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It’s not every day you get to meet a celebrity, much less a celebrity squirrel. She’s graced magazine covers,
starred on the silverscreen and showed off her tricks on America’s Got Talent while educating the world on water
safety. Next month, she’s going to showcase her skills at PhilanthroFest’s “Carnival Of Dreams” at Museum Park.
T E X T BY E S T R E LL I TA S . S I B I L A
1. Twiggy was trained to swim at
a young age. That’s the best thing
anyone can do to stay safe in and
around the water. Twiggy always swims with a
buddy; she never swims alone.
2. Twiggy reads and obeys all the
rules. She always swims in areas that
are supervised by a lifeguard or makes
sure that there are adults around.
3. Twiggy wants you to watch
out for the dangerous “too’s”
– too tired, too cold, too far
from safety, too much sun, too much
strenuous activity. She does, however,
always dvocate that you can never have too
Twiggy only uses a feet-first
entry when getting into the
water, especially in places she
doesn’t know. Enter headfirst only when
the area is clearly marked for diving and has no
obstructions. Twiggy is a professional
waterskiing squirrel so she
knows the boating rules. Always
use Coast Guard-approved life jackets for
yourself and passengers when boating and
Twiggy never leaves the shore
without a float plan. Anytime
she goes out boating, she gives a
responsible person details about where she’ll be
and how long she’ll be gone.
Twiggy encourages everyone to
protect their eyes. Sunglasses are
like sunscreen for your eyes and protect
against damage from the sun. They aren’t just
for looking fashionable.
Twiggy is big on sun
protection. She always wears
sunscreen with at least SPF 30 rating
and tries to stay in the shade as much as
possible, especially during peak sun hours and
her breaks between performances.
9. Twiggy stays hydrated. She drinks
plenty of water regularly, even if she’s
not feeling thirsty. She knows that the
body needs water to keep cool.
Twiggy The Waterskiing Squirrel invites you to come see her during her next South Florida appearance at PhilanthroFest’s “Carnival Of Dreams” on Apr. 11
at Museum Park in Downtown Miami; PhilanthroFest.com.