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If You Think getting People…umPandas to pose for a Photograph is Hard…

Bebe Maurice will have his paws full trying to get everyone to sit still and pose for this Pawtrait. I hope he can paint fast! The birthday season is barely a week and a half away! And Bikkie is bereft of his Beary Poppins. Will the dashing duo make it in time for the party?

Stay ‘tooned!

Everyone smile! Now hold it….keep holding…keep holding…

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

It’s Inauguration Eve…

So…what’s happening? Anything special going on?

Yeah, me too. My nerves are about shot.

Here’s something to take your mind off of things: On Sunday, I alluded to a special offering that will be appearing on the Kickstarter project The Effervescent Adventures of Fight Bunny. It’s a project to bring an all ages graphic novel to life, and with only 9 days left on their campaign they are a little over $6,000 from their goal. Because 2021, I still feel the need to stab things repeatedly with very sharp needles, so I made a felty Fight Bunny, and offered it to them to help them towards reaching their funding goal.

Fight Bunny!

There will only be one Fight Bunny (because, ya know, not taking someone else’s intellectual property to make money!) Visit their project page and scroll down the page to see the reward listing (under my name, I think) to choose this unique felty. Fight Bunny is between 3-4″ tall. I think this is going to be a fun book and if the felty is out of your budget, the book is being offered both in print and as an ebook. Also FIGHT BUNNY PINS!!! Check it out!

And now, Today’s ‘toon!

Mei and Tian2 contemplate the joys of the not very empty nest. (Grizzly bears take up a lot of room!)

Panda on for at least another 24 hours!
Bob T Panda

BTW: There are some new designs on the Redbubble website! They are masks suitable for formal occasions!

We just don’t know, dude!

As I write this, on Wednesday night, Mei is still pacing and lounging in her den, occasionally munching on some bamboo, but not yet popping out a cubby (or two). Sigh…She will do what she is going to do in her own sweet time, so no point in obsessing and…checking the panda cam…just…one…more …time.

But meanwhile, it’s Thursday!Gateway to the weekend and you know what THAT means!!!

It’s Pinky and Bubba’s birthday weekend!!!!

You say it’s your birthday!!!

By the time this posts, Mei Xiang may have had her cubby. Or not.
Sigh…Stay tuned!

Panda on!
Bob T Kamala for Vice President Panda

Day 24 ! 31 Days of Pandas

Yes, it is indeed Christmas Eve at last! Huzzah! Brew up some cocoa, get your cookies all lined up, in order of preference, and get ready to watch another holiday classic tomorrow, ALL episodes of 101 Bebe Pandas!

But now, I promised you the conclusion of our newest holiday (instant) classic…

Mei Xiang’s Nightmare Before Christmas! Get out your hankies so you are ready for the happy ending!!!

I TOLD you there would be a happy ending! Would I lie to you?

Panda On!

Bob ho-ho-ho T Panda
Treason’s Greetings!

Just in case you need something festive for your holiday caroling…oh Tidings of treason and Greed!

Oh tidings of treason and greed.

Kitty Sue and the Three Pandas

Once upon a time, three pandas lived a quiet life in the forest…

story

This story seems a little, but not entirely, familiar!

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What a perfectly charming cottage! I wonder who lives there…

kittysue

In a cabin in the woods…

commercial

These guys are so full of themselves!

pandas

unhand…um…unpaw that cuppycake!

what fresh horror

…and she ate the just right cuppycake all up!

boundary issues

unauthorized search and seizure is SOOOO tiring!

sleepy

UNHAND MR. BUN THIS INSTANT!

episode

Is this episode exciting? you bet it is!

discovery

The discovery of the terrible crime in the pandas’ house…

And now, for some alternative facts!

kidding

Pandas are very misunderstood, in so many ways….

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

(In case you were confused about the ending, in the words of Dee Martin Wintle: They ate Kitty Sue!!!!!)

Happy Solstice, everyone, no matter which hemisphere you’re in!

Be da Bear
Bob T Panda

Daddee Knows Best

Dadde will fix everything, because, Daddee knows best. But has he really thought that he can keep Pinky from her desire for world domination? I think Daddee has not thought this through well. Not well at all.

Pinky is just so sensitive....

Pinky is just so sensitive….

It all comes back to politics, doesn’t it? Be sure to tune in again on Sunday (Not to mention fabulous Furry Friday) when Mittens the Cat makes his first reappearance on the panda debate stage. Both Bob and Pinky will be there with Mehitabel as your moderator, trying to keep things from getting nasty. Good luck with that!

Stay tuned and Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Daddee Knows Best

I am probably revealing just how ancient I am when I say that I remember the TV show, Father Knows Best. Although to be honest, I don’t really remember much about the show, just that it was a thing, way back when. It’s possible that the hapless father in question never really called the shots, but hey, maybe I’m just misremembering or something. But when it comes to Pinky, it’s more like Mommee Knows Best, not that she has any chance of controlling her presidential Pink self. At times like this, she just has to throw up her paws and let Dad take a turn. I don’t think Mei believes that Tian will have any better luck than she does, it’s just, you know, she needs a break from being the enforcer.

Um...I think Pinky has Daddee wrapped around her fuzzy little paw. Just saying.

Um…I think Pinky has Daddee wrapped around her fuzzy little paw. Just saying.

Will Mei Xiang discover what’s under the bed? Will Bubba get Pinky’s dessert? Will Mr. Bun apply for political asylum in Canada? Stay tuned and find out in our next exciting episode!

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

Is Tian Tian campaigning for Pinky?

The video of Tian Tian of the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC was all over the internet as well as television and newspapers a few weeks ago, as Tian Tian showed us just how much fun playing in the snow is. Well, it is if you’re a panda and don’t have to shovel your sidewalk and figure out how to get to work!

But the rest of us…well, at least the rest of you who live in places where snow shows up on a regular basis, we have a somewhat different relationship with the cold white stuff.

Meanwhile, Pinky seems to figured out how to turn Daddy’s fame into a plus for her presidential campaign…

Pinky never misses a trick!

Pinky never misses a trick!

Well, I did hear that the host of Meet the Press suggested that a panda should be president. Or maybe that’s just hearsay. And maybe it wasn’t Pinky, but a panda with …ahem…more experience that should be considered. I don’t know. But then again….

The results of the Giant Panda Global Awards have been announced and um…Pinky did not win the two categories she was nominated in. I am pretty sure there will be repercussions, especially since baby brother Bubba totally rocked the Cub of the Year category. This is not going to be well received. Stay tuned.

Be the Bear
Bob T Panda

Is it really Monday already?

I think we can now put to rest that very unflattering portrait painted of Tian Tian (Huh? who me?) in the New Yorker last week.  Tests have shown that he’s the father of the newest, tiniest panda in the US.  Almost everyone is hip-hip-hoorah-ing about our precious panda princess!

Almost.

Who's the bear???!!!

Who’s the bear???!!!

Progress on Book 3 continues!  Stay tuned, panda fans!  And on Mr. Wu Wednesday, his new adventure really gets off the ground.  Really.

Till next time, Be The Bear!

Bob T. Panda