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Bikkie has a Name!!!

Yes, we are in the middle of Beary Poppins and I *MIGHT* have left him tied to a chair, thanks to a little bit of…um…high spirits from Six and Sebben, bless their hearts!

But!!!

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and while who on your list wouldn’t want felty pandas, I have a couple of suggestions of some wonderful things being made by some of my artist/artisan friends here on Whidbey Island.

These are things I have acquired for myself, so I can definitely attest to their general awesomeness.

The first are the products made by Silly Dog Studio in Langley. We all are thinking more about creating less waste in the products that we use, and there are a number of shampoo bars on the market now. Silly Dog also makes a hand lotion bar, as well as some other products, and are about to release a dish soap bar, which I am very eager to try. I’ve been using their shampoo bar for about 3 weeks, and they are lovely. They are scented with things like mint and rosemary, and mint and lavender, which they grow on their small, just out of downtown Langley lot.They dry the plants and then extract the essential oils, and then make the soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc. Sounds like a lot of work to this panda, and I’d much rather have them do it. You can find their products here.

And who doesn’t love their logo, for all you silly dog fans!

Silly name, wonderful products! Tell them the panda sent you!

I moved to Whidbey Island in 1989, following in the footsteps of one of my good friends from graduate school, sculptor Georgia Gerber. She and her husband Randy had a daughter, Laura, who eventually grew up and went to art school and became a painter and a printmaker.  After grad school, and meeting and marrying her sweetheart, Laura and Victor moved back to the island, had a couple kids of their own and moved down the road from mom and dad. In addition to her paintings, Laura also does some pretty cool prints on t-shirts, kitchen towels, table linens, kids clothes, etc.

She doesn’t have a website at the moment (it’s under construction) what with keeping up with her kids, her painting and production printing, and her husband Victor, but you can find her work on Instagram, and probably arrange to buy it there and maybe bug her a little bit about getting her website up and running. Ha ha. Don’t do that. At least don’;t tell her I told you to bug her.

An assortment of kitchen towels. She has all sorts of animals on her products. I happen to be fond of the chickens.

But enough with the shopping! What about today’s news about Biscuit’s official name and today’s ‘toon????

Wait no longer! Biscuit’s official Chinese name is Xiao Qi Ji, which means little miracle! 

Bikkie has a name!!!!

Panda on!
Bob T Panda

For today’s Sunday Funday: All Beary Poppins till now!

A member of the Panda Faithful said that she had missed several episodes of Beary Poppins, so I thought the Sunday archive presentation was a great time to get everyone caught up on the story so far. I really have absolutely no idea where this story is going, but at least we can see where it’s been!

Another alert member of the Panda Faithful reported on Saturday that Biscuit took his first steps! It’s just a matter of time before he is happily cubby trotting after Mommee, and then cubby trotting away from her as she tries to steal his apple treats! Also, Monday is his naming day, so we will see what his official name is!

Huzzah!

Now…on to Beary Poppins, the story so far…

Oh boy! Oh boy! A NEW story!!!!

I can hardly stand the suspense! Who will play Beary Poppins???

A spoonful of frosting makes the medicine go down, the medicine go down, medicine go down!

The ad is mailed, but Mittens is up to some dirty tricks….But wait! Look who found the mail box!!!

Bears are VERY curious!

This hat doesn’t make me look…um…too fluffy does it?

Frank is off on a new adventure!

Beary Poppins has arrived! Is there any cake? It’s been a long flight!

I wonder why no one else applied for the job!

I just love Mei’s little chats with her sister Lun Lun.

Why DIDN’T I eat all the cookies?

Don’t you just LOVE six and Sebben?

Gosh I really hate to leave you on this cliffhanger for the weekend, but…

Just a reminder that while I do post these to Fezbook and Twidder, they are both capricious and irregular in what they show there. So, the best way to be sure you won’t miss a single ‘toon is to check in here at least once a week, and click back through previous postings to make sure you haven’t missed anything!

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

One of those days…

This is one of those days when I don’t really have a theme for the Sunday ‘toon round up. Yesterday the power went out on the entire island, and I am rarely prepared for the first power outage of the season. For instance, I don’t have my little propane stove, which works without electricity all ready to go. Don’t ask. Also, the batteries in my smoke detectors picked that very moment to tell me they needed to be replace.

The smoke detectors are hardwired into the electrical system, but have battery back ups for when the power goes out. On this occasion, they started beeping incessantly. WHICH THEY DID UNTIL THE POWER CAME BACK ON AT 1;30-ISH IN THE MORNING…

Sigh….

So, here goes nothing. I’m just going to look up random dates and see what strikes me as funny today.

Uh oh! has there been Russian tampering with the selection of the Torch Bears?

Hey! watch where you put that torch!

Lame Duck a’la Orange will not leave until he has shaken the Banky Pig dry…

Clear as mud!

Panda Cam Follies

Oh those red pandas! They are such characters!

You knew Mommee was going to get angry, didn’t you?

I have extra frosting!

This is very scary, don’t you think?

Aw, Pinky…Bubba loves you!

Buh Bye, Mittens!

reality

Do we HAVE to go?

Things are about as real as they can get.

Move over Ping! I’m coming in too!

Well, that’s today’s Sunday ‘toon round up! Pretty soon we’ll start with the December holiday classics. Now if we can just shoo that darn cat out of the White House…

*Speaking of funny….
Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

COMING SOON! 31 DAYS OF PANDAS!!!!

Beary Poppins Returns!

Wasn’t Saturday nice?

Joe Biden and Kampala Harris being declared the winners of the 2020 election (sorry, Pinky!) and hope returned to the world.

Then POUTUS (not a typo) returned from the golf course and continued his insane quest to have the election invalidated by lawyers. Fortunately judges to this point are having none of it, and we have some very good lawyers on our side, who are, quite frankly, way better than Mittens’ lawyers. Maybe he should have paid them.

Make no mistake, he can make a lot of trouble before he leaves. But the adults have entered the room and Biden is setting up his transition teams, starting with a very impressive Coronavirus task force. While I am still having nightmares about my house being surrounded by the tRUmp cult, complete with flags and guns, I do feel like the light is starting to show at the end of the tunnel.I have to believe that some form of course correction is in sight.

Courage, my friends.

Meanwhile, Mommee Mei’s life is about to get slightly more hectic…

I just love Mei’s little chats with her sister Lun Lun.

There is a bit of a thing on Twitter, making fun of Colludy Rudy’s presser at The Four Season’s Total Landscaping in Philadelphia. Of course I have to join in with a design I put on t-shirts and coffee mugs over at Redbubble.

And as luck would have it, Redbubble is having a sale with 20-60% off site wide (that means EBBRYFING!!!) Sale discounts are good through 11:59 PM on November 12, using discount code: GIFTS60!

Nobody expects the panda kindergarten.

Till next time…
Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

 

Well…Here we are…

The day is here. We have pulled democracy back from the brink of disaster. I keep thinking about how I felt on11/9/2016. I was stunned with disbelief. How could this have happened? And yet, from the moment Trump came down his golden escalator, I had an unquiet rumble sounding in my head and my heart.

There is still much work to be done.

But we should take a moment to savor the sudden release many of us are feeling. It’s the feeling you get when you see the car coming into your lane with just enough time to avoid a collision. It’s the feeling you get when you are the last car on the ferry, for the last boat of the night. It’s the feeling you get when a growling dog rushes the fence, and you realize that the fence will hold him, even as you feel the rush of wind and adrenaline.

We have narrowly escaped a future that  writers of dystopian fiction foretell, and a past that historians write about 1930’s Germany and Europe.  Meanwhile we still have a growing pandemic to deal with. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are not magicians. They can not wave a magical wand (sorry Pinky) and poof it away. They believe in science. They will lead with compassion and knowledge. They will listen to the scientists and encourage people to act in their own interest. Maybe without the threat of Trumps rage and instability hanging over them, even red state governors will start acting in the best interest of their constituents.

Is this a good time to plug masks with pandas on them available through Redbubble and Spoonflower?

So be of good cheer! We have vanquished the evil overlord, who would wish to be king. There is still hope for leveling the Senate playing field by winning the two runoff elections in January (Deadline to register to vote is December 7th, in Georgia, so if you live there, please vote!)

Now! Let’s have some PANDAS!!!!

This was then:

day after

Remember the song “The Eve of Destruction”? That’s what today feels like.

This is how we fought the forces of darkness:

March

Whats a protest without pandas?

inauguration

Hey, save some cuppycakes for me!

pandas

What a lovely day for the 3 pandas to relax at home!

The world swoons….

Guess who’s coming for cuppycakes!!!!

“We are NEVER going to get our security deposit back!!!”

Ruh Roh….

Look who’s here!

And now, for the earthshaking subject of HUGE great importance…COOKIE BALANCING! 

And now…going for the gold!!!

Did I mention I broke the world record in cookie balancing?

There are rules here!

The roar of the crowd, the smell of a freshly baked cookie…

I hereby submit my qualifications and claim the international…no InterGALACTIC Championship title for Cookie Balancing!

Actual balancing cookie!

be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Rejoice-Rest- Then get back to work! (Wear a Mask!)

The Story continues: Beary Poppins part 9

Will Frank get the job? Oops! I mean Beary Poppins!

Bubba has the right idea! Hot cocoa!

I wonder why no one else applied for the job!

BTW! Spoonflower is having another sale on fat quarters, Today and tomorrow, 50% off! More sales will be coming through the month. I’ll keep you posted. 

Don’t give up hope!
Bob T Panda

You Know What Day it Is!

Spring Back! Fall Forward!!!

Fabulous Furry Friday KNOWS that this is one of your favorites!

It seems like there is something very important going on this week…now what was that?

I don’t know about you, but my anxiety is ratcheted up to about an 11. If you haven’t voted yet, the time is now. Unfortunately, with the perverting of Postal imperatives, the safest way to vote is either in person or hand delivering your mail-in ballot. I’m trying really hard to remain hopeful. Some states are reporting that their early voting totals are higher than their total votes in 2016. How many new voters that represents, we won’t know for a while. One thing is sure, there is going to be full employment for election law attorneys.

Since I didn’t have a plan for today’s ‘toons (other than the “Spring Forward, Fall Back” ‘toon) I’m just going to randomly go through ‘toons I published in November for all the years that this collection has been here!

Get ready, get set, GO!!!!

2011: Pandas arrive in Scotland!!!

What could be more scottish than Pandas?

2012: Insider Twinkie Trading

Bob, Bob, Bob…when will you ever learn?

2013: Heh! Mommee plays a trick on Pinky!

Princess Pinky is fooled by Mei Xiang at the National Zoo

Oh Princess Pinky, mom has a trick or two up her paw, I think…

2014: Cats and Pandas

No, I don’t think so. Bwahahaha!

2015: Election shenanigans have been going on for a while.

And how did Pinky manage to hack into my computer again?

2016: Seems like such a long time ago, and yet…here we are…

whipped cream

Can I have EXTRA extra whipped cream?

2017: A Halloween Classic!

comics history

Maybe Bubba is having a Halloween SEASON! Did you ever think of THAT, Pinky?

2018: The first appearance of Frank and Mikey!!!

Send in the bears!

Helloooooo bears!

I like bears.

I just had to post the whole story about Frank and Mikey ALLEGEDLY eating Justice Kravenklaw… For another most excellent take of the Kavanaugh hearings, I think this is the best!

And finally, 2019: The Bus is coming! Get ready for some serious underbussing!

Our favorite grizzlies are doing “The Bus”!

Remember to Vote!

Panda on (as best you can)
Bob T Panda

Beary Poppins Arrives!

OOF!

Beary Poppins has Landed! Mommee Mei is slightly perplexed, because…um…mebbee Pinky forgot to show Mommee the ad they wrote? Mebbee?

Meanwhile, if you get these posts as emails to your very own email address, you may have received Tuesday’s ‘toon cut off on one side. Don’t ask me why that happened, or how to fix it. I know nothing about how all this actually works. (But I’m not “president” so I don’t actually have to know anything!) If this happens again, just click through to see it on the website. I’m pretty sure it will work there.

But enough about all those technical difficulties! Our story continues…

HERE!

Beary Poppins has arrived! Is there any cake? It’s been a long flight!

What will happen next? Who knows?!?! We still have some nonsense to get through next Tuesday (and if you haven’t already, VOTE for crying out loud!)

And if you don’t have enough felty pandas, here are some new additions to go with your high anxiety Zoom Holidays!

Christmas Pandas! $49 each or two for $92

Naming day Pandas $49 each, they could also be Cherub Pandas with wings added, $55

Mommee Mei with a tiny Biscuit $55

Order as usual via the Buy Stuff With Pandas page order form!

 

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

Don’t Forget to Write!

Frank is off on his new adventure, to be the Practically Perfect in Every Way nanny, Beary Poppins, to the Xiang-Tian children! Will Frank be a match for those lovable scamps?

I guess we’ll see!

Don’t forget to write, and send food!

Frank is off on a new adventure!

Hey, did you vote yet? If you voted by mail and did NOT get a sticker, you could print this one:

Print your own “I Voted” sticker!

Meanwhile, Minch McTurtle and the complicit GOP Senate rushed to a vote to confirm a new, young, extremely conservative SCOTUS Justice, and then went on vacation till after the election, with nary a thought to and more COVID 19 relief packages. Vote them all out! They know they are losing so they took a big 💩on the carpet, on their way out the door.

Be the bear!
Bob T Panda

Trick…or Trick???

Update from Buy Stuff with Pandas!:

I just added 3 layer fitted masks to my Redbubble store! Here’s the ;ink where you can search for your favorite designs and see if the masks are available in that design (The formatting did not work for all designs, because of the fitted nature of the masks.) Mask up everyone!

It’s the time of year when little ghosts and goblins go marauding around neighborhoods demanding treats. Alas, not this year, I don’t think. But oddly enough, candy sales are UP! mI have *no* idea why that might be the case.

In honor of the holiday to come here are some of my favorite halloween ‘toons!

Panda Kindergarten halloween party

Trick or Trick!!!!!!!

Darn those Meihems!!!!

defense

“It was just a suggestion”

all pandas eve

Okay. That was just WAY too scary.

scary

Ha ha! That Pinky is so clever!

all pandas eve

Will Pinky EVER quit tormenting her brother?

trouble…trouble…trouble…It starts with “T” and that rhymes with “P” and that stands for Pinky!

Make sure Pinky doesn’t try to steal Bubba and Ping’s candy!

Even a year ago things were getting scary!

I can’t believe Bob’s costume didn’t fool anyone!

Oh, and if I haven’t mentioned it 47 times already in the last day…

VOTE!!!!!!

Panda On!
Bob T Panda

It’s not too late to order Halloween Pandas!

Pretty scary, huh?