she really DOES paint.
She's gotten press coverage online for it and almost 40k hits on youtube.
One of my outside strays grabbed her off the tree by her little arm when she was just a bit bigger then a baby.Her arm got infected and he must have broke her wrist.The min she was attacked I bought her in because I figured she would at least pass in piece.But I still gave her some sugar water to see if she would perk up and some kitten infection meds.Her little nose was all bloody poor little thing.And she lasted the night so me and mom fought and fought to save her.And now she's getting 40K views on youtube!I'm so proud of her.She's got a handicap/non working hand because of the accident but it doesn't stop her.



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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012 05:48:35 AM »

i just did a little love sick... he is so cute! you're the luckiest girl in the world! well done for saving him and not just leaving him to the cats  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012 06:34:17 AM »

Awww, Winkleheimer! What a sweetie! (Love the name, though now I'm going to have that song in my head!) From what I've observed in years of backyard feeding, squirrels' intelligence and ability to learn varies a lot, but some are certainly very good at learning from observation, as Miss WS did.

I noticed from the video that she seems to lose interest in painting quite quickly. But in the wild they can keep doing the same fiddly thing, like peeling a pinecone, for quite a long time. Have you found that her attention span for painting is increasing as she gets used to it?

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012 06:46:20 AM »

I just went to the icanhazcheezburger website, and they have a video up of a painting squirrel, does this happen to be your painting squirrel?

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2012/01/08/funny-pictures-videos-squirrel-paintbrush/

(thats the link to the video)
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012 07:34:43 AM »

BUAHAHA! My entire household is quite amused by Winkelhimer Cheesy I imagine squirrel art is somewhat more affordable than elephant art? Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012 08:11:57 AM »

Oh Oh OH! *LOVES*
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012 06:13:55 PM »

First off, big Craftster hug for you for saving that little sweetheart! And second, a tiny hug to little squirrel smartypants! Grin  That is just fantastic!
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012 01:22:17 PM »

Sure is,I posted the video of her painting because I thought it was cute.She's even ended up on CBS,NY time and Village Vice blogs.Winkelhimer is blowing up!
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I just went to the icanhazcheezburger website, and they have a video up of a painting squirrel, does this happen to be your painting squirrel?

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2012/01/08/funny-pictures-videos-squirrel-paintbrush/

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2012 03:00:55 PM »

I'm the lucky one.She's such a awesome little creature.


i just did a little love sick... he is so cute! you're the luckiest girl in the world! well done for saving him and not just leaving him to the cats  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2012 09:13:06 AM »

Adorable!  And good for you for saving her.
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2012 10:28:04 AM »

Love it! The only thing is it that her name (even tho they are not the same)reminded of that song, John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith..lol...now i can't stop singing it.. lololol Wink
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012 01:25:51 PM »

What a talented little artist you have!!! Cheesy And she's so cute Smiley This story made my day, thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2012 07:43:30 PM »

We are always trying to save something around here and it's soooo hard to save baby wild animals,she was like 6 weeks old and we never thought she would live.But she did she's a really tough cookie!I'm the lucky one to have her.You can't be said with a squirrel around.

Adorable!  And good for you for saving her.
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2012 07:45:43 PM »

When I was trying to think of a name for her Winkelhimer Smith came to mind.And I couldn't remember where I heard that.Then I realized it was from that darn childhood song so it's always stuck in my head too.LOL

Love it! The only thing is it that her name (even tho they are not the same)reminded of that song, John Jacob Jingleheimer Smith..lol...now i can't stop singing it.. lololol Wink
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2012 07:46:31 PM »

Winkelhimer says Thank You Smiley

What a talented little artist you have!!! Cheesy And she's so cute Smiley This story made my day, thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2012 09:01:24 AM »

Aw what a lovely story! She is so adorable kudos to you for saving her and teaching her art ^__^ This really does my heart good this afternoon
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2012 08:31:37 AM »

I saw this on my local station just a few days ago!  I had to give a cheer for the painting squirrel.  Makes me so motivated to go out in my yard and round up all the little budding artists, they could put their acorn throwing arms to such greater use!

Or,... maybe not.  I have cats too.  They drool when they look out the window,... so hats off to you for keeping the children civilized.   Grin

I just happened upon this post by chance.  I should have known you both might be on craftster. 
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2012 05:04:06 PM »

Thank you.And you don't really have to teach them anything *they even teach themselves where to go to the bathroom so you can even paper train them* they are just to smart for their own good.Sometimes I even have to turn around when I open a cap or something because if she sees it she can do it.

Aw what a lovely story! She is so adorable kudos to you for saving her and teaching her art ^__^ This really does my heart good this afternoon
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2012 05:07:05 PM »

I think all the crazy pet people are on craftster.LOL. Yea she has her own room so the pug and the cats don't bother her.But oddly enough my little Pixie Bob cats comes in there with me sometimes to visit her and him and her get along.Squirrel's video of her painting went totally viral and ended up on things like ABC ect.It's totally crazy!


I saw this on my local station just a few days ago!  I had to give a cheer for the painting squirrel.  Makes me so motivated to go out in my yard and round up all the little budding artists, they could put their acorn throwing arms to such greater use!

Or,... maybe not.  I have cats too.  They drool when they look out the window,... so hats off to you for keeping the children civilized.   Grin

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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2012 10:45:22 PM »

....my heart just exploded from cuteness overload
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2012 06:48:23 PM »

Thank You.She's my baby!

....my heart just exploded from cuteness overload
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2012 04:27:07 PM »

I just hit the This Rocks button! I love the story, the art and your kind heart! As a fellow animal rescuer, I salute you! Fracking awesome! I hope you and the squirrel do very well!
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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2012 04:33:27 PM »

Weird, i just liked your squirrel on Facebook and I think I was #777!  That could be good luck for you and your squirrel!
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« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2012 01:58:42 PM »

That. Is. So. Awesome!  Grin
Also, very sweet of you to rescue him.....
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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2012 09:18:40 PM »

Thank You.I'm the lucky one I love my little squirrel girl!

Adorable!  And good for you for saving her.
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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2012 01:07:44 PM »

Wow this is the most adorable thing I've come across on Craftster. Heartwarming!
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« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2012 08:33:57 PM »

Thank you,she's my baby!


Adorable!  And good for you for saving her.
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2013 10:14:19 PM »

I am in love with her!  I am so glad you were there to help her when she needed it.
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« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2013 08:21:51 PM »

Thank you.She's a awesome little buddy!


I am in love with her!  I am so glad you were there to help her when she needed it.
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so cute! now, the only trick left is to teach the cats to do art!  Grin
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« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2014 01:25:48 PM »

He could be the world's next Picasso! He is just adorable!!!  Tongue
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« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2014 10:56:53 PM »

Thank you.

He could be the world's next Picasso! He is just adorable!!!  Tongue
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