Category Archives: Babee Bubba Bei Bei

We hardly got to know you…

I know everyone is still feeling very sad, at the departure of our “little bear”. It has been bittersweet, what with all the posts on Twidder and Fezbook of Bubba when he was weally widdle. Hopefully, another round of ‘toons of Bubba’s childhood along with the trials and tribulations of being the little brother to an international super star and Smifsonian Icon, will make everyone just a little less sad.

Thanks for all who posted the pictures of him in his new home. I really loved the BFX base. We spent 2 days there visiting pandas. The yards are large (at least as large as Bubba’s yard back home) and full of mature trees. From the pictures, it looked like many of the trees in his yard did not have tree guards, so he gets to do his favorite activity, climbing. While he had a similar reaction as Pinky had to his first introduction to panda bread, he seems happy about all the bamboo shoots!

Let’s have some Bubba ‘toons, okay?

And then there was the day he had to figure out what to wear for his debut…

How IS this different from Pinky’s normal bossiness?

Funny how Pinky sneaks in to almost all of Bubba’s ‘toons!

My! You are quite the good looking fellow!

You keep using that word “share”, mommee!

Bubba: but why should I be in trubble?

I’ll talk! I’ll talk!

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”

uh oh…

What do you mean you left a note saying they are at my house?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

I hope you enjoyed this extra big Birthday Season* dose of pandas! Like bubba says, we might be da victims of a repressive regime, so we need all the pandas (and laughs) we can get! Panda on everyone!

 

Be da (widdle) Bear!
Bob T Panda

*Yes, it is STILL my birthday season!!!! 

Goodbye, Farewell…nope! Not here!

I know this Sunday will not be Fun Day in our nation’s Capitol this weekend. (And not just because the powers of good are trying to keep the powers of evil from prevailing) The actual Bei  Bei is leaving for China this week, and there will be lots of wailing, gnashing of teeth and rending of garments in the pathways around the Panda House until then.

The dilemma before me when each panda cubby boards the plane, takes their seat in Panda Class, has their first glass of champagne and then flies off to the land of pandas, is do I follow the story line of the young pandas leaving home? I did when Yun Zi left Pandieggo, but I was not a panda watcher when he was a baby, and so, I let him go back to China.

Not so with the cubbies who came after him…

Don’t trouble me with reality. All the pandas who appear in the Panda Chronicles aren’t going anywhere. But here are some of my favorite Bubba ‘toons to help get you through the week…

PP: um, dis is not going to interrupt my presidential campaign, is it?

Mr Bun has a question, daddee.

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

Feed me, Mama!

Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.

This next one is more relevant than ever…

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You better watch out….

I didn’t THINK that Pinky knew the “share” word.

See? I told you it was broken!

How many times do we have to tell you…Don’t make pinky mad!!!!

What’s that blinking red light over there?

I has no sekrets!!!!

You can’t just DO stuff. You need instruction from an expert!

Be Da Little Bear!
Bob T Panda

 

Behind the scenes, a bit late

It does seem that I am running double speed and still staying behind the times, behind the curve, behind the eight-ball. So, you will forgive me (I hope!) that I share this little behind the scenes look a bit late, at Bubba’s Birthday Eve! I am happy to report that he did not flunk cake this year (huzzah!) but he MIGHT have, if he did not have a little help getting to his birthday bash on time!

Better safe than sorry, when it comes to your Birthday party, Bubba!

It does not pay to be late! You don’t want to flunk cake again, do you, Boo Boo?

Be the Bear!
Bob T I never flunk cake Panda

More Celebrations of Pinky! (and Bubba!!!!!)

I am a bit under the weather here, but today I was able to drag my sorry, fuzzy butt out of bed and prepare today’s Celebration of Pinky! I’m sure that a good dose of Pinky will be just the medicine I need, what with outrage and laughter being known as the best medicine. Who said anything about outrage? Well, have you listened to the news today?

Nuff said about THAT!!!! Let’s see what the Pinky File has for us today!

Princess Pinky helps with new years resolutions

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

Pandas are standing by to take your calls!

And it was ever thus….

Bubba’s first feature role!

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

Feed me, Mama!

Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!

Be sure to tune in next week for the continuation of Pinky in Wonderland and more ‘toons about Pinky and Bubba!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

 

It’s Today!

It’s Bubba’s actual birthday today, so we bring you one of my favorite ‘toons from Bubba’s first birthday!

“I flunked cake!!!!!!

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Bubba flunks “cake”

Happy Birthday, Bubba Bear!
Bob T Panda

Let’s get ready for Bubba’s (Pinky: and PINKY’S!) Birthday Season!

Oh yes, it is panda birthday season now and it’s in full swing! But two of the stars of panda birthday season have birthdays in just a few more days. Last Friday we saw some of Pinky’s greatest moments and now it is Bubba’s turn!

But first, we have just returned from secret talks in an undisclosed location!

Can you guess where?

Oh Canada
We think you’re really swell
Meanwhile south of you
We are so ashamed
We’ve really gone to hell

Oh Canada
Your country’s very grand
The premier he fights
For diversity
A panda in each hand!

Oh Canada
Your Premier’s really cute
In a kilt he rocks,
Even on the beach,
And in a formal suit!

Oh Canada
We had a real good time
And now that global warming’s here
You make some real good wine!

Oh Canada
The US is a dump
We look longingly
Cross the border cause
You don’t have Donald Trump

But now, let’s get the birthday season rolling!

PP: um, dis is not going to interrupt my presidential campaign, is it?

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

Feed me, Mama!

And how did Pinky manage to hack into my computer again?

Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

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As true today as it ever was…

Coffee tastes better in a Bubba mug…

You knew Mommee was going to get angry, didn’t you?

Of course, you can read ALL of Bubba’s (Pinky: and Pinky’s!!!!!) ‘toons in Book 7 of The Panda Chronicles: Don’t call mee boo boo!

The seventh book of The Panda Chronicles Series

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

A Very Merry Birthday

One* downside of only doing 2 cartoons a week, is that sometimes events slip through the cracks and I don’t get to them in a timely manner. All of the panda birthday events happen in a very short period of time (not quite as short as the panda season of love, but, you know, those events are connected.) But recent news of the upcoming birthdays of two much loved Pandarazzi of The National Zoo gives me the perfect excuse to post this new ‘toon now!

I am particularly indebted to those regular zoo visitor panda photographers that chronicle the real pandas that fuel my panda satire obsession. I am far from pandas and my opportunities to visit them are limited, so to all who share their photos and videos on Fezbook and Twidder, this one is for you too!

Happy Birthday, Merry and Allen R.  I hope your birthday celebration is everything you hope it will be!

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Bubba flunks “cake”

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Up and away…..

Have a panful day out there, and for goodness sakes, have some CAKE!!!!!

Be the Bear!
Bob T. Panda

Thanks to  and        my twitter pals that alerted me to Merry and Allen’s birthday! Hope you guys enjoy this birthday surprise!

  • The other downside are the wails of despair when folks realize they have to wait another 4 days for a new ‘toon.

 

It’s Not a Party Unless There’s a Fight

Back in the real world, Pinky had a wonderful time at her birthday party, having her own cake all to herself. Bubba on the other hand, either decided it was too hot, got spooked by the huge crowd, or just decided it was time for a nap, and left his cake for his mom Mei Xiang to have her way with. Fortunately in the world of Panda Satire, the party has just begun!

So it’s one for brawl and brawl for one!

It's not a party till the pandas start a brawl!

It’s not a party till the pandas start a brawl! Fortunately, Bubba has his priorities in order.

And in other panda news, the Toronto Zoo, home of the almost one year old Canadian panda twins (known to the pandaratti as the TTwinkies) Now have a panda cam!!! The cam is only operational from 9 AM – 6:30 PM Toronto time, but it is a welcome addition to people who…um…really, really, REALLY need to watch panda cams for their…um…work. check it out here! (Not during working hours, of course!)

Panda Cam Follies

Panda Cam Follies

Late breaking news update!!!!!

An ultrasound from Zoo Atlanta conforms Lun Lun is carrying twins. I know, I know…it’s almost impossible to tell whether pandas are pregnant or not, but now there are pictures! We are not nearly out of the woods, so let’s all clasp our paws together and wish for a safe delivery and two healthy cubs. BTW, this will put Lun Lun on top of the panda production table for US pandas, as this will be number 6 and 7. (Bai Yun had 6 before she retired after the Wu Self was born; “when you have already produced perfection, why try for more?” said the modest young Wu)

More news when we have it!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

It’s My Birthday Too

Well, yesterday was the big party at the National Zoo, with birthday cakes for Pinky and Bubba…um…make that cakes for Pinky and Mei Xiang, since Bubba decided there was way too much hubbub and went back to his den to take a nap and play with some of his presents. We will have a cartoon eventually about the events of the day, but not just yet, because…

The Cake Party Convention is off to a great start!

Yes, the cake party convention has commenced and Pinky is in rare form!

Pinky, please do not get your brother all wound up!

Pinky, please do not get your brother all wound up!

Well, just between you and me, Pinky is not such a bad sister after all, because when they went home that night (which was Bubba’s Birthday Eve) we witnessed this scene in Bubba’s room….

From Pinky to Bubba...his own bunny!

From Pinky to Bubba…his own bunny!

Fortunately, Bubba’s nanny keepers didn’t let Mei Xiang eat the entire cake, and they brought it inside so that he could enjoy it in his den. Pinky, of course, had a great time with her cake, which she didn’t have to share with anyone!

While I couldn’t be at the party, I’m having a great time seeing everyone’s pictures and videos!

Be the (birthday) Bear!
Bob T Panda

 

Bei Bei Turns One Year Old!

Bei Bei, better known here in these pages as Bubba, Pinky’s beleaguered little brother, turns one year old next week! There is a party for him on Saturday August 20th (two days before his actual birthday on the 22nd). Bei Bei is a much loved panda, as you can read in this article written around the time of his public debut back in January.

But I promised you a slew of Bubba ‘toons to celebrate his birthday season, and around here…

...A Promise is a Pinky Promise!

PP: um, dis is not going to interrupt my presidential campaign, is it?

The very first cartoon …Bubba gets his cap!

Now, I know I said these were all going to be about Bubba, but losing his twin was a big part of the story back in August of 2015….

Mr Bun has a question, daddee.

Mr Bun has a question, daddee.

Fortunately, Bubba proved to be strong and healthy and…um….a good eater.

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

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

Feed me, Mama!

Feed me, Mama!

These paws are made for walking....eventually.

These paws are made for walking….eventually.

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

Happy 100th day Birthday! More frosting!

And better than getting his name, there was the day that Bubba got his official Panda Chronicles outfit!!!

What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!

What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!

And then there was the day he had to figure out what to wear for his debut...

And then there was the day he had to figure out what to wear for his debut…

And let’s end with the day that Bubba broke the cute-o-meter!!!!

See? I told you it was broken!

See? I told you it was broken!

Well, that’s all for now, except maybe a message from our sponsor, reminding you that you can have your very own Bubba Mug! Check out all the swell things here at the Pandyland Store of CafePress!

Isn't that just the cutest thing?

Isn’t that just the cutest thing?

Be the bear! And have a fabulous furry Friday! I hope you had as much fun as I did revisiting the ‘toons!
Bob T Panda

As an extra bonus, here is Doxiemom’s video of Bubba and his mom, playing in the tub!