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Mei Watch and the Pitter Patter of Little Paws

Oh, it is that time again! The first cubbies (twins!) have been born at a zoo in China and the Smithsonian just announced in their email that Mei Xiang has entered the Panda Season of Love! And now it is baby panda season!!!!

To celebrate, let’s revisit some classic toons about baby pandas, but first… Mei Watch!

Soooo….you are saying no pandas in bikinis?

#6 is getting ready to make his move!

Huzzah!….ooops.

will the pitter patter of little paws soon follow?

…if I were a panda, yadda dah dah da- da- da- AAARGH! I can’t stop!!!!!

Stay tuned for more Mei Watch news (however we will not be posting videos such as the 2012 video at the Pan Diego Zoo!) as it becomes available.

Pseudo thumbs crossed!

Panda On!
Bob t Panda

Have a fabulous furry Friday!

It’s worth a mention here, that my secret password only page about the China trip won’t go live until June 7th, when I launch my Kickstarter campaign. If anyone here wants a sneak peak at the campaign, send me a message on the contact page, and I’ll send you the preview link. You won’t be able to pledge yet, but you can see what the project is about and what the rewards are!

I’m not a Doctor …

…but I play one in Congress. Well, I have been restraining myself (somewhat) on commenting on the political shenanigans coming out of Washington DC (heretofore known as “The OTHER Washington) but I’m afraid they’ve riled me yet again. Actually, I’m in a fairly constant state of rage and anxiety these days, as are many of my friends. Doctor Doctor can’t you give me something to ease my pain and suffering? Nope, sorry. Political anxiety is no longer covered by your insurance. You may want to print this list to see who you want to vote out in 2018.

Unless, of course, you are a member of Congress, and then you have the best healthcare in the country, paid by guess who?

So, with all that in mind, it seems like a great time to replay these ‘toons, in which Bob plays a soap opera doctor, on All My Pandas Time of  General Suffering…or something like that.

All My Pandas……

Oh, Doctor …

I'm not a doctor but I play one on television

And it is but a small leap (well in my mind, anyway) from pandas pretending to be soap opera doctors to pandas with gender identity issues, because you know your government wants to have something to say about that too!

first panda gender misidentification at zoo atlanta

Love the hat!.

 

affordable care act

How easy is it going to be to stay healthy with no EPA or food safety regulations? Asking for a friend.

You knew I was going to share this cartoon again, didn’t you?

Panda On!

Fabulous Furry Friday

Pinky and Bubba have gotten so much attention recently, so I thought we would give Bob and Mehitabel a chance to shine in today’s edition of Fabulous Furry Friday! Put your paws together and give a big Panda Chronicles welcome for this encore presentation, featuring our favorite cartoon panda! (and cat. Don’t forget the cat.)

Let Bob Speak!!!!!

The Life of PIE….get it? *chortle chortle*

And here are some very early Bob ‘toons!

bears in the air…

Beware…..

Pandas have a better idea…

notice the stylish design….

please have your tray table in their upright position for take-off…

…and most of all, don’t panic.

see, doesn’t this look just like British Airways’ new paint job?

I rest my case.

All My Pandas……

Everything I know

Pandas have long been active in literary pursuits

Have a happy weekend, everyone. Monday you can go back to worrying about the downfall of Democracy as we know it.

Panda On
Bob T Panda

What could be more fabulous …

…than the panda season of LOVE!!!!!? I know these are hard times: Bao Bao has gone to China, as have the Meihems; Bei Bei no longer gets to romp and roll with his mama. And you know who is in the White House. But wait! There is hope! Mei and Tian may yet do the Pandy Tango, and then we may get a bouncing baby panda or two. Wouldn’t that be fabulous in the extreme?

And not only is it the beginning of the Panda Season of LOOOOOOVE, we have a new book out! Now! It’s here!

The seventh book of The Panda Chronicles Series: don’t call mee boo boo!

So, while you are logging in to your Pandazon account, here are some ‘toons celebrating the upcoming panda season of love!

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

it’s the panda, the panda season of love!

The Scottish pandas have had a few disappointments…

I am only making some of this up. copyright 2012 -A. Belov

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

The Panda Season of Loooooove does not always go smoothly, so panda nannies must be prepared for “Plan B

“It was dark….there were men in masks….”

Well, why are you just sitting there chortling to yourself? Go buy my book!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Keep ’em laughing, Friday

First of all, a big panda thank you to everyone who made a donation to the ACLU or Planned Parenthood so far. You have all of February to do so and get some very cool, not-available-in-any-store panda swag stuff. I’ll do my best to get stuff to you in a timely manner. See yesterday’s post for details! and per my campaign promise to provide a little lighter fare every Friday, so that everyone keeps laughing, (or fiddling while Rome burns?) here are some ‘toons from the past to keep the country’s humor deficit from reaching an apocalyptic level!

And a heads up, I am starting to compile the next collection of Panda Chronicles ‘toons in book form! It’s been a long time coming!

Now! On with the show! Start your engines!

Panda Kindergarten halloween party

Trick or Trick!!!!!!!

I'm not a doctor but I play one on television

The original panda kindergarten ‘toon!

wheel of pandas 1

Entertainer extraordinaire!

wheel of pandas 2

Hey! You didn’t use your buzzer!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

One of these years I need to do a groundhog day cartoon!

Day 6: 31 Days of Pandas

Visiting London is not all about frosting, you know. Even though there are many cuppycake emporiums in London and we are JUST SAYING that it would not be a terrible reason to go there, even if some people think walking for hours all over the city and looking at stuff is a worthwhile endeavor…oh! Heh! I do get carried away when I think about frosting…..but 31 days of pandas takes us to many other places, don’t cha know! Like…

Art Museums!

There are like a gazillion art museums in and around London, and we went to a whole bunch of them. My favorite has always been The Tate Britain. I have been to The Tate Modern, but…well, it’s not my cup of tea. Give me the 19th century when it comes to painting.

Here’s Mini Bob with one of his favorite paintings, which visited  Seattle about 17 years ago. It’s a study for John Singer Sargent’s infamous portrait of Madame X, the finished version resides in New York City at the Metropolitan Art Museum.

31 days

I remember this painting but with a different model…

Recently, another painting, purported to be by Sargent, was discovered. This one, while similar in pose and costume, was of an altogether different model.

Portait of the mysterious "Madame 'P' "

Portait of the mysterious “Madame ‘P’ “

Meanwhile, back at the panda satire ranch….

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Fabulous Furry Friday

Not only is it Day 2 of 31 Days of Pandas, it is also Fabulous Furry Friday, where we turn on the Panda Way-Back machine, and pull out some of our (okay, MY) favorite ‘toons.

But first, here is another photo from the Travels of Mini Bob!

Friday

At the Botanical gardens in Oxford, with The Cheshire Cat.

yoga for pandas

Nothing like a little yoga to mellow a panda….

Here is Babette being a very helpful panda. "Would you like to use my pen?"

Here is Babette being a very helpful panda. “Would you like to use my pen?”

A panda by any other name, would smell...well, they would just smell...

It’s never to early to start getting ready for The Panda Season of Love!

The secret lives of the wild panda!

The secret lives of the wild panda!

What makes a panda run? Cuppycakes, of course!!!!

What makes a panda run? Cuppycakes, of course!!!!

Have a Fabulous Furry Friday!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

In the Tradition of Some of the Great…

…popular cartoonists who often used political themes and issues for their cartoons, I thought I’d share some of my more political ‘toons that have appeared over the years. Personally I’ve always thought that humor with a little bit of a bite to it (pandas have very sharp teeth) are funnier than ‘toons that are merely cute and sweet. It may be a bit presumptuous of me to put myself in the tradition of Doonesbury, Pogo, and Bloom County, But I have always been drawn to the somewhat snarky. Calvin and Hobbes is not usually overtly political, but he dealt with some big issues from time to time. They are my favorites!

Enjoy!

Is it really all black and white?

Is it really all black and white?

Naughty bear or cuddly menace? You be the judge!

Naughty bear or cuddly menace? You be the judge!

Vote for Bob!

Vote for Bob!

A cartoon before pandas!

A cartoon before pandas!

Babette has ..um...toned her wardrobe down in honor of this important occasion.

Babette has ..um…toned her wardrobe down in honor of this important occasion.

In the words of Winnie ther Pooh, "I think it's time for a little something.

In the words of Winnie ther Pooh, “I think it’s time for a little something.

And one of my all time favorites….

How much can a small panda stand?

How much can a small panda stand?

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Fabulous Fabulous Furry Friday

By the time this goes to press, the new twins of Zoo Atlanta will hopefully be one whole week old. I say hopefully, because as fabulous a mom as Lun Lun is, and as wonderfully dedicated and competent as the whole panda support staff is, baby pandas are incredibly fragile and many things can still go wrong. I’m not trying to be Debby Downer here. These are the facts and Nature is a hard mother sometimes. But today, when the cubs are not even 12 hours old, we in the panda community are rejoicing, and nobody rejoices like a panda!

So let’s party like a panda!!!!!

There's nothing on earth that I'd rather do....

There’s nothing on earth that I’d rather do….

Mehitabel gets even.

Mehitabel gets even.

What makes a panda run? Cuppycakes, of course!!!!

What makes a panda run? Cuppycakes, of course!!!!

The panda kindergarten in las vegas hotel room

What happens in the panda kindergarten, STAYS in the panda kindergarten

Legalize cake today! Prevent illicit cuppycake activities.

Legalize cake today! Prevent illicit cuppycake activities.

One panda's disaster is another panda's delight!

One panda’s disaster is another panda’s delight!

Escape! Come with me, little cake, so we can be alone together.

Escape! Come with me, little cake, so we can be alone together.

Be sure to tune in on Sunday for a special ‘toon from all the junior pandas of the Panda Chronicles!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Let the Games Begin!

The opening ceremonies are tonight, for the 2016 Summer Olympics taking place in Brazil, a country that, to my knowledge has NO pandas!!!! How can people live like that!?!?! So let the games begin! And no Olympic Games would be complete without…

CUE THE TORCH BEARS!!!! Huzzah!

Is that the twins I see before me? Don't tell Lun Lun

Is that the twins I see before me? Don’t tell Lun Lun

Did the Torch Bears take a wrong turn????

Did the Torch Bears take a wrong turn???? Remember the 2012 Torch Bears?

Pandanastics star, PO of Atlanta Zoo, practices for the Olympics, while the Torch Bears continue their around the world journey. Where will they turn up next?

Pandanastics star, PO of Atlanta Zoo, practices for the Olympics, while the Torch Bears continue their around the world journey. Where will they turn up next? That torch looks suspiciously like a cuppycake to me!

Never underestimate the power of a good "fart joke"

Never underestimate the power of a good “fart joke”

torch bears, money, selling olympic torch

What incident in Paris…Well may you ask! But now what will they do when they get to the Olympics?…..stay tuned!

Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this story!

Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this story!

Oh, those Torch bears!

Oh, those Torch bears!

And what Olympics themed Fabulous Furry Friday would be complete without one our all time favorites, Cookie Medals!

Huzzah!

Huzzah!I get all fluffy when I hear the Olympic theme song!

Going for the ...um...chocolate chip.

Going for the …um…chocolate chip.

See on Sunday, for the next episode of Phexit: the TRUE story!!!!!!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Please note…Pinky is…um…resting up for her appearance sunday and did not appear in today’s encore presentation.