Tag Archives: Mr. Wu

International Women’s Day

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.*

international woman's day

…and due to the International women’s day strike of 2017

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Irony abounds, because I am kind of a slob. Bears in the woods and all that!!*

My opening farewell

No, I’m not going anywhere, so you can stop hyperventilating right this minute. But the real life inspiration for Princess Pinky, that American icon of the Smithsonian institute, out there in the OTHER Washington, Bao Bao, daughter of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, has to leave for China next week. So, devastated as we are, we must say farewell to that adorable ball of fluff that we love so well. All this month, Fabulous Furry Friday celebrates her royal self. So here’s today’s plethora of Pinkys!!!!

Pinky is a STAR!!!!!

Princess Pinky helps with new years resolutions

You say you want a resolution, well, you know, it is hard to change a bear….

Bao Bao is unhappy

Could Mama Mei Xiang really be contemplating letting Pinky loose on the pandy kindy?

Sochi Winter Olympics, Pandas

I keep hearing the song “bears on the Run” going through my head…the ski run, that is!

Never say “No” to a Pinky!

Those girls are a force to be reckoned with.

Tune in again on Sunday for the rest of the Book 7 cover reveal!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

 

The Year of the Rooster

Yes, Chinese New Year, otherwise known as the Lunar New Year, starts tomorrow (January 28th, 2017) and continues until February 15th! This is the year of the Rooster. That sounds harmless, right? How much trouble can the panda kindergarten get into dressed up like chickens?

It was interesting to read this article, because I was unaware of some of the traditions associated with this event. Like, you’re not supposed to do any cleaning the first three days of the New Year, because you could wash away good fortune. Well, I can live with that. Um…I hardly ever clean anything. Was that too much information?

Anyway, we’ll have a brand new ‘toon for you on Sunday, but for today’s encore presentation, I thought I would post some of my favorite Chinese new year ‘toons from years past.

Huzzah!

The year of the bunny…..

Oh that panda kindergarten!

panda cubs on rocking horses

Huzzah! It’s The year of Pandas on Horsies!

Look out!!!! Oh, those triplets!

Well, the FIRE part had Mehitabel a little worried, but…

And, of course, my personal favorite…

the year of the dragon, panda kindergarten

Huzzah! it’s the year of the Dragon!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Have a fabulous furry Friday!

What if You Gave an Inauguration & Nobody Came?

Hoo boy! We are right here, at Apocalypse Inauguration Eve, and I gotta tell you, my tummy is doing flip flops. I don’t even know if I can get all these cuppycakes down that I have lined up on the counter in front of me. Despite a certain party’s claims to the contrary, you can find a ball gown in DC, and apparently hotel rooms are available too. On the one hand, you hate to rile up a person with so thin a skin and such a penchant for vindictiveness.

On the other hand, there is this:

inauguration

Hey, save some cuppycakes for me!

Panda On, and let’s be safe out there!
Bob T Panda

And did anyone get my nod to the old Bob and Ray “Wally Ballou” routines, where they joined the roving reporter midway through his introduction? We need anything we can find to cheer ourselves up! Enjoy!

Day 30: 31 Days of Pandas

Holy Moly! It’s day 30 of 31 Days of Pandas! We are almost at the end as the ball in Times Square makes its descent into the unknown. We have lost so many treasured, talented individuals this year, and now we have to add yet another to the list (as if Gene Wilder, Carrie Fisher, and Alan Rickman weren’t loss enough!) Yes, the father and grandfather of so many pandas, particularly the US pandas, Pan Pan passed away yesterday at the age of 31. He was quite a bear with the ladies and fathered 30 cubs and has over 130 descendants. He was really da bear! Farewell, Pan Pan. You will shine brightly in panda heaven.

But now, the conclusion of the Twelve Days of CrispMoss! Are you ready to sing?

HOW many more days are there?

whew!

Oh no! Not again!

F-F-F-FI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-VE Cuppycaaaaaaakes!

whew!

No WONDER I didn’t get any presents!

F-F-F-FI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-VE Cuppycaaaaaaakes!

whew!

OOOOO! Pinky is a star!

F-F-F-FI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-VE Cuppycaaaaaaakes!

whew!

On the twelfth day of Crisp-Moss, My Panda cam Did See….

MX: no, Pinky, you may NOT have a Bamboo-tini!

I can’t hear you….

F-F-F-FI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-VE Cuppycaaaaaaakes!

whew!

AND

Everybody sing!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Day 16: 31 Days of Pandas

It’s Day 16, we have crossed the threshold of halfway through 31 Days of Pandas! Are we having fun yet? Well, we are if we stay off of Fezbook or Twitter or the news, lest we hear…um anything. So today, Mini Bob visits The British Museum and poses with an Elgin Marble or two. I always thought they were actual marbles, like cat’s eyes and whatever those other marbles you play with, are, but instead, they turn out to be a bunch of marble statues and building parts that the English guy Lord Elgin swiped from Greece. Not being a very good visitor, now was he?

31 days

It’s all greek to Mini Bob.

 

And now, we return you to: it’s a WUnderful Life! Starring The Wu Self!

it's a wonderful life parody

You won’t like this, Mr Wu!

It's a Wonderful Life Parody

Those darn cats!

It's a Wonderful Life parody

Repeat after me, “It’s a story” ‘kay?

It's a Wonderful Life, parody

Everytime a bell rings, a panda gets a cuppycake.

It's a Wonderful Life, parody

Yay! The heartwarming schmoopy ending!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

 

Day 9: 31 Days of Pandas

31 Days of Pandas and Fabulous Furry Friday are here to spread a little holiday cheer, during what has proved to be an otherwise grim end to the year. (There are those opinion thingies again!) Anywho, what better time of year than to rerun one of our holiday classics, It’s a Wunderful Life, starring, of course, Mr. Wu! Plus to start, one of my favorite ‘toons, wherein, Mehitabel makes a gingerbread house for a local competition, which is…um…modified by the panda kindergarten! Huzzah!

And of course, we start with today’s #TravelsofMiniBob*

*editor’s note: Yesterday, I had to rotate the picture from my mePhone so that it would appear in the right direction, and while it appears correctly on the website on the computer, it appears sideways on both my iPand and in the email. I don’t know how to fix that, so I won’t.

31 days

Mini Bob at the Marianne North House at Kew Gardens

This is one of my favorite things about Kew: The Marianne North House. North was a Victorian era woman, of considerable means. Her father died when she was still a relatively young woman, so she took her fortunes and her interest in painting and traveled all over the world, painting landscapes and botanical studies. She bequeathed her entire collection, as well as the funds to build this little cottage, to Kew Gardens. As you can see, her paintings are installed cheek by jowl, floor to ceiling. Some are even on the ceiling. It is a magical place, and if you are ever in London, you should go there immediately. The gardens are pretty nice too, but watch out for the goose poo in some areas.

And now, on with the pandas!

You left the panda kindergarten alone with my house?

And now, Part 1 of It’s a WUnderful Life!

it's a wonderful life

Thank goodness Bee the Bear still has her magical wand from the last adventure.

It's a wonderful life

Wu is a good bear at heart….

It's a wonderful Life parody

Bee the bear tells it like it is

It's a Wonderful Life parody

What part of “you don’t exist” didn’t you get? Ha ha! I love that line!

Wait…you’re going to stop here? Why, yes, I am! Tune in next Friday for the exciting conclusion of It’s a Wunderful Life! (starring the Wu Self!) In the meantime, buy stuff with pandas! or Here! 

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

A Halloween Carol part 2

OOO! Here we are all again, ready for the exciting conclusion of the seasonal classic (I told you it was going to be, didn’t I?) A Halloween Carol part the second! Huzzah! Join Pinky, Bubba, Wu and the Meihems as they teach (well, try to, anyway) Pinky that it’s not all about her!

Pinky: Now that’s just crazy talk!

halloween

One of Pinky’s misdeeds has come back to haunt her… can her campaign survive this?

Hmmm... Pinky still does not seem impressed. Perhaps the ghost of Halloween present will have more influence over her.

Hmmm… Pinky still does not seem impressed. Perhaps the ghost of Halloween present will have more influence over her.

Uh oh, the ghost of halloween present just caught up with Pinky...

Uh oh, the ghost of halloween present just caught up with Pinky…

Was that list in small type, single spaced?

Was that list in small type, single spaced?

The Spirit of Halloweens yet to come is not a spirit to be messed with, right?

The Spirit of Halloweens yet to come is not a spirit to be messed with, right? Actually, this prediction turned out to be very accurate.

Surely you didn't think she would totally reform, did you?

Surely you didn’t think she would totally reform, did you?

I must admit to some actual laughing out loud as I re-read this series. I don’t think I’ve looked at it since last year. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did! and share your Halloween candy with your little brother or sister, okay? Have a Fabulous Furry Friday!

And if YOU don’t want the ghosts of Halloween to disturb your sleep, a sure fire way to keep the ghosts at bay is to have a pile of all the Panda Chronicles Books on your bedside table! You can get them HERE!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

A Halloween Carol Part 1

Last year, when Bubba was but a tiny tyke, I did a parody of the Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol, starring Pinky, in the hopes that it would make her a kinder older sister. Did it work? You be the judge.  Maybe this will become a Halloween classic!

And now, Fabulous Furry Friday presents: A Halloween Carol, Part 1

Bubba's first feature role!

Bubba’s first feature role!

you...is...not...da...yawn...boss of...pinky...

you…is…not…da…yawn…boss of…pinky…

Mr Wu makes a very cute ghost, don't you think?

Mr Wu makes a very cute ghost, don’t you think?

Hey! who said Wu could poof things?

Hey! who said Wu could poof things?

He's small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

In case you were getting scared during our feature presentation!

Well, that’s all for now! Be sure to tune in next Friday for the continuation of A Halloween Carol! (Not to mention Wednesday and Friday when we continue with the latest from Pinky and election 2016!)

And if you are starting to think about what to get Aunt Mildred (or anyone else for that matter) for whatever holiday you might happen to celebrate, may we suggest books from The Panda Chronicles series? Or, if you are more the coffee cup, t-shirt, canvas tote bag kind of gift giver, we have a lovely selection of gifts with all of your favorite Panda Chronicles gang on them, (more Bubba products are coming next month) over at our Pandyland Cafe Press store!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Fabulous Furry Friday… Arrr!

There are TWO important “days” coming up. No, it’s not Pinky’s birthday again, or even mine for that matter. Saturday, September 17th is International Red Panda Day, and Monday, September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Arrr! In honor of these days, Fabulous Furry Friday brings you encore presentation ‘toons of Red Pandas and Pirate adventures! Huzzah! I mean… Arrr!

And every day around here is Talk Like a Panda Day!

"They'll never catch me!"

“They’ll never catch me!”

Oh those red pandas! They are such characters!

Oh those red pandas! They are such characters!

And who can forget Mr. Wu’s Pirate adventure?

Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of BooBeer!

21) Rusty the scuppers, pirate crew...

21) Rusty the scuppers, pirate crew…

uh oh!

uh oh!

The penguins save the day!

The penguins save the day!

"You are right and Wu is wrong...I'll never do it again, mommy."

“You are right and Wu is wrong…I’ll never do it again, mommy.”

Yes, It is the official banner of International Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!!

Yes, It is the official banner of International Talk Like a Pirate Day!!!!

Have a great weekend! Don’t forget, there is still time to enter the drawing to win Toby’s book and swag! But you must visit and comment on THIS POST to have a chance to win! (US addresses only)

Be the Bear,
Bob T. Panda