Casey Anderson explains his emotional connection with Brutus, a grizzly bear.
Casey says it didn't take him long to realize that he needed Brutus as much as Brutus needed him. Casey says Brutus was all the support he needed during a rough breakup. "If I would have went to any of my other friends, they would have given me advice and told me there was other fish in the sea and all these things," he says. 

When he went to Brutus, Casey says his bear friend's demeanor changed. "[Brutus is] usually overbearing and a little pushy and wants to play hard, but he could sense that I wasn't feeling well," he says. "He came up to me very gently and nudged me, and he just stood by me unconditionally, and he listened to me, and he was there when I was crying, and that's truly what I needed from him. And so this relationship is a give and take both ways."

FROM: Amazing Animals
Published on May 06, 2009
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