This Thursday Scotland will vote on whether they want to be a nation independent from England. I don’t know what the benefits or hardships on either side would be, but that’s never stopped me from making fun of the process. I realize that the custody of the Scottish pandas are a very minor issue in the question of a nation’s independence, but hey! Panda fans want to know!
And what if Tian Tian (aka Sweetie) has a cub? Talk about a Royal Baby!
Meanwhile in the world of red pandas, friend and co-author Vicky Vladic has posted about International Red Panda Day, that is coming next week on September 20th (one day after International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th!). Go right now and read about red pandas and you might find a new cartoon that has not been posted here yet. Huzzah! You will also find a recipe from the upcoming Panda Chronicles Cuppycake CookBook for Red Panda Red Velvet Cuppycakes, a recipe that I am planning on trying really soon!
In addition to being International Talk Like a Pirate day, Friday September 19th is also the day I’ll be at the Freeland Branch of the Sno-Isle Library to talk about the Pandas of Pandamorphosis! If you will be on Whidbey Island at 11 AM this Friday, check out the Sno-Isle website to get directions and come on by. I’ll be talking about um…pandas, and will have books available to sign for purchase. I promise I won’t talk like a pirate through the whole presentation.
Be the Bear (AAARRRRRGH!)
Captain LongBob T. Panda
It is actually an interesting question! By the way, wasn’t the girl panda expecting? Whatever happened with that. Also, do they make shortbread cuppycakes?
Seems like shortbread cuppycakes would be a really good idea. I’m all for that! As for Lady MacBear and possible pitter patter of little paws, my understanding was that she WAS pregnant, but now it is not clear whether it’s story over for this year, or if there is still hope of a bundle of joy. I’m staying tuned. Po (of the Atlanta panda clan) was born in November, so all hope is not lost. I had heard that her behavior has changed in that her appetite has returned. Panda pregnancy is a tricky and mysterious thing. I’m sure she wasn’t pretending just for better panda perks.
Well, I hope Sunshine & Sweetie stay in Scotland. I’m quite taken with the kilts. Good one Bob T.!
Me too. Scottish Pandas seem like something we don’t want to lose! What could be better than pandas in kilts?
At least Bob T is asking the right question! Whose cuppycakes are better – England or Scotland!!
Next year International Red Panda Day AND International Talk Like A Pirate Day will both be on the same day!! You know what that means – Pirate Red Pandas 🙂
We will start getting ready immediately. How cool is that? International Red Panda Talk like a Pirate Day? I can’t wait.
I’m surprised at just how excited I am about it! I can just picture a red panda in a pirate hat with an eye-patch – maybe with a puffin on its shoulder (oh, so that’s why people think I’m crazy) 🙂
It is pretty exciting, isn’t it? Those red pandas are small, but they are feisty!
I thought the Scottish pandas might appreciate a local place that delivers…
USA Today has an article “Separation anxiety: Many questions as Scottish nears” http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/09/14/scotland-independence-what-it-means/15440181/
If you scroll down below the video, there is a photo of voting cupcakes, “Cupcakes showing, yes, no and undecided are displayed in Cuckoo’s Bakery on Dundas Street.” I would think you are allowed to vote more than once.
Oh, and they have a cupcake menu http://www.cuckoosbakery.co.uk
Thanks for sharing that article. I’ve only visited Scotland once, but it is a lovely country, and one that I would love to visit again. Love the cuppycake voting system. I think the pandas would vote as many times as they could.
I think the pandas would just take the cuppy cakes, and not care if it said yes or no
How well you know us. I hope the vote goes the way the people of Scotland want it to.
Pass the cuppycakes.