Grizzo was a tall grizzly bear – his pal Grizzy was a short grizzly bear. The two of them were doing their best to make do with living in a dwindling forest on the west coast in America. After waking up late in the morning on this particular day, they traversed their habitat. First, they swam in the large stream.
“You do a great backstroke,” Grizzo complimented Grizzy. “Thank you. I admire your breaststroke,” returned Grizzy. Next, they went around the forest on foot for exercise. They took a brisk walk for half an hour then jogged for about 10 minutes. “I think we’ve done enough exercise for the day,” Grizzo said. “I agree. Let’s get something to eat,” added Grizzy.
The bears started throwing down on the wild berries in their vicinity after making sure that they were safe to eat. “These berries are good,” commented Grizzy. “They’re okay,” corrected Grizzo. As they feasted on berries and nuts, Grizzy detected pizza being eaten. “I smell pizza,” he mentioned.
“So do I; however, we must wait for the picnickers to finish eating and discard their food before we can have any of it, as we must avoid getting too close to humans,” spoke Grizzo. “You sure are a smart bear,” Grizzy remarked. “I like to think that I’m one of the smartest ones in existence,” Grizzo boasted with his chest stuck out.
After the picnickers finished eating and walked away from the area to their car, Grizzy said, “It’s time to chow down on food that’s probably much tastier than what we eat.” “No argument here,” added Grizzo. They ate the French fries and remnants from the bag of McDonald’s food plus leftover pizza from a Pizza Hut box the picnickers put in the trash can near their table.
As Grizzo and Grizzy walked away from the table, they heard a loud whirring sound. Upon turning around, they could see loggers cutting down trees with chain saws hundreds of feet away. Grizzo pointed out, “We can’t stay in these parts anymore. We must relocate deeper into the forest.” He and his friend moved into a grove of bushes a couple of miles away.
Many weeks later, they heard trees being cut down close to them. “Let’s get out of here,” suggested Grizzy. He and Grizzo took off and settled into a cave over 10 miles away, close to the end of the forest. Within two months, the loggers cleared many more trees and made their way toward the cave. Grizzo told his pal, “They’re destroying the forest and wiping out our supply of food. We will have to take our chances in the city where people live.”
Once they emerged from the forest in Casper, Wyoming, they stood up and walked on their hind legs to try to make everyone believe that they were not actually bears. At first, people drove or walked by and ignored them. Within minutes a pedestrian screamed, “Help! There are bears out here!” The bears ran from the sidewalk down an alley on all four feet.
As they went further down the alley where nobody could see them, they jumped down a sewer after yanking off the sewer grate. “We should be safe down here,” blurted Grizzy. Grizzo corrected him by saying, “Not for long. We’ll probably have to run again soon.”
“True that. In the meantime, we might as well just enjoy ourselves while eating and drinking what we can down here,” said Grizzy. They then drank from the stream of water and ate rats and vegetation that were in the sewer. A little while later, they went to sleep for the night.
At 5:17 in the morning, workers inserted a ladder down the part of the sewer where Grizzo and Grizzy entered to check out why the grate was torn off. Being awakened and frightened, the bears ran down the sewer tunnel. Once they reached an exit under a bridge, they ran into someone’s back yard nearby.
After putting on a pink blouse that hung from a clothes line, Grizzy asked, “What do you think?” “You look ridiculous,” Grizzo rebuked. Grizzy hung the blouse back up. “Eek!” screamed a woman who stepped out onto the back porch.
Once again, the bears were on the move. Once they entered an adjacent neighborhood, they forced open the front door to a corner house that had no car parked outside or any light on inside. “Let’s get some food then get out of here,” Grizzo instructed Grizzy. “Okay,” agreed Grizzy. After they each took a large trash bag out of the cabinet drawer beside the kitchen sink, they loaded their bags with meats, cheese, fruits and other items from the refrigerator.
Suddenly, the man who owned the house walked onto the front porch. “I hear someone coming,” warned Grizzy. He and his pal bolted out the back door, opened the gate that was on the left side of the house and continued running with their bags slung over their shoulders until they arrived at the back of a costume store which was closed. After they ate their food, they forced open the door to the store and made off with clown costumes.
After they put on the costumes behind the store, they coolly walked the streets until they came upon a circus. They were hired to do clown acts with no questions asked. These acts included telling jokes and doing slapstick comedy. After they finished performing for the day, Grizzo told Grizzy, “Hopefully we can eat well and live comfortably here in the circus environment.”
Soon, the circus ringmaster came up to them and said, “You two were fantastic. Who are you?” Instead of answering, Grizzo and Grizzy took off.