Category Archives: Bikkie

#ClapLouder for Pinky!

Let’s have one more round of celebration for the DC Panda Kids!

You can’t make me….
Taxes
Uh oh…it’s the Pinky Revenue Service!
Well, it WAS a good messaging opportunity…
Is there anything more fun than watching Bike play wit Mommee or even just roll around in the den by himself?

I hope you enjoyed these ‘toons from the archives, as we celebrate the birthdays of Pinky, Bubba, and Bikkie!

‘Toon in next week for more fun with pandas, and mebbee a little bit of current events!

Be the Bear
Bob T I have definitely not been in the secret tunnel under Purr-a-Lago Panda

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough go POOF!!!

Several people had expressed their concern about Bikkie arriving home in time for his birthday. I can only say, time is a very elastic thing in ‘toon world, so it is STILL Bikkie’s birthday as we arrive in today’s ‘toon!

Also, a little POOF can account for many elaborately drawn scenes!

Who could that be?!?!?!?!?!

‘Toon in Thursday for the next exciting episode!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

It’s full on Birthday Season at the SNZ!

Next weekend is the big trifecta, the birthdays of Bikkie (our own miracle cubbie) Bubba, and of course, Princess Pinky (#ClapLouder) Rather than try to sort out the ‘toons, this week and next (and probably the week after) I’m just gonna feature all of them.

Hopefully, it will distract us from the even worse clusterf*ck that is happening around TFG and his collection of purloined classified documents that he secreted away at Purr-a-Lago.

But first, I was looking in my computer files for some art business stuff, and I came across this thing I wrote. I’m not sure what I wrote it for, but I thought I would share it here. The file was called “100 words to my younger self”

Take chances.
Listen to the voice in your head that says “YES! …What if…” 
Don’t listen to voices that say what you want is impossible.
Don’t wait for permission.

The cost of a trip to Italy is the same whether or not you worry about the cost.
Walk away from toxic people; you won’t change them, but they’ll try to change you, 
and not for the better.

Hang out with people who appreciate you.
Pay attention to what and who makes you happy.
Stay connected to those you love.

Watch panda videos.

Take chances.

Now, here are some of my favorite ‘toons about my favorite pandas!

Pinky tests her powers….
National Zoo cub makes mom Mei Xiang disappear
oops.
Princess Pinky is fooled by Mei Xiang at the National Zoo
Oh Princess Pinky, mom has a trick or two up her paw, I think…
He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!
Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.
See? I told you it was broken!

What a great excuse to run some of my most favorite ‘toons!

Be the bear
Bob T Panda

More ‘toons to come next week!

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