The Cat Came Back

Oh, it was bound to happen. We know from past experience, that Pinky’s magical wand has a limited effect (well, except for the pooling of the Meihem twins and Po, which changed them into girls forever.) But this is terrible news! We were hoping Mittens would be gone for good but the cat came back and we are NOT glad to see him!

While this is being written in advance of the first real presidential debate, we can only say that we are waiting with baited breath (What DOES that mean anyway? Surely not with a piece of cheese or something on my tongue, does it?) for the credits to roll and the mud slinging to begin. But now, let’s not wait a moment longer to see what happens when …

The Cat Came Back …..

cat came back

Is it just my imagination or does Mittens look even more crazed than before?

Of course, by the time you read today’s post, the first debate will (thankfully) be over. I’m hoping to round up a few friends to watch, maybe with a bottle of scotch or bourbon to help the whole thing go down a little smoother. Maybe a drinking game or two…

Stay tuned folks.

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

20 thoughts on “The Cat Came Back

  1. Val

    Ok, so my computer whatever was the culprit, because now (either miraculously or by the grace of Pinky’s wand) the drawing is there!!

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  2. Val

    Aha, it was missing to start with – not my computer whatever! Thank goodness for that wand. And, thank goodness for your posts – they are so appreciated.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Actually, I don’t know if it was there to start with or not. I mean I put it there, but computers are a complete mystery to me.

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  3. Gina Koo

    Oh my goodness! Mittens does NOT look well, at all, even for him. Wherever he was *poofed* to, it’s obvious that he had a difficult time there, and his return back to reality will be even more difficult (for us) than before he left. Where is Pinky and her magical wand when we need her! HELP!!!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Not to give too much away, because there is still much that will happen, but you can be sure that Pinky will be involved in what ever happens. Sit tight and hold on to your iPand. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

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  4. Lora Penl Ph.D.

    LOL Bated breath, not baited breath. the definition makes more sense. then again, it’s pandas, how much sense do we want?

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Ha ha! I always wondered about that. Not enough to look up the correct spelling, mind you. I always just pictured someone who had eaten a particularly pungent tuna sandwich and then breathed on you. Thank you for clearing this matter up. Of course, with my current memory capacity, I will always be, “was that baited or bated? Someone told me which was which, but now I can’t remember which was right. Better go have a tuna sandwich and think about it.”

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  5. Charlotte E. Wells

    You wondered what the phrase “baited” [sic] meant. The phrase is really “with bated breath” and means “Breathing that is subdued because of some emotion or difficulty.” ‘Bated’ is simply a shortened form of ‘abated’, meaning ‘to bring down, lower or depress’. ‘Abated breath’ makes perfect sense and that’s where the phrase comes from. See the whole thing at http://tinyurl.com/4jsx3r

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Thank you! I am usually too lazy to hunt these things down for my self. (plus my “pantser” tendencies don’t always allow for…um..research.) Now that I understand the origins of the phrase, I hope that I will remember it. I love that I have some very smart readers here.
      Thanks again!

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  6. Ann Feldman

    mittens seems pretty normal in comparison to, um, whoever. (Sniff sniff.) By the way, if memory serves me (I’ll have the chocolate mousse cake please) it’s “Bated Breath”…I think as in “abated” i.e. held?

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Yes, that was explained to me. Thank you for confirming! I am way too lay to actually look things up myself, so I rely on you all to keep me looking not quite as dimwitted as I might without your help.
      If Mittens seems more normal that He Who Must Not be Named, we are in big trouble.

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  7. thewinkycat

    OMG, yes, Mittens looks ebben MORE deranged! Mehitabel is a very brave kitty to sit next to him. Me hope her ‘curity team is beary near by in case Mittens needs to be subdued!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      The pandy kindy is standing by with power soaker squirt guns, just in case Mittens makes a move toward Mehitabel. He is more deranged since being poofed.

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