It’s Not a Party Unless There’s a Fight

Back in the real world, Pinky had a wonderful time at her birthday party, having her own cake all to herself. Bubba on the other hand, either decided it was too hot, got spooked by the huge crowd, or just decided it was time for a nap, and left his cake for his mom Mei Xiang to have her way with. Fortunately in the world of Panda Satire, the party has just begun!

So it’s one for brawl and brawl for one!

It's not a party till the pandas start a brawl!

It’s not a party till the pandas start a brawl! Fortunately, Bubba has his priorities in order.

And in other panda news, the Toronto Zoo, home of the almost one year old Canadian panda twins (known to the pandaratti as the TTwinkies) Now have a panda cam!!! The cam is only operational from 9 AM – 6:30 PM Toronto time, but it is a welcome addition to people who…um…really, really, REALLY need to watch panda cams for their…um…work. check it out here! (Not during working hours, of course!)

Panda Cam Follies

Panda Cam Follies

Late breaking news update!!!!!

An ultrasound from Zoo Atlanta conforms Lun Lun is carrying twins. I know, I know…it’s almost impossible to tell whether pandas are pregnant or not, but now there are pictures! We are not nearly out of the woods, so let’s all clasp our paws together and wish for a safe delivery and two healthy cubs. BTW, this will put Lun Lun on top of the panda production table for US pandas, as this will be number 6 and 7. (Bai Yun had 6 before she retired after the Wu Self was born; “when you have already produced perfection, why try for more?” said the modest young Wu)

More news when we have it!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

It’s My Birthday Too

Well, yesterday was the big party at the National Zoo, with birthday cakes for Pinky and Bubba…um…make that cakes for Pinky and Mei Xiang, since Bubba decided there was way too much hubbub and went back to his den to take a nap and play with some of his presents. We will have a cartoon eventually about the events of the day, but not just yet, because…

The Cake Party Convention is off to a great start!

Yes, the cake party convention has commenced and Pinky is in rare form!

Pinky, please do not get your brother all wound up!

Pinky, please do not get your brother all wound up!

Well, just between you and me, Pinky is not such a bad sister after all, because when they went home that night (which was Bubba’s Birthday Eve) we witnessed this scene in Bubba’s room….

From Pinky to Bubba...his own bunny!

From Pinky to Bubba…his own bunny!

Fortunately, Bubba’s nanny keepers didn’t let Mei Xiang eat the entire cake, and they brought it inside so that he could enjoy it in his den. Pinky, of course, had a great time with her cake, which she didn’t have to share with anyone!

While I couldn’t be at the party, I’m having a great time seeing everyone’s pictures and videos!

Be the (birthday) Bear!
Bob T Panda

 

Bei Bei Turns One Year Old!

Bei Bei, better known here in these pages as Bubba, Pinky’s beleaguered little brother, turns one year old next week! There is a party for him on Saturday August 20th (two days before his actual birthday on the 22nd). Bei Bei is a much loved panda, as you can read in this article written around the time of his public debut back in January.

But I promised you a slew of Bubba ‘toons to celebrate his birthday season, and around here…

...A Promise is a Pinky Promise!

PP: um, dis is not going to interrupt my presidential campaign, is it?

The very first cartoon …Bubba gets his cap!

Now, I know I said these were all going to be about Bubba, but losing his twin was a big part of the story back in August of 2015….

Mr Bun has a question, daddee.

Mr Bun has a question, daddee.

Fortunately, Bubba proved to be strong and healthy and…um….a good eater.

He's small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

Feed me, Mama!

Feed me, Mama!

These paws are made for walking....eventually.

These paws are made for walking….eventually.

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

And better than getting his name, there was the day that Bubba got his official Panda Chronicles outfit!!!

What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!

What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!

And then there was the day he had to figure out what to wear for his debut...

And then there was the day he had to figure out what to wear for his debut…

And let’s end with the day that Bubba broke the cute-o-meter!!!!

See? I told you it was broken!

See? I told you it was broken!

Well, that’s all for now, except maybe a message from our sponsor, reminding you that you can have your very own Bubba Mug! Check out all the swell things here at the Pandyland Store of CafePress!

Isn't that just the cutest thing?

Isn’t that just the cutest thing?

Be the bear! And have a fabulous furry Friday! I hope you had as much fun as I did revisiting the ‘toons!
Bob T Panda

As an extra bonus, here is Doxiemom’s video of Bubba and his mom, playing in the tub!

Yoo Say It’s Your Birthday

Now, there is some possibility, as we move into ‘toons about Pinky’s Birthday, that she will behave…um…rather badly. No, no. Keep your faux surprise to yourself. You can’t fool me. I know that you know that Pinky has been known to behave in a way that her mother most definitely does not approve of. And when you add the fact that it is Pinky’s Birthday into the mix, and, that Bubba’s birthday is one day earlier….

Let’s face it. You are asking for trouble…

Complete with a flashback to the Meihem's party just a few weeks ago...

Complete with a flashback to the Meihem’s party just a few weeks ago…

Now, I want you to keep this last panel incident in mind, before you condemn Pinky’s actions in the next several cartoons. You can do that right?

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

Phexit Exit

Before I bring you the final (we hope) episode of the Phexit Exit, I want to share a report that was shared with me by our roving reporter known only as “Ellen N.” who, while she did not visit the actual pandas while visiting in Edinburgh, Scotland (as opposed to Edinboro PA) did discover a bakery in Blair Atholl that MAKES THE FLOUR FOR PANDA CAKES which the keepers at the Edinburgh Zoo make for Lord and Lady MacBear. Yes, they grind flour according to a top secret recipe that they would not reveal to our intrepid investigator, because if they told her they would have to….

Well, you know.

But while they would not share the secret pandalicious recipe for panda cookies (could these be the fabled Scottish Binky Bars?) she was able to photograph the certificate of Panditude awarded to the bakery by the zoo.

Thanks for the cookies!

Thanks for the cookies!

And Now, for Today’s Feature Cartoon!!!!!

Just when Mei thought everything would calm down....

Just when Mei thought everything would calm down….

And if Daddee said his little princess could have a party….

Get ready to be the bear! It’sPinky’s Birthday Season!

Bob T Panda

Someone is having a Birthday Soon

Here at the Panda Chronicles headquarters, we take panda birthday season very seriously! And since Pinky’s (“and bubba’s!!!!!”) Birthday is just around the corner, we thought we would have a little Pinky-fest! Oh, what a surprise! A whole bunch of ‘toons all about Pinky!

Let the Pinky Fest begin!!!!!

Such a little darling! How could her big brother resist spoiling her?

One of Pinky’s earliest feature ‘toons!

Bao bao changes panda cub gender

Pinky is VERY powerful. Be afraid, be very afraid, Mr Wu.

Those girls are a force to be reckoned with.

Those girls are a force to be reckoned with.

Oh dear....are you going to leave her there?

Oh dear….are you going to leave her there?

And who can forget Pinky’s FIRST BIRTHDAY!!????

If you think that maybe elephants never forget, they have nothing on pandas.

If you think that maybe elephants never forget, they have nothing on pandas.

Is this any way to treat our Nation's most adorable icon?

Is this any way to treat our Nation’s most adorable icon?

But all’s well that ends well, what ho, right?

The forces of Meihem are only barely in check.

The forces of Meihem are only barely in check.

Keep being the bear and get ready for next week’s Salute to Bubba! Huzzah. Yes, Pinky, your brother does get a turn. His birthday is the day before yours so just let him celebrate too.

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

Where Are The Real Pandas?

Well, it has been a little crazy busy around here, BUT, knowing it was going to get crazy busy, I got a little bit ahead on ‘toons for the weeks past. But of course, now my surplus is about to become a deficit. So I must ask: Where are the real pandas?

“If one more person asks….”

Oh those red pandas! They are such characters!

Oh those red pandas! They are such characters!

In other news, I have met (and hopefully recruited) a new young panda fan to the fold. If you are reading, Liam, welcome to the pandasphere! If there is anyone nicer to meet than a young reader, it is a young reader who loves pandas! Huzzah! Hope you didn’t drive your mom crazy on the way home quoting The Panda Chronicles Book 1: Your Brain on Pandas. That would make me feel terrible! (hee hee)

Keep being the bear! It’s almost Pinky’s (and Bubba’s) Birthday! Plans must be made! cakes must be frosted! Huzzah!

Bob T Panda

Who Are You Calling a Loser?

Oh my! Pinky called the other zoo residents Loser Animals! I don’t know if they will let her get away with this! And no way Mommee Mei is going to let her “Phexit” the Panda House! Has Pinky been channeling Mittens the Cat?

I just don’t know, dude!

Mommee Mei puts her foot down.

Mommee Mei puts her foot down.

I guess Pinky will have to come up with a new plan.

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

 

Let the Games Begin!

The opening ceremonies are tonight, for the 2016 Summer Olympics taking place in Brazil, a country that, to my knowledge has NO pandas!!!! How can people live like that!?!?! So let the games begin! And no Olympic Games would be complete without…

CUE THE TORCH BEARS!!!! Huzzah!

Is that the twins I see before me? Don't tell Lun Lun

Is that the twins I see before me? Don’t tell Lun Lun

Did the Torch Bears take a wrong turn????

Did the Torch Bears take a wrong turn???? Remember the 2012 Torch Bears?

Pandanastics star, PO of Atlanta Zoo, practices for the Olympics, while the Torch Bears continue their around the world journey. Where will they turn up next?

Pandanastics star, PO of Atlanta Zoo, practices for the Olympics, while the Torch Bears continue their around the world journey. Where will they turn up next? That torch looks suspiciously like a cuppycake to me!

Never underestimate the power of a good "fart joke"

Never underestimate the power of a good “fart joke”

torch bears, money, selling olympic torch

What incident in Paris…Well may you ask! But now what will they do when they get to the Olympics?…..stay tuned!

Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this story!

Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this story!

Oh, those Torch bears!

Oh, those Torch bears!

And what Olympics themed Fabulous Furry Friday would be complete without one our all time favorites, Cookie Medals!

Huzzah!

Huzzah!I get all fluffy when I hear the Olympic theme song!

Going for the ...um...chocolate chip.

Going for the …um…chocolate chip.

See on Sunday, for the next episode of Phexit: the TRUE story!!!!!!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Please note…Pinky is…um…resting up for her appearance sunday and did not appear in today’s encore presentation.

 

Phexit 1

Phexit – Brexit – what’s the difference? Well, at least at first glance, Brexit did not involve pandas, although……if Scotland proceeds with its intention to consider another vote for independence, England would have no easy access to pandas, as in the Scottish pandas in Edinburgh!!!!

Dis will not stand!

But…ahem…anyway, after setting up last week’s Friday post, I realized I had missed an opportunity to celebrate the Wu Self right on his actual birthday!!!!! Fortunately, according to the International Birthday Season codes and standards, today could STILL be considered Wu’s birthday season, (depending on how you interpret the rules) so along with today’s feature brand new ‘toon, allow me to rectify my grievous omission and add a few classic Wu-toons into today’s post.

Meanwhile, it is not enough that Pinky has pitched a hissy fit over the alleged slight from the Meihems, vis-a-vis their party invitation or lack thereof, but now, she has yet another sinister web with which she tries to ensnare Bubba. Has this panda no boundaries?

Pinky, do you really think that Bubba will fall for this?

Pinky, do you really think that Bubba will fall for this?

And while Bubba is beginning to be a little wary of Pinky’s plans (especially when they concern him or Banky Pig) he is impressed by her clever bending of the societal rules.

And now, for a rousing 4th Birthday tribute to the Wu Self!

"Howdy do! I'm Mr. Wu! Who are you?"

“Howdy do! I’m Mr. Wu! Who are you?” This was my first ‘toon starring Mr. Wu

"Wu calls his dance, 'Ode to a Weaf' "

“Wu calls his dance, ‘Ode to a Weaf’ “

An explorer's work is never done.

An explorer’s work is never done.

It is so hard for a small panda to prevail....

It is so hard for a small panda to prevail….

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda