Category Archives: Bubba

Rather Than a Well Deserved Rant…

I have many thoughts and maybe some of them should come out of my mouth, but for right now, I am exhausted. All I will say is this:

Solutions like SCOTUS expansion should happen, but can’t happen quickly to relieve this assault on women/pregnant persons
Filibuster reform is also needed, but again, it’s not going to happen with the Senate we have at this moment
Tell your Senator and Congressional reps what you think. Clearly, concisely, and as often as you can
Vote for Democrats up and down the ballot
Don’t listen to the naysayers or give up hope
We won’t get everything on our lists from a Democratic Congress & president, but I can GUARANTEE we won’t like ANYTHING we get from a Republican one

Now here are some pandas and random bears

Frank is off on a new adventure!
Wait…we get paid?
He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

The first appearances of Frank and Mikey!

Helloooooo bears!
I like bears.

His attitude is still unenlightened.

Take a nap and get ready to panda on

Bob T Panda

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!

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

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

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

Part Two of our Encore Presentation of Beary Poppins!

Now where were we…oh yes…

Gosh I really hate to leave you on this cliffhanger for the weekend, but…
Bikkie has a name!!!!
Once upon a time…
Bike loves Beary Poppins! Also Rory the Dinosaur by Liz Climo
I think Biscuit and Beary Poppins are forming a real bond!
It wasn’t me!
A promise is a promise, even among grizzly bears!
Let’s go fly a kite…
uh oh.
I was afraid there would be yelling…so much yelling!
Silly old bears!
Ebbryone needs a Beary Poppins!

Yes, Bikkie was the best thing about 2020 (and as it turns out 2021 so far). We are grateful for our little Miracle Bear, and hope this Beary Poppins Encore Presentation distracted you from the fact I left you hanging about who is knocking at the door, will bear Poppins arrive in time for Bikkie’s birthday party and just where is PPJ? Heh!

‘Toon on tomorrow to find out if Bikkie got his birthday wish!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

The Tension Builds! Will Mister Poppee Arrive in Time

What have I done!?!?

More than one person has desperately implored me to make sure Mister Poppee arrives in time for Bikkie’s birthday party!

But wait! Who could that be, knocking softly at the door?

I wish…I wish…I wish…don’t tell!

Geez, I can’t believe she’s gonna make us wait until Tuesday to find out who is knocking at the door! I mean, it could be the UPS driver or mebbee the Zoo Director…or…

#BobIsABigMeanie

Be the bear
Bob T Panda

Note: there will be highlights from Bikkie’s first year in the Sunday chronicles to tide you over until Tuesday’s ‘toon! Hey! Stop throwing stuff!

In Which We shall Attempt to Celebrate Bubba, While Realizing that Pinky Will Attempt to Take Over

Yes, today we celebrate Bubba’s Birthday Season! But first we must have a small bit of celebration that there is another panda birth to herald! Jia Jia and Kai Kai have just had their first cubby! All of Singapore is rejoicing tonight! (Well, I assume all of Singapore is, I mean, why wouldn’t they?) Not least of which, Aunty Lucilla, teller of tales about pandas, was thrilled to make the announcement! Congratulations Jia Jia and Kai Kai!

And now, some ‘toons about Bubba, with maybe a tiny bit of interloping by Pinky.

PP: um, dis is not going to interrupt my presidential campaign, is it?
Mr Bun has a question, daddee.

Okay, the next ones are going to be about Bubba…I’m almost certain!

Feed me, Mama!
Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.
What the well dressed panda cub is wearing this season!
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You better watch out….
And then there was the day he had to figure out what to wear for his debut…
I didn’t THINK that Pinky knew the “share” word.

Of course no trip down memory lane would be complete without one of my all time favorite ‘toons…

See? I told you it was broken!

Okay…so maybe EVERY ‘toon had Pinky in it. what can I say? #ClapLouder

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

If You Think getting People…umPandas to pose for a Photograph is Hard…

Bebe Maurice will have his paws full trying to get everyone to sit still and pose for this Pawtrait. I hope he can paint fast! The birthday season is barely a week and a half away! And Bikkie is bereft of his Beary Poppins. Will the dashing duo make it in time for the party?

Stay ‘tooned!

Everyone smile! Now hold it….keep holding…keep holding…

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Life in the Panda House continues…

I’m listening to a podcast story (What a Day!) and they are relating a news story about a guy who was so rude on an airplane (physically assaulting two flight attendants) that the flight crew duct taped him to his seat.

I have questions!

Did they gag him too? If so, was it before or after he yelled something on the order of “Do you know who my parents are?” And can we do this to certain members of Congress who insist on saying stupid things, while interrupting the legislative process?

Hey! I’m just asking questions!

But meanwhile at the Panda House…

For more about why they need a fresh set of sheets on the guest room bed, see Tuesday’s ‘toon!

Stay ‘tooned next week for the next exciting episode of The Panda Chronicles!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda