Rescue Squirrel Paints for Charity

February 4, 2014 in Aerowood Animal Hospital

When artist Shyla Mouton rescued a baby squirrel from the grasp of a stray cat, she didn’t realize the squirrel would become her apprentice. But, that is exactly what happened. The incident occurred around Easter 2011 leaving the 6-week old mammal with an injured front leg. Mouton nursed the squirrel, which she named Winkelhimer Smith, back to health.

An artist in her own right, Mouton paints dolls and jewelry. She noticed that Winkelhimer started to imitate her, so she handed the young squirrel a paintbrush and a new artist was born. The owner says Winkelhimer still has trouble with the leg that was hurt but she doesn’t let that hold her back.

Mouton sells Winkelhimer’s paintings and all the profits go to help animals and people who are in need.

To see more about Winkelhimer Smith or to see one of her paintings, visit or check out her facebook page here:

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