Moments after he trotter-stepped his way into our world, this wee little piglet wasted no time in finding his way into the hearts of thousands of people worldwide.
Leon is as brave as he is adorable and he is leading a revolution all of his own! He is Leon Trotsky, otherwise affectionately known as The Pig on Wheels; once destined for the dinner table when, in a sad and ironic twist, the accident that both caused his injury and claimed the lives of his two siblings was to become his saving grace.
At a little over three weeks of age, Leon’s injured mother accidentally fell on him. He suffered a broken and dislocated right hind femur, along with an injured hock and ligament damage on the other side. With these horrific injuries, things could not have looked much grimmer for the wee chap. But no one told the plucky little Leon that these obstacles of his world should hold him back. His life was precious, and thankfully this was recognised by a kind hearted soul who sought a better outcome for Leon.
Leon proved way too small for the tiniest of carts that would have otherwise taken the pressure off his compromised limbs. However, with a bit of thought, coupled with Leon’s courage, a specialised wheelchair was created to allow Leon to move around, pain free, whilst enabling his injured hind legs to heal. And Leon wasted no time making the most of his newly-found mobility, causing his human carers to rush around after him as he takes to the farm paths with a speed and stamina to rival even the best racing car drivers!
Story courtesy of Edgar’s Mission.