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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

Panda Birthday Season

It’s the high season of Panda Birthdays. This week we celebrate the birthdays of the great Mr. Wu, the triplets (aka Pinky’s minions) and PPJ, Pinky’s real life daughter and supernatural apparition within The Panda Chronicles.

Let’s get this panda party started!

Remember when Mr Wu got a present from da panda kindy?

Will the panda kindergarten get it put together before Bai Yun gets home?
Mr Wu finds out that the Meihems were born in Pandalanta
AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!
Triple Trouble indeed!
What are Pinky and her minions getting up to?

And then, of course, there is Princess Pinky Junior, aka PPJ. Here, to celebrate her birthday, is the entire story of her arrival in the Panda Chronicles, “Someday you’ll have a cub just like YOU” aka Pinky’s nightmare.

This isn’t a dream…it’s a nightmare!

I hope you enjoyed our encore presentation of this segment of panda birthday season! Tune in next Sunday when we start our monthlong celebration of the most famous pandas anywhere (Pinky made me write that) Bikkie, Bubba, and of course…um…what was her name? Oh yeah! Pinky!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

BTW, I made a felty cake to celebrate Mr. Wu’s 10th birthday. It’s one of a kind and includes Mr. Wu atop his cake. The whole thing stands about 5 inches tall with Wu. It is available for $98 + shipping. Send a message via the Contact Us page.

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

The Saga Continues!

Oh my, TFG’s multi-shirted cretin is fresh from his contempt of congress conviction and still is promoting additional insurrectionist activities. Will we ever get any relief from this mob?

Let’s step into the Panda House for a little relief from reality!

Pinky is full of surprises!

I hope everyone is getting their cakes made and presents bought, because as I was reminded the other day, not only is it Mr. Wu’s birthday this Friday, it is also PPJ’s birthday and Pinky’s minions! (aka the triplets!)

Thanks a lot, Leslie. I think you gave Pinky this idea.

Party at the Panda House!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

#WhereIsBikkie?

There is no story so big or so small that is not covered by ZooNooZ on the Panda Channel

Pinky, of course, always get right to the heart of the matter #ClapLouder #WhatDoYouMeanFormer

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

And get ready! It is almost the true Wu Self’s birthday season and he is about to turn 10!!!!

Before there was Bitcoin, there was Pinky Money

Really, if you want to know the future, read The Panda Chronicles. Everything happens here first.

Proof positive of Pinky’s persuasive popularity!
Butter wouldn’t melt in her adorable little mouth….
Minion security: you can’t be too careful.
Thanks a lot, Leslie. I think you gave Pinky this idea.

Will Pinky’s minions testify at the next January 6th hearing? Tune in on Tuesday and find out. (We also might find out where Bikkie has disappeared to!)

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Time for the Annual Pilgrimage to the Salmon Streams of Alaska!

Oh sure, Mittens didn’t mind that attendees to his insurrection had all sorts of weapons, but what’s really important is the Bear Cams!

Who doesn’t love fish? Oh…right.

Buckle up people.

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

It’s Almost Time for Bear Cam!

Yes, it’s that time of year! The grizzly bear equivalent of the Oscars, The World Cup, and The Great British Bake Off, all rolled into one! It’s almost time for the annual Bear Cam!

In honor of this annual display of fish catching excellence, we share from the archives, the story of Frank and Mikey’s trip to their ancestral homelands!

And yes, Mikey, we know. You don’t like fish.

Mr Poppee would never disappoint Bikkie!

I hope this extended visit with Frank and Mikey gives you what you need to watch this weeks hearings for the Crimes of Mittens!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

And now, a Poem from your Preferred Panda, Ping

Pandas like the letter “P”

Sorry for the late posting. I’ve been burning the midnight oil, the dawn coffee, and all the hours in between as I get ready for my painting show in July. where oh where did the time go?

Panda on!
Bob T Panda