It’s Valentine’s Day Again!

While who wouldn’t love a holiday that’s all about chocolate, I have to admit that Valentine’s Day has never been one of my favorite holiday. It always felt like a day that’s sole purpose is to make single people feel like crap, and even when I was a kid and they had the “everyone must have a card for everyone” rule in school, I only got the obligatory tiny flat “cards” and never one of those elaborate handmade ones that showed you were REALLY loved and valued.

On the other hand, if I’d had a rich and friend filled childhood, I wouldn’t have become an artist and a cartoonist, so it’s a win for everyone. Right? Am I right?

Yeah. Whatebber.

Aw, Pinky…Bubba loves you!

Panda Putti, for all you art history majors! Google it, everyone else!

Clap Louder!
Bob T Panda

21 thoughts on “It’s Valentine’s Day Again!

  1. vanbudl1

    Totally agree.. my only Valentine came from my Lead and the gal behind my cube brought in candy her Mom makes… and it’s chocolate.. so it’s all good.

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  2. billieandhersite

    Listen, you strong woman, get it together! Be my Valentine! That is a command to one strong woman from another strong woman. I know what you are saying, but no mush. We have to fight ebil in this world and stand together. If I knew how to put fricking hearts on this message, I would. You fight ebil by making me laugh and keeping the horror and frustration of what is happening in our country at bay. I so appreciate your talents! Now, love and fricking hearts to you on this day! And I so identify with Pinky! I adore her! Bubba is a sweet bear and loves his Zizzy. Pray tell, what does Ping have on, and why is he eyeing the bunny slippers? Oh, the intrigue! Now gird up your loins, we have ebil to fight! And I did not major in art history, but I know what putti are because I love art and majored in history and taught about these sweet little ones!
    Upward and onward!

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      1. Panda in Chief Post author

        Yup! Even if it didn’t seem like it at the time, my life has turned out far better than I would ever have imagined.

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  3. Lora Schweikert

    Aw Pinky! A lot of people love you! I’m sure when the mail person delivers the mail later today you will have LOTS of cards. (And Bubba, you are a sweet little brother. Ping is sweet too)

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      I bet there was so much mail that they had to get extra carriers for it! And of course, that caused delay!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      She does bounce back, though. She has the soul of an artist, and we artists are very sensitive, you know.

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  4. Cheryl W Sargeant

    Ah, but you know, today you ARE REALLY loved and valued! All of us feel happier because of Bob and all the pandas who flow from your pens! Peace, Love, and PANDAS! on Valentine’s and every day.

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Aw shucks!
      They love me! They really love me!
      Thank you so much. It does me good to hear it from you all!

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  5. Gina Koo

    I second what everyone had already said. We love you, Bob, for you being you and how you bring so much joy and laughter into our lives.
    How sad that Pinky’s so sad. She shouldn’t gauge her fans’ love for her just because she didn’t receive any physical Valentine’s Day cards. But as always, Bubba comes to her rescue by being the kindest and most loving chubby cubby ever.
    Looks like Ping will be wearing his doggy suit for a while. He looks so darn cute. 🙂

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Into everyone’s life comes a little sadness and hardship, even Pinky’s. It’s part of what makes us human. Um..or pandas. yeah. Whatever.
      Thank you for your love and support. It really does mean a lot to me.

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  6. Teresa Orozco

    oh, Bob T., your ‘toon is of extreme cruelty!! Pinky’s tears .. it makes me cry too. Poor girl, alone in her room. If she knew how many people love and adore her … my poor lil’ princess…
    #LovingPinky #SheisaIcon #Adorable #Unresisdabel

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      You know we have to let Pinky feel a little angst every once in a while. Just imagine if EVERYTHING went her way. Um. Yeah. Imagine that.
      🙂
      (She already feels better! Okay?)

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  7. Vicky V

    I’ve always hated valentine’s day. Now that I’ve seen Pinky crying such huge tears over it I hate it even more! But I wouldn’t mind a card from Bubba and a visit from Puppy Ping 🙂

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Ping is really rocking his puppy outfit, isn’t he?
      Pinky will bounce back, I’m sure. Especially with her Boo Boo to rely on!

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