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We are in The Panda Season of LOOOOOVE!

It’s that time of year again when a panda’s thoughts turn too…um…what was it they turn to?

Oh yeah! Romance! It’s the Panda Season of Love!

Since it’s the Panda Season of Love, all felty panda orders in the month of March will have a bonus of a roll of Panda Season of Love Washi tape!

Tape is about 1 1/8″ wide and rolls are about 10 YDs long. Shows brighter here than it is.

I hope people haven’t had enough of silly love songs!

I just love the cub reporter.

Love in the Time of Mittens (which, quite frankly, is a lot like the time of cholera)

The Scottish pandas have had a few disappointments…

A bear by any other name, would still smell pretty funky.

A panda by any other name, would smell…well, they would just smell…

I am only making some of this up. copyright 2012 -A. Belov

“It was dark….there were men in masks….”

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Can we agree that Minch McTurtle is a jerk?

So many dolts, so little time! It is hard to imagine how the junior senator from Texas thought it was in ANY way appropriate to go jetting off to Cancun while most of his state was
A) freezing
B) without electricity or natural gas
C) without water, drinkable or otherwise.

His pathetic excuse of an apology tour on right wing propaganda “news” shows, demonstrates just how completely clueless he is. And this on the heels of his aiding and abetting The Big Lie, which contributed to Mittens attempt at armed insurrection. I’m sure there will have to be a ‘toon about this, but meanwhile…

Minch McTurtle attempts to have it both ways…

Two headed, two faced…why is he still here?

Sigh…

I’m glad most of my Texas friends have checked in to let me know there are okay. Please feel free to chime in in the comments. I know that there are more of you out there in Pandyland.

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

NOOZFLASH!!! Frank says this was definitely NOT HIM!!!!

I had an idea, but I left it somewhere else!

This happens to me all the time. I’ll be doing something or reading stuff on Twidder or Fezbook, and I’ll get a great idea for Sunday’s encore presentation of ‘toons. Then I get on the computer and I realize I’ve completely forgotten my very good, perfect, incredibly brilliant idea for Sunday’s post.

I am a bear of very little brain…

Oh! I just remembered one thing (the bear of little brain having jogged my memory): There have been new reports and camera sightings of the albino panda that has been seen in China! We did a ‘toon about him/her when they were first seen on camera in 2019.

I’m not a snowflake. You are a snowflake!

Which leads me to thinking about the injustice of wildlife cameras spying on pandas!

The secret lives of the wild panda!

And not only wild pandas are being spied on…

What’s that blinking red light over there?

I has no sekrets!!!!

And then the ‘toon about Snowflake also made me think of…

The irony of Mehitabel criticizing Pooh Bear for his wardrobe, does not escape me.

I’m not sure Mehitabel has anything to talk about.

Fortunately, all is quiet at the panda house! Have a relaxing (Mittens free) Sunday!

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

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

All’s Well That Ends?

While we have a new President (no quotation marks needed!) I’m afraid we have not seen the last of Mittens. How can we miss you if you won’t go away? I’m tempted to run a post of Mittens’ greatest hits, but, well, he doesn’t have any!

There is news on the Panda Chronicles Collection front! I am hard at work on Book 9, and hope to have it in shape to submit to my self publishing vehicle in another week or so. Stay tuned!

And now, here is a little assortment for our Sunday ‘toon fest, of February ‘toons through the years!

Ever wondered where all these pandas came from?

How splendiferous is chocolate? Let me count the ways

What do you mean by “was?”

The Life of PIE….get it? *chortle chortle*

Bao Bao is unhappy

Could Mama Mei Xiang really be contemplating letting Pinky loose on the pandy kindy?

Have you heard? the real Pinky is now a mommy! 

You know we’re just kidding about this, right?

it’s the panda, the panda season of love!

Summit

“Why can’t my children be as well behaved as Lun Lun’s,” mused Mei Xiang

In fact, not only was as bad as we thought it would be, it was worse.

Wee are pandas too!!!!

WEll, it COULD have been a hunt of Mittens Jr.!

I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane! Stay ‘tooned for more new ‘toons this week!

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

Six More Weeks of Procrastination!

Yes, once again, it’s Groundhog’s Day and we have another visit from Punxsutawney Phil. I’m pretty sure I misspelled Punxsutawney in my ‘toon, but there is only so much room and just maybe it is a DIFFERENT Phil from a DIFFERENT small town in Pennsylvania. As luck would have it, Eastern PA is currently being buried under a s**t pile of snow, so I think it’s a pretty safe bet that Phil will think we are going to have six more weeks of winter, whether he sees his shadow or not.

Here, for your enjoyment, are several haikus extolling the joys of winter:

Still sleeting out there
Maybe it will never stop
It will always sleet

A half inch of sleet
Will make my shoveling harder
F**k this stupid storm

On further review
It is also still sleeting
WTF weather?

Thanks to our guest poet, who did not give me permission to share her poems. 🙄 Thanks Cami!

And now, Live on ZooNooZ, our interview with Punxsutawney Phil!

Punxatawny, Punxsutawney…what’s a few letters between friends?

Be the Bear!
Bob T Panda

In case you missed Phil’s visit last year…

Phil is kind of excitable, isn’t he?

Sunday with Frank and Mikey

No, they are not pandas (not even the brown ones) but Frank and Mikey have become real favorites around here. Ever since their original appearance in 2018 for the Bart Kravenclaw hearings, they keep popping up in the oddest places!

As I put ‘toons in logical (for me) order for the upcoming books, I was surprised and pleased to see how many times they popped up. and now they have featured (some might say starring) roles in a Panda Chronicles classic, Beary Poppins!

Here’s some of my favorites!

Send in the bears!

Helloooooo bears!

I like bears.

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

Ruh Roh….

Frank and Mikey are just right!

Be a wild thing!

Wild thing, I think I love you!

Be the BEAR!
Bob T Panda

The Year in Review!

I have not done a Year in Review post yet, and as such, I think I’ll do it now! You’ll be happy to know that I am finally spring into action (when I am not stress napping or having weird dreams about not being able to write my name on a piece of paper) and gathering my ‘toons and organizing them to do not one, but TWO books! Having flaked out on creating any new books for the last 3 years, I have enough ‘toons to make two bigger than normal books.

I decided that one of them will be mostly political ‘toons, and while the other is not entirely devoid of politics (because 2016-2020), it leans more toward panda-ish subjects and will contain all the longer stories I wrote in the last several years.

But now! On with the Year in Review!!!

January

The year started off with impeachment and plenty of hypocrisy to go around!

February

ZooNooZ continues to get all the top notch interviews! Look out Rachel Maddow!

March

Meet Ruth Panda Ginsbear, who joined the rest of the felty pandas!

The Notorious RPG

April

The pandemic lockdown begins…a few months too late.

May

Pinky does her part to help supply masks for everyone. SOMEBODY has to be the boss!

June

With the country in lockdown (well, parts of it anyway) wild animals return in force to the National Parks!

July

When you can’t make fun of politics via panda satire, the terrorists have won. We try to do our part!

August

In August, a dear friend of pandas passed away unexpectedly. She loved pandas and NASCAR, so this was the first in a 3 part tribute to her memory. We sure miss you over at Twitter, Jayelle.

September

Frank and Mikey got their own talk show in 2020!

October

With a new baby cubby at the Panda House, Mei decided to hire a nanny! Welcome to Beary Poppins!

November

Bikkie has a name and gets his outfit!

December

uh oh. Generally speaking, grizzly bears do not make good nannies.

Well, that was our year in review! If you want to read the entirety of each story, just look for the archive tab on the right side of the home page so you can read the entire story! (Or you can wait and buy the books!)

Pandaing on into (we hope) a better year,
Bob T Panda

A New Day Has Dawned

Morning has broken.
T*ump has left the building

WE HAVE A PRESIDENT (No * or ” ” needed!)

You may or may not have voted for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, but they are our new President and Vice President. I think they are people of integrity, that they will work hard to fix the things T*ump broke, and things that were broken before he got there. They will not be successful with everything, but they will give it their best effort.

Many of us (like me) will be traumatized for a while. We came so close to losing our democracy and I am really glad that we didn’t! President Biden has put some really smart and dedicated people in charge of getting the pandemic under control, and while we have some hard times ahed, I believe that they will be able to get it under control if we all do our part.

Meanwhile, we can say a not very fond “Buh BYE” to the  man who would have liked to be king…

Mittens has left the building.

For those who are interested, my felty Fight Bunny has been claimed, but their project has a bit more to go before the reach their funding goal. Check out The Effervescent Adventures of Fight Bunny and make a pledge, for a book (digital or otherwise) and mebbee a Fight Bunny pin!

We are the Pandas!
Bob T Panda

While you were waiting for whatever was going to happen next week…

Well, here we are, waiting for the other shoe to drop, hoping against hope that all will be well, or at least well as to the successful completion of President Biden and Vice President Harris’ inauguration.

I thought I might take this opportunity to thank you all once again, for these last 11 years of Fun with Pandas. I decided not to do a January Kickstarter project, as right now I don’t seem to have the required energy. However, a project came across my Twitter feed that I thought some of you might be interested in.

I follow a lot of other writers, cartoonists and illustrators on Twidder, and Jennifer L Meyer is one of my favorites because BUNNIES!!! I love her drawing style. She has teamed up with Nate Cosby and Ariana Maher to create The Effervescent Adventures of Fight Bunny.

Because I can’t leave well enough alone, and because I like supporting other artists when I can, I made them an offer I was pretty sure they couldn’t refuse. If you’ve been following along here, you can probably guess what it is, so you might want to head over there first thing Monday morning to check it out. At the very least, you might decide that your home library won’t be complete without your own copy of The Effervescent Adventures of Fight Bunny

Because BUNNIES!!!!

Here are some of my ‘toons about doing Kickstarter campaigns!

and that’s what it’s all about!

Get ready…….

Says Babette de Panda: “It’s all about MOI` “

paws

Put your paws together for the panda kindergarten!

I thought mommee hid Pinky’s magical wand!

away we go

We’re off!

ready

Think of the next couple weeks like NPR and their pledge drives!

Be the bear! (Or maybe today it should be Be the Bun!)
Bob T Panda

Don’t forget to check out The Effervescent Adventures of Fight Bunny!!!