Fabulous Furry Friday Salutes Selfies

How time flies! This week the Tour de France has begun. Personally I think those bike riders are all nuts: three weeks of grueling cycling in hot weather, up mountains and down treacherous roads. And if that’s not bad enough, then there are those stupid people stepping out to take  selfies:

Hey! Get out of the way!

Hey! Get out of the way!

And yes, there is the occasional idiot who thinks selfies with a tiger would be a really cool thing to post on Fezbook.

Much better to take a selfie with pandas!

Much better to take a selfie with pandas!

New York state has put a stop to this! But did they think about all the implications of this ban?

You know we're just kidding about this, right?

You know we’re just kidding about this, right?

And as you recall, Pinky got in….um… a little trouble over this fundraising scheme: (Good thing she is not a New York State resident!)

I really had no idea what she was up to.

I really had no idea what she was up to.

And I thought this story was a load of bull:

AAAAAAhhhHHHHHH!

AAAAAAhhhHHHHHH!

So have a fabulous furry friday, and try to stay cool out there. Unless you are in Australia, and then you should stay warm.
Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

BTW: a recent report on NPR revealed that you can now take photographs in the white House. Hmmm, do we think a small panda might try to take a selfie in the oval office, just to, you know, see what she will look like in there?

 

10 thoughts on “Fabulous Furry Friday Salutes Selfies

  1. Winky Cat

    Oh, my side, my side! I’m laughing so hard, got a pull! I wanna join the Carnivore’s Union, I need representation too! (In case Cee ever acts up.)

    And those cyclists (masochists!) & bulls should be honored to have Pandas getting them all this attention!

    Selfies at the White House? Brilliant! A certain cute widdle cubbie would look adorbs in the Oval Office. And she must get one of those serious, advisory “Karzai & The Panda” type shots w/Presydent O.

    {PP might have to remove the tiara, don’t want to look too obvious! But that kind of shot could certainly be construed as an endorsement from Presy O!}

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Mehitabel is, of course, a card carrying member of the Carnivore’s Union although she has “retired” from active participation if you know what I mean! I’m happy to no longer have to check the front mat before stepping out the door. (“The brightly colored ones taste the best!”)
      We have just received an anonymous photo from an unidentified source which we will reveal soon, that lead me to believe that Pinky has already made an incursion into the white house.
      Still no word as to whether mommee Mei is going to pop out another cub or if she is just milking them for treats.

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      1. Winky Cat

        Wow, I should have known Mehitabel would be a member of CU. She is so on top of ‘portant feline stuff…I want to be just like her when I grow up. She is a great role model!

        Tee hee, hanging out with Pinky has helped to change my diet a little too. I’ve been nibbling on Cee’s bamboo plants and enjoy an iced boo-latte when I see Pinky. Cee says my “cyber” hairballs crash the ‘puter!

        Oooo, a photo of Pinky at the WH! Not surprised, she is an ICON and the Presy knows that. She probably got a personal invite to one of the private parties w/the First Family!

        Whether Mei is preggers or not, she deserves all the treats she can get for trying to keep Pinky & the minions out of mischief!

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        1. Panda in Chief Post author

          Mehitabel says if you want to stay on Cee’s good side, hairballs in the computer is a DEFINITE no-no. She appreciates your adoration. You do adore her, don’t you? She is happy to serve as a role model.
          Pandas have long been infamous as far as using purported pregnancy as a vehicle for treat enhancement. I’ll see if I can find the cartoon about that. It would definitely throw a monkey wrench into Pinky’s plans, especially if Mei chooses Pinky’s birthday to bring forth a new sibling (or dare we hope two?, or am I getting greedy?)on or before Pinky’s party. That could close down the Panda house and then how would Pinky continue her campaign? Something to think about!

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  2. Paul

    Bwahaha! Next thing you know they’ll be making it illegal to stand on the interstate and take a selfie with moving tractor trailers. Ha! Or illegal to take a selfie while base jumping off the Empire Sate Building. Ha! Or how about taking a selfie while leaning against a 60,000 volt transmission line. Ha! There was a zoo here somewhere that had a visitor eaten when they climbed into the polar bear cage (this was some years ago) – I bet the wimps make that illegal too. Ha! Next thing you know it’ll be illegal to take a selfie in the tub with a plugged in toaster. Ha!

    Best of luck to the cub reporters on their assignments.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Wow, those are all such great selfie suggestions! And what’s with making it illegal to jump in with the polar bears? Zoo animals thrive on “enrichment” and what a fun enrichment for a cooped up polar bear. They’ll have to pry my toaster out of my cold dead hands…oh, maybe that’s the point.
      Thanks again for these excellent suggestions!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Paul C. had some excellent suggestions for selfie scenarios. Well, at least for those with a death wish. Everyone else should take them with a grain of salt.

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