You couldn’t dream it up

“I never had a rodent of any kind before” said the girl with the blue quiff ” and I always thought squirrels would be stand offish” . Reasonable assumption: after all, rats can be very remote, and hamsters are notoriously huffy.

Ms Blue Hair was talking to ABC’s World News Now (serving insomniacs for two decades) about her adopted pet which she believes to have artistic powers. She gives the squirrel a paintbrush loaded with autumnal color and proudly displays the results.. This would be remarkable if the squirrel was using its little rodenty paws or its brush-like tail but in fact it is simply chewing on the brush handle and the daubs on well -placed paper are the accidental outcome.

Watch Winkelhimer Smith paint here.

This story manages to beat the tale of the cruise ship captain who allegedly left his sinking ship only by accident: he claims he tripped and simply fell into a conveniently placed lifeboat. Not his fault he was carried safely to the all-too-nearby shore as the elderly, small children and honeymooners were left to drown .

It is 4 in the morning and I am fully awake. Really, you couldn’t dream it up.


About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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