Sam Friday's family pet is a little unusual: it's a black bear!
Abby is much like a dog to the Friday family -- just a little bigger and with wild animal instincts.
"I just remember, there's always the wild animal in them," said Abby's owner, Sam Friday. "Treat an animal like you want to be treated. Give the love and caring and they'll give you loving and caring back."
Friday said he grew up in the country and always loved animals. He said he had a different bear for 20 years before getting Abby.
"It's how it's always been. I wouldn't have it any other way," said Samantha Friday. "Who gets to play with a bear or have a bear wrestle them?"