scratch scratch scratch scratch Oops. I got a scratch on Jon's favorite chair. Maybe he won't notice.
1 August 1978
One last olive. clunk clunk clunk
2 August 1978
SSSSSS One word about curiosity killing the cat, and I'll break your face.
3 August 1978
I hate television commercials. They're too long to sit through... -and they're too short for a trip to the sandbox!
4 August 1978
Never trust a smiling cat.
5 August 1978
Nothing to do today but hang on the screen door... I'm bored. Bored, bored, bored, bored. Bored, bored, bored, Bored, bored, bored, Bored, bored, bored. I wish something would happen. GARFIELD, LUNCH TIME!!! SLAM! I'm in pain...pain, pain, pain, pain.
6 August 1978
DING DONG Lyman. Jon. I'm cold. I'm hungry. I'm weak. Take me in! Sure, Lyman. You know my home is your home. And my sandbox is off-limits.
7 August 1978
Is that all you have, the one suitcase? Not exactly. HERE BOY! Oh, lawsey, lawsey, lawsey.
8 August 1978
Come on, Garfield. Snap out of this deep blue funk. So what if a dog moved in... You can handle it. Cheer up. Take me now, lord!
9 August 1978
What's your dog's name? Odie. Odie...a dog named Odie... A blimp named Hindenburg...a ship named Titanic...a car named Edsel. A fresh...
10 August 1978
CRASH! Ten billion dogs in this world, and I get Tweedledee, the wonder dummy.
11 August 1978
WOOF! BARK! YIP! YIP! YIP! YIP!
12 August 1978
Poor me. Sigh...a big, vicious, brute of a dog has moved into *my* home... GRAB! whap whap whap whap whap whap whap dribble dribble dribble PUNT How will I ever survive?
13 August 1978
Does it hurt to rub a cat the wrong way? I don't know. ROWRRRR!! Yup.
14 August 1978
Odie! Look what you did on the floor! yip! yip! yip! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! whap! whap! whap! They should've named him "Spot".
15 August 1978
Lyman, you gotta housebreak Odie. How? Swat him with something. With what? -
16 August 1978
pat pat pat pat -
17 August 1978
I think I'll put that dog's lights out. scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch
18 August 1978
THOCK! New dance? Bad aim.
19 August 1978
We cats are the source of many myths... The saying, "nervous as a cat", is an old wive's tale. BARK! Not to mention, "a cat always lands on its feet".
20 August 1978
Heh, heh, heh. splash splash splash Cats just love to play with water. Whew! I thought I'd never find Jon's watch.
21 August 1978
dab dab dab dab SPLASH! SPLASH! SPLASH! SPLASH! SPLASH! MY CHICKEN SOUP! The devil made me do it.
22 August 1978
Hey, Jon! What do you think of my new outfit? Does Garfield always shed like that? Only on white disco suits.
23 August 1978
munch munch munch PUNT Gotta keep my strength up.
24 August 1978
25 August 1978
SPLOOCH! Help yourself to the lasagna, Garfield.
26 August 1978
You're getting a little chunky there, pal. I'm thinking of putting you on a diet, Garfield. DIET! I'm already feeling weak! FOOD! I need FOOD! The room's growing dim! WHOP! clap clap clap clap clap clap
27 August 1978
Garfield, as of this minute, I'm putting you on a diet. Garfield? I think I snapped his mind.
28 August 1978
Come on, old buddy. Going on a diet's not all that bad. Why, a couple of pounds off the middle and you'll be fit and trim again. THAT'S BETTER. I didn't have the heart to tell him he's made the weight watcher's ten most-wanted list.
29 August 1978
So I'm on a diet...big deal. You know what a "diet" is, don't you? IT'S "DIE" WITH A "T," THAT'S WHAT IT IS!
30 August 1978
A diet. Jon has me on a diet. POOMP!! When the lasagna content in my blood gets low, I get mean.
31 August 1978