Category Archives: Canadian Pandas

Sunday Funday Salutes…Our Pandas to the North

As if the global pandemic was not enough pain for those of us in North America, the Canadian pandas are going to be going back to China. Their bamboo, which is about 99% of their diet, comes from China, flown in every couple days (or is it once a week? I can’t remember and I am too lazy to look it up.) has been hard to come by, what with the flight reductions during the pandemic.  Most pandas have a preference for the bamboo they like to eat, and even if the US and Canada weren’t having their own problems, you can’t switch out Seattle boo for Chengdu boo, no matter how convenient that would be.

So, Er Shun and Da Mao are heading back to China, much to our dismay.

Meanwhile, HWMNBN continues to throw tantrums, tell lies about the scope of the pandemic and I’m guessing, will be tweeting up a s**tstorm after the inspiring speech that President Barak Obama gave at the Virtual Commencement on Saturday. It was nice to be reminded what someone with empathy and intelligence sounds like.

But it’s Sunday and that means it’s time for some pandamonium! Let’s look back at the ‘toons about the Canadian pandas and the place they held in the world of Panda Satire!

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”

What do you mean you left a note saying they are at my house?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

Hey! watch where you put that torch!

It’s a good thing that Pinky taught Bubba how to use Skype!

Packing is such a chore! And a surprise visit from a friend can make it go so much faster!

long goodbye

The Long Goodbye, or “Toronto Farewell”

our story

Mommee pandas have laser vision. Don’t even think you can hide, Bubba.

There’s always time for another cupcake!!!

So THAT’S how Pinky got there so quickly!

I wonder what this button over here does….AAAAAHHHHHHHH!

 

By the way, it sounds like masks are shipping over at Redbubble! If you need some masks, wouldn’t you breathe a little easier if they had pandas on them?

Be(e) the Bear!
Bob T Panda

We hardly got to know you…

I know everyone is still feeling very sad, at the departure of our “little bear”. It has been bittersweet, what with all the posts on Twidder and Fezbook of Bubba when he was weally widdle. Hopefully, another round of ‘toons of Bubba’s childhood along with the trials and tribulations of being the little brother to an international super star and Smifsonian Icon, will make everyone just a little less sad.

Thanks for all who posted the pictures of him in his new home. I really loved the BFX base. We spent 2 days there visiting pandas. The yards are large (at least as large as Bubba’s yard back home) and full of mature trees. From the pictures, it looked like many of the trees in his yard did not have tree guards, so he gets to do his favorite activity, climbing. While he had a similar reaction as Pinky had to his first introduction to panda bread, he seems happy about all the bamboo shoots!

Let’s have some Bubba ‘toons, okay?

And then there was the day he had to figure out what to wear for his debut…

How IS this different from Pinky’s normal bossiness?

Funny how Pinky sneaks in to almost all of Bubba’s ‘toons!

My! You are quite the good looking fellow!

You keep using that word “share”, mommee!

Bubba: but why should I be in trubble?

I’ll talk! I’ll talk!

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”

uh oh…

What do you mean you left a note saying they are at my house?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

I hope you enjoyed this extra big Birthday Season* dose of pandas! Like bubba says, we might be da victims of a repressive regime, so we need all the pandas (and laughs) we can get! Panda on everyone!

 

Be da (widdle) Bear!
Bob T Panda

*Yes, it is STILL my birthday season!!!! 

Let’s Celebrate the Canadian Pandas!

How did it ever get to be September? I just can’t imagine how August slipped by with hardly any notice. One of these months I need to completely block out my calendar and stay in bed for a week and read books and eat toast.

Meanwhile, I think it’s time to share our Salute to the Canadian Pandas, because…well, just because!

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”

uh oh…

Um…I think Pinky has Daddee wrapped around her fuzzy little paw. Just saying.

Ooooh! Did Daddee actually yell at Pinky?

What do you mean you left a note saying they are at my house?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

There may be political concussions!

I just love that series of ‘toons! And we are definitely now suffering from political concussions!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Today is the Day!

That’s right! Today is the day my Kickstarter project starts!

And we are LIVE!!!!! Click HERE for the link!

But first, the next episode of The Year of the Banky Pig!!!!

That Ping Ping is a clever liddle bear, isn’t he?

Now…get ready…get set… GOGOGOGOGOGO GO!

And BTW, a date with George Clooney is NOT a reward!

http://www.whidbeylifemagazine.org/

Don’t believe EVERYTHING the panda kindergarten says!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Put a Panda on it!

 

Some Pandas for the Day After

So, since I schedule posts to appear at about 5 or 6 in the morning EST (You’re welcome!) so that you can have a little shot of panda satire before you go off to work, we don’t really know how this whole election thing has worked out. Despite some last minute maneuvering by various GOP outposts (I’m looking at you, Calvert County MD!!!! Shutting down public transportation on election day? Shame on you!) early voting numbers are way up, in some cases exceeding even the total number of votes cast for the 2014 midterms.

I am optimistically, provisionally hopeful….Sort of. 

But I will wait to hear some election news before I schedule Friday’s encore presentation ‘toons. We will either have happy pandas, or post apocalyptic pandas, or maybe we will have lalalalala-I-can’t-hear-you pandas. But one thing I am sure of.

There will be pandas! Here are some now!

Thank you to the international Panda Community! You are da bears!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Save the Date: A reminder that our annual Panda-Palooza, 31 Days of Pandas is just around the corner! We’ll be adding additional NEW ‘toons to our usual 2 new ‘toons a week, plus a Year in Review Roundup with my (and I hope yours) favorite ‘toons of 2018! Set your watch for December, because that’s when it all takes place! There has to be SOMETHING to look forward to, right? Stay tuned for more information about our posting schedule!

Breakfast with Pandas!

What could be more fun than breakfast with pandas? Of course, they’ll try to take your food, and they are kind of…um…messy eaters, so….join them at your own risk. But what’s life for, if not to throw caution to the wind, and have that second (or third!!!)plate of pan(da)cakes?

Set us up another round!

Did I just spill something on my new outfit?

Panda on and don’t spare the maple syrup!
Bob T Panda

UPDATE: I really did just return from my visit to the Canadian Pandas! I’m getting caught up on answering/approving comments, and send the ‘toons that went live while I was gone, out into the world. Of course, if you subscribed to The Panda Chronicles, you would get it in your email inbox 3 times a week, without having to look elsewhere for it.  But hey! It’s your choice!.

What could be more fabulous than FriBEI?

So much crazy coming out of the OTHER Washington. (FYI the one in the upper left hand corner is THE Washington, making the home of Mei, Tian and the kids the OTHER one. Hey…I don’t make the rules…oh wait…yes I do!) So let’s get right to the pandas, shall we?

Oh Yes! Pandaing commences now!

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”

uh oh…

Um…I think Pinky has Daddee wrapped around her fuzzy little paw. Just saying.

Ooooh! Did Daddee actually yell at Pinky?

What do you mean you left a note saying they are at my house?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Don’t You Be Talking Smack About Unka Justin!

Dis. Will. Not. STAND!!!!!!!!!

Nobody, but nobody gets to talk smack about Unka Justin! And so, Fabulous Furry Friday revisits the Canadian Pandas, because we LOVE Unka Justin! Panda on, good buddies to the north!

Oh Panada, Oh Panada, how tasty are your maple leaves….

What do you mean you left a note saying they are at my house?

Bubba is having so much fun with his new friends!

Hey! Where did Bubba and Mr. Bun go?

Are you SURE you wouldn’t like to vote for Bob?

There may be political concussions!

And don’t we all feel this way when we think about President Mittens?

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

If you thought things were already crazy, I have a feeling we haven’t seen anything yet. Hold on to your cuppycakes!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Breakfast With Pandas

The pandas have arrived in Calgary, and people are lining ups to see them! and no wonder!
Pandas are cute!
Pandas spill food on their tummies when they eat!
Pandas even look cute when they are asleep!
And panda twins are cute to the power X 20!

Who wouldn’t want to have breakfast with pandas?

pandas

“i din’t know we has to use forks!”

I know I do!

And to all of you who shared your memories of libraries…

Thank you so much! Just thinking about how libraries and reading has affected my life, it warms all the cockles my heart has to hear your stories and know that you feel the same! Thanks to all who decided they need this book, This is What a Librarian Looks Like, for their own libraries. The community of writers (and panda people) is a wonderful place to live. Together we just may survive the craziness that is our current “government.”

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

The Pandas Debut in Calgary

Yes, Toronto’s loss is Calgary’s gain! The Pandas have packed their toys, driven the U-Haul across the prairies to the north and arrived in the fair city of Calgary! In honor of the debut of ERShun, Da Mao and the kids, Jia Pan Pan and Jia Yue Yue, I thought I’d rerun some of the ‘toons they starred in!

Let’s start at the beginning…

The beginning of Pinky’s campaign to get the Toronto Twins to endorse her presidential campaign, that is!

Bubba: but why should I be in trubble?

I’ll talk! I’ll talk!

Pinky and the Twinkies, eh?

“If Pinky is grounded, can I have her dessert?”

uh oh…

Um…I think Pinky has Daddee wrapped around her fuzzy little paw. Just saying.

Stay tuned next Friday for more stories of the Canadian panda twins (close personal friends of Unka Justin!)

Panda On!
Bob T Panda