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...
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