We have had a remarkable amount of rain so far this summer, but despite this, more in hope than expectation, I have named my latest black bear cub 'Summer'. She is a cutie, made of black Schulte alpaca and has a locline neck and spine, wired arms and four nut and bolt joints. Her eyes are black glass and she has leather eyelids. Her nose has been hand-moulded by myself using epoxy clay. She is stuffed with Bouncifill and contains a calico bag of stainless steel balls. Her pawpads are made from brown glove leather. She is equally happy standing on all fours or sitting like a teddy. Summer is on her way to California!