Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Are You Ready for Ursula Pandamania?

Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik, left, Chinese ambassador in Austria, Wu Ken, center, and Zoo Manager Dagmar Schratter, right, pose in front of a banner for a newborn panda bear called Fu Long, or Happy Dragon, at the Schoenbrunn Zoo, Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007. Fu Long, who did not attend his own naming ceremony, but whose larger-than-life photo was projected on a screen, was conceived naturally and born on Aug. 23. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Endless thanks to the shy, Austrian Pony Pal™ who alerted me to this absolutely fantastic event! What the caption doesn't tell you is that mighty Ursula, reportedly, is the baby panda's Godmother! Ursula Plassnik... adorable baby pandas... seriously, does it get any better than this? And are you noticing that Ursula is wittily dressed in black and white in honor of the delightful creatures? Her outfit is fabulous. Here another, from the zoo's site:

And I bet I can find more, too! Stay tuned!

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I like how the panda lady wore a scarf, obviously a tribute to Ursula.


Matty Boy said...


You know, Princess, there's already a website called Cute Overload, but you could borrow the title for a day, I think.

Ursula and Pandas! It's just too much!

FranIAm said...

Ex-squeeze me people, but Ursula and a bear called Fu Long... that is just too poetic.

And her out is fabulous. Very fabulous.

I never thought I would long to be an Austrian, but she does leave Condi in the dust.

Toriko said...

I just love Ursala's smile. Also, I am surprised that they didn't mention that the panda was about the size of a stick of butter. What the heck is wrong with these people!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Toriko--stick of butter--LMFAO!!

All in all, the lovliest story of the year, Princess Sparkle Pony!
It has all the components.
Well done!

dguzman said...

It's the heartwarming tale of a giantess and her pookie-bear....

Don't you love how Ursula's smile is actually warm and human, in utter contrast with Lecondel's vampirish (or worse), steely, toothy fake-smile? Oh, to have a sentient human for a diplomat... alas.

Sister Nancy Beth Eczema said...

Toriko beat me to the punch, but I'd like to know how many sticks of butter it takes to equal one Ursula.

wassonii said...

panda lady:)