Category Archives: All about Bikkie

Back in the Panda House …at Last!

It was 50 years ago in April when when the Nixon Pandas came to live in DC. They were not the first pandas to arrive in the US…that honor goes to Su Lin the first, who lived for several years at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.

40) Su Lin the first. From a a personal photograph that found it’s way to me.

But 50 years of pandas at the Smithsonian National Zoo is a big milestone to celebrate. The arrival of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, after the deaths of Ling Ling and Hsing Hsing was cause for celebration. The pictures of Mei Xiang as a demure cubbie make my heart sing.

Who would have imagined the bounty of cubbies, from Tai Shan to our beloved miracle, Xiao Qi Ji (aka Bikkie), who arrived when we thought all hope had flown.

And now, the Panda House runneth over!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

PS there are still 13 felty kitties remaining!

Visit the Felties Revisited page for details!

The 2022 Pand-O-Lympics Begins!!!!

The 2022 Olympics in Beijing are going to be wrapping up later this week, but the Pand-O-Lympics have just begun!

Let’s see how Pinky is doing being the team coach and manager!

Can you say “Biscuit on a Bobsled???”

And how about Mommee Mei’s snow boots?

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

Bikkie’s Snow Day Part 2

Bikkie was having so much fun on the slopes that he decided to play some more. Mei *might* have taken the opportunity to put her paws up and have a quiet bootini… or maybe not!

What could be more fun than watching pandas play in the snow?

Till next time…oh that clever Mikey!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

The Year in Review

What a year, huh? While like 2020, we would really rather forget 2021, it is good to look back and acknowledge so that maybe we won’t do the same the things again. Mebbee. Anyway, looking back at the ‘toons of each month is always a good way to remember the year, rather than looking at the actual news, which is kind of depressing.

So…let’s start with January!

well…THIS happened…
Mittens has left the building.

Annnnnnd on to February !

I think we’ve seen enough of Mittens to last us a lifetime, so let’s declare 2021 the Year of Bikkie! (and his Beary good friend Mr, Poppee!)

Ebbryone needs a Beary Poppins!

Remember Pinky’s “Workout wif Bikkie” Videos?

See, Mommee! No tigers!
Bikkie is a Beary deep thinker!

Well, that’s it for January and February 2021 Year in Review! Join us next Sunday when we look back on March and April of 2021!

New ‘toons coming this week! I think mebbee Bikkie’s snow day and something something something else!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

I Think They Need a Bigger Kitchen Table in the Panda House

There is a lot of evade the question going on here.

There is still time to order Halloween Pandas!

Pretty scary, huh?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

And Now, The Moment You All Have Been Waiting For….

Drum roll please….

The Unveiling of Bebe Maurice’s masterpiece….

um…wait a minute….

How did she get into the picture? Artists can see things other people can’t?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Who’s that knocking at my door….

Just a reminder, that in Pandyland, this is all taking place on the same day.

Were you waiting for something?

Knock knock…Who’s there?

How about that! Bikkie got his wish!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

Did everyone remember to celebrate Pinky’s Birthday on Monday? Did you have cake? Get her presents?

And there is yet more excitement yet to come on Thursday, when Bebe Maurice unveils his masterpiece!