Category Archives: Fun with Pandas

Aren’t We Glad We Can All Gather Together Again?

Well, MAYBE we are…

So many moving pieces to figure out! A Mother Panda’s job is never done!

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!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

I bet you thought we forgot!

I wasn’t referring to my tardiness with this ‘toon, but I guess that applies too. What with all the excitement about Frank and Mikey’s family trip, I bet you thought I forgot that BeBe Maurice was coming to visit the DC pandas, and also that Mei Xiang’s sister Lun Lun foisted off the twins, Six & Sebben, on her.

Is that the doorbell I hear?

Whoever could it be? Fun art note, in my rough draft, I just had the doorbell ringing once, but then I thought, how would Mei know that it was Six & Sebben? I think the solution was obvious.

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Frank and Mikey’s Excellent Adventure: The Epilogue

I will not confirm or deny whether any of the dialog is inspired by actual family interactions or conversations.

Frank and Mikey bid a fond farewell to their Mom and siblings Scooter and Josie. I’m sure they had a wonderful time!

Back to civilization!

On this date in July of 1969, I was at music camp in Morgantown West Virginia. Over 100 campers gathered around the television in the lobby to watch this momentous event:

One step for a small bear….

Or maybe something sort of like it.

Enjoy your day; get vaccinated, wear a mask, and stay safe! I can’t afford to lose any more fans of panda satire!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

Beasts Large and Small are Flocking to ZooNooz!

Yet more animals in the NooZ! This time, a gang of swearing parrots were brought to the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, only to have their cozy little group broken up! You can read all about it here!

I’m sure this is completely unfair to the parrots!

Laughing at them only encourages them!

I know we’re all feeling a bit swear-y still! Who can blame them?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters!

I love it when Mei Xiang and her southern belle sister Lun Lun get on the phone together!

Could there be movement from Pandalanta to the DC Panda House? We shall see!

Six and Sebben are always ready to ride!

Summer is coming and the living is easy!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Was it all a Dream?

Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s real.

Are we all having a mass delusion or what?

Meanwhile, back at the real SNZ, Bikkie seems to be taking the throngs of real life visitors in stride, or at least in cubby trot! So just remember, when real life gets too surreal, there is always the panda cam!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

One More Cubby, One More Broken Cute-O-Meter!

Yet again, Mei Xiang has given the world a little miracle! Xiao Qi Ji (which means little miracle) was born last August, completing Mei Xiang’s August trifecta. (I believe Tai Shan, her first was born in July)

Of course, Xiao Qi Ji (aka Bikkie in the Panda Chronicles) has been breaking the internet, not to mention the Cute-O-Meter, since his birth last August. Normally, the cubs have made their public debut in the late winter, but due to the pandemic closing, Bikkie did not make his public debut until mid-May of 2021. He was apparently unfazed by seeing his fans in person.

Perhaps Mei Xiang told him all about his fans, or maybe Pinky and Bubba clued him in via Zoom!

Leave it to Pinky to try and change the subject!

I hope everyone had an inspiring weekend!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

It’s time for our Sunday Round-up!

Have a favorite ‘toon you want to see again? If you can describe it to me, I’ll try to find and post for next week!

By popular request….

Well *bleep* and take your *bleep* and stick it *bleep*!!!!

It was Bikkie’s Debut weekend this week, so, even though I just ran this one recently, it’s always time for the Cute-o-Meter!

See? I told you it was broken!
I didn’t THINK that Pinky knew the “share” word.
Well, it is kind of funny, isn’t it?
My! You are quite the good looking fellow!

There’s gonna be a lot of Underbussing going on!

Our favorite grizzlies are driving “The Bus”!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

You can’t have Zooms without Zoo!

Yes, we are all chomping at the bit to get back to real life with real people (or maybe not! Some of us have realized that not interacting in person is not all bad!) But why should people have all the Zooms? A Czech zoo decided to give it’s inhabitants a treat. And what penguin wouldn’t want to get a little culture?

I hope the penguins remembered to take all their fish with them!

Zoom you later!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda