It’s full on Birthday Season at the SNZ!

Next weekend is the big trifecta, the birthdays of Bikkie (our own miracle cubbie) Bubba, and of course, Princess Pinky (#ClapLouder) Rather than try to sort out the ‘toons, this week and next (and probably the week after) I’m just gonna feature all of them.

Hopefully, it will distract us from the even worse clusterf*ck that is happening around TFG and his collection of purloined classified documents that he secreted away at Purr-a-Lago.

But first, I was looking in my computer files for some art business stuff, and I came across this thing I wrote. I’m not sure what I wrote it for, but I thought I would share it here. The file was called “100 words to my younger self”

Take chances.
Listen to the voice in your head that says “YES! …What if…” 
Don’t listen to voices that say what you want is impossible.
Don’t wait for permission.

The cost of a trip to Italy is the same whether or not you worry about the cost.
Walk away from toxic people; you won’t change them, but they’ll try to change you, 
and not for the better.

Hang out with people who appreciate you.
Pay attention to what and who makes you happy.
Stay connected to those you love.

Watch panda videos.

Take chances.

Now, here are some of my favorite ‘toons about my favorite pandas!

Pinky tests her powers….
National Zoo cub makes mom Mei Xiang disappear
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…
He’s small for now, but Bubba Bei Bei is shaping up to be a whole lot of panda!
Really, Pinky….It’s not nice to tease your little brother.
See? I told you it was broken!

What a great excuse to run some of my most favorite ‘toons!

Be the bear
Bob T Panda

More ‘toons to come next week!

10 thoughts on “It’s full on Birthday Season at the SNZ!

  1. Vicky V

    “The cost of a trip to Italy is the same whether or not you worry about the cost”.
    These words really resonated with me.

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I figured that one out at the end of my first trip to Italy. I had fun, but worried about the cost the entire time. Of course it was my cheapest trip to Italy, since we had a free place to stay, and mostly cooked at home. The food available to cook was, of course exquisite.

      1. Vicky V

        I can just imagine how delicious the food was! I’m learning to stop worrying about the cost of things – especially once I’ve paid for them. 🙂

        1. Panda in Chief Post author

          It’s a really hard habit to break. I still struggle with it and I know it comes from having limited resources to do all the things we want to do and experience.
          On the other hand, didn’t you have a red panda in Adelaide who is a disciple of Rusty’s school of escape?

  2. Vicky V

    Yes! Ravi the red panda escaped for a few days and was found in a fig tree. I think figs are also a favourite of giant panda Wang Wang, so maybe there was a bit of collaboration. 🙂


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