Pacific Northwest Pandas

Ever since I became a pandaholic (I’m not ashamed of my love), one of the great causes for sadness in my life is the fact that I have to get on a plane if I want to go and visit pandas. Not that I have any wish to live in Washington DC, especially as they are in the grasp of Snomaggedon 2016, but why, oh why can’t we have pandas in Seattle?

Well, it turns out that people who can get things done are actually talking to folks in China who hand out pandas (the Office of Panda Procurement and Proliferation). We have no idea if they will be successful in bringing pandas to Washington State, but be assured that we are keeping our fuzzy ears to the ground on this one!

I bet Seattle Pandas would vote for Bob!

I bet Seattle Pandas would vote for Bob!

I can also attest to the fact that bamboo grows really well around here, so if there were Pacific Northwest Pandas they would have plenty of bamboo to choose from! The weather here is very conducive to panda proliferation, so what’s holding us back (I mean besides vast sums of money)? So, if you are a Seattle area millionaire with a fondness for the fuzzy black and white bears, now is the time to come forward and say “I want pandas!!!!!”

There remains only one crucial piece of this campaign to bring pandas to the Pacific Northwest and that is…(wait for it) a really good Twitter hashtag! Please add your suggestions for a Twitter hashtag to the comments section and I will give the contributor of the best hashtag suggestion a signed copy of my latest book, The Panda Chronicles Book 6: We R Endangered (sorry, US entrants only, but even if you don’t live in the US, please share your suggestions. I’ll come up with something less expensive to mail if you have the winning suggestion.)

Till next time!

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

A late note: An alert reader brought to my attention, the news that Chuck Todd on Meet the Press not only played the video of Tian Tian frolicking in the snow, but suggested that maybe a panda should be president. I am not making this up. She thought it might be code for “Vote 4 Pinky” but it could just as easily be “Hey! Why not vote for Bob?”

14 thoughts on “Pacific Northwest Pandas

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I sometimes forget that I am not the only panda obsessed person in the state. I am so pleased that there are powerful people who are trying to bring pandas here. It’s kind of embarrassing that we don’t have any, given Seattle’s large Asian population.

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  1. Sue Coad

    I gotta admit Bob T Panda is enthusiastic & using his noggin about having Northwestern Pandas !! Now if he would jump on Pinky’s bandwagon & endorse Pinky 4 President, then Pinky as President would surely establish a Northwestern Panda Reserve where pandas could roam & eat as much boo & cuppycakes as they wanted !! Yay !! Vote 4 Pinky 4 President !!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Editor’s note: Bob has not thought about the possibility of having a friend in The Other Washington that would help establish a panda reserve here. Plus I am pretty sure he has not considered the ramifications of being elected, having to move across the country, and all that entails. Not to mention he only has about four three supporters.
      I’ll speak to him about this, but I don’t think he is quite ready to concede.

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  2. Ann Feldman

    I think Pandas in Washington state is a nifty idea! Good luck with it! On the other hand, as a New Yorker who knows how screwed up stuff can be here, I am totally against Pandas in any of the five boroughs. And the director of the Bronx Zoo is right with me on this. Some local councilwoman had the idea to put a pair in the Central Park Zoo of all places, but the kybosh was put on that when the Bronx Zoo moved two female grizzlies into the former Polar bear habitat. (They are not sisters but they have, um, a relationship. Huzzah!)

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I am sorry to hear that NYC’s panda dreams have been put to rest, although, it is possible to go to DC on a day train or bus trip, so I’m not that sorry. If I want to see pandas I have to get on a plane and all that entails.
      It is still along shot, Seattle panda-wise. But I am keeping my pseudo thumbs crossed. I know where there is lots of bamboo they could have.

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  3. Winky Cat

    Pandas to Washington State! Pandas to Washington State!!! Keeping my paws & eye crossed. Pandas to ALL states that have moderate/cool temps at least part of da year. {Like PA!} Sorry Louisiana & Florida, maybe for a visit, but don’t think Pannas would want to live there! Florida, take care of the manatees!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I know Memphis loves their pandas, but really, there are enough places in the US that are really warm that already have pandas. They would really like it in Seattle. Lots of boo and great coffee!

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  4. LISA GRIFFIN

    #SMOPP for Seattle Movement of Panda Procurement or if you would like it See More Of Pinky Panda. HUZZAH!!!

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