So what else is new? Am I really supposed to spend all my days trying to write stories that are all about Pinky all the time? I thought as a writer that I had at least a little bit of free will and discretion about what my stories are about. And really, Pinky, if you think that my stories are making you look bad, you could…oh, I don’t know…maybe behave a little better and not tease your brother so much?
What was I thinking!!!!??? We are talking about PINKY here!!!!
We need to wrap up the Meihem’s birthday weekend because up next on the calendar, it’s none other than Mr. Wu’s birthday celebration extravaganza! The Wu self turns 5 this year! But after last week’s struggle to find cartoons starring the Meihem’s WITHOUT Pinky in them, this week we reluctantly joyfully invite Pinky to the Meihem’s birthday weekend!
What is a party without a liddle MEIHEM?????
Huzzah! It’s The year of Pandas on Horsies!
“Hello, Bai Yun? this is Lun Lun…about that detective you suggested…”
Oh, Pinky…what have you done?
Fast furry friends…for now…SOMETIMES they get along!
Pandas are standing by to take your calls!
I love a good art forgery, don’t you?
“Oh yeah…dere MIGHT be one or two other pandas in it, but I can’t remember who.”
Oh the Fridays are fabulous around here, and not least because we are getting visitors from Australia! Huzzah! They are on the other side of the world, so when it is summer here, it’s winter there, although our Northwest summers may seem a little bit like winter to them! But this Friday evening, I will be meeting long time panda and panda satire fans in person (or is that in fur-son?) for the first time. And when panda fans get together, they party panda style!
Bring on the cuppycakes!!!!
So let’s celebrate pandas who party, for today’s Fabulous Furry Friday encore presentations!
There’s nothing on earth that I’d rather do….
Mehitabel gets even.
…and it all ends with Mr Wu’s Birthday party! Huzzah!
“Do you know who I am????” Yeah, we do.
It’s not a party till the pandas start a brawl!
Will there be cuppycakes?
There must be cake!
Is this any way to treat our Nation’s most adorable icon?
Lun Lun is now the reigning Hero Mom Rock Star of the U.S. pandas, bypassing previous record holder Bai Yun of San Diego by the – some would say nefarious dirty trick- of having not one, but TWO sets of twins, for a seven cubby total lifetime achievement award! I never got to actually meet the Meihems, Well, we are not going to let that happen again, so I have made plans to meet the Twinkles 2.0 this very month! Stay tuned for a report, but in the meantime…
Here’s how they are preparing to meet their most ardent fans!
Recently I made the discovery that ALL baby pandas get their own personal stuffed bunny during their naming day parties. Okay. Maybe I didn’t “discover” this fact, as much as…um…make it up. An alternative fact for the good of all baby pandas everywhere. I’m not sure whether all the bunnies are magic or not. They certainly seem to be, but whether this is the result of magic wand intervention, or whether the the bunnies are magic from the beginning. Hopefully, all will be revealed in the fullness of time. Or something like that. After all, Mr. Wu had magical bunny slippers in The Wizard of Wu. (An exclusive feature length story that appears in The Book of Wu)
The question remains: should baby pandas be given magical wands?
Baby pandas need their own magic bunnies to look out for them. We R endangered, you know.
Meanwhile, stay tuned for updates about the availability of The Panda Chronicles Book7! Coming soon!
Okay. Laugh if you want, but there really is a panda convention. And no, we don’t ALL dress up like pandas. But if there is one thing panda fans love, it’s going to visit actual pandas, and talking about pandas. Do we know how to have a good time or what? Of course, if you are here reading these ‘toons, chances are you are one of those people who stalk pandas at every given opportunity! Be brave and admit it. It’s okay, you’re among friends here.
And of course, there will be cuppycakes, right, Leslie?
Oh, brave new world, with such pandas in it!
Update on the next collection of the Panda Chronicles: I finally successfully uploaded the files (yay!) …always the most stressful part. Now I’m waiting for them to approve my files so I can order a hard copy proof! Stay tuned for a cover reveal next week! Huzzah!
What if we wished on the moon…do you think it might happen then? In Pandamorphosis, the cat wishes on the moon that she would be loved as much as the pandas were. It didn’t quite turn out the way she planned, now did it?
So, if Lun Lun wished that her girls would always be as sweet as they are now…
Oh me, oh my! What trouble has Pinky caused now? I think I hear the phone lines sizzling even now, as Lun Lun discovers just what Pinky’s little gift to the twins actually was! But look how nicely she is playing Go Fish with her little brother. She is even…um…well, not exactly letting him win so much, as by not cheating so effectively that he doesn’t lose by much. Pinky is a font of generosity today!
Let’s see what is happening down in PandAlanta!
The little gift that keeps on giving!
Bob T Panda
“Whut yoo meen ‘uh oh’?” Um, maybe you should watch the girls on the panda cam to calm your nerves!
When you need pandas, you can’t do better than a little bit of Meihem to fix what needs fixing. Needless to say, Pinky is going to need some extra persuasive coaching to be convinced to come out from under the covers. But meanwhile, back at the zoo, there was some real life drama happening. Bubba’s real life counterpart, Bei Bei had to go in for emergency surgery, due to a “lemon size lump of bamboo” plugging up his guts. He is back home and resting quietly (I believe Pinky is reading him her rough draft of her autobiography, in order to lull him to sleep) and I’m sure I will have a ‘toon or two relating to the ordeal, but first, this!
When you need help, best call for MEIHEM!
Care for a little Meihem?
And don’t forget to get ready for this years 31 Days of Pandas! We have a special treat, The Travels of Mini-Bob! Get ready to join Mini-Bob as he visits Merry Olde England, and some historic sights (and Pooh Bear!!!!!)
Just between you, me, and how ever many of the millions of people out there in the cyber are listening, I gotta tell you I am still severely depressed over the election results. I am going to do my best to panda on, because the alternative is just too grim to think about. I have responsibilities to you all! The pandas give me what little hope I have for the future. If I ever needed some panda power, now is as good a time as any. And panda girl power is even better.
Last weekend, I spent 3 days with a group of illustrators and writers of books for children. It did more than I could have believed possible to lift my spirits. We did some good work under the guidance of our wonderful illustrators in residence, Catia Chien and Christian Robinson. It reminded me that the way I will survive the next months and years will be to make creative work, be it painting, illustrations or pandas!
So, it’s gonna be a bumpy road. I know many of you are hurting as well. I will keep the pandas coming,although they just might not be as funny as they have been. I’ll try to keep the selections for my Friday encore presentations on the light side, because…well, because we need that.