Panda Bear’s Posts

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Hi Efurrybody!  Daddy loved all the birthday wishes you gave him.  He received more wishes from all our feline friends than he received from all the beans he knows!  Plus, you all set a record number for the number of comments on a single post here at our bloggy.  My Daddy thanks you, my Mommy thanks you, Meerkat and Padre thank you, and most of all, I thank you for responding in such a big way!

Daddy had a great birthday.  First we let him sleep real late.  Then later he and Mommy went to a bookstore to “get bleary eyed”.  When they got back, he explained to me that “getting bleary eyed” means “browsing in a bookstore so long that you go on visual overload and can’t see straight anymore”.  Remember, Daddy wanted to do that!  Sounds painful to me!  Like I’ve said before, beans do STRANGE things! 

After Mommy and Daddy got back, we gave Daddy our presents!  Here are all the gifts we wrapped for him:

Daddy

I did help sniff one of the gifts Mommy gave to Daddy.  It was something called “Looney Toons DeeVeeDees”. 

Panda Bear investigates Daddy

Daddy started singing all kinds of weird things as he flipped through this Looney Toon DeeVeeDees thing.  “I’m a cute little bird in a gilded cage” … and … “Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime girl” … and … “Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit!” Mommy sang along too.  Beans are weird. 

Then, Padre decided to help with the unwrapping.

Padre helps open gifts

Padre gave Daddy a pretty book with lots of pictures of boy and girl cats.  There are some kitties, too, but mostly it’s boys and girls spending time together, walking, sitting, and playing.  Some of them look like us Furry Bambinos! 

Padre

Daddy said the pictures in the Cats in Love book were very pretty.  I’ll investigate it while he’s asleep.  The corners look very tasty.

Meerkat gave Daddy the gifts below.  They is picture frames! 

 Meerkat

Meerkat told me she only wanted to give him one, because then he could have a picture of her anywhere he wanted.  However, Mommy bought three.  Meerkat was a little peeved at this.  Mommy felt Daddy should get a picture frame for each of us, and I agree!  So, that’s why dere is three of them! Daddy says he looks forward to finding pictures of us to put in the frames.  Meerkat picked a great gift! 

And then, Daddy got to open MY gift!  My gift was the bestest!  Here it is … ta da!

Panda Bear

It’s a kit that beans can use to help identify cats by looking at their butts!  The Cat Butts Mini-kit includes an informative field guide, magnets, and more!  Daddy laughed very loud and long when he saw it!  He said he thought it was the funniest thing in the world.  Yay!  I made Daddy laugh! 

Daddy reads the field guide to cat butts

Daddy read some of the field guide out loud for Mommy to hear …

This booklet provides a small sampling of cat butt images and helpful hunting tips to help you get started with the wonderful hobby of “cat watching and identification through the butt”.  The kit also includes a set of Cat Butt magnets that you can hang with pride on your refrigerator to show you are a true Cat Watcher.

… Sitting at a computer or reading a book are two ways to bait a cat.  If there is a cat around and you are patient, he will inevitably walk up onto your lap or keyboard then suddenly raise up his tail and direct his hind quarters right towards your face.  This is a perfect time to examine and identify the cat.” 

I wasn’t sure if Daddy would like it at first, but we’re always showing our butts to him, and he always cleans up our litter boxes.  And when I get mad at him for holding me back from biting Meerkat, or telling me “no, get down from there”, or teasing me with the birdie on a stick, I tell him to “Sniff my butt!”  So, now I can tell him to “Go study your ‘Field Guide'”. 

Daddy gave each of us a hug, a kiss on the head, and a few skritches on the neck, and he said he had “a great birthday”.  We are glad we could give Daddy a great day.  Thanks again to all of you who sent our Daddy birthday wishes!

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Today is our Daddy’s birthday!!

In honor of the occasion, he and Mommy took the day off from work. Daddy’s plans for his big day include sleeping in, hanging out with us Bambinos, and then going out to a bookstore “to get bleary-eyed”. Whatever that means.

We got Daddy some great presents and birthday cards for his birthday. We got him …

Psst … Panda Bear …

Yeah, Mom?

It’s supposed to be a surprise! You can’t say what you got Daddy for his birthday until after he opens his presents.

OK, then, we’ll just have to report back later! In the meantime, if you kitties would be so kind as to wish our Dad a Happy Birthday, I’m sure he would appreciate it! 🙂 Thanks!

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Last night after dinner, Daddy barricaded himself in the human litter box room and began to make an awful racket!!  There was whirring and grinding and roaring and thumping and banging that was shaking something in the walls.  I peeked in to check on him.

Peeking at Daddy handling the Metal Snake Monster

Daddy was wrassling with a Metal Snake Monster that was coming out of the drain of the human bathing tub!

I always thought that snakes just made hissing sounds, but this snake must have been very angry and was making very LOUD noises.

At first I was worried, but I could see that Daddy had won the battle with the Metal Snake Monster.  He pulled a clump of hair from the snake’s mouth and said “See, here’s the problem, Panda Bear!”  So, I sniffed it.  It smelled icky, but I knew it definitely wasn’t MY hair!

Next, Daddy cleaned the human litter box room with smelly stuff.  Then he took out the Rug Sucking Monster and attacked the carpet.  Meerkat and Padre bolted, but I stayed to watch.

After that, Daddy and Mommy went to the basement and studied the big hot box in the middle of the room. They used big words like “eevaperater” and “hyoomiduhtea” and smaller words like “new filter”.  They played with the water hose to the big hot box, and got water on the floor.  So, I sniffed it.  It smelled kinda icky.  Then they put the hose away and went back upstairs.

Humans sure do some weird stuff!

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Hi efurrybody! Panda Bear repurrting.

First, we would like to thank our good friend Millie for giving us this award:

Excellent Blog

Wow, we are humbled to be awarded by someone like Millie, who has such a fantastic blog.  Now, we need to pass the award on.  We would like to recognize:

Max, The PsychoKitty (my purrsonal role model and truly an Excellent Blogger)

Now for the update on recent events at Casa Cabán.  This has been a tough week. Mommy and Daddy went back to work on Monday, leaving The Furry Bambinos home alone. We managed OK without them, but we missed them and gave them a warm welcome when they got home.

Then Daddy got sick with “the flew”. I dunno why they call it that, cause he sure wasn’t doing any flying like a birdie. And he was not as much fun as Mommy was when she was sick. Daddy went to work instead of staying home and sleeping on the sofa with us.

Then on the way home from work yesterday, The Room That Moves got sick. Apparently its scarf fell off while Daddy was driving to go get Mommy. The Room That Moves made awful loud noises. Daddy said that he had to call Triple A. They came and toad The Room That Moves to the fix-it place.  I didn’t realize Triple A used toads.

Panda Bear? 

Yes, Dad?

I said the muffler fell off, not the scarf.  And the car was towed, not toad.

Muffler, scarf, frogs, toads, whatever.

And Daddy says The Room That Moves will purr like a kitten once it’s all fixed.  I dunno about that.

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Padre tagged me for the Nicknames Meme he created along with JB of JB’s Small World. We have also been tagged for a meme by Poppy Q and Meerkat was tagged by Millie. We are busy working on those memes! We’ll post those in the next few days.

Here are the rules for the Nicknames Meme:
Post a link to the kitty who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
List your real name, how you got your real name, nicknames you like/tolerate, and nicknames you wish your humans would stop calling you.
Tag several kitties, and write a comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

Real Name: Panda Bear

Laughing Panda Bear

Named Panda Bear Because: I am a black and white tuxedo kitty. Mom and Dad wanted to name me something to do with my markings and personality, and panda bears are cute and cuddly. (I am glad that they didn’t choose to name me Skunk!)

Nicknames I Like/Tolerate:
Bambino!
PB
The Purrmeister
Little Guy

Nicknames I Do Not Like:
Trouble
The Food Bully
Pot-Bellied Pig (Mom and Dad think they are funny by calling me something with the same initials as Panda Bear)
Poopy Butt (again, not funny, but maybe I should poop on their pillows)

Now, I tag the following kitties:

Captain Jack and Sir Dante of Purrageous Pirates
Queen Snickers and Empress of Royal Kitties
Tybalt, the Prince of Cats

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday today, last night I managed to wriggle out of my collar before Mommy and Daddy got home from work yesterday. Free At Last!!

I wore the collar for less than 24 hours! I left the collar by the front door so that they could see my work! Heh.

Unfortunately, I should have hidden the collar deep inside a trash can, because Daddy just grabbed the collar and put it right back on me. Sigh. Don’t they realize that they are hampering me in my efforts of civil disobedience?

Well, I will just have to follow Ivy’s lead (Tybalt the Prince of Cat‘s sister) and continue to wriggle out of the collar like Houdini!

P.S. In case you haven’t heard, Annie is home now too!!

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Gee, thanks Mao, and Annie, too.

Mom says because of all the missing kitties in the Blogosphere lately, that Padre, Meerkat, and I have to wear these dorky collars with dangly circle thingys on them. Apparently, Mom wrote our names and their phone number on the dangly circle thingys. She says that it is so that in case we ever escape that we could be returned home safely.

My dorky red collar

Mom even had the nerve to say to Dad that I “am a flight risk”. Wth? I don’t have wings! What is she talking about, dudes? Just because I like to try to sneak out the door to give her a warm sendoff when she leaves for work? Mom won’t let me escort her to the room that moves that is sitting in the driveway, she always shoves me back inside. Doesn’t she understand that I am just trying to be a gentleman?

To top things off, Meerkat got her collar stuck in her mouth, while she was wearing it! It took both Dad and Mom to rescue my poor sister from the Evil Collar Monster. At least Meerkat got a really good bite on Mom’s finger, as well as digging one of her claws into another finger!! Heh.

Later, the collar dangly thing somehow managed to get stuck on one of my teeth!! Again, it took Dad to rescue me from the Evil Collar Monster.

Padre also has to wear a collar. He tried to get his off at first too, then has largely ignored it. What a wuss! We need to have a unified front here, and I don’t take kindly to traitors. Maybe I should put the bitey on him…

In other news, I received word that I am officially a Tuxedo Gang Hideout Member!! Of course I am thrilled!! More about this later. This is what the logo looks like for the Tuxedo Gang:

New Tuxedo Gang Hideout Member

But how humiliating that now that I am finally in a gang, that I have to be seen wearing this dorky collar!

I think that tonight while she is asleep, I will give Mom the bitey… or maybe I should poop on her pillow… decisions… decisions…

P.S. Mom told me that I had to mention that Padre, Meerkat, Mom, Dad, and I are so relieved that Mao is back, safe and sound. Still, we are worried about Annie being away. We are purring and praying for her safe return.