“Sometimes,” said Pooh, “the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” ~ A.A. Milne
Meet Mr. Bacon…Mr. Chris P. Bacon, that is.
Born without the use of his hind legs, this little piggy (pardon the pun) was destined for a life of misery. His owner, overwhelmed by the newborn piglet’s condition, felt the best and only thing to do was to have the little guy put down. In her heart, she felt there would be just no way for survival.
But survive, he did. And luckily, he charmed the heart of the vet who was asked to put him to sleep.
And, just who wouldn’t love a charming little guy like this?
Thankfully, Mr. Bacon found much love, patience, and a bit of good, old fashioned ingenuity in the hands of Dr. Len Lucero, who—upon first meeting Mr. Bacon—just knew there was much potential inside that sleepy little head.
So, instead, Dr. Len asked the owner if he might please take over “guardianship” and, in exchange, he gave his promise to do his very best to keep this little piggy alive and safe.
And, the rest… is history. Well, almost—as there is that small matter over a box of K’NEX.
It’s amazing what miracles might happen in the wee hours of the very early morning, and with just a little bit of determination and patience.
Dr. Len’s ingenuity gave a little piglet his life back—and, in exchange, Mr. Bacon taught all of us a lesson in the true power of resilience.
Now, the little piglet who was once destined to death has found a new life, and new-found mobility, in the helping hands and heart of his new owner.
And they lived happily ever after.
Three cheers to Dr. Len!
Mr. Bacon, at play.
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Ed: Lynn Hasselberger