Category Archives: Bears of the Baskervilles

There is Much to be Thankful For…

I know it’s kind of a cliche to suddenly remember, once a year, that I am grateful for a bunch of stuff, but this being my Birthday Season, and several other minor holidays (ha ha!) that hype thankfulness and gratitude, I must admit that there are things I am grateful for, despite all the traumas of the last 5 years.

Of course 2020 was the worst.

I think I am still suffering from the extreme trauma of TFG’s final (we hope) year in office, with a global pandemic that said former guy used to try to punish his enemies and do a little extra grifting at the same time.

Sigh.

First, I am grateful that most of my friends and panda community have stayed safe through all of this. There were some casualties but in the scheme of things, compared to much of the country, my personal world was not destroyed. It was rocked though, (and not in a good way) and I miss seeing my far flung circle of friends in person.

I am grateful for the daily text check-ins with the Traveling Panda Sisterhood, without which I might have lost my mind. I mean more than usual.

I am grateful that I found needle felting. It was a small miracle that I got to repeatedly stab things without getting arrested. (Note the the FBI: I am referring to making wool animals from wool fiber, so please do not show up on my porch to question me.)

I am grateful to all of you who have decided they couldn’t live without little felt pandas and subsidized my wool purchase.

I am grateful to my writer friends who encourage me on this path and that my agents haven’t fired me.

I am grateful to the galleries and other venues that continue to show and sell my paintings, and keep a roof over my head, and remind me that my 7 years of art school and decades of continuing to put paint on paper and canvas were not wasted effort.

I am grateful to all of you who continue to read my ‘toons, buy my books, and tell me that I am, in fact, funny.

I am grateful for pandas, who provide inspiration every day. I would be REALLY grateful if I could hold a tiny baby panda someday, but I may have to be content with watching videos of panda nannies dandling tiny pandas on their laps, and know that they love their little, fluffy, chubby charges.

I am grateful for so many things

Please say it isn’t so!!!!!

Hey! it’s almost time to get ready for 31 Days of Pandas!!!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

And Now, a Word From Our Sponsor!

Didn’t you always hate it, when you’re watching a movie and the first little bit, there are almost no commercials, and then the longer you watch, the less time there is between commercials?

Well, I’m pretty sure we only have one sponsor, so there might be only one commercial. Mebbe. I was watching some YouTube videos the other day and they kept playing these ads for Keepsake Ornaments and I thought they would make a pretty good sponsor for The Bears of the Baskervilles!

Just call 1-800-Buy-Pinky to get yours!

Ping!

Hey, I almost forgot to tell you that PDXWildlife is having their annual auction again, and I donated another felty and some pins and other things that were floating around the studio! Check out the auction until November 28th! Pandas are standing by to take your calls!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Episode 7 is Sure to Be a Big Hit!

I really think Bikkie will steal the show with today’s episode!

What do you think?

Dese are a few of my favorite fings…

Hee hee! I could not resist! Everybody sing along!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

A quick note: The PDX Wildlife auction starts on Sunday, the 14th (I think) I’ll post a link in Sunday’s post!

Our Story Continues!

Why does Daylight Losing time make me so sleepy? Here’s the next episode while I take a nap! Okay. While I take another nap.

Let the singing and dancing begin!

Everybody sing!

The hills are alive!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

The next episode of Bears of the Baskervilles!

Hmmm…this is turning more into a parody of The Sound of Music than Hounds of the Baskervilles, but hey! I really only know the title. Maybe if I have Inspector Panda show up, we can get the detective story/Sherlock Holmes vibe back. (did we ever have it?)

At least we haven’t slipped any story lines from Gilligan’s Island in here!

A musical? I can hardly wait!

Panda on !
Bob T Panda

What? A New Character?

Our new character probably needs a little introduction. Last year I was messing around making felty pandas, and I made one that kind of looked like a nun (wearing pink!) I knew it couldn’t be Pinky, so I decided her name was Sister Mary Fluffy (calling her by her initials may get your mouth washed out with soap!) I also decided that she needed to go to a home that was more…um…fitting of her status than my home, so I sent her off to live in Virginia with the spiritual advisor to the Panda Chronicles.

I had hoped that she would lead a quiet contemplative life, but if you are a follower of either #TheBearchelorette or #BearchelorInParadise on the Twidders, you might have bumped into Sister M.F. (see? what did I tell you?) mixing drinks down at the bar. She has also been a regular player in a little behind the scenes Panda Improv!

But let’s introduce her, and find out more about the good Sister…

“Can I put a little something in my cocoa?”

Stay ‘tooned! More to come next week!

Don’t forget to ‘toon in on Sunday, when we have the concluding installment of A Halloween Carol, as well as some of our favorite Halloween ‘toons!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

The Bears of the Baskervilles part 3

We are predicted to get a very wild windstorm later on Sunday night, as I write this, so I thought I would get this scheduled so certain people aren’t left hanging! (you know who you are!) Who could this mysterious visitor be?

Well, if you already knew, it wouldn’t be mysterious, would it?

mysteries upon mysteries!

Whoever could this be, and what connection do they have to someone at the Panda House? ‘Toon in again to find out!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

The Bears of the Baskervilles Continues!

Boy there’s a lot going on! Rumors of a sting operation in Maryland…no, not THAT one! The one where they are planning to use more zebras to lure the remaining escaped zebras back to captivity, Another valiant red panda escapes to join the Red Panda Liberation Front, this time at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle (the scene of another daring escape attempt a few years ago by brave red panda girls)

But I have a story to tell! Would I tell you what was going to happen if I knew? Hmmm…

Fortunately, I have no idea where this story is going!

Luckily for all concerned, Six and Sebben are not in this story…or ARE they?

This is SO exciting!!!!

Don’t forget to ‘toon in Sunday for the first part of another Panda Chronicles Halloween Classic Encore Presentation, the first part of A Halloween Carol! This was Bubba’s first starring role! Okay, Pinky was kind of a star too!

Well, till then, REMEMBER TO VOTE IN YOUR LOCAL/STATE ELECTIONS, ‘toon in to The Panda Chronicles, and Buy Stuff With Pandas!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

A New Halloween Story Begins TODAY: The Bears of the Baskervilles! (Told by Pinky!)

Yes, it’s time to tell a new story! I don’t really know what happens yet, since, as per usual, I am making it up as I go along! Fun!

Well, here we go….

Is this story too scary for grizzly bears?

Did I remember to mention….IT’S HERE!!!!!!!

Available from the evil empire! go go go!!!! Be the first on your block to get The Panda Chronicles Book 9: What Could Possibly go wrong?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda