Just when Pinky thought that all of the attention would be on her, look what has happened to ruin her dreams of Pandward Bound Dominance! Poor, poor Pinky…she never gets a break. Maybe Bubba will have some wise words that will lessen Pinky’s shock and disappointment.
Ha! Don’t count on it! Let’s see who else might be Pandward Bound!
Um…I just returned from a 10 hour lunch. Should I be telling you this? This does remind me of yet another reason why I should schedule posts ahead of time, because you never know when you will be having so much fun at a lunch get-together, that then you will be invited for dinner too.
SO, LET’S BRING ON THE BABY PANDAS!!!!
Twinkies 2.0 put on a show!
baby pandas need their own magic bunnies to look out for them. We R endangered, you know.
Panda Trek 2: The Next Generation
The first appearance of the Meihems!
You can’t just DO stuff. You need instruction from an expert!
Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!
Feed me, Mama!
Hope you all have a happy Friday! May it be fabulous and furry!
Panda on and pass the chocolate sauce!
Bob T Panda
We are starting a NEW Story this week! Huzzah! It is another of my fractured retellings of a very old and familiar story, with my own little pandy twist to it! Bwahahahahaha!
But first, I must report about PandAlanta fest, which took place last weekend at the Atlanta Zoo! A fabulous time was had by all, including the stars of the weekend, Six and Sebben, those delightful little pandas residing at the zoo with their parents. In addition to the warm up act (me!!!) we had a fabulous presentation from the folks at PDX Wildlife, who study – of all things – PANDAS!!!! What? You were expecting naked mole rats? Any way, they shared lots of pictures and told us about their research. Expect to see more about them here as not only are they doing important work for panda conservation, they were really nice people too!
But now! The Panda Chronicles presents, the latest in our long line of literary abominations, KittySue and the Three Pandas!!!!
This story seems a little, but not entirely, familiar!
Book 7: Don’t Call Mee Boo Boo, has been getting a resounding welcome out there in the pandasphere and to thank you, we are offering a sale on all the earlier books in the Panda Chronicle Series, in case your library is not all stocked up on the earlier titles! You can find links to all the books here.
But don’t delay! These prices will go back up to list price on Saturday, April 1st, so don’t delay! No Foolin’!!!
And in case you were wondering what I was up to last weekend at panda fest….
I can’t believe I’ve never done a St. Patrick’s Day cartoon with the pandas. On a trip to Pittsburgh a few years ago, I was reminded what a big deal it is there, and on my recent trip last month, indeed, there were already green frosting decorated cookies in the grocery store. Oddly enough, I resisted (although I definitely did NOT resist cuppycakes!) So that leaves me with the dilemma of what ‘toons to share for this Fabulous Furry Friday …
How about a little Meihem????
Huzzah! a guest appearance by little Po!
Sweet dreams, little bears!
One of the little known wonders of the world.
Pandas are standing by to take your calls!
Still one of my favorites…”How does you spell ‘hostage?” “
The first appearance of the twinkies on The Panda Chronicles
And who can forget the first time we learned that Lun Lun had twins?
Hey! Guess what’s coming up this Sunday morning in the teeny tiny hours when all good little pandas are asleep? That’s right! It’s time to Spring Forward…um…or is that Spring Back? I can never remember! whatever it is, I can pretty much guarantee that I will either be an hour early or an hour late for yoga on Sunday morning!
So let’s start our Fabulous Furry Friday encore presentation with this classic of panda satire!!!!
spring back, fall forward?
And if it’s time to turn the clock forward, it means we are nearing the end of the annual Panda Scout cookie Sale!
On my honor, I will try…to eat as many cookies as I possibly can….
And that means, Easter is right around the corner…
What’s Black and White and carries cuppycakes in a basket?
I really hadn’t planned to go on strike today, but some people involved with International Women’s Day thought it would be a good thing if all women went on strike, so you could see what we actually do around here.
So I leave you with a very short post (which I am actually writing on Tuesday) which I hope you’ll read, if not on Wednesday, then on Thursday when I share this post around the inter webs.
Now, go pick up your own socks.*
…and due to the International women’s day strike of 2017
Bob T Panda
Irony abounds, because I am kind of a slob. Bears in the woods and all that!!*
The departure of Bao Bao from the National Zoo in Washington DC is far from the last thing on all of our minds. (Thanks to the Cameron Cat for reminding me of yet another song of farewell for our Bye-Bye-Bao-Bao playlist) In fact, I think her flight took off this past Tuesday or Wednesday for the 16+ hour flight to China. As I’ve said before, her fictional counterpart, that precocious proponent of panda privilege, Princess Pinky, is not going anywhere. Huzzah!!!! She will remain right here where she belongs.
After all, she is one of my favorite characters and in some ways, she seems to write herself, as they say. I draw her tiara and the words pour forth from her mouth. I’m absolutely sure that this is no reflection on me or any secret plans for world domination or anything like that. You…um…do believe me, right?
So sit back and enjoy one more Fabulous Furry Friday round-up of some of my (and I hope your) favorite Pinky ‘toons!
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!
The talks between world (cough cough) leaders are not the only summit talks that are now happening around the world. The question is one that has puzzled philosophers for centuries: What do pandas talk about, when they talk about ‘boo? And more importantly, are panda moms the true power behind the curtain?
Give me a cuppycake and a bamboo lever and I will move the world!
“Why can’t my children be as well behaved as Lun Lun’s,” mused Mei Xiang
Meanwhile, my project to raise funds for Planned Parenthood and the ACLU is going very well. The offer is in effect through February and the details are here:
Donate $50 to either the ACLU or Planned Parenthood and get a signed copy of a cartoon, with a hand drawn sketch on it. Donate $100 to either the ACLU or Planned Parenthood and get 2 signed cartoons with a hand drawn sketch on them. Donate $500 to either the ACLU or Planned Parenthood and get an original hand drawn cartoon of my* choice (unframed) (* you can tell me who your favorite panda characters are and I will make a selection based on that info)
Just send me a screenshot of your donation receipt dated between January 31st and February 28th, along with your mailing address, and I will send them out as I receive them. US addresses only, please. Send info/receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s see if we can raise some $$ for these organizations! Pandas are standing by!
I jumped the gun on Friday. Not really, because Saturday was the actual start of Chinese New Year, and this is the year of the Red Fire Rooster, or as one of the special friends to pandas, Lucilla T. has dubbed it, the Year of the WUster!!!!!! (Referring, of course, to everybody’s favorite panda, Mr. Wu of the San Diego panda clan.) (Okay, I know I am about to get a lot of heat here about who is the best panda ebber. Let’s just say I have a thing for the Wu Self and leave it at that.)
And if you are looking for a special recipe for your celebrations, hop on over to Vicky Vladic’s blog VSomethingSpeaksfor a yummy chicken recipe. That’s if you’d rather eat your rooster, rather than party with it.
Meanwhile, here is my actual new ‘toon commemorating the Year of the Rooster!
It’s the year of the WUster!!!!
Bob T Panda
BTW, you’ll notice I did not lead with political outrage, although, trust me, it’s still there and getting worse every day. I just read a recent article on Medium about how to remain outraged without losing your mind. I highly recommend it! I already knew I was going to intersperse snarky political ‘toons with lighter panda fare, and this article confirmed we need to do both, in order to keep our sanity, not burn out, but also not let important crimes against humanity go unremarked. It’s getting very interesting out there. As in train wreck interesting, not fluffy kittens interesting.