Sadly not.Grizzly bears went out of fashion as housepets when their tendency to fall asleep for four months of the year was found to interfere with televisual enjoyment (those buggers SNORE!). Attempts were made to roll them over to stop them lying on their backs, but this just caused a hernia epidemic across the North American states. One enterprising individual designed a jacket with a basketball sewn into the back, to encourage them to turn over. A number of bear owners were crushed and devoured attempting to get the jacket on to the testy, tired bears (they tend to get like grumpy toddlers when they are over-tired – 50stone grumpy toddlers with 4 inch teeth and 8 inch claws).The final straw came when the scandal of ‘cub mills’ hit the headlines – lady bears (I refuse to use the word ‘sow’ – it sounds so perjorative) cramped into tiny cages, ill-fed and uncared for and forced to produce litter after litter of cubs until worn out and ill from constant breeding, and depressed and anxious from having their babies taken off them far too early, they were found dumped on highways, in dustbins, and outside taxidermists’ establishments. The sheer volume of enormous, flea-ridden, mangy, diseased, starving, terrified, and viscously violent bears left littering the country forced a change in the law preventing grizzlies being kept as pets.How lucky are they?