Hi, there...I'm Jon Arbuckle. I'm a cartoonist, and this is my cat, Garfield. Hi, there. I'm Garfield. I'm a cat, and this is my cartoonist, Jon. Our only thought is to entertain you. Feed me.
19 June 1978
Happy first birthday, Garfield! Make a wish and blow out the candle. FOOF! Oh gee. That's too bad. Not really. I got my wish.
19 June 1979
Today is my birthday, and I hate birthdays. I'm going to get a surprise party, and I hate surprise parties. SURPRISE, GARFIELD! But I LOOOOVE the attention!
19 June 1980
I can hear them sneaking up behind me now. They are crouching, getting ready to leap. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GARFIELD! What a wonderful surprise!
19 June 1981
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GARFIELD! GULP! Maybe you should have blown the candles out first.
19 June 1982
sssh This is the perfect surprise. It's much too early for Garfield to be up. He's a year older today, you know. SURPRISE! -And a year sneakier.
19 June 1983
Happy birthday, Garfield! I got you a rubber chicken. They're lots of fun! We'll see about that. SMACK SPLUT Chicken, you and I are going to have some good times.
19 June 1984
SURPRISE! Happy birthday, Garfield! I had a feeling this was coming.
19 June 1985
Happy birthday, Garfield! We love you! Do you know the best part of birthdays? For a day, it's nice to have the world revolve around you!
19 June 1986
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GARFIELD!! That sure is a lot of candles. Oh well, I should be happy to have a birthday, I guess. fffff As opposed to the alternative.
19 June 1987
19 June 1988
Okay, I'll be the birthday cat, and you' be the cake: * Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to meee, happy birthday dear Garfield, happy birthday tooo meee! * FOOF! -
19 June 1989
HAPPY BIRTHDAY; GARFIELD! CLICK Do these guys know me, or do these guys know me?
19 June 1990
Hapy birthday, Garfield! What would you like to do today? Oh, considering my age, not much. GULP! Perhaps a nibble and a nap. click clickety clickety click
19 June 1991
Happy birthday, Garfield! Ready for your cake? Just a minute! Okay! Bring that sucker on!
19 June 1992
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GARFIELD! Ah, yes. 'tis true I have traversed fifteen notable years within this mortal coil. This auspicious occasion calls for an appropriate acknowledgement. FEED ME!
19 June 1993
WHAT A SURPRISE! WHAT A SURP SURPRISE!!!
19 June 1994
WOOOOOSH Happy 17th. Practice! That was practice!
19 June 1995
Come ON, Garfield... Make a wish! I'm thinking! I'm thinking!
19 June 1996
Wow... Is it warm in here, or is it just me? Happy birthday! It's just me.
19 June 1997
Well, it's time to look back, and take stock... Time to count my blessings... Happy 20th birthday, Garfield! Time to start lying about my age.
19 June 1998
Yes, yes, I know it's my birthday. You don't have to rub it in. Then again, perhaps you do.
19 June 1999
Garfield, it's monday... I HATE mondays! ...annd your birthday! -but, what do I know?
19 June 2000
It's my birthday and I get to do anything I want! ...don't wake me! Whee... Z
19 June 2001
Happy birthday, big guy! I'm not eating that.
19 June 2002
Today is my 25th birthday and I want to thank you for reading me. I'm not talking about the other readers, I'm talking to YOU. Thank YOU! From all of us!
19 June 2003
Sigh...26...another birthday...another year...another... Another... What was I just thinking about?
19 June 2004
Sigh... Another birthday. This one's number 27... And that's pretty old for a cat. If only there were something I could do... You're walking backwards. It's only a theory, but it just might work.
19 June 2005
Instead of all those birthday candles... We decided to use just one to represent your age! -
19 June 2006
Oh, you guys! ...how did you know? I just got the best birthday present of all! I'M OFF MY DIET!! 29
19 June 2007
In the minus column, there's loss of memory, loss of hair, acquisition of nose and ear hair, liver spots, wrinkles, achy joints, and saggy skin. In the plus column: cake. No contest. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
19 June 2008
Happy birthday, Garfield! What's this? It's a lasagna-shaped cake! Liz made it. Come away with me.
19 June 2009
Make a wish! Like THAT ever works. DING-DONG Happy birthday, Garfield! I stand corrected.
19 June 2010
OH, Garfield... HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Make a wish, Garfield! Hmmm... foof POOF Yes!
19 June 2011
Whoa, if I eat another bite, I'm going to explode. Better stand back...
19 June 2012
You must be my birthday nightmare. That's right. Why only one candle? Doctor's order. Last year I pulled a hamstring.
19 June 2013
I don't fel like getting older. Maybe if I change the year, I'll get younger on my birthday. Garfield, have you seen my pacifier?
19 June 2014
How old are you TODAY, Garfiel? None of your business! Wow! THAT old.
19 June 2015
* Now I KNOW I walked into this room for a reason... Because I wrote it down! And THAT'S how you outsmart old age! -
19 June 2016
It's my birthday! SPLOT Aaand it's also monday.
19 June 2017
* Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you... * Happy birthay, you're FOR-TY...happy birthday to0000 yoooou! And ma-ny mooooore. *
19 June 2018
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