Any animal can be tamed and taught to live like a house pet
- Straight: Bob has a pet grizzly bear that sleeps in Bob's back garden, eats honey from his hand, and comes when he hears his name called.
- Exaggerated: Bob has a pet tyrannosaurus rex that acts like an overgrown lap dog around him.
- Downplayed: Bob has a pet squirrel that is tame, but generally acts like a squirrel.
- Bob has raised his bear from since it was a cub; he knows how to read the bear's mood, knows what food he likes, and has a generous amount of land for him to roam in.
- Bob is a Fluffy Tamer with a supernatural ability to tame any animal.
- Humans have actively and passively made domestication practically a required survival trait.
- Inverted: In a Scavenger World, there are no domesticated animals; even dogs and cats run wild and are wary of humans.
- Subverted: Bob approaches a wild bear with honey, who seems to react to it, but then attacks Bob.
- Double Subverted: But he was just playing. After eating the honey, he licks Bob's face affectionately.
- Parodied: Bob enters his bear in the American Kennel Club Dog Show. The bear gets disqualified for not being of breed standards.
- Zig Zagged: Some wild animals can be domesticated, while others, not so much.
- Averted: All wild animals are depicted as wild.
- Enforced: "We need more cute animals. Bring in a bear!"
- Lampshaded: "I didn't know it was even possible to tame a bear..." "Yeah, isn't it awesome?"
- Invoked: Bob finds a bear and decides that he wants it as a pet.
- Exploited: Bob's grizzly bear makes a very effective guard animal, since his very presence deters would-be intruders.
- Defied: Bob refuses to get anywhere near a wild animal, recognizing the danger.
- Discussed: "I hear Bob has a pet bear." "Really? He must spend a fortune on honey and salmon!"
- Conversed: "Oh, come on! Why do wild animals never act like wild animals in these shows?"
- Deconstructed: The bear was not meant to live the life of a pet; Bob inevitably has to release him into the wild, but the bear has lost his ability to survive in the wilderness and eventually dies.
- Reconstructed: Bob hires a professional bear tamer to train the bear as much as is possible and builds him a large enclosure where he can live as a bear without being released to the wild.
- Played For Laughs: The bear acts like an upper class twit, relaxing on posh chairs drinking tea and eating crumpets.
- Played For Drama: The bear dreams of the wild and the mate he left behind, causing him much misery and sorrow.
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