Category Archives: Bikkie

Of Course Pinky Would be a Tech Wizard!

Did you ever have any doubts about her capabilities and talents?

I didn’t think so! #ClapLouder

Rumor has it that Le Le, the first cub born in Singapore turns one shortly, and they have declared that he gets a whole birthday MONTH!!!! I suspect some other little pandas are going to want more than just one DAY!!!

So here are some more birthday ‘toons celebrating this weeks batch of birthdays!

Minion security: you can’t be too careful.
birthday week
It’s so hard to be cool when you still live with your mom.

Well, that’s all for now! See you on Sunday for more ‘toons from the archives!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Post script:

I thought I had more time. But I am now the last Anne standing. I just learned that my dear friend Anne Davenport passed away yesterday.

Let me explain about being the last Anne. When I moved to Whidbey Island over 30 years ago, I met the friend of a friend from Seattle. She in turn, welcomed me into a small group of her friends, which, coincidentally were all named Anne, except for the aforementioned friend of a friend, whose name was Fran. We referred to ourselves as three Annes and a Fran, but we renamed Fran Frances Anne.

We met every Wednesday for breakfast and conversation, and sometimes laundry, as I did not have my own washing machine. Annie C. tried to teach me how to fold laundry, but I was pretty hopeless. One of the best gifts I ever received was after my house fire, and Annie C. took home all my clothes and washed, ironed, and folded them for me.

Not long after that, she was diagnosed with cancer and after an awful and hard year and a half, she died. I remember that we continued to meet, two Annes and a Fran, after that for a few years, but Annie C was the glue that best held us together. We still got together from time to time, but not as regularly. Life has a habit of getting in the way.

Fran had several brushes with cancer, but being Fran, she browbeat it into submission several times. Formidable does not begin to cover it. As big as her force of will was, her heart was bigger. I spent many raucous holiday dinners at her house. I always had a place of refuge when I needed it. She could be considered the godmother of The Panda Chronicles since, in her run for Island County commissioner, she made me the official campaign cartoonist.

a ‘toon I did for her campaign

A political being to the end, she died late in 2019, before the pandemic and before she could see TFG’s ass soundly whipped by Joe Biden.

Annie D had health issues almost since I’ve known her, but she rarely let them get in the way of doing what she wanted to do. She was a weaver and a knitter and a quilter with a strong aesthetic. I have several of her quilts and many scarves. The pandemic robbed us of far more than just going to movies, restaurant dining, and traveling. It robbed us of the ease of visiting, of dropping in on our friends, of face to face time.

One of the activities we shared for more than 10 years was the Anne x 2 art show, which we held in my studio. Some years we had lots of sales, but mostly it was a chance to hang out together. We quit doing it a few years back, when uncertain weather and more of a proliferation of art shows made traffic slow to a trickle. We also had an art/life strategy meeting every January. We would put our goals for our creative work life down in writing and even when I didn’t look at my list during the year, having set my intention helped me stay focused.

And now she is gone. I hadn’t been over to see her since May. I thought there was more time. and so our coven of Annes is now just me.

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In memoriam: Anne Niles Davenport July 27, 2022

#WhereIsBikkie?

There is no story so big or so small that is not covered by ZooNooZ on the Panda Channel

Pinky, of course, always get right to the heart of the matter #ClapLouder #WhatDoYouMeanFormer

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

And get ready! It is almost the true Wu Self’s birthday season and he is about to turn 10!!!!

It Seems Inevitable That Nixon’s Ghost Would show up for the January 6th Hearing

I mean, right?

I’ve been listening to the hearing as I feverishly finish my last painting for my upcoming painting show! All I can say is… THEY DID IT! THEY DID IT! I feel like this is rather a hair on fire kind of moment.

I think Bikkie thinks it is too.

Keep listening to the hearings, check your voter registration and VOTE.

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

Did Someone Say “Fraud on a Government Document?”

I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen to me if, for instance, I made up an important government document, signed my name to it, then turned it in to the National Archives. I mean, what if I said that the Presidential electors in Washington state all voted for Princess Pinky? Do you think I’d still be walking around free and easy?

I think not!

Then again, pandas can pretty much get away with anything!

Bikkie still has a lot to learn!

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 Part 2

Shall we see what March and April brought forth in 2021? Nothing good, I’m sure!

March 2021

Bikkie begins his panda training….

Bikkie: But why can’t I climb da big tree?

…and Pinky is up to her usual tricks…

April 2021

In which Pinky has a dream…

It does not end well…or end?

Remember, to see the full stories you can travel back in time via the archive listings in the sidebar! Enjoy!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Day 31 ~ 31 days of Pandas

This is it! The last day of the year!

We thought this would be a better year than 2020…ha ha…joke’s on us! Sigh…we did get the vaccine, but thanks to certain people who were all in on “personal bodily autonomy” (for this, anyway) who yelled (often right in people’s faces) “MY FREEDUMB!!!!” we have had to cope with ever more contagious and more deadly mutations of the virus. Probably the next one will spread just by reading about it on the inter webs.

But here we are. We have (hopefully) survived (this far). We will be back in the new year with more panda satire and more pandas to introduce. Bebe Maurice’s tiny sisters Fleur and Snowy will be making their debut in these pages. We will have our annual Year in Review where we look back at the ‘toons of last year. It’s always very interesting (to me, anyway) to see what ‘toons leap out at me as the most consequential or interesting or funny.

There is another Olympics for the pandas to compete in. They kind of missed this year’s Olympics, not really remembering that it was happening at all. But this is the Winter Olympics, and those are the Olympics that pandas like best!

The New Year is the Year of the Tiger, and Pinky is ready for it! Don’t tell Mommee, okay? Pinky has an upcoming campaign to start raising money for, so fire up the selfies with tigers! Really, don’t tell Mommee about this!

And now, let’s see what New Year’s Eve has in store for us at the Panda House…

And because it is still one of my favorite New Year’s Eve ‘toons…

new years eve party, panda kindergarten
The panda kindergarten at their best…or is that worst?

Have a safe an happy new year! See you in 2022!

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!

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

It’s Lesson Time at the Panda House!

But before we get to that…

I must sadly tell you that ONCE AGAIN I was not awarded a MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant for Panda Satire. Announcement day has left me a sad panda (but you get to see my favorite cartoon!)

In 10 Years There Has Not Been One Grant Awarded in Panda Satire!!!!

Why IS there no MacArthur Fellowship for Panda Satire, anyway?

Also, today is National Voter Registration Day. If you are not registered to vote, what are you waiting for? By not using your voice, you allow others to speak for you and you might not like what they’re saying. Please register and please vote. Even in little pesky local elections like school board! You might not think those are important, but we are finding out that they are. Even here on (mostly) true blue South Whidbey, there is an ongoing attempt to replace smart, caring school board members with anti-vaxxing, anti-equality right wing authoritarians.

I’m gonna be voting, I’m going to remind my friends to vote. Don’t let Mittens rule from the rear!

And Here’s Today’s ‘Toon!

Bikkie is still showing how smart he is!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda