More Pandas in the News

I did promise you that I had a veritable plethora of panda tales (or was that tails?…no matter) and here is another absolutely true story which, coincidentally enough, is about pandas! Huzzah!

I swear, I can’t make this stuff up.

Today’s story is a tale of treachery, of impostor pandas, of impersonation of their black and white fluffy goodness. Is that a panda I see before me?

Apparently not.

Here’s the actual news story, so that you know I am not making this up. That includes the quote by the spokesperson for the Animal Protection Party. Just saying. Quite frankly, Mehitabel has way too many rights around my house, if you ask me.

Well, it LOOKED like a panda...

Well, it LOOKED like a panda…

Stay tuned for more true stories and the panda kindergarten’s Chinese New Year Celebration coming up next week!

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda

16 thoughts on “More Pandas in the News

  1. Ann Feldman

    You are kidding, aren’t you? Where was this zoo, on Mars? Does a Chow Chow even remotely resemble….. You can’t make these things up, can you.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Admittedly, they don’t make the cutest pandas, but they are actually somewhat suprisingly panda-esque. I really can’t make stuff this absurd up. Not even the quote from the animal rights group. Ironic, no?

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  2. Sandy Reuscher

    II love the part about the dogs suffering from watery eyes because of camera flashes. I hope Bob doesn’t suffer from the same malady.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      It’s hard to believe anyone actually fell for the panda impersonation. You would think when they weren’t eating bamboo, it would have been a major clue. Fortunately, Bob does not suffer from watery eyes, except when the panda kindergarten steals his cuppycakes.

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  3. Ann feldman

    Now that I have had time to listen to the news article, I find this even odder. We’re folks really fooled by this? The dogs are very cute but the dye cannot be good for their eyes. What next? Panda children?

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I do feel sorry for the dogs. It’s hard to know what people will be fooled by, but as PT Barnum once said, “you can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but it’s pretty hard to get a panda to do anything but lie around and sleep and eat.” Or something like that.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I must have missed that one, but we’re also talking about a country that tried to pass off Tunisian olive oil as Tuscan extra virgin too.

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        1. Panda in Chief Post author

          Yeah, China policies and politics is a bit of a problem for us panda lovers. Personally, I have adopted a policy of “lie back and think of pandas.” Gutless, yes, but I love pandas so much. Guilty, guilty, guilty.

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