Friday, February 15, 2013

Sunny Side Up

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
- Aesop -

Chris P. Bacon. That is the (morbidly humorous) name of a tiny piglet that has become an internet sensation.


This adorable little critter was born without the use of his hind legs, and his vet (who adopted him), Dr. Len Lucero, constructed a little wheelchair for him to use to explore the world. This is simply adorable!



As you can see in the video, the wheels were a little too light at first, but Dr. Lucero has since weighed them down, and they are working much better. When Chris grows too big for this arrangement, he will graduate to a larger wheelchair donated by the group known as Handicapped Pets.

Chris P. Bacon even has a Facebook page.
For more details about his story, click here.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

24 comments:

  1. Oh he is so cute! Wheely cute. He seems to be coping well.

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  2. Awwww! And that name just makes me ROFL! Also, an appreciative *groan* to Sulky Kitten's "wheely cute."

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    1. His name is hilarious! It looks like he's smiling in the photo...the cute little bugger.

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  3. Love the piglet's name. A good sense of humor will take you a lot of places.

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  4. What a precious video. You don't realize just how tiny the piglet is until you see it next to a human hand. The capacity for adaptation that animals have always amazes me! Have a good one!

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    1. They adapt amazingly well. They accept what's going on, and learn to live with it.

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  5. Adorable alright, Martha! What a cutie! Just like having a dog, they say!

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    1. Yes, very much so. And this little guy is adorable. I'm glad he got a second chance.

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  6. This is great. Our dog had degenerative myelopathy and loss the use of her hind legs, so we got her a set of wheels similar to these. Worked pretty well for quite a while, extending her enjoyment of life for a year. What we do for our animals, eh?

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  7. Some people are absolute saints. I think there is a special place in heaven for animals and the people who love them and take care of them.

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    1. I agree completely with you, Francie. And the vet in this case is even more special because the women who took this little piglet to him, took it to him to put it down. The doctor decided to keep this little critter and see if he can help him. That is true compassion.

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  8. Awwww! That little pig is smiling. He is!

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