As some of you might know, we occasionally lend a paw to our friends at Pandas International to help them with their work for real (as opposed to cartoon) pandas. They are getting ready for their annual Black and White Auction, which takes place on Saturday February 23rd, 2013. Last year our cartoon “when pandas have potlucks” graced the program insert, and this year, they requested that I do something on the theme of “enrichment items” for pandas, or what we call, “Toys for Pandas“
I just should not be allowed out into polite society.
Here’s the info on the auction, just in case you are in the neighborhood, or want to bid from a distance:
Pandas International Hosts Its 13th Annual Chinese New Year’s Dinner
Pandas International will host its 13th Annual Chinese New Year’s Dinner and silent auction to benefit the Giant Pandas in China. The dinner will be held in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, February 23, 2013. This year’s dinner will focus on purchasing enrichment items for all of the captive Giant Pandas at the Bifengxia Panda Reserve in Sichuan, China. Enrichment items consist of jungle gyms; tire swings, and various other toys to keep the Giant Pandas of all ages active and healthy throughout their entire captive lifespan. Pandas International relies on the donations from small businesses in order to make each year’s dinner a success. They are extremely thankful for the help of Anne Belov and her whimsical Panda cartoons and for her help in designing their dinner programs for the second year in a row. For more information on attending or donation please e-mail Pandas International at email@example.com.
Be the (generous) bear
and while you’re at it, buy my book
Bob T. Panda