Sorry for the delay in posting. For the last mebbee…I don’t know, 5 years, I’ve done really well posting to a schedule. For some reason I am lately a day late and a dollar short. Yesterday there was a terrible fire in my neighborhood, about 3/4 of a mile from my house. Maybe less. It was really traumatic, because, as you might know, I lost a house to fire about 26 years ago. It is so dry here, and without the fast action of our local fire department (which has been stressed because of the dry weather) it could have been a lot worse for our whole community. All humans and animals are okay. The house not so much.
So, I might be using someone else’s disaster to excuse my tardiness, but then again, I did have to take a walk to see if the woods were on fire. (they weren’t.
So, anyway, Mei is having her own disaster. enjoy!
SOME of you have expressed worry that Pinky is being distressed by her dream. I can assure you that Pinky is fully committed to her dramatic roles and intends to see this little drama to its end. She is a professional, after all! (Pinky: I hopes to win da best panda in a dramatic role at next year’s Oscar fingies!)
But meanwhile, if Pinky was awake, this is what would be going on in the Panda House right about…now…
Well, now that Frank and Mikey have emerged from hibernation, we can go on with Pinky’s dream next week! Stay ‘tooned!
Wow, the smoke is still with us all up and down the west coast. Could this have anything to do with a sulfurous being visiting the left coast? I can’t help but picture “president” Swamp gaily skipping down through a forest, splashing gasoline in one hand, and tossing lit matches from the other.
I sure hope we survive till we get to vote.
Vote for Pinky! Vote Early! Vote Often!
Just so you know, I really appreciate your comments about how much my ‘toons help you get through these unimaginable times. Knowing that I am helping you helps ME. Every day brings a new assault. Not all of it is caused by “president”Swamp, but he shows no interest in helping anyone other than himself.
It’ a lot of pressure for a tiny baby panda. If this little ball of fluff knew that we are hanging on it’s every squeak and burp, I’m not sure what it would do. I am starting on a new story, which I hope to have the first episodes by the first week of October! Stay tuned for this, along with my regular Holiday Encore Presentations for Sundays, including A Halloween Carol, and everyone’s favorite, The Wizard of Wu!
Keep the faith, and like Bubba says, check your voter registration and make sure to vote early!
XT4 had their first one week Bearday on Friday, and is growing by leaps and bounds! Mommee Mei has not left the baby long enough for the nannies to swoop in and do a quick well cubby check, and take a little (very little) cheek swab so they can do a DNA test and we can find out what sort of royalty we are dealing with.
In honor of this auspicious occasion, we have not ONE but TWO brand new ‘toons. There is a lot of scary stuff happening out there. We need to take a deep breath, remember that Mittens is a scared, cornered animal, and we need to plan to be brave and vote him out. We need to talk whoever needs, off the ledge. Remind them we are not (yet) powerless, and to VOTE. (Preferably for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.) There are no “safe” states this year, where we can make a protest vote or worse, stay home. besides, there are state and local races and they are important too. It doesn’t take much time or effort to look them up on the inter webs. see what they say, and better yet, see who supports them and what THEY have to say.
But somewhere at the beginning of this long diatribe, I promised you BOTH a new ‘toon…the first ‘toon about our newest cubby, along with the conclusion of Bubba’s story of stocking up on “essentials”.
So here we go!!!!!!!!
A new cubby! The possibilities are endless!
And Bubba learns what goes around, comes around!
Just how much toilet paper does an ELEPHANT use????
What a week! I have successfully avoided watching any of the Mittens Reign of Terror All Lies All the Time Fascist Fest.Huzzah! The snippets I have seen were so horrifying I could not bear to watch another second.
FORTUNATELY, there is an excellent alternative! At the risk of overloading the Panda Cam viewership even further, the SNZ Panda Cam (All baby panda! All the time!!!) is the best antidote to whatever is troubling you. I realize that watching the panda cam is not going to fix all the problems we have right now, but it just might give you the strength to go back out and do what needs to be done. Also, today is Papa Bear’s birthday, and they are giving him a party!
Mei has given us several excellent views of the bebe panda (who already has their own Twidder account) now that XT4 is FIVE whole days old and growing round as we speak!
But now, let’s get back to our story about Bubba, who just wants to be…um…prepared!
Pinky: who is in trouble? NOT pinky!!!
Bob I’m-not-watching-tonite-either T Panda
While we wait for me to do a new ‘toon celebrating the birth of our latest cubby, heart of our hearts, the miracle panda, born in the midst of a pandemic and in the perils we face as a nation, an event that signifies hope.
In one of her fabulous stories (in which all the panda cubbies are much better behaved and respectful to their elders than the cubbies in these pages) Aunty Lucilla points out that our newest cub shares his/her birthday with Hua Mei, born in San Diego to Bai Yun and Shi Shi. Hua Mei was the first surviving cub born in the US and has become quite the hero mom herself. But this newest miracle cub, will be the last born to the current group of pandas who reside in the US. There were questions as to whether Mei Xiang was too old to have another cub. (Mei Xiang: I knew I could do it. Have a little faith)
It is the end of an era, although I hope not the end of having panda families in the US. They bring so much joy to us all. Because this is my world, and I get to make the rules of this world, I get to keep Pinky, Bubba, the Meihems and Mr. Wu all here to inhabit my stories.
Welcome to the world, little XT-4 (aka Four, aka Qi Ji) Start your engines!
And now, back to the Panda-demic…
Mommee Mei has an eagle eye!
Bob T Panda
I promise this week I’ll get the new felties photographed and posted!