I know this Sunday will not be Fun Day in our nation’s Capitol this weekend. (And not just because the powers of good are trying to keep the powers of evil from prevailing) The actual Bei Bei is leaving for China this week, and there will be lots of wailing, gnashing of teeth and rending of garments in the pathways around the Panda House until then.
The dilemma before me when each panda cubby boards the plane, takes their seat in Panda Class, has their first glass of champagne and then flies off to the land of pandas, is do I follow the story line of the young pandas leaving home? I did when Yun Zi left Pandieggo, but I was not a panda watcher when he was a baby, and so, I let him go back to China.
Not so with the cubbies who came after him…
Don’t trouble me with reality. All the pandas who appear in the Panda Chronicles aren’t going anywhere. But here are some of my favorite Bubba ‘toons to help get you through the week…
This next one is more relevant than ever…
Be Da Little Bear!
Bob T Panda
I will miss Bei Bei! He is such a sweet bear. And funny. And laid back. I happened to see his first climbing episode, and it was hysterical. Mommy was afraid for him; he was determined!
And the collapse on the ground of both brought a sigh of relief for me because Bei Bei fell out of trees before he became an excellent climber! It is a sad day when he leaves. I am glad you are keeping him as a character as well as Pinky. Sniff, sniff. Be brave, little sweet Bei Bei! Do your panda duty and father more pandas!
Poor Mei and Tian Tian. And poor us who love to watch pandas, especially Bei Bei! I will miss him!
He is an especially sweet bear. I know I’ll miss him and I only met him a couple times. For all the panda fans who visit him regularly, this will be so hard. I’ll be thinking of you and doing my best to keep reality from darkening our door.
Thank you for keeping our pandas together! I am so very sad about the actual leaving of Bei Bei. But I am so happy and relieved that their ‘toon characters will still be here to enjoy!
Thank you a big much!!!!
I’m kind of working on a storyline where Mommy Mei dreams that the cubbies are leaving, but it will turn out to be a dream! What a silly idea! Of COURSE they will live at home and be small cubbies forever. Denial is a wonderful place to live!