How Did You Get This Number?

Poor Mei Xiang…when the phone rings, it is bound to be trouble, and it is bound to be about Pinky. She thought that only the Zoo Director and the President had this phone number, so well she might wonder, how did you get this number?

Meanwhile, back at the actual National Zoo, Pinky’s brother Bubba is going about the business of learning to be a panda, under the expert tutelage of his mother, who is also a panda. But what about Pinky? well….

"If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?"

“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”

I think you will be all as pleased as I am to see that Bubba is beginning to understand his sister a bit better, it should help him to resist her involving him in her schemes. Maybe. We’ll see, won’t we?

Just a reminder, Pandas International is having their Spring Auction right now, and I have donated one of the signed reproductions from Pandamorphosis to help support their work with pandas. So, if you were thinking you would like to support Pandas international AND get some of the art from Pandamorphosis, this is a win win for everyone! Because remember, without pandas, there could be no panda satire! Here’s the link! Thee’s lots of other cool items to bid on too. Most of it…um…has pandas on them.

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Bob T Panda

22 thoughts on “How Did You Get This Number?

  1. candygai

    1. Oh Canada, Land of Hunky Justins.
    2. How cute those Toronto Twinkies are in their traveling outfits. They are just precious. Their Uncle Bob T. has given them a darling presentation.
    3. We talk about privilege. I want Princess Pinky Privilege. Apparently I could boss around Heads of State, and stuff.
    4. Tian better start taking Bubba on golf outings or to NASCAR events. Otherwise, Pinky will corrupt Boo Boo or manipulate him until he eventally seeks revenge.
    5. Girls of all sorts are more difficult to raise than their male counterparts.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      :o) I love the twinkles traveling outfits too. I think there is a picture of me at an early age in a coat just like that.
      And who wouldn’t want Pinky privilege? sigh…a bear can dream….

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      OOOO! Good reading between the paws! That is exactly the book Mei is reading! I sure hope it helps!

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  2. Teresa

    Oh, Bob T., Pinky is an icon, of course. She is adorable and unresisdabel. Little canadian companions are great, really cute with their coats, hats and small suitcases .. what good minions! No one should stand in their way.
    on the other hand, lil’ Booboo .. always beside her mother, he is not as innocent as it seems
    Now more than ever #Vote4Pinky #Pinky4Presydent

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Boo boo, oops…I mean Bubba, is looking forward to having some friends his own age to play with. I mean, he would be if he knew they were coming. Are you sure this international incident won’t damage Pinky’s political aspirations?

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      1. Teresa

        Liddle princess is adorable and unresidable, she is very courageous, in any situation. Nobody can escape the charms of Pinky, especially seeing her determination :-))
        #Pinky4Presydent #Vote4Pinky

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        1. Panda in Chief Post author

          Sigh…it just doesn’t pay to run against Princess Pinky. Even when she does something naughty she comes out looking cuter than ever.

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  3. Vicky V

    Ha!! Every frame had me laughing. “I loved your last album!”
    Bubba is so clever.
    And those travelling outfits – I think we all want them 🙂

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I think my brother and I had coats like that when we were little. I like Mei mistaking the Canadian PM for Justin Beiber. Ironically, I have no idea who Bieber is, other than he is a Canadian teen music star who often behaves badly. Pinky loves him.

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  4. Jayelle (@GreenEyedLilo)

    Bubba smiling and calmly asking “Whut Pinky do now?” cracked me up! He knows the drill now! I love the little Toronto cubbies’ traveling outfits, too, and Pinky is always so cute when she’s indignant!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      There is nothing more fun than drawing a mad or indignant Pinky, unless it is drawing her looking extremely innocent while saying something outrageous.
      Bubba is really getting an understanding about the afvantages of having a sibling that gets attention for all the wrong things.
      I certainly hope Pinky doesn’t instigate an international incident!

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  5. Gina Koo

    Oh my goodness! I love it! Bubba didn’t even care that Pinky was in trubble, as long as he could have her dessert. Hmm, I wonder if Pinky will end up distracting Unka Justin with her cuteness long enough to sneak the twins out.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Bubba is catching on quickly. Sometimes it is a good thing to have a sibling that gets all kinds of attention, so that you look good by comparison. Not that I would know about that sort of thing from any personal experience, of course. ??

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  6. Winky Cat

    Pinky: “Don’t you know who I am???”

    The Twins little “Toppers” are just adorbs! Brings back memories of getting a new one every spring.

    Hey Pinky, DON”T call da other Justin for a lift!!! He will leave you all behind, at the ‘port, like he did to his poor little monkey in Germany, owing $1000’s in fees.

    Bubba you don’t need a 2nd dessert…

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Good advice all around. As I mentioned, I have no idea what that “other” Justin’s music sounds like, but I Have read the news stories about his various brushes with the law and the abandonment of that monkey.
      And what do you mean Bubba does not need another dessert? He is a growing boy!

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  7. Paul

    Ohhhh, those customs officers can be tough.You know there is a TV program here that follows Canadian Customs agents around while they search and arrest and lecture folks.It’s called Border Security and is very popular. Wouldn’t it be a hoot if Pinky and her entourage were followed by the cameras and ended up on TV? Besides,many US folks are inquiring about moving here in case Trump gets elected. Pinky could be a trail blazer for them.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I’m not sure Pinky is a very good trailblazer for Americans seeking asylum if there is an unfortunate outcome to the election. I am thinking that Unka Justin may start building a wall himself after this escapade of Pinky’s.

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      1. Ann

        OK, here’s my Canadian Border story. Some years back my husband and I were on our way to the Eastern Townships for a cycling vacation. We entered Quebec Province at some out of the way station with one customs officer. His first question to us was: “Do you have any firearms?” We said no, but we are worried that we have one more bottle of wine than we are allowed. We meant to drink it in the US, but we still have it with us. What should we do with it? His response was “Do you have any ammunition?” At this point we began to smile, thinking he was daft, and answered no again. He then asked us why we had Pennsylvania license plates if we lived in NY. (It was a rented car.) He took our passports and disappeared inside his little building for about 20 minutes. By this time we were outside the car sitting on a rock and giggling hysterically, thinking we were about to be banned from Canada. Mind you we were not kids, but a couple in late middle age. Finally the phone rang inside the little house and the Customs official returned with our passports and allowed us to continue over the border. The incident remained a mystery until we returned to the States about two weeks later…turned out some guy who was about to be sentenced for a white collar crime in the US had faked a suicide by leaving his car and a note on the Tappan Zee bridge over the Hudson River north of NYC. Suspicion was that he was heading towards New England…and his physical description, in broad terms, matched that of my spouse! (PS..our extra bottle of wine was not confiscated.)

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        1. Panda in Chief Post author

          Great story! I think I remember something about the incident in the news about that. How funny that they thought it might be you!

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    2. Ann

      Is this true? About the TV program? If so I have a hilarious experience with Canadian Customs to tell you about.

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