meet mani!!

it's official! we've fostered a black bear cub from Critter Care Wildlife Society!

we named her Mani, adapted from from 'Om Mani Padme Hum' from a tibetan buddhism mantra of Avlokitesvara, one who is invoked as the Protector from danger. It is claimed that one who recites this mantra will be saved from all dangers and will be protected.

the wonderful volunteers at Critter Care will help us take good care of her, until she is ready to be returned to the wilderness next year.

p.s. a dollar from each sale at our booth at Epic Expo will go towards the Mani!! ^_^