Chris P. Bacon - The Pig On Wheels

Too often, we become discouraged by stories of cruelty toward our fellow creatures, forgetting the many compassionate people who open their hearts to animals who appear to be destined for euthanasia.  Sometimes, they aren't well-behaved or suited to the families who adopt them.  Sometimes, they aren't beautiful enough, or amusing enough, or smart enough, or healthy enough. Some are no longer able to work, and considered useless to their people.  Sometimes, they aren't born with all of the expected body parts.  When you just can't face another story about human heedlessness and stupidity, remember Chris P. Bacon, the pig who deserved to live, and found a kind person to make it happen. Your angry, frustrated weeping will morph into tears of joy and your heart will swell with gratitude.


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Veterinarian Len Lucero of Orlando, Florida fell in love with the month-old piglet who was brought to him to be euthanized.  Dr. Len decided that the little pig had the right to live, and built him a wheeled cart he made from K'Nex toys.  In this video clip, he modestly describes his efforts to perfect the cart, and the upgrade donated by a company that makes products for disabled animals:Handicapped

Chris P. Bacon has his own You Tube channel and his own children's book.  He has won the hearts of people throughout the world, just by living his life and doing what comes naturally to these intelligent and social animals.  He lives in the present moment, with joy. And that is an important lesson for the humans who learn about him.  However imperfect the body, it is the spirit of love that shines through our imperfections and makes us truly beautiful. The next time you encounter a situation that seems to require euthanasia, think again. There may be another option. Perhaps the animal deserves a set of wheels and a chance to live a new kind of life.

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    Denise Norberg-Johnson is an Animal Communicator and Reiki Master, who also works with animals and their people as a Certified LifeLine Practitioner. As a former biology teacher, construction contractor, business trainer and financial writer, she has spent her life engaged in a continuous learning process. An award-winning speaker and author, she has been interviewed on television, radio, and in print, and anticipates the publication of her book, "Animals Know! - What Animals Teach Us" in early 2013. Denise's formal education includes an M.B.A., a Masters degree in Teaching, a B.A. in Biological Science, and an A.A. in Architectural Interior Design. When she is not reading voraciously, dancing as if no one is watching, or attempting to play her junior high school violin recital pieces, she amuses herself by annoying her husband Dave and their six rescued cats.

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