Hercules relaxes by his pool

Hercules "The Big Softy"

 

Even before they were married, Andy and Maggie agreed that they would do everything in their power to share their lives with a wrestling bear.

Not just any old wrestling bear like so many who were kept chained and only set free to entertain: Andy had a vision of an animal who would spar with him on equal terms and become a friend and companion who would be welcomed into the home and whose dignity and independence would be recognised...