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Tian Tian and Mei Xiang Try Again

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‘*Caution* Do Not Attempt To Enter The Tian Tian Man Cave *Teddy Bear Sleeping*’
courtesy of ‘Daniel.Techie{TaiShan~4Ever} @′

This was the big weekend for Tian Tian and Mei Xiang to try for another Butterstick (okay, nothing could replace our Tai Shan, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want another baby panda to coo and gush over) and that meant there was a lot of panda sex this weekend. According to the Zoo, though, all that hot and heavy action wasn’t for much (“competent mating did not occur” – which is kinda the story of Youth in Revolt), and they had to tranq both animals and help them out a little bit.

Mei Xiang and Tian Tian will spend the next 3-6 months in separate enclosures to protect the nascent pregnancy (assuming there is one…) and the mother. Hopefully by summertime, we’ll have a new panda to cuddle. And may I just say, as cute as these animals are, evolution sure is against these guys…just one opportunity to mate per year? It’s worse than having a girlfriend in another state.

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K Street Snow Pandas

Photo by @caitdouglas

Many thanks to Cait Douglas who sent in this image of K Street’s snow art from today. I love that we’re a city that, in addition to the traditional snowman (scarves and hats and all!) will also sculpt some sweet Snow Pandas. That’s right, Butterstick himself in snow form. Bravo, DC. Bravo.

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If Only DC had a Llama Farm

Asstastic tea cup
Originally uploaded by carlweaver

It’s one of those days, I guess. I felt as asstastic as my tea cup at work today so I went home early to sleep it off. It seemed perfectly normal when I woke from a dream this afternoon, wondering about the llamas at the DC llama farm. What? You didn’t know DC had a llama farm? Well, it doesn’t, unless you count the zoo, which turns out to have some llamas. One thing you can say about the llamas, though, is that at least they earn their keep by being used as food for larger animals at the zoo, unlike those lazy, no-good welfare pandas, who can’t even be trained to fetch me the right size bamboo for my grape trellis. Stupid pandas.

Oh, good lord. I need to get back to sleep.