Category Archives: the essential pandaness of being

Frank and Mikey are IN DA HOUSE!!!

(The Panda House, that is!)

Yes, Frank and Mikey are home from their Alaskan adventure, (Mei Xiang: wait a minute…what do you mean by HOME????) Six and Sebben are back in PandaLanta, and Bebe Maurice has returned to France to meet his petite zizzies and turn them into internationally renowned painting models!

Never a dull moment!

You might be thinking: What could they possibly be unpacking?

Silly you! Their pajamas, of course! What! Do you think they sleep au natural???? We may be animals but we’re not SAVAGES!!!!

I just realized that next Sunday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! So, of course I will be re-running the Mr. Wu the Pirate ‘toons! Prepare to talk like a Pirate!

Till Thursday,
Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Bebe Maurice returns to France, where his petite sisters await!

Voila

I bet y’all are impressed by my language skills!

I see great inspiration in Bebe Maurice’s future, with his baby sisters as his inspiration!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

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I Wasn’t Napping, I Was…um…Meditating…

Ever since I discovered that Mei Xiang and Lun Lun are half sisters, it has opened my eyes to the relationship between Six and Sebben. How is that, you might wonder…

Funny you should ask…

Now you know why I keep my old style dial phone/landline around! It comes in very handy for those annoying robocalls!

Oh those panda sisters!

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Till next time!
Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

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It’s Sunday! Time for our weekly Panda Roundup!

Let’s see now…who has a birthday season coming up?

Of course, it is the DC panda kids birthday season, conveniently on August 21, 22, and 23! (Pinky: dat’s da most important one!) So let’s get right to it!

Bao Bao is unhappy
Could Mama Mei Xiang really be contemplating letting Pinky loose on the pandy kindy?
Sochi Winter Olympics, Pandas
I keep hearing the song “bears on the Run” going through my head…the ski run, that is!
Oh dear….are you going to leave her there?
If you think that maybe elephants never forget, they have nothing on pandas.
Is this any way to treat our Nation’s most adorable icon?
Now where did that cat go?

Pinky does seem to be very well represented in The Panda Chronicles ‘toon library! How did that happen? But into each panda princess’s life, sometimes there is a disturbance in the force!

He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!

Well, that’s all for now! ‘Toon in next week for more new ‘toons (mebbee they might be a tad late, as this is a big art show weekend) and next Sunday for more of our celebration of Panda Birthday Season! If you are on Facebook, you may enjoy following Patricia Rice’s thread of panda histories for their birthday seasons.

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

And there was great rejoicing in Pandaville!

Just a bit of real panda world news! Huan Huan, French panda extraordinaire, and perhaps the direct descendent of Minette, the panda who became a world famous model of all the impressionists, has safely had twins! Four years almost to the day after the birth of Bebe Maurice…um…I mean Yuan Meng, Huan Huan had what are believed to be twin girls! We eagerly await their debut in the Panda Chronicles!

But now…back to the events taking place in the DC House of Pandas!

Bikkie is such a cheerful little panda! And so thoughtful!

Stay tuned for more to come!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

It’s Been a Week

There is so much going on, most of which I really don’t even want to think about: the ongoing surge in coronavirus, brought on, at least in part by the unwillingness of a sizable portion of the population that could get vaccinated, but won’t. The cancer death of another acquaintance, the continuing (and escalating) dangerous lies about the election and subsequent attempted coup.

And MAYBE I did not acknowledge a certain little panda princess’s birthday on the actual day…

Sigh…

Meanwhile, it is now birthday month for the trio from DC, the offspring of the Xiang Tian Clan, so I guess all of the Sunday roundups for the entire month will have to be about them!

Gee…I wonder if I have any ‘toons about Pinky...#ClapLouder

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…
Bao bao changes panda cub gender
Pinky is VERY powerful. Be afraid, be very afraid, Mr Wu.
Princess Pinky helps with new years resolutions
You say you want a resolution, well, you know, it is hard to change a bear….

And, of course, one of my personal favorites…

deleted footage from press conference
Pinky answers difficult questions from the press in her own way.

Maybe by the time this hits the cyber waves, Huan Huan will have gifted us with a pair of cubby siblings to BeBe Maurice! If not, this will give you some reading material while you wait!

Be the Bear!
Bob T#JoeBidenIsThePresident Panda

Putting the “Zoo” in “Zoom”!

I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner, but you can’t have “Zoom Meetings” without the ZOO!

Six and Sebben have gotten their first Panda Scout merit badges!!!

There are so many stories to get to! And I’ve left Frank and Mikey wandering around Alaska, looking for their family. Sigh…I’m sure I’ll track them down…eventually.

Meanwhile, western Washington is experiencing record temperatures! Stay cool, everyone!

Panda on,
Bob T Panda

Remembering those we have lost…

It’s been a year, hasn’t it? And that doesn’t even include the previous 4 years as we descended into madness of the former guy’s reign of terror.

Fezbook likes to sideswipe you with memories from years past, and so my post about the passing of the real life Mehitabel popped up, from January of 2017. She put in her time and then some, living almost to her 21st birthday. She managed to avoid coyotes, owls, and raccoons that call my woodland their home.

Mehitabel at 16. Still a beauty…

I will miss you forever, my beautiful kitty girl.

During that month, as we anticipated the incoming former guy, with a lot of trepidation, we also experienced a day of solidarity and joy as all over the world we marched to say, we are watching you. Even my little town of Langley had a massive turnout, despite many people (4 bus loads if I remember correctly) headed into Seattle for an even bigger march.

March
Women’s March, Langley edition!

In the final year of the former guy’s assault on democracy (is it the final year? Seems like he is still assaulting us;) we lost over 600,000 to a worldwide pandemic, which, among TFG’s many crimes, the crime of letting the pandemic run almost unopposed was one of his worst. So many families were torn apart as their loved ones died in hospitals, unable to be together or mourn their losses with family members.

The panda community lost one of our own, not to Covid, but to a bad heart, which is kind of ironic, since Jayelle had one of the biggest hearts I’ve come into contact with on these interwebs.

I made this series of ‘toons in her memory:

Who will win? Six and Sebben battle it out on the track!
What WAS that stuff Six dumped in front of Sebben’s car?
That’s one heck of a lot of ear wax!!!

2020 did have one bright spot…well, at least two that I can think of. The first was our own little miracle cubby born at the Smithsonian National Zoo in DC, who just made his public debut about a month ago, and is already wowing the crowds.

Is there anything more fun than watching Bike play wit Mommee or even just roll around in the den by himself?

And the real life Bao Bao (Princess Pinky to her Panda Chronicle fans)had a cubby in her new home in China. alas, as an inexperienced mom, they decided her cubby would do better with an adopted family with an experienced mom and a brother. Fortunately for us, they have their own panda cam, so we can watch her antics.

It left me with a dilemma, since I have chosen to keep Pinky a perpetual teenager, living at home with her family. Hey. It’s fiction. I can do anything I want. I mean Charlie Brown was six for like 75 years, okay?

But there is more than one way to..um… well, you know.

What could be more delightful than ANOTHER baby Pinky?

It’s been a very hard year for so many, and a hard lifetime for so many more. I’m not sure where we go from here when so many people are so insistent on denying the reality of the former guy’s loss. The events of January 6, 2021 weigh heavily on my brain. The centuries of racism and the continuing assaults on Black, Latin, and Asian people in this country hurt my very core. The GOP led states who are even now passing voter suppression bills to amplify the harms done, make me wonder if there is any hope for humanity.

Could we learn to be better people? It sure doesn’t seem like that’s the direction we’re headed in. I’m waiting for those who have the power to make laws, to practice justice, to do their jobs and use their power to help people and not just find ways to hold onto that power.

Sorry to be kind of down tonight.

Call your Congress folks,
Get your vaccine,
Work for social justice.

Panda on
Bob T Panda

A Whale of a Tale

Animals have been in the NooZ again! Elephants rampaging in China, bears cavorting in streams on bear cams and bears getting locked in cars! Where will it all end?!?!?

And now, this!

Based on a true story!

We did not make this story up!

Be the Bear (or whale)
Bob T Panda

It’s time for a dive into the archives!

Well, it’s late and I don’t have a plan for today’s collection of ‘toons, so I’m just going to randomly make some selections and maybe a theme will emerge. Or maybe not. I can’t always be brilliant!

Babette has ..um…toned her wardrobe down in honor of this important occasion.
Panda Talk! My favorite show!
sibling cooperation
Bubba is such a smart little panda
the jig is up
I don’t think Mei is buying the homework thing.
The Great Escape
Of COURSE Pinky has a secret tunnel!
Well, she does have a valid point…

Well, I hope this will keep you entertained until I post a new ‘toon on Tuesday!

Till then…
Be the Bear…
Panda on…
Bob T Panda