Pandas in the news

There have been rumors that this day was coming. The pandas in the news today are none other than the Cublanta twinkles (version 1.0) Mei Lun and Mei Huan, collectively known to those who love them, as the Meihems. They are also known here in The Panda Chronicles as Bert and Ernie, Panda Scouts extraordinaire! The deal with our rental pandas is that cubs that are born in the US (and other countries that host pandas) are sent to China sometime after they turn 2. Mostly, we have been able to keep them till they are four, and in some cases (like Xi Lan, also of Cublanta) till they were five. It was officially announced last week that the Meihems would be going to China this fall, most likely in November.

I don’t like it any more than you do, but that’s the deal we made, so that’s the deal we have. Fortunately for panda satire, I can keep them here as long as I want. Like most long running comics, characters come and go, or recede into the back ground. That is not my intention here, but as a dedicated pantser, I can’t tell you from one day to the next where my stories are going.

Meanwhile, Let’s Celebrate the Meihems!!!

Atlanta twin panda cubs Mei Lun and Mei Huan and older prother Po

This was before Pinky pooled them all and turned them into girls.

Atlanta Twins have a fight

Bears will be bears!

we are friendly, not ambitious!

Pinky is always butting in on the Meihem’s ‘toons!

Fast furry friends...for now

Fast furry friends…for now…what could possibly go wrong!

Pandas are standing by to take your calls!

Pandas are standing by to take your calls!

Want more from Pinky and the Meihems? You DO have The Panda Chronicles Book 5: Pandapocalypse NOW! don’t you? You don’t? Why the heck not? Take care of that right away, ‘kay?

And if you have a chance to get down to Cublanta before the Meihems leave (and I hope you do) say hi for me, and tell them Bob sent you!

Be the Bear,
Bob T Panda

8 thoughts on “Pandas in the news

  1. Winky Cat

    Darn, me knew we should hab kept da Meihems on the Panda Luxury Tour bus, but der Daddee was waiting for dem in Savannah on da return trip from Florida! And dey were anxious to see der little cubbie sibs & der Mommee. Hmmm, “road trip”, must consult Pinky about a new plan…

      1. Winky Cat

        Tanx, Bob! We may hab to call on you for some sage advice and/or help.
        Big Ted said “hi” and tanx for riding shotgun with him on da Vaca/Cubpaign Tour!

  2. Gina Koo

    It’s sad to think that Mei Lun and Mei Huan will be leaving the U.S. come November, and we won’t be able to watch them on the panda cam anymore, but I’m glad that they’ll live on forever here to continue causing havoc right alongside their nemesis, Pinky.

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      They are too wonderful for me to give up. I am sure the younger pandas will demand more pivotal roles as time goes on, but I am going to keep the Meihems, Pinky, and Wu as teen pandas. They are the pandas I first came to know, so they will continue!


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