Category Archives: The Panda Season of LOOOOVE

What could be more fabulous …

…than the panda season of LOVE!!!!!? I know these are hard times: Bao Bao has gone to China, as have the Meihems; Bei Bei no longer gets to romp and roll with his mama. And you know who is in the White House. But wait! There is hope! Mei and Tian may yet do the Pandy Tango, and then we may get a bouncing baby panda or two. Wouldn’t that be fabulous in the extreme?

And not only is it the beginning of the Panda Season of LOOOOOOVE, we have a new book out! Now! It’s here!

The seventh book of The Panda Chronicles Series: don’t call mee boo boo!

So, while you are logging in to your Pandazon account, here are some ‘toons celebrating the upcoming panda season of love!

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

it’s the panda, the panda season of love!

The Scottish pandas have had a few disappointments…

I am only making some of this up. copyright 2012 -A. Belov

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

The Panda Season of Loooooove does not always go smoothly, so panda nannies must be prepared for “Plan B

“It was dark….there were men in masks….”

Well, why are you just sitting there chortling to yourself? Go buy my book!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

The Panda Season of Love Begins

Oh yes, the Panda Season of Love has begun once again and panda fans around the world anxiously await the joyous announcements of impending panda pregnancies! This year Australia (being on the opposite side of the globe) is anxiously awaiting a possible perfect puffy panda popkin, but as with all things panda procreation, we don’t often know that something will happen until it actually happens!

Is it any wonder that pandas visit therapists more often than any other animal? (Okay, I just made that last bit up, for those of you who are paying attention!)

But now, let’s get on with the show of encore presentations for Fabulous Furry Friday on The Panda Season of Love!

I hope people haven't had enough of silly love songs!

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

A panda by any other name, would smell...well, they would just smell...

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

The Scottish pandas have had a few disappointments...

The Scottish pandas have had a few disappointments…

I am only making some of this up. copyright 2012 -A. Belov

I am only making some of this up.

And of course, as noted Pandologist Henry Nicholls has pointed out, wild pandas are a whole different ball game!

Thanks guys! No, really.

Thanks guys! No, really.

So sit back and be the bear! The panda season of loooooove only lasts two day! It pays to be ready!

Bob T. Panda

Get Ready for The Panda Season of Love

You might not realize that Valentine’s Day takes place in mid February because it commemorates the beginning of the Panda Season of Love. I’m pretty sure I am not making this up.

Would I lie to you?

I thought it was time for a new Valentine’s Day cartoon, because the last one I did was at least four or five years ago.

So here it is!

it's the panda, the panda season of love!

it’s the panda, the panda season of love!

And word from the Toronto Zoo is, they have both a girl and a boy, going strong but not names yet. What’s wrong with “Bob” and “Babette”? I think they have a nice ring, don’t you?

Meanwhile, I hope you are celebrating the opening days of the Panda Season of Love with those you hold dearest. And…um…if you have any extra chocolate, send it my way. Okay?

Be the Schmoopy Bear!
Bob T Panda

 

Fabulous Furry Friday!

Fabulous Furry Friday brings you more encore presentations from the Panda Season of Love! We are working on some stories in this rich and extensive vein of pure panda gold, but in the meantime, here are some of our favorites from the past!

We would like to alert you to some recent stories and articles about the …um…romantic life of pandas. First, the news of 23 year old Bai Yun reigniting the flames of love in hopes of bringing a seventh cub into the world hit the internet this week. Unfortunately, her resident stud muffin was not quite up to the job, as he has had some um…health issues of late. not that he wasn’t willing, mind you.

And for those of you who may be saying Bai Yun deserves to retire from being a cubby producing machine, let me remind you, we are not talking about an irresponsible couple of teenagers in the backseat of a car. There are veterinarians, panda researchers, and Chinese panda experts who all had to sign off on this venture before they could proceed. If Bai Yun succeeds in having a cub this year, she will be the oldest panda mom on record to do so. They know what they are doing and so does Bai Yun. Nuff said.

Now, shall we quit being serious and get back to making fun of pandas?
Yes!

It was dark...there were men in masks....

It was dark…there were men in masks….

Did you HAVE to mention that?

Did you HAVE to mention that? Thanks for the New Yorker Article!

Will we ever hear the pitter patter of little paws in Scotland?

Will we ever hear the pitter patter of little paws in Scotland?

Um...pass the beer and poutine, please!

Um…pass the beer and poutine, please!

Have we embarrassed pandas enough? NO! If it isn’t bad enough cartoonists are making fun of pandas, how about having to be compared to wild pandas by noted science writer and esteemed pandologist, Henry Nicholls?

Whatever will the pandas standing around the water cooler say about that?

By the way, Did you know tomorrow is National Corn Dog Day? No, me neither. Do with this information what you will.

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda

The Panda Season of Love has Begun!

News from the San Diego Zoo, Department of panda whoopee reports that Bai Yun and her favorite stud muffin, Gao Gao, had a romantic encounter today. Mr Gao Gao has an advantage over most zoo pandas, in that he was wild born and so has better instincts and ….um…technique than…um…some other pandas we could name.

So in honor of the panda season of love, let’s have a few love pandas from the archives!

A panda by any other name, would smell...well, they would just smell...

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

Prevaricating pandas perceived in pregnancy pastry ploy

Prevaricating pandas perceived in pregnancy pastry ploy

And who could forget the controversy surrounding figuring out who fathered miss Pinky?

Who's the bear???!!!

Who’s the bear???!!!

And what panda doesn’t need a little inspiration from some appropriate reading material?

We really need to more thoroughly check the panda kindergarten's reading list.

We really need to more thoroughly check the panda kindergarten’s reading list.

And what better way to celebrate the panda season of love, than buying all the books from the Panda Chronicles series. Um…just saying.

Have a great weekend!

Be the Bear
Bob T. Panda

Happy Valentine’s Day…

From the Panda Chronicles. as you may know, Valentine’s Day is the gateway to…wait for it…the Panda Season of LOOOOOOOOOOVE. So for your fabulous Furry friday entertainment, I bring you some of my favorites from The Panda Season of looooove.  Now you can have a happy Valentine’s Day with pandas!

Huzzah!

A panda by any other name, would smell...well, they would just smell...

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

I hope people haven't had enough of silly love songs!

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

Did he really have to tell them THAT????

Did he really have to tell them THAT????

...because Babette hasn't appeared lately

…because Babette hasn’t appeared lately

I smell frosting!

I smell frosting!

And along with the Panda Season of LOOOOOOve, it also means that mommee and me time for young pandas is coming to an end. Remember when Mr. Wu was about to get his own “big boy” room?

Xiao Liwu and Bai Yun

Too soon, too soon, a Wu and his mom will go their separate ways…

And so it goes! Have a laugh on me!
Be the Bear, ya’all!
Bob T. Panda

Even More from the Panda Season of Love

Last week one of my esteemed readers commented on this post of the day of “Z” with a delightful scenario based on ACTUAL PANDA COMMUNICATION from our panda neighbors to the North, Er Shun and Da Mao, currently residing in Toronto as part of the “putting pandas to work” program.

News item: Gao Gao, the San Diego zoo stud muffin and father of five, is recovering from surgery of *ahem* a delicate nature. For more information, read the San Diego Zoo blog.

Of course, this inspired me to write a cartoon, which would make even more fun of pandas (well, boy pandas anyway). Sometimes they just make it too easy for me.

I smell frosting!

I smell frosting!

If YOU have read a real news story that you think that pandas would enjoy having their way with, just send it on in a comment. don’t worry about trying to figure out what the pandas will have to say about it.  We might not even comment on the story directly, but you never know what is going to trigger some panda satirical thought in my fuzzy little head. Operators are standing by to take your call.

fundraising on Kickstarter

Ha ha! George Clooney… where do those little pandas get these ideas?

Politicians misbehaving? strange cuppycake vending machines showing up on your block? Interesting trends in fashion?  Pandas may be interested.

Be the Bear
and
Panda On

Bob T. panda

 

More from the Panda Season of Lo-o-o-o-ove

Over the river, through the woods and across the Atlantic we go, to visit some of our favorite pandas, those titans of the tartan, the Scottish Pandas, Lord and Lady MacBear. I just can’t get enough of these guys.  And lest you be concerned that Mehitabel has been beset by bratty panda kindergarteners during the running of the pandas, she gets her own back today, as she pokes fun at the technique (or lack thereof) of boy pandas everywhere.

I just love the cub reporter.

I just love the cub reporter.

Hope that you are having a happy Sunday, sitting around reading the sunday funnies with your panda, perhaps enjoying a cuppycake or two. (Or three)

Keep being the bear and Pandaing on!  There are pandas around the web this week as I pay a return visit to Cordelia’s Mom, Still on Thursday, May 8th with a post about continuing onward despite all the adversity that life throughs at us, and TOMORROW I appear on The Isle of the Arts show on Whidbey Air radio at 1PM PDST to talk about Kickstarter. (This is a return engagement, due to my recent bout of spring cold last week.)  News flash: Apologies, but this is being postponed once again. (not my fault this time.)  I will alert you when it is REALLY happening.

Huzzah!

Huzzah!

Panda On!
Bob T. Panda

 

Less is more on the Day of “L”

“L” stands for Luddite, lest you think that, lo and behold, that by the mere fact that I write several blogs, have embraced email, am fond of facebook, and tolerate twitter, that I am NOT a Luddite,  you are laboring under a false impression.

Lamentations of Luddites lay waste to Linguini.

Lamentations of Luddites laying waste to Linguini.

Being the day from “L” it is also time to laugh a bit about the Panda Season of L-o-o-o-o-ve.

I hope people haven't had enough of silly love songs!

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

A panda by any other name, would smell...well, they would just smell...

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

We’ll have more from the panda season of l-o-o-o-o-ve tomorrow!  Meanwhile, this presentation comes to you courtesy of the 2014 A to Z Challenge!  I hope you have had some time to checkout some of the other blogs on offer.   My pick of the day is Muppets For Justice, because, hello? Muppets? Humor?  Say no more!

Hope you are all being the bear,
Bob T. Panda

 

 

 

Fabulous Furry Friday celebrates the Panda Season of L-o-o-o-o-ve

It’s the panda, the panda season of love….

In dear old Edinburgh, Scotland, Sweetie considers whether she will favor Sunshine’s courtship; Ya Ya, down in Memphis, has engaged a reproduction specialist, and Bai Yun?…hmmmm…enquiring minds want to know whether she is hanging up her sultry red dress and retiring from the mom biz…..

"It was dark....there were men in masks...."

“It was dark….there were men in masks….”

I hope people haven't had enough of silly love songs!

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

A panda by any other name, would smell...well, they would just smell...

See us at stud-muffins are us!

panda movie

An educational movie for pandas….

panda movie

There…now do you see?

And even though this doesn’t have anything to do with the panda season of lo-o-o-o-ove, I just wanted to post this cartoon because it makes me happy!

...if I were a panda, yadda dah dah da- da- da-  AAARGH!  I can't stop!!!!!

…if I were a panda, yadda dah dah da- da- da- AAARGH! I can’t stop!!!!!

Have an excellent pandy weekend!
Be the bear,
Bob T. Panda