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!
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!
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!
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!
Oh, that Pinky…while Bob and Mehitabel work on doting the “I’s” and crossing the “T’s” on their Kickstarter project, Pinky is busy packing for her summer adventure. Bubba had better keep an eye on Pinky, to make sure there are no unauthorized packing of a certain Banky Pig or there will be trouble for sure.
When the real life Pinky Bao Bao went to China, I had to make a decision about whether she would stay in the Panda Chronicles. I mean, who would be there to torment Bubba if she left? Plus it would have made me sad. But I started thinking about possible story lines with Pinky and the Meihems in China, and I’m just giving them summer jobs, okay? It’s not like this is reality, right? I can have them live anywhere I want! Take that reality!
Who even knew pandas took summer vacations? Or that they attended classes at The Institute for Inner Panda Studies? Here in the Pacific Northwest, it is suddenly acting like summer, even though it is still May. But June-uary is just around the corner, and just because we are having nice weather this week, is no guarantee that it will continue through, say, late June and early July, in case anyone happens to be in the area then.
But Meanwhile, Pinky is beginning her summer vacation adventure!
Mei is certainly ready for summer vacation, but maybe Bubba needs some summer duds!
In a little more than two weeks, I’ll be launching my Kickstarter campaign to travel to China (and visit PINKY! – and the panda kindergarten). There’s lots you can to do to help, besides donating money. (Although that’s nice too!) Sharing my project with your social networks is one of the most helpful things you can do to help it succeed. Stay tuned! I’ll let you know when it goes live!
…an essay by Pinky Panda… Yes, Pinky is starting to make plans for her summer vacation, or maybe Mommee Mei is making those plans, because if there is one more summer like the last one, bootinis are not going to be enough to quiet the pounding in her head.
But first, a very Happy Birthday, to friend of the internet, soon to be friend IRL Vicky Vladic. Somehow your birthday was written down in my calendar, so even though it will be the day AFTER your birthday by the time you read this, let me say, a very happy birthday to you. I hope there will be lots of cuppycakes!
And now, a summer adventure for Pinky Panda!
What could be in a letter to Pinky?
Meanwhile, I am beginning to gear up for my Kickstarter project! Stay tuned, oh panda fans! And look out Mr. Kitty! The panda kindergarten is on it’s way!
Oh my and golly gee whiz! What are those 3 pandas going to get up to in today’s episode? If you are just tuning in and missed Episode1on Sunday, you better read it here first, so you are right up to date with the rest of us. Okay? Are you caught up with the rest of the class? How about your math homework? And um…about that essay for civics and social studies? Did you do that?
Oh what the heck! Let’s forget about all that and go straight to the cartoon!
What a perfectly charming cottage! I wonder who lives there…
Are you in suspense yet?
I want to give another big shout out to all the attendees of this year’s PandAtlanta Convention! It was so great to see previous acquaintances and friends in the fur, as well as meet some people that I only know here in cyberspace. I must say, that panda lovers definitely put the social in social media! As soon as I get some pictures downloaded to my computer, I’ll share some of them here! But for now, here’s a picture of a new panda friend’s complete pandification of her office!
Used by permission. The complete panda office!
Stay tuned on Sunday for the next episode of KittySue and the Three Pandas! And remember, if you are behind in your Panda Chronicles collection of books, Books 1-6 are on sale through Sunday! We’re not April Foolin!
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….
Did you know that pandas are under contract to live at zoo’s around the world? Well, they also have a contract here at the Institute for Contemporary Panda Satire. I bet you didn’t know that, and guess who is in charge of the contract process?
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Who hired Pinky to do this?
On other business, I wanted to update you all on my project to raise money for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. Congratulations to us all. We raised just over $2000 for these worthy organizations. I’m still sending out the last few ‘toons with sketches. We will definitely do this again! Thank you so much for supporting these causes. The fight is not over by a long shot.
As an added benefit to me, I had some great email exchanges with those who donated and feel like I’ve made more real personal connections with some of you, including some I had not met or talked to before. This is one of the truly magic thing about this thing we do here. Rather than the world becoming more impersonal, I am making new friends all over the world.
…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!
Isn’t Bubba a sweet boy? Reading a story to General Bun and Banky Pig! And wouldn’t you know, that Pinky would come in and disrupt the peaceful scene. While the real Princess Pinky packs her belongings and gets ready for the long flight to China, OUR Princess Pinky is digging in for the long haul.
One of these days, Bubba needs to put a lock on that door.
I wouldn’t believe any of Pinky’s stories, Bubba!
And now that I have your attention, here is the FULL cover for the newest offering from the Panda Chronicles! Huzzah! Any day now it will be available to add to your panda library!