Category Archives: The Panda Season of LOOOOVE

The Panda Season of Love has Begun!

News from the San Diego Zoo, Department of panda whoopee reports that Bai Yun and her favorite stud muffin, Gao Gao, had a romantic encounter today. Mr Gao Gao has an advantage over most zoo pandas, in that he was wild born and so has better instincts and ….um…technique than…um…some other pandas we could name.

So in honor of the panda season of love, let’s have a few love pandas from the archives!

A panda by any other name, would smell...well, they would just smell...

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

Prevaricating pandas perceived in pregnancy pastry ploy

Prevaricating pandas perceived in pregnancy pastry ploy

And who could forget the controversy surrounding figuring out who fathered miss Pinky?

Who's the bear???!!!

Who’s the bear???!!!

And what panda doesn’t need a little inspiration from some appropriate reading material?

We really need to more thoroughly check the panda kindergarten's reading list.

We really need to more thoroughly check the panda kindergarten’s reading list.

And what better way to celebrate the panda season of love, than buying all the books from the Panda Chronicles series. Um…just saying.

Have a great weekend!

Be the Bear
Bob T. Panda

Happy Valentine’s Day…

From the Panda Chronicles. as you may know, Valentine’s Day is the gateway to…wait for it…the Panda Season of LOOOOOOOOOOVE. So for your fabulous Furry friday entertainment, I bring you some of my favorites from The Panda Season of looooove.  Now you can have a happy Valentine’s Day with pandas!

Huzzah!

A panda by any other name, would smell...well, they would just smell...

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

I hope people haven't had enough of silly love songs!

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

Did he really have to tell them THAT????

Did he really have to tell them THAT????

...because Babette hasn't appeared lately

…because Babette hasn’t appeared lately

I smell frosting!

I smell frosting!

And along with the Panda Season of LOOOOOOve, it also means that mommee and me time for young pandas is coming to an end. Remember when Mr. Wu was about to get his own “big boy” room?

Xiao Liwu and Bai Yun

Too soon, too soon, a Wu and his mom will go their separate ways…

And so it goes! Have a laugh on me!
Be the Bear, ya’all!
Bob T. Panda

Even More from the Panda Season of Love

Last week one of my esteemed readers commented on this post of the day of “Z” with a delightful scenario based on ACTUAL PANDA COMMUNICATION from our panda neighbors to the North, Er Shun and Da Mao, currently residing in Toronto as part of the “putting pandas to work” program.

News item: Gao Gao, the San Diego zoo stud muffin and father of five, is recovering from surgery of *ahem* a delicate nature. For more information, read the San Diego Zoo blog.

Of course, this inspired me to write a cartoon, which would make even more fun of pandas (well, boy pandas anyway). Sometimes they just make it too easy for me.

I smell frosting!

I smell frosting!

If YOU have read a real news story that you think that pandas would enjoy having their way with, just send it on in a comment. don’t worry about trying to figure out what the pandas will have to say about it.  We might not even comment on the story directly, but you never know what is going to trigger some panda satirical thought in my fuzzy little head. Operators are standing by to take your call.

fundraising on Kickstarter

Ha ha! George Clooney… where do those little pandas get these ideas?

Politicians misbehaving? strange cuppycake vending machines showing up on your block? Interesting trends in fashion?  Pandas may be interested.

Be the Bear
and
Panda On

Bob T. panda

 

More from the Panda Season of Lo-o-o-o-ove

Over the river, through the woods and across the Atlantic we go, to visit some of our favorite pandas, those titans of the tartan, the Scottish Pandas, Lord and Lady MacBear. I just can’t get enough of these guys.  And lest you be concerned that Mehitabel has been beset by bratty panda kindergarteners during the running of the pandas, she gets her own back today, as she pokes fun at the technique (or lack thereof) of boy pandas everywhere.

I just love the cub reporter.

I just love the cub reporter.

Hope that you are having a happy Sunday, sitting around reading the sunday funnies with your panda, perhaps enjoying a cuppycake or two. (Or three)

Keep being the bear and Pandaing on!  There are pandas around the web this week as I pay a return visit to Cordelia’s Mom, Still on Thursday, May 8th with a post about continuing onward despite all the adversity that life throughs at us, and TOMORROW I appear on The Isle of the Arts show on Whidbey Air radio at 1PM PDST to talk about Kickstarter. (This is a return engagement, due to my recent bout of spring cold last week.)  News flash: Apologies, but this is being postponed once again. (not my fault this time.)  I will alert you when it is REALLY happening.

Huzzah!

Huzzah!

Panda On!
Bob T. Panda

 

Less is more on the Day of “L”

“L” stands for Luddite, lest you think that, lo and behold, that by the mere fact that I write several blogs, have embraced email, am fond of facebook, and tolerate twitter, that I am NOT a Luddite,  you are laboring under a false impression.

Lamentations of Luddites lay waste to Linguini.

Lamentations of Luddites laying waste to Linguini.

Being the day from “L” it is also time to laugh a bit about the Panda Season of L-o-o-o-o-ve.

I hope people haven't had enough of silly love songs!

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

A panda by any other name, would smell...well, they would just smell...

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

We’ll have more from the panda season of l-o-o-o-o-ve tomorrow!  Meanwhile, this presentation comes to you courtesy of the 2014 A to Z Challenge!  I hope you have had some time to checkout some of the other blogs on offer.   My pick of the day is Muppets For Justice, because, hello? Muppets? Humor?  Say no more!

Hope you are all being the bear,
Bob T. Panda

 

 

 

Fabulous Furry Friday celebrates the Panda Season of L-o-o-o-o-ve

It’s the panda, the panda season of love….

In dear old Edinburgh, Scotland, Sweetie considers whether she will favor Sunshine’s courtship; Ya Ya, down in Memphis, has engaged a reproduction specialist, and Bai Yun?…hmmmm…enquiring minds want to know whether she is hanging up her sultry red dress and retiring from the mom biz…..

"It was dark....there were men in masks...."

“It was dark….there were men in masks….”

I hope people haven't had enough of silly love songs!

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

A panda by any other name, would smell...well, they would just smell...

See us at stud-muffins are us!

panda movie

An educational movie for pandas….

panda movie

There…now do you see?

And even though this doesn’t have anything to do with the panda season of lo-o-o-o-ove, I just wanted to post this cartoon because it makes me happy!

...if I were a panda, yadda dah dah da- da- da-  AAARGH!  I can't stop!!!!!

…if I were a panda, yadda dah dah da- da- da- AAARGH! I can’t stop!!!!!

Have an excellent pandy weekend!
Be the bear,
Bob T. Panda

 

 

 

 

Ah springtime, when a Panda’s thoughts turn to….

…appearing on a talk show and airing your dirty linens in public!  Um…that was it, wasn’t it?

"Why didn't we stay home?"

“Why didn’t we stay home?”

* The little “incident thingie” was revealed to us by an enthusiastic panda-attendant at the Edinburgh Zoo last year.  She related the “getting acquainted” foible that occurred when Sunshine and Sweetie got to meet at the “Howdy Gate” shortly after their arrival in Scotland. Rumor has it that Sunshine got so excited at meeting his new lady love, that he did a pandy-handstand right then and there, and…um…peed in Sweetie’s face. Needless to say, this is not the way to impress girls. (Do NOT try this at home.)

I did not make that up.

Be the Bear!

Bob T. Panda

and BTW I am getting closer to finishing Volume 2 of the Panda Chronicles.  Here’s a sneak peek at the cover.  Whaddya think?

Wheel...of ...PANDAS! coming soon!

Wheel…of …PANDAS! coming soon!

Your Friday Encore Presentation…getting you ready for….

The Panda Season of….Love!  Yes, it’s that time of year again, when a young pandas thoughts turn to cuppycakes…oh wait…that’s the other 363 days a year!  Now it’s time for that exciting lead up to the 24-48 hours a year, when girl pandas can actually get pregnant!  But did you know that pandas are prone to pseudopregnancies, where you don’t even know for sure that they are with cub, until one drops out onto the floor one night? Boy does THAT make for a tense atmosphere around the den for oh,  4 to 8 months after the …um…well, you know. And let’s face it…it’s hard to see a four ounce weight gain on a panda.

Here are some of my favorite encore presentations on the subject!  enjoy!

I am only making some of this up. copyright 2012 -A. Belov

I am only making some of this up. copyright 2012 -A. Belov

A panda by any other name, would smell...well, they would just smell...

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

I hope people haven't had enough of silly love songs!

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

Have a great weekend!

Be the Bear

Bob T. Panda