Dr. Len Lucero, a central Florida veterinarian, engineered a little lightweight wheelchair for the young potbellied pig because his rear legs didn't let him get around.
"Chris P. Bacon was born with malformed hind legs," Lucero writes on his pig's website. "Not able to use these legs, he has had to compensate by lifting his behind off of the ground and balancing on his forelimbs. At 1 pound, he accomplishes this with minimal effort. In the near future, this task will become more difficult as his body weight will increase and his center of balance will shift to the back part of his body. For most animals, this would lead to their ultimate demise. For Chris P. Bacon, this is only the beginning of the rest of his life."
Oh yeah, the little porker also has a line of T-shirts and bumper stickers that go to people who make donations that go to cover his expenses as he travels to meet and inspire disabled children, his website says.
Lucero writes that Chris "has changed my way of looking at the world and has inspired me to give back to the handicapped."