Earlier this year... A new pet walked in to veterinarian Doctor Len Lucero's life. Well... Sort of.
Dr. Len Lucero, veterinarian and owner of pig, explains, "A young lady brought him in, and she was just a wreck. She had this little pig that was one day old, I guess a farm where she worked they had found it and she wanted to save it."
The little guy had no use of his back legs.
Lucero says the woman, realizing how much work the pig would be, figured he should be put out of his misery.
So the doctor took him in And began some clever engineering.
Lucero explains that, “the harness just goes right around his neck. And has these rings on either side, which allows him to clip right into there.”
HE started with his son's toys, later Lucero modified a dog wheelchair for his new friend, whom he named Chris P. Bacon.
Now 22 pounds, Chris P. is thriving, and getting fans from all over the world.
Dr. Lucero explains how a pig is becoming an inspiration, “I've actually gotten a lot of people on our Facebook site, people with disabilities, and people who have got recent disabilities. And they said that this little guy right here has inspired them to give it their all. And that gives me the tingles in my arms every time I read something like that."
And this little pig is also bound for the bookstore.
Lucero just signed a three-book deal on the life and adventures of Chris P. Bacon
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