Chris P. Bacon, a ten-day old piglet born without functioning hind legs, is still too little for a traditional pet wheelchair, or what his owner calls his “big boy wheels.” Therefore, Chris’ owner, veterinarian Dr. Len Lucero, of Clermont, Florida, built him a teeny-tiny set of wheels. The miniature wheelchair is made out of K’NEX toys and soft straps.
When Chris gets a little bigger, he’ll be able to use the larger wheelchair, which was donated by New Hampshire-based company HandicappedPets.com.
“He was born with a congenital defect,” Dr. Lucero told Nashua, NH television station WMUR. “A birth defect where his hind legs are nonfunctional. They are shortened. They never formed.”
I’m not sure what the most adorable part of this video is, really. The tiny K’NEX wheelchair? The bottle feeding? The tender loving care dished out by Dr. Lucero? The little baby grunting noises the piglet makes?
Sigh. I don’t know. You decide:
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