Tag Archives: Frank and Mikey

Pookie In The Panda House!

Bears are in da HOUSE!!!!

A big thanks to all who have signed up for my Substack NoozLetter! I hope I can be worthy of your attention! Also a big thanks to all who send me videos of bears doing…um…stuff. Frank sent me a message to say that it definitely wasn’t them, and besides, he only took one Binky Bar…I mean…if it HAD been Frank. Which it wasn’t.

Meanwhile, back at the Panda House…

Frank asked me again to say that the bear in the video is ABSOLUTELY not him. Mikey said it’s not him either.

Don’t forget to go see me over on Substack. I plan to publish once a week, still trying to decide what day!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Honey, Can we Remodel?

Several people wondered where Pookie was going to stay if he moved into the Panda House, so I thought a little floor plan was in order.

My understanding was that they did a major renovation when Frank and Mikey moved in, and built the second floor over part of the main panda hose. Prior to that, what is now Mei’s Office/study, part of it was Pinky’s room and part was Bubba and Ping’s room, and Tian’s Bear cave was the baby’s room. Pinky appreciates having a much bigger room, of course!

Adding the second floor “kid’s suite” allowed them to give the kids a separate space with a dedicated computer room and their own little bear’s room.

Keep in mind I am not an architect if things don’t line up exactly.

Seems like they have plenty of space as long as no one else show’s up to stay. (Pinky doesn’t share)

Be the bear!
Bob T thinks the GOP are a bunch of doody heads Panda

There’s a New Bear in Town!

There might be too many bears in the panda house, that aren’t strictly speaking…um…pandas.

Some of you might be wondering who Josie is. Josie is Frank and Mikey’s sister, and she does not approve of their career choices. She is the bear who stayed home to look after Mom and their youngest brother Scooter. (See last summer’s road trip to Alaska with Frank and Mikey as they searched for their family reunion.

Josie and Scooter’s names (and existence) are owed to Amy of Panda Twitter, who came up with names for the cubs that appeared in one of the numerous videos of bears behaving badly that circulate on the internet. The exploits of Frank and Mikey owe much to these videos and Nooz stories of bears doing things they shouldn’t.

I guess we’ll find out on Thursday whether or not Josie tracked her clueless brothers down, along with her missing cub.

Meanwhile, today is the “Book Birthday” for The Panda Cub Swap, the real life story of the birth of the Meihems. I threw a little party in it’s honor!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Stay tooned on Thursday to meet Felty Pookie!

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough go POOF!!!

Several people had expressed their concern about Bikkie arriving home in time for his birthday. I can only say, time is a very elastic thing in ‘toon world, so it is STILL Bikkie’s birthday as we arrive in today’s ‘toon!

Also, a little POOF can account for many elaborately drawn scenes!

Who could that be?!?!?!?!?!

‘Toon in Thursday for the next exciting episode!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

While we Ignore the Latest Nooz From WaPo…

Very Important Things Are Happening…

Not the least of which are happening on a certain ferry boat which is taking an exceedingly long time to dock in Alaska…

Thanks to ALW for coming up with the name, Kabikkie, which is what PPJ calls her Unka Bikkie!

And…um…you might want to read the breaking nooz on Wa Po about just what Mittens had squirreled away at Merde-A-Lago…

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

You Would Think There Might Be More Important Things Going On, But You Would Be Wrong

I’m sure Zoonooz will be covering current events soon, but just right now there are more important issues to cope with…

#WhereIsBikkie?

No one is above the law. More on this shocking idea later.

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

Bears on the Lam! The Saga Continues!

I must point out that today is the birthday of the adorable French twins, Fleur and Snowy! They are one year old today. Their big brother Bebe Maurice celebrates his birthday on Thursday! We will share some of their finest moments in ‘toons on Sunday!

But now…to our feature ‘toon of the day!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

Of Course Pinky Would be a Tech Wizard!

Did you ever have any doubts about her capabilities and talents?

I didn’t think so! #ClapLouder

Rumor has it that Le Le, the first cub born in Singapore turns one shortly, and they have declared that he gets a whole birthday MONTH!!!! I suspect some other little pandas are going to want more than just one DAY!!!

So here are some more birthday ‘toons celebrating this weeks batch of birthdays!

Minion security: you can’t be too careful.
birthday week
It’s so hard to be cool when you still live with your mom.

Well, that’s all for now! See you on Sunday for more ‘toons from the archives!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Post script:

I thought I had more time. But I am now the last Anne standing. I just learned that my dear friend Anne Davenport passed away yesterday.

Let me explain about being the last Anne. When I moved to Whidbey Island over 30 years ago, I met the friend of a friend from Seattle. She in turn, welcomed me into a small group of her friends, which, coincidentally were all named Anne, except for the aforementioned friend of a friend, whose name was Fran. We referred to ourselves as three Annes and a Fran, but we renamed Fran Frances Anne.

We met every Wednesday for breakfast and conversation, and sometimes laundry, as I did not have my own washing machine. Annie C. tried to teach me how to fold laundry, but I was pretty hopeless. One of the best gifts I ever received was after my house fire, and Annie C. took home all my clothes and washed, ironed, and folded them for me.

Not long after that, she was diagnosed with cancer and after an awful and hard year and a half, she died. I remember that we continued to meet, two Annes and a Fran, after that for a few years, but Annie C was the glue that best held us together. We still got together from time to time, but not as regularly. Life has a habit of getting in the way.

Fran had several brushes with cancer, but being Fran, she browbeat it into submission several times. Formidable does not begin to cover it. As big as her force of will was, her heart was bigger. I spent many raucous holiday dinners at her house. I always had a place of refuge when I needed it. She could be considered the godmother of The Panda Chronicles since, in her run for Island County commissioner, she made me the official campaign cartoonist.

a ‘toon I did for her campaign

A political being to the end, she died late in 2019, before the pandemic and before she could see TFG’s ass soundly whipped by Joe Biden.

Annie D had health issues almost since I’ve known her, but she rarely let them get in the way of doing what she wanted to do. She was a weaver and a knitter and a quilter with a strong aesthetic. I have several of her quilts and many scarves. The pandemic robbed us of far more than just going to movies, restaurant dining, and traveling. It robbed us of the ease of visiting, of dropping in on our friends, of face to face time.

One of the activities we shared for more than 10 years was the Anne x 2 art show, which we held in my studio. Some years we had lots of sales, but mostly it was a chance to hang out together. We quit doing it a few years back, when uncertain weather and more of a proliferation of art shows made traffic slow to a trickle. We also had an art/life strategy meeting every January. We would put our goals for our creative work life down in writing and even when I didn’t look at my list during the year, having set my intention helped me stay focused.

And now she is gone. I hadn’t been over to see her since May. I thought there was more time. and so our coven of Annes is now just me.

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In memoriam: Anne Niles Davenport July 27, 2022