A few months back, I was watching the news as I was getting ready for work and I saw the cutest things ever. Twin baby pandas were born at Zoo Atlanta; the first ever twin pandas in the US. Also, twin pandas in general are not very common, more often than not, one of the twin cubs doesn’t survive.
Ever since then, I have been obsessed. I followed the pandacam for a bit, but was never satisfied with what I saw – because really, there wasn’t a lot going on on the pandacam (so sad). Zoo Atlanta keeps a blog about the twin baby pandas, and with every picture I see, I love them more and more, and want one of my own. Or at least to hold one of them. Did I tell you already that I’m obsessed?!
I am well aware that, although they are cute and fuzzy right now, and easily cuddleable, one day they will be huge. I am also aware that it is probably illegal to have a panda for a pet, even if it is just a baby. For about a week I was considering adopting a panda from one of the wildlife websites, and getting a t-shirt with a panda on it. I haven’t done either of those things yet, but I’m still thinking about it. What I do have in my possession though, courtesy of my friend Melissa, is a panda pillow-pet, which arrived last week. It’s not a real baby panda, but it’s cute, cuddly, and it won’t get any bigger. And. I love it. I know, I am a huge dork…but I don’t care!