My alert friends and readers are always making sure I’ve heard of all the stories of animals misbehaving around the world. These stories almost never disappoint, and this one is no exception!
A herd of about 15 asian elephants have been running amok in towns and farmlands in south Yunnan province, where most of the endangered elephants live. They don’t know why these elephants have gone on walk-about, and they are trying to find a suitable place for them to settle.
Of course, the intrepid roving reporter at ZooNooZ is on the scene!
We are in the midst of a heat wave here in the upper left coast! Temperatures in Seattle and Portlandia hit over 100, but here on a small island off in the Puget Sound, we have managed to stay below 100 (at 99) I hear there is not a fan to be found, or an air conditioner, so I am getting up close and personal with every ice pack in the freezer! Temperatures are predicted to drop over night, which will be a welcome relief!
Who was it that said “everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. They’re not entitled to their own facts.”? Whoever said that, they got it totally right. Unfortunately there is still a large (too large) group of people who either believe the former guy is still “president” and a group that pretends to believe it because they think that stance will benefit them.
But Pinky is ALWAYS right, right?
There is no rest for those of us who would kind of like democracy to continue being the philosophy of this country. Not that we can’t be better at it, because we can and should be, but a one party authoritarian state would definitely not be an improvement!
It’s getting harder to keep the faith, but keep the faith we must! Meanwhile, I’m sure things are getting sorted out at the Panda House…is PPJ real, or a collective figment of everyone’s imagination, what with Pinky being a teenager still and living at home with her family.
I had so hoped that once President Biden (No Quotation Marks Needed!) took office, I could stop hearing or thinking about politics, but no…alas, the hypocritical hits just keep on coming!
Meanwhile, the former guy is doing stand-up of his greatest hits, (“the election was stolen”, “I’ll be coming back into power” “The Democrats are destroying democracy”) at any wedding held at his club where they don’t have the sense to lock the doors after all the guests have arrived. There is probably a ‘toon there, although I’m not sure I have the stomach to stand drawing him again.
It is such a wonderful thing to have furry inhabitants in the White House again. (Stephen Miller, who seems to be some variety of lizard, doesn’t count) But it not been all rawhide chews and squeaky toys for the canine cohorts of the West Wing! There have been *incidents*!
And weren’t we promised a White House cat? (Please don’t name it Mittens!!!)
It feels like spring today (despite the fact that I just woke up from a nap!) and now as the days get longer, I can still go outside!
So here is a little random collection, of ‘toons through the years that I have done in the spring. Do I have a theme? Um…not really! I’m just going to rummage through the ‘toons and see what amuses me today. I hope it amuses you too!
It must almost be time to select the Torch Bears for the next Olympic Games!!!
My recent operating system upgrade and new printer brought along another round of technical difficulties!
Yes, we are all chomping at the bit to get back to real life with real people (or maybe not! Some of us have realized that not interacting in person is not all bad!) But why should people have all the Zooms?A Czech zoo decided to give it’s inhabitants a treat. And what penguin wouldn’t want to get a little culture?
Still finding work arounds for all my technical difficulties. I just updated my operating system and now my scanner doesn’t want to work. Uh oh. I am getting the “offline” notice again, which is always encouraging. (not)
Anyway, fortunately I have this week and next week’s ‘toons scanned so I have a bit of time to figure this out!
Here’s today’s ‘toon!
Meanwhile, I am reading about Minch McTurtle’s feud with corporations. I guess it’s okay to take money from them, as long as they don’t contradict you? IDK.
Till later, Call the Panda Kindergarten tech team!