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!
Let Pinky be Pinky! That’s what I say!
Panda on, Pinky!
Bob T Panda
Hi, and thanks for the hat-tip. For those not aware, the lines are from “The Last Thing on My Mind” by Tom Paxton. It’s been covered by everybody; my favorite versions (after the original) are by Mary Travers (PP&M), John Denver and Bruce Davies. If you haven’t heard the song, you need to.
And Anne, you are of course right again — the best items always write themselves.
Maybe the next one should be that old favorite, “Pinky’s Leaving on a Jet Plane”
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Huzzah for Pinky flashbacks!!!
Sing “Ho” for the life of a bear!
She’s leaving home, Bao, Bao.
Omg bring all the memories ?????
I’m having as much fun with this as you are. ?????