In China a man named Wang Kayui bought two puppies from some mysterious Vietnamese strangers two years ago and took them home to raise, according to a story in the Daily Mail.
From the start they had healthy appetites. They killed and ate his pet chickens. That should have been a red flag, but apparently he chalked it up to puppy high jinx.
For the most part they were well behaved… well, except for that chicken carnage episode. He cared for them, bathing and grooming them every day even as they looked less like dogs all the time and grew to weigh over 100 pounds. (Several more red flags)
When he saw a leaflet about endangered species, he realized that his bear-like dogs were actually actual bears. He had been raising a couple of rare Asian black bears which he promptly turned over to the Forest Public Security Bureau.
The male and female bears are in good health and are housed at the Yunnan Wild Animal Rescue Center (where they are no longer bathed).
Although his experience with the Asian black bear pets was pleasant, they often attack humans without any provocation.
There is no truth to the rumor that he is now raising orange and black striped kittens.
This reminds us of another story also from China. A man named Zhang bought what he was told was a white Pomeranian. But the animal was hard to train and kept biting him.
The worst was the odor. In spite of daily baths there was no way to get rid of the terrible smell. He eventually learned that he had a rare Arctic fox which he turned over to a zoo.
If a puppy requires daily baths, you might want to consult a zoologist.