It’s Friday! and it is Fabulous and Furry!
I had mixed feelings about making any kind of commentary about the
death murder of Cecil the lion. I have friends and acquaintances who hunt for food, but killing a living creature just to put his head on the wall seems so very wrong in so many ways. I couldn’t find anything to make a lighthearted cartoon about, because, as John Stewart accurately said after the murder of 9 people in a South Carolina church recently. “There’s just nothing funny about this.” But the pandas all gathered around me, and reminded me of this important concept, and so I did a drawing in tribute to the endangered among us, on two feet as well as four.
We R All Endangered.
And now, on with our regularly scheduled pandas….News from the panda front in San Diego is a little sad, but not totally unexpected. Bai Yun is 24 years old and they decided to give her one more chance to have another cub, as hormonally she was…um…ready. The SDZ folks announced today that Bai Yun is not Pregnant.
I’m sure in some ways, both she and Mr Wu are relieved. The Wu self gets to remain her baby boy forever, and given his attitude about cute cub proliferation, he is probably especially relieved.
Hope you are having a wonderful summer, and not burning in a raging brush or forest fire. Or experiencing earthquakes or tsunamis. Or anything bad. Just saying.
Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda
PS: notice how I didn’t say anything about the #GOPdebate last night.