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Garfield

POW! -

1 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

What would you like for breakfast, Garfield? A cup of coffee, a danish and the newspaper. Have a warm bowl of milk. You people don't give us cats any credit!

2 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Do you know why I don't like warm milk? Try this...drink a bowl of warm milk. Then, never brush your teeth again.

3 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Why is it all us cats are stereotyped? "All cats love milk, hate dogs, love mice" etc., etc., etc. Sometimes I get so mad I could just kick my Gucci scaring post.

4 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Do you know why you need me, Garfield? I can sum it up in two words. Quality companionship. Body heat.

5 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

We cats are very independent. We need nobody, no time no where, no way. Isn't that right, Pooky?

6 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

What, ho? Oh, goody, a blueberry muffin. ZIPPPPP scratch scratch scratch KICK! CRASH! If pardon the expression, there's more than one way to skin a cat.

7 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Look what my mother made for you, Garfield. There, how's that? It's nice and warm. Disgusting, demeaning, itchy and abomination. But, nice and warm.

8 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Would you just look at this? Jon's making me wear a kitty sweater. People dress their pets up because it makes them look like little people. Well, I'm NOT a little person, I'm a CAT. For instance, I like a pinch of catnip in my morningcup of coffee.

9 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Here he comes. Say something nice. Lookin' good, Garfield. Sharp sweater, ol' buddy. Sad. Looks like a meatball in traction.

10 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I was feeling pretty punk about having to wear a sweater... Until I saw Odie's new outfit. -

11 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Uh-oh, it's starting to rain. I'd better let Garfield in before he gets his new sweater wet. Too late.

12 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

snicker snicker HARF! HARF! HARF! -

13 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

When you own a cat, its hairs get everywhere. Every time I eat, I find a cat hair in my food. Let me show you. I know it's here something. I CAN'T EAT 'TIL I FIND THAT HAIR! Silly me. I forgot to put it in there.

14 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield, you shouldn't chase the mailman like that. Now what would you do with him if you actually caught him? I'd eat him.

15 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield, you know cats can't drink... SLURP! ...coffee. Fill 'er up! Well, I'll be dipped.

16 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

It's amazing how we've grown to understand each other.

17 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Look, Garfield. A mouse! EEEK! -

18 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Bachelorhood is okay, I guess. But you just can't beat... someone waiting for you when you get home.

19 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

BARK! BARK! ROWR! YAP! FFFT! And they say pets are therapeutic.

20 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

scratch scratch scratch Uh-oh. FLEAS! Alcohol should do the trick. Much better. puff puff FOOMP There's something to be said for flea collars.

21 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield, you sleep to much, you eat too much, and you watch too much television. What does Jon expect of me, anyway? I'm only human.

22 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Television can be habit forming. I've been watching it all day. Would you like me to turn the TV on, Garfield? That would be nice.

23 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

We've gotta stop watching the all-night movies on television, Garfield. But, of course, last night was an exception. Who would possibly turn off the Ethen Barrymore film festival?

24 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

BANG! BANG! EEEK! SMACK! Okay, okay. I'll change the channel. I don't like violence.

25 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I hate television. There are too many commercials, reruns and game shows. The eight hours I watched yesterday was terrible.

26 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Television is only so much mindless drivel... Glossy adventures, sex and violence. Ain't it great?

27 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

YAWN! smack smack smack Oh my. Just look at that gorgeous sunrise! Mother nature certainly uses every color on her vast palette to paint a dawn. Truly blessed are we, the early risers. Have you ever seen a more beautiful sunset,Garfield? Hmmm...I must hav

28 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield, you are disgustingly, slovenly, sloppy fat. Poor Jon. He obviously has disgustingly, slovenly, sloppy fat confused with "big-boned".

29 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Brenda, meet Garfield. Hi, Garfield. Is Garfield a pig? He's a cat. Oh, that REALLY hurts.

30 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

ahhh CRASH! Face it, Garfield. Windowsills just aren't built for us queen-sized felines.

31 January 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

If you take one bite of my pie, Garfield, I'll smack your fat little paws. If I can't have it, neither can he.

1 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I'll bet you can't wait to see what kind of cat food you're having for dinner. I'll bet I can. Here it comes... You can cut the tension with a knife. LIVER! Oh, hooray, hop about, clap paws, squeal with glee.

2 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Now I wouldn't say you're fat, Garfield... But when you sit around the sofa, you SIT AROUND the sofa. KICK! Heads, he lives. Tails, he dies.

3 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

* Let's see...iodine, band-aids, gauze, bullwhip, small straight-jacket, helmet, pan, shampoo, gloves, rinse, conditioner, blow dryer, brass knuckles, towel, rope, elbow pads... Garfield's bath day? Garfield's bath day.

4 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I think I'll do some jogging. Okay...GO, FEET! Hmmm, reckon the little suckers just weren't in the mood.

5 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield, I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't read over my shoulder READ over my shoulder?

6 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Stay away from my chicken leg, Garfield. Aw, stuff it in your ear. mrow fft! WHAT WAS THAT?! Oh.

7 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Gee...I wonder which shirt goes better with my slacks. Lyman, could you give me your opinion on something? Sure. What can I do for you? Forget it. Beau Brummell lives.

8 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

He's trying to tell me to turn the heat up.

9 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Guess what, Garfield? Somewhere on me is a kittie munchie for you. Maybe that wasn't such a good idea. munch munch munch

10 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

NAB! I'm going to give you a bath, Garfield. You and what army? Okay...I give up. You can go. SPLOOSH -

11 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I hate cold floors in the morning. Nobody likes cold floors. But we cats have to put twice as many feet on them.

12 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Pets are great to have on cold nights. As long as you don't mind... The crowded conditions.

13 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

BARK! YIP! ROWR! FFFT! GARFIELD! ODIE! Why don't you boys go outside to fight. While I lie here and quietly bleed to death.

14 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

* * * GARFIELD! Get off the piano! Talk about stifling one's creative talents.

15 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

There's one nice thing about being a cat at the dinner table. Everything you touch is yours.

16 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

What's a six-letter word for "pain," Garfield? ARRRGH!!! Is that with three or four r's?

17 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

scrub scrub scrub scrub CLICK! GARFIELD! STOP! It's below freezing out there.

18 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

You say you want me to eat this hamburger, Pooky? And this chicken? And this lasagna? You gotta go a long way to find a teddy bear as good as old Pooky here.

19 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

SMACK! HEY YOU! Come back here and fight like a teddy bear! What am I saying?

20 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Be honest, Pooky. Do you think I'm getting a little pudgy around the middle? Not a lot of personality, but he certainly knows when to keep his mouth shut.

21 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

A dancing bear? Next time, I get to lead.

22 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Let's go for a walk, little fella. SMACK! Well, I'll be. Pooky doesn't like dogs either.

23 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Okay, who knocked my fern off the windowsill?! His lying to me isn't half so upsetting as the credit he's giving my intelligence.

24 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

kaboing kaboing kaboing purrr Garfield bat bat ROWR! FFFT! scratch! scratch! scratch! That should hold you cat fans for a while.

25 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Stand aside, cat. I know karate! And I know fast and furious.

26 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Some days I'm just not in the mood to be adored.

27 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Woould puppy tat wike a bowl of milk? Would funny wooking man wike a milk bath? Never be condescending to a cat.

28 February 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GARFIELD! Did you eat my chicken? No, of course not. If you had, there would be some bones left.

1 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Be careful around this clock, Garfield. It's an old family heirloom. CRASH! One small push for a cat, one giant leap for good taste.

2 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Where were you, Garfield? I called you an hour ago for dinner. Uh-oh. KLUNK! You've got to get to cat food before it sets up.

3 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

tie tie tie tie tie yank yank LEAP! SPROING! Booga! Booga! KLONK! That was a lot of trouble but it was worth it.

4 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

zzzz YAWN zzzzz What a heck of a way to start the week.

5 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

The darn toaster isn't working again. I guess I'll have to fix it. WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! First, you have to get its attention.

6 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Breakfast is on, Garfield. Carry me. Sometimes I think I cater to Garfield too much.

7 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

That's called disco dancing, Garfield. Thank heavens. For a minute there I thought he had a life carp in his jockey shorts.

8 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield, that steely-eyed cowcat, roams into town. He mounts his faithful steed, Odie. All I need now is a sunset.

9 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Just when you think you've seen your cat do it all...

10 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz SPLOOSH splutter splutter FLOP! ptooey! ptooey! ptooey! wipe wipe CRASH If I act casual, maybe he won't notice.

11 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

SWISH! The mouth is quicker than the hand.

12 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK! Nobody home.

13 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I suppose I should learn to like Odie. But I just can't respect anyone who turns around three times to lie down.

14 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hmmm Just as I suspected. There's a tiny sign in there saying, "Space For Rent".

15 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

BARK! BARK! BARK! That's good enough. SCREEE POOMP! Thanks for the exercise. PUNT!

16 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

pat pat pat pat You didn't see that.

17 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hmmm, Jon's drawing board. Hmmm, some paper. Hmmm, some ink. I think this world would be a nicer place in which to live: If countries could settle their differences without hurting anybody. If everyone smiled at even people they didn'tknow. If nobody had

18 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I'm going to teach you to do some tricks this week, Garfield. Over my dead body. Sing for me, Garfield. MROWR! VERY GOOD! There was a bone in my tuna pate.

19 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield, go fetch my pipe, paper and slippers. Yes, sir. Right away, sir... Where IS he? GARFIELD! Okay, okay. As soon as I'm done with the financial section.

20 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Roll over, Garfield. You gotta be kidding. If you roll over, I'll give you a double helping of lasagna. WHIRRRRRR!

21 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Speak, Garfield, speak. Why, of course, Jon. Is there any particular topic on which you'd like to converse? B-B-B-B-B

22 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Sit up and beg for the kitty munchy, Garfield. Tell you what. You give me the munchy and I'll let you keep your face. I knew that we could arrive at a mutually acceptable compromise.

23 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Dance for me, Garfield. Not a chance. If you won't, I'm sure Odie would be happy to. You have to know what motivates a cat. This is demeaning.

24 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

sigh Ho hum Ever had one of those days when you feel like you've slept and eaten it all?

25 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Ah, it's early morning for the caped avenger. Ring! The caped avenger who searches out evil wherever it may lurk. The late-morning evil, that is.

26 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

The caped avenger sees food! In order to fight evil, the caped avenger needs food for strength. Lots and LOTS of strength!

27 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

AHA! The caped avenger sees injustice. BONK! Beat it, brute. BOOT!

28 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

The caped avenger sees a large evil person he must destroy in the name of good, because the caped avenger isn't a chicken. The caped avenger isn't stupid, either.

29 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

The caped avenger will now fly down and destroy the evil mailman. SPLAT! I think the caped avenger is starting to believe his own press releases.

30 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

The caped avenger will now step outside to fight evil. The caped avenger will now step inside and announce his retirement.

31 March 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I'm so bored. Hmmmm ptu! twing! YIP! SPLOOSH! BONK! KICK! Much better.

1 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Did you know most cats shed their winter coats in warm weather, Garfield? FUMP! Hmmm mus' be spring.

2 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Spring is here. The warm spring sun is coaxing trees to bud and flowers to bloom. Fledging songbirds are testing their lilting voices. Soft spring zephyrs are wafting the sweet scent of lilacs. Spring is here. Big, fat hairy deal.

3 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

There's nothing like a little spring weather to make one feel lazy. I'd better be careful. If I were lazier, I could slip into a coma.

4 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I like spring. The grass is back from its dormancy. The flowers are back from a long winter's rest. And the birds are back from Miami.

5 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I just love to lie out in this warm spring sun. Uh-oh. I think I just melted.

6 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Ah, spring. In the spring a young man's fancy turns lightly to thoughts of love. And the street department puts a fresh coat of rust-resistant paint on the fire hydrants.

7 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

click I'm going to stare at this toaster until the toast pops up. A watched pot never boils, Garfield. Huh? pop See? Drat...drat, drat, drat, drat.

8 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Move it, Garfield, I'm going to watch television. -

9 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Boy, am I in a bad mood. *Good Morning, Garfield* POKE! If there's anything a depressed person hates, it's a cheerful person.

10 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield's sure been in a nasty mood lately. We'll see about that. Do you know how to treat a mad cat? With great, great respect.

11 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

ROWR! FFFT! I think I hurt myself.

12 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I know you've been in a nasty mood this week, Garfield. Many of us occasionally feel angry for no reason at all...psychologists all it a free-floating anxiety. SPLAT! FREE-FLOAT THIS! I wonder if this ever happened to Freud.

13 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Easy, boys. WE LOVE YOU, GARFIELD! Darn. That was the best deep blue funk I ever had going.

14 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch pat pat pat scratch scratch pat pat scratch scratch pat pat scratch pat BARK! YIP! ROWR! I don't think I could take much more loving.

15 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Let's go check the mailbox, Garfield. I love getting mail It's just another reminder you're alive. That's a pretty heavy thought for a Monday.

16 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

How about some boiled cabbage for lunch, Garfield. SWIPE! Or maybe some coleslaw. Now you're talking.

17 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

ARF! ARF! ARF! YIP! Sad.

18 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

'ATTA BOY, GARFIELD! squeak! GO GET 'IM! squeak! Take five, little buddy. We'll make another pass in a few minutes. puff puff

19 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

hee he HA! HA! HA! HA! Poor Lyman. He wouldn't be laughing so hard if he knew Odie just drank out of the toilet.

20 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hmmm -

21 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hmmmm Here, Odie. YIP! YIP! YIP! GARFIELD! GET OUT OF MY SOCK DRAWER!

22 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

CRASH! It's amazing the fun you can have with a hoop.

23 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Gee, I'd almost forgotten how much fun it is to hang on the old screen door. SLAM! And I'd completely forgotten about the pain.

24 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hmmm a whistle Must be broken.

25 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Claws are great. They allow us cats to walk right up trees. There's only one problem.

26 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

POP They don't call me "Lightning Lips" for nothing.

27 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I just want you people to know how much we cats appreciate you. Without you, who would feed us? Who would love us? And most important of all... Who would change our kitty litter?

28 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GROWL The cat craves fresh meat. What-ho, the cat senses unsuspecting quarry o'er yon knoll. Coiling like a spring, he prepares to lunge. Steely sinews propel him toward his helpless prey. Once again a cat's primal instincts providesustenance.

29 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Boy, I', starved. I think I'll have sausage. hash browns and some eggs over easy. Good morning, Garfield. Here's tuna and liver surprise! The sausage and hash browns are delicious. But I do believe the eggs are a bit overdone.

30 April 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GASP! CHOKE! BRACK! COUGH! HACK! FLOP! Can the melodramatics, Garfield, and finish your liver.

1 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

BURP! That was rude and crude, Garfield. Cats are more sophisticated than to submit to belching at the dinner table. BRAACK!

2 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Tell me what you think of my new poem, Garfield. "MY BUDDY" I have a buddy. My buddy's a toad. He's kind of muddy, he's flat on the road. But, he is my buddy, my buddy to stay, 'til he's peeled up and sailed away. Garfield?

3 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Uh-oh, here comes Jon! -

4 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Are you hungry, Odie? Here, have some celery and tomatoes and radishes. GARFIELD!

5 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

PURRRR PURRR tappity tappity tappity tappity tappity tappity scratch! scratch! scratch! scratch! Good morning, sunshine. Welcome to another glorious, fun-filled day with your favorite pet! I'm so happy to own a cat, I could justthrow up.

6 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hey, Lyman. Where's my bread knife? SLASH! Never mind.

7 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

This is too good to be true. BOING! That WAS too good to be true.

8 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GOBBLE! GOBBLE! With all respect to Will Rogers. I never met a lasagna I didn't like.

9 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

CRASH! Uh-oh! Here comes Jon. -

10 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hello, Julie? How about a movie tonight? Oh, I see. Okay, goodbye. Darn, she said she was just walking out the door to visit her brother in Tokyo. That's what I call bad timing. That's called getting shot out of the saddle, you turkey.

11 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield, you're getting too fat. I am NOT getting too fat. I'm just ready for the next size kitty bed, that's all.

12 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Eat up, ol' buddy. Hmmmm THIS CAT FOOD IS MADE OF: Dried whey, sodium caseinate, isolated soy protein, calcium carbonate, phosphoric acid, dicacium phosphate, corn glutein meal, wheat germ meal, brewer's dries yeast, iodized salt, groundwheat, ground corn

13 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Boy, what a great meal. Uh-oh! -

14 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

It was bound to happen. My stomach finally outgrew my legs. Worse things could happen, I guess. Like this, for instance.

15 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Well, you've finally done it, Garfield. Your belly's bigger than your legs. Now what are you going to do? I'll show you what I'm going to do. If you'll just roll me over to that lasagna there.

16 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

You're going to have to exercise that belly off, Garfield. Tell you what. I'll get a leash and take you for a brisk morning drag. If he had a brain, I'd say he was trying to make a funny.

17 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

* boing boing boing

18 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

At last! My feet can touch the floor once more. Never again will I allow myself to get that fat. And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.

19 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

RIDE 'EM, COWCAT! BONK! OH, NO! Odie's hurt his leg! What'll I do? Shoot him.

20 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I think it's time we take Garfield and Odie out for something to do. Why do you say that? They're taking turns on the record player again.

21 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Cats can be very curious. SPLOOCH! Cats can also be very stupid.

22 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Did I ever tell you about my uncle Harry? He was a famous mouser at a glass plant in Gas City, Indiana. Legend has it that uncle Harry chased a mouse fight into tank #2 Now he's a paperweight in Bayonne, New Jersey.

23 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GRAB! BONK! Smooth, move, ol' buddy. have you no respect for the dead?

24 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hello, Carolyn? Hey, now about taking in a movie tonight? Uh...oh sure, I understand. She said she would love to have gone out with me tonight. click But she had to stay home and pluck her eyebrows. Subtle.

25 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

The darn lawn mower won't work. Let me try. brrr! If I could package that look, I'd make a million.

26 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

DING DONG tug tug Good evening, Felicia, my dear. Dinner awaits. A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou (heh-heh) Oh, brother. WAHCHOO! I'm allergic for cats! Either he goes or I go. SNIFF! POOMP! Gee, and she was cute, too.Salud.

27 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Oh, goody. It's Monday morning. BRING! I love Monday mornings. You know why? Because *I* don't have to go to work.

28 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Ah, six A.M. Time to rise and shine. BRING! First, a light breakfast of juice and toast, then some jogging. HA-HA-HA! That was a good one.

29 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Z Z smack smack Oh my gosh! I slept through today's strip!

30 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

There's only one drawback to spending a week in bed... SNIFF! This blanket is starting to develop a personality all its own.

31 May 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield, you've been in bed all week. Why, you could starve to death. Oh. I should have guessed as much.

1 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Get out of bed this minute, Garfield. Good boy! Darn leg cramps.

2 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

PTOOEY! PTOOEY! PTOOEY! Okay, Garfield. Now give me some high lobs.

3 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Have a package of crackers, Garfield. RUSTLE CRACKLE CRINKLE They were terrible. Next time try taking them out of the wrapper.

4 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Why the droopy demeanor today, Garfield? KONK! Never say "droop" to a fat person.

5 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hey, Lyman. What do you think of my new tennis racket? What's it strung with? Catgut. Aunt Reba!

6 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

That's the trouble with warm weather. You can't keep ice cubes in your drink. -

7 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Touch my pie and you die. touch ZOOM!!! ALWAYS RIDING THE RAGGED EDGE OF DISASTER, AREN'T YOU, GARFIELD?!

8 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Waitress, this potato is bad. BAD POTATO! BAD POTATO! smack! smack! smack! Sir, if that potato gives you any more trouble, you just let me know. There goes her tip.

9 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

It's only noon, Garfield. Why don't you sleep in today, you deserve the rest. Hey, Garfield! Let's have some fun! I'll hold Odie down and you beat him up. How about some exercise, Garfield? Why don't you scratch up my favorite new chairhere? Don't worry a

10 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Come on, Garfield. Let's go camping. Not in your life. Gee, and I'd packed lots of lasagna, too. Since you put it that way, I reckon there's a trail or two out there that could stand a little blazing.

11 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Well, here we are in the great outdoors, Garfield. Ah, wilderness. Just us, the sky, and the trees. Where's the TV?

12 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Well, Garfield. What do you think of camping so far? I don't know. I've never been this far from the sandbox before.

13 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Why the long face, Garfield? Look who I brought. POOKY! Camping is more fun with a good friend.

14 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

What's that? Must be a porcupine.

15 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GARFIELD! You're covered with porcupine quills! That must be very painful. I can handle it. ARRRRRGH!

16 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

screw screw screw Look, Garfield! I made a kitty door for you. swing SMACK! SMASH! A clear-cut case of self-defense if I ever saw one.

17 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

What would you like for your new birthday, Garfield? Another scratching post. How about a nice rubber mousie? Or maybe another scratching post. How'd you guess?

18 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

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
 
 
   
Garfield

Have a sausage. One at a time, Garfield, one at a time.

20 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Here's to gluttony! GULP! Hello? Overeaters anonymous?

21 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hello, Valette? Hey, how about meeting me somewhere tonight, sweets? You'll mee me when WHAT freezes over? I can take a hint! Only if it's applied with a sledgehammer.

22 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Do you know why I don't chase birds? Well, I'll tell you. My uncle Hubert once caught a 30-pound canary in Chicago. They last spotted him over Dallas, Texas.

23 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

How about a snack, Garfield? Here's some liver left from dinner. Blech! It's good. Really. Watch me. M-m-m-m nummy nummy nummy Oh, very well. A MOUSE! GET IT! GARFIELD, WHY CAN'T YOU CHASE MICE LIKE OTHER CATS? If Jon eats onefirst, I'll consider it.

24 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I'm going to take you to the vet for a checkup, Garfield. OH-NO! My uncle Barney went to the vet once. He came back as my aunt Bernice.

25 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

The doctor will see your cat in a moment. Who's next, please? I think I just died and went to heaven. I think I just died. I think I just died.

26 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

By the way there, doc, what's your name? Liz. Gee, what a pretty name. Is that short for Elizabeth? No. It's short for Lizard. Liz must not be much for small talk.

27 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I guess we'll be seeing a lot of each other, doc. Garfield gets sick a lot. Don't you, Garfield? Don't you, Garfield? kachew kachew

28 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Well, Mr. Arbuckle, your cat's basically in good health. But you'll have to take better care of him. Listen to the doctor, Jon. He's too fat. Close your ears, boy! The woman's some kind of a quack!

29 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Tell me, Liz, haven't we met somewhere before? A rice paddy in Hong Kong? Look, jerk. I'll be the vet for your cat, but I won't play fall guy for your stupid lines. Understood? Uh-huh. So long, doctor. Have a nice day.

30 June 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

BARK! POW! POW! CRACK! CRASH! GRRRR They don't tell you about these things in the pet magazines.

1 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

You're too fat, Garfield. Why, I'll bet you haven't seen your feet in years. I have feet?

2 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

CRUNCH I think it's time to put you on another diet, Garfield. Whatever gave him that idea?

3 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I'm starting your diet, Garfield. How would you like this head of cabbage prepared? Deep-fry that sucker. Boiled it is. What we have here is a failure to communicate.

4 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hmmm, diet candy. Not bad. A couple more boxes of those things and I'll be skinnier than a rail.

5 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

This diet I'm on has sure made me weak. PUNT! * Drat, he usually clears the piano.

6 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I wonder what I'd look like skinny? GARFIELD! YOUR DIET! My vanity.

7 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

FOOD! That's this? I appears to be of the crescent roll family. A true gourmet never shies away from a new taste treat. (smack) A bit dry, but palatable. Garfield, have you seen my sweat socks?

8 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Cats are the world's greatest tree climbers. There's only one tiny problem... Cats are also the world's worst tree climber downers.

9 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I've made up my mind. The only way out of this tree is to jump. I may break every bone in my body, but here goes. There again...

10 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Catch the rope, Garfield! Now tie it around your waist and I'll pull you down. HA-HA-HA! I'll get Jon for that.

11 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I've come to rescue you, Garfield. Uh-oh. Well, this is just ducky.

12 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

There's only one way out of this tree, Garfield. We'll have to jump. Gee, I'd love to but I simply haven't a thing to wear to our funeral.

13 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Either we jump, or we'll starve up here, Garfield. I'm with you. GERONIMO!! -

14 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Ahem...me, me, meee MEYOWRRR BONK I wonder if this is how Enrico Caruso got his start. MEYOWRRRR CLOBBER!! clink clink clank MEYOWRR bink

15 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

ZOOM! Why, oh why, oh why, oh why, do cats do these things?

16 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I'm getting out of this tree if it kills me POOMP! Gee, that didn't hurt at all.

17 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

What are you doing with the ice pick, Garfield? stab stab stab stab stab The only way to eat peas. Oh.

18 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Well, hello there, good-looking. Say, what're you doing tonight? How about coming to my place for dinner?

19 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Say, how about popping over to my place for a late-night snack? Ha-ha-ha. You needn't be afraid of little ol' me. If you like, you can bring a friend and we'll have dessert, too.

20 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I'm sorry. We don't serve cats here. What will you and your dog have, sir?

21 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GO GET 'IM, GARFIELD! Opps! SQUEAK! Everyone stand back! Give him some air! Artificial respiration might help. Okay, go, boy! Phew! For a minute there I thought I was out of a job.

22 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Come on, Garfield. Let's go see your vet. She sure is cute. Why is every time HE gets a hot flash, I have to go to the doctor?

23 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

How about a date, doc? I'd sooner die. Well don't do *that*. Nothing like a snappy comeback to save face.

24 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

How about a date, sweetheart? That's *doctor' to you. Okay, how about a date, *doctor' sweetheart?

25 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Tell me, doc. Do you make house calls? It's not the veterinary medicine I mind. It's some of the animals I have to work with.

26 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Tell me, doctor, what do you suggest for an animal who's madly in love? I usually prescribe neutering.

27 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

We'll make an appointment for Garfield's next checkup in about six months. What if there's an emergency? Then you can call me day or night. Come on, Garfield. Let's go home and play in traffic. That's not funny.

28 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

CRASH! SMASH! leap! SPLAT! Take that!

29 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

ZOOM! How do they know when it's bath day?

30 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

BATH TIME! chuckle chuckle Okay, who put oatmeal in the soapbox? Well, sprinkle me with brown sugar and call me for breakfast.

31 July 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Why can't you be like other cats, Garfield? Let me explain the basic differences between humans and cats. Well, make it snappy. I have a tennis lesson in half an hour.

1 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Time for a midnight snack. crinkle -

2 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

boing boing boing BOING BOING BOING BOING BOING Help!

3 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

For staying out of my food today, Garfield, I'm going to reward you with a kitty munchie. They're gone. I already rewarded myself.

4 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

What say I switch over the movie, gang? Nah. Grrr. Ffft. -

5 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GARFIELD'S HISTORY OF CATS: The very first cat crawled out of the sea about ten million years ago. Fortunately for him... It was only about another 15 minutes before the first mouse crawled out.

6 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GARFIELD'S HISTORY OF CATS: The first cat was domesticated about a million years ago. The cat (named "Org") was owned by a cave man named "Chuck" While rumor has it that Org ate his owner... Historians maintain the family dog ate Chuc

7 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GARFIELD'S HISTORY OF CATS: During the dark ages of the legendary ratter "Fluffy-The-Fierce" destroyed every rat but one... O'l Fluffy got his clock cleaned by the even more legendary "Mat-The-Rat" dribble dribble dribble Incidentally,

8 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GARFIELD'S HISTORY OF CATS: Marco Polo had a cat named Rolo. Rolo would have gone with Marco on his trip to the orient... But motels wouldn't accept pets then.

9 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GARFIELD'S HISTORY OF CATS: A cat discovered America! It was Christopher Columbus' cat "Buckeye" who first spotted the beach. Primarily because the Santa Maria didn't have a sandbox.

10 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GARFIELD'S HISTORY OF CATS: Cat's penchant for sharpening their claws has served many historic purposes: In Victorian times cats were used to antique furniture. rrrrrrr During the Spanish-American war, cats were used as interrogators. I'lltalk! I'll talk!

11 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Boy, it's hot! chirp chirp wheee! Out, birds, out, out, out. SHARKS! -

12 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

OH, GARFIELD! COME AND... ZOOM! Get it.

13 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hmmm a doggie biscuit. What a disappointment. That doesn't taste at all like doggie.

14 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

One thing I admire in cats is their natural grace. SMACK! And then there's Garfield.

15 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hmm -

16 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Yesterday I stuffed Odie's nose in his mouth. You should have seen him... Running around in little circles going "Mark! Mark! Mark!"

17 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Oh boy, what a night. I ate too much, I drank too much, and I danced half the night. You're lucky you're a cat, Garfield. You don't have to put up with all that. RUB IT IN, WHY DON'T YOU?!

18 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

YAWN! yawn! LA LA LA mrow stroke stroke stroke Come on, Garfield, let's go jogging. Have a good time.

19 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Have you ever thought about meeting some nice girl cat and settling down, Garfield? Not really. We boy cats cherish our bachelorhood. Why, I come from a long line of bachelors.

20 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

-

21 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Oh, by the way, Garfield. CRASH! I waxed the TV today.

22 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hey, Garfield, how would you like to go jogging? How would you like me to shred your shorts? Some nerve. Show me a jogger and I'll show you a strange person with a thing for pain.

23 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

You win. You were uglier to begin with.

24 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I'm never taking you golfing again, Garfield. Big deal. I've never been so embarrassed. I can't believe what you did at the seventeenth green. Sand trap, sandbox, what's the difference?

25 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

We're going for a walk, Garfield. I HATE leashes. Heh, heh, taking your pet for a stroll through the park is a great way to meet chicks. grrr ffft ROWRR! What kind of a JERK would walk his cat on a leash? rowr! rowr! ffft! yip! yip!yip! Back to the drawin

26 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Say, you look like you want to go jogging this morning, Garfield. You are wrong, sweat sock breath. Jogging is fine for some people, I suppose... But I've never been that crazy about the dry heaves.

27 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

KERCHUNK! A new world's record. When was the last time you stuck 44 keys on a typewriter?

28 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Oh, great. Garfield ate my toothpaste again.

29 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I just LOVE to court danger. SPLOOSH! Yipeee, ha-ha, wheee.

30 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

This is my pet ant, Lyle. He's cute, quiet, and industrious. SPLAT! The "late" Lyle was also eyeballing my lasagna.

31 August 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

What?! Where?! He did it again.

1 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Oh, Garfield. We're going on a trip, Garfield. So just hop into your new kitty carrier here. OH-NO! Not THE BOX!!! Let me put it to you this way. Before we go on the the trip, one of us is going to have to get into this kittycarrier. Well, why didn't you

2 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Guess what, Garfield? While mom and dad're on a week's vacation, we're going to baby-sit for their kitten. Meet Nermal. Wake me in a week.

3 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I gotta spend a week wet-nursing Nermal, here...he's cute. And I hate "cute". Don't knock it, jack, I make a killing posing for greeting cards.

4 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Okay, Nermal. There's a dog. ...KILL! Oh, Nermal, Nermal, Nermal, Nermal.

5 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

CRUD! Nermal shed all over my food. I can't stand cat hairs unless they're my own.

6 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Take those roller skates off, Garfield. You look ridiculous. -

7 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Nermal's leaving now. Wave bye-bye, Garfield. I kind of liked the little feller. The way I like intestinal flu.

8 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

SPLOOSH! OH-NO! A vicious undertow is dragging me out to sea! I'M TOO YOUNG TO GO! I can see the headlines now..."WORLD FAMOUS CAT LOST AT SEA. MILLIONS OF BEAUTIFUL GIRL CATS GRIEF-STRICKEN!" I can't make it! I'm going down for thethird time!

9 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

YAWN Oh, this looks like a nice place to sleep. If you don't mind, Garfield...

10 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

SACK! PILLAGE! MAIN! DESTROY! BONK! Whimper, limp, cry, hurt, moan...

11 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

It's time to put your leash on for a nice walk. Oh, come on, Garfield. It's not that bad. -

12 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I know you don't like your leash, Garfield, but people are staring. So cut that out. -

13 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Odie, you know better than that. Do you know what I appreciate about you most, Garfield? I'm housebroken. You're housebroken.

14 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Some people say pets are not clean. That may be so. But try eating your next meal without your hands and see how well YOU fare.

15 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

SMACK MUNCH SLURP CLICK! ZZZ zzz I didn't know cats could eat in their sleep. But I DO KNOW they can't sharpen their claws in their sleep. I shouldn't have pushed it.

16 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Attention, America! I am hereby declaring this week NATIONAL FAT WEEK. This is the week for all you fat people to come out of the closet. Those of you who could get into one, that is.

17 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

This is National Fat Week. I want to hear all you fat people say, "I'm fat, and I'm proud of it!" LOUSER! "I'M FAT, AND I'M PROUD OF IT!" You...the pudgy one in Seattle, I didn't hear you.

18 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Here's a National Fat Week handy fat tip. "Don't exercise." You'll be happier. Have you ever seen a jogger laugh?

19 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Here's a National Fat Week skinny joke. How many skinny people does it take to fill a shower? I don't know. They keep slipping down the drain.

20 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Here's the National Fat Week "weight-height chart". According to this, if you weigh 200 pounds, you should be 6'4". That means if you're under 6'4" you're not overweight, you're undertall.

21 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Well, fat brothers and sisters, this is the last day of National Fat Week. Just remember "Round is Beautiful". Now get out there and eat a chicken franchise.

22 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

CARTOONIST'S NOTE: Today's Garfield strip is to be read only by fat people, or people with fat tendencies, you skinny ones can read the other strips, or jog, or drink a glass of water, or whatever it is skinny people do. ...I wouldn't know. -I am hereby d

23 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Be careful there, Garfield. Hanging on the drapes can be very painful. 'CAUSE I'M GONNA BREAK YOUR LEGS IF YOU DON'T GET OFF THEM THIS INSTANT!

24 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GASP! CHOKE! WHEEZE! Oh no you don't, Garfield. So much for the old !play-sick-and-grab-the-chicken-when-your-owner-calls-the-vet" routine.

25 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GARFIELD! BREAKFAST! BONK! I did it again. I got up before I woke up.

26 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

wag wag wag STOMP! WAG WAG WAG

27 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

MEYOW Let me guess, you were in the pickled herring again.

28 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Eat up, Garfield. Meyow. It says here this is a "new improved" cat food. munch munch MEYOW!

29 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Oh, darn! Jon's flower garden got a little over-frolicked.

30 September 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

We're going to see your veterinarian today, Garfield. She's one cute chicky-boo. I'd marry her in a second. It's comforting to know the high values placed on the sacred institution of marriage are still with us today. In a half-second!

1 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

That Liz is sure a great looking hunk of veterinarian. She has the one quality I desire most in a woman. She's breathing.

2 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Be right with you, Mr. Arbuckle. I'll be here with bells on, doctor. That makes for an interesting mental picture. Why does she always put me down? You're so putdownable.

3 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

How about going out with me, doctor? I wouldn't go out with you if you were the last man on earth. Then how about sometime after that? That's a good one.

4 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Why won't you go out with me, doctor? Because I hate your guts. Does this mean marriage is out of question? Don Quixote strikes again.

5 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

How about a date, doc? No way. Mmmm Great! See you at eight. If you can't convice'm, confuse'm.

6 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Caution Hmmm, wet cement. SPLUT! OOPS! BARK! BARK! slurp Lassie would have gone for help.

7 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I suppose you want to know how my date went with Liz, the vet...well, don't ask. I won't. She didn't show. Old Jon just stood up. I don't want to hear about it. You know, Garfield. I like you better than people. Tell me more.

8 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

munch munch munch SMACK! SLURP! GOBBLE! -

9 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

My aunt Evelyn is the neatest cat I know. She plucked all the hair off her body so she wouldn't shed on the furniture. Now she's living with a family in L.A. that thinks she's a Chihuahua.

10 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

YIP! YIP! YIP! YIP! YIP! YIP! For the last time, Odie, YOU chase the TAIL.

11 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield, must you do everything I do? That wasn't very nice. After all, cats are just little people with fur and fangs.

12 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

SHOOP! fwip fwip fwip fwip fwip fwip A Venetian tongue.

13 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

WAKE UP, SLEEPYHEAD! We're having breakfast on the patio this morning. Because I want to share this beautiful sunrise with you. Where else can you find a living, breathing work of art created just for you ? fresh with the promise of abright new day. Have

14 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Bath time, Garfield. SQUIP! LARD

15 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

GOTCHA! BATH TIME! SPLOOSH" Now where could Pooky be?

16 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

CATS!

17 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

ZIP!! Foul! Foul! No fair! Foul!

18 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Mornin'. Good morning, Irma. The coffee's strong, Hon, You'd better get it before it gets you. Is it hot? Yup. This isn't one of your better diners.

19 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

My, you look nice today, Irma. Are you kidding? When I come to work I wear base and lipstick and that's it, Hon. I don't put on eyes unless I have a hot date. You know what I mean? I didn't even shave my legs. This definitely isn't one ofyour better diner

20 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Boy, am I bored. Bored, bored, bored, bored. ARGHHH! I feel better already.

21 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

SMACK! I hate patio doors.

22 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hey, Garfield, where's Odie? He's easy enough to find. Just follow the slobber.

23 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Ingredient: gunk I suspected as much.

24 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

For the last time, NO, Garfield. What's the problem? He wants to see a wine list.

25 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

You may have the leftovers when I'm through, Garfield. KONG! You don't have to be patient when you're as big as I am.

26 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Are you still having breakfast? You've spent an hour eating your cereal. You know I don't like raisins.

27 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

slit! munch smack slurp ptooey! burp Garfield went to so much trouble I hated to spoil it for him.

28 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Good boy, Garfield. Give me the paper. Either I get breakfast or you'll never see this paper alive again. WHY IS THERE ALWAYS A STRING ATTACHED?! Nothing's free, pal.

29 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

FLIP! I can take a hint.

30 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I have something for that appetite of yours, Garfield. Close your eyes and open your mouth. -

31 October 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Here's a handy hint for you bachelors out there. You can keep your laundry detergent dry. By sealing it in a cookie jar.

1 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Let's go see the vet, Garfield. I have a ten o'clock appointment.

2 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Veterinary Clinic Here, Petey. Here, Petey. Where are you? BURP!

3 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

munch munch munch Whew! I couldn't eat another bite. rrrr rowr rrr -

4 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Pack your bags, Garfield, We're going on vacation. Good idea. I could use the rest.

5 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

We have a long way to go, Garfield. I wish you enjoyed riding in a car more. You're too tense.

6 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I'd like a room for the night. Any pets? Nope. -

7 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Look at that, Garfield, What do you... ...uh, think.

8 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

When I think of sand, I think of sun, surf and getting a good tan. What do you think of when you think of sand, Garfield? On second thought, scratch that question.

9 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Fred's Fresh Fish Fred's Fresh Fish -

10 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

POKE! GRRRRRR CHOKE! GASP! KICK! KONG!

11 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

RAIN (ran) n. 1. water falling to earth in drops 2. a mild depressant

12 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

zzzz SCREECH! Chasing cars again, Garfield?

13 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Why are we placed on this earth? What is our purpose? What is our mission in life? Thank you so much for your prompt reply.

14 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Nice try, hot shot.

15 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

How's your coffee, hon? It's a bit strong. SAY IT'S NOT SO! SAY IT'S NOT SO! I COULD JUST SHOOT MYSELF! You usually don't find one that dedicated. It's her life.

16 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I hate it when Garfield falls asleep in my lap. zzz He snuggles up. zzz And digs in. zzz

17 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

boing! boing! munch munch munch CLOBBER! Love is a fickle thing.

18 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

ah-ah-ah AHCHOOO! sniff

19 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Scratch the sofa all you like, Garfield. Reverse psychology. Reverse reverse psychology.

20 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

It's time you started taking vitamins, Garfield. No way, pal. My body's a temple. I put them in this lasagna. Even a temple needs his vitamin C.

21 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Doesn't it bother you that your cat is always underfoot? Not at all. Garfield is very fond of me. We're inseparable, aren't we, Garfield? You're standing on my tail.

22 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I often wonder what goes on in that complex mind of yours, Garfield. bzzzzzzzzzzzzz Wouldn't it be wonderful if humans and animals could communicate? smack! What would you say to me if you could talk right now? I just killed a flysomewhere on your raisin

23 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

That's a nasty cold you have there, Garfield. SNIFF We'll take you to the vet and get you fixed right up. Never say "fixed" to an animal person.

24 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

There's nothing like a brisk morning jog in thermal underwear. Hmmm, a thread. SLAM Very funny, Garfield.

25 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Get off the ceiling, Garfield. Get out of the glove compartment, Garfield. Get back in the glove compartment, Garfield.

26 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Get your face off the windshield, Garfield.

27 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

What is it, Garfield? What are you trying to tell me? Oh. You're carsick, you say.

28 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Stop playing with the power seat, Garfield.

29 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Dinner's on, Garfield. We have lasagna and chicken and mashed potatoes. Let's see, I think I'll have... A peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

30 November 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Well, Garfield, that's the last time the Hamiltons ever ask us over. I hope you learned a lesson from this evening. I sure did. Never sharpen your claws on a water bed.

1 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Have you ever noticed how much some people look like their pets, Garfield? Hee hee Hee HA-HA-HA ha -

2 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Guess who's come to visit us this week, Garfield? NERMAL! The world's cutest kitten. You're testing me, aren't you?!

3 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

How cute! -

4 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

How cute! hop hop hop BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! Somehow, Garfield, your grasp of "cute" is a little shaky.

5 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

scratch! scratch! scratch! scratch! There's one nice thing about having another cat around the house. NERMAL!

6 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I'm tired of competing with that Nermal. I think I'll give him a good pounding today. Where is that little fuzzball= He could be anywhere. -

7 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

It's time we determined who's master of this household. SMACK! How did he do that? ***

8 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Would you like to come in, Garfield?

9 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

It's time we talked about this coffee dependency of yours, Garfield. Ahhh.

10 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

PLIP! HOT! HOT! HOT! HOT! -

11 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

* * Get off the piano, Odie. You're making too much racket. And you...

12 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield! That's beautiful! WE'LL GO ON THE ROAD, WE'LL MAKE A MILLION! WE'RE RICH! * *

13 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

CLICK! Stop playing with the flashlight, Garfield.

14 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Your Picture 4 for 50c

15 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Let's go look at new furniture, Garfield. FURNITURE CITY Gee, this sofa's nice. What do you think, Garfield? Garfield? POW! koooosh POP! POP! ssssss POW! plif Congratulations, sir. You are now the proud owner of 23 slightly clawedinflatable chairs. I have

16 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

BAT BAT ZIP! I'll lay you ten to one I'm here till saturday.

17 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

What a bummer. Here I am wrapped up in a window blind. Just bump in the road of destiny, just a hump on the camel of fate, just a lump in the throat of misfortune. Hey! You DO have to suffer to write!

18 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

If I expand the muscles in my body, maybe I can burst my way out of this blind. DRAT! I forgot. What muscles?

19 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I was afraid of that.

20 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Hey, Garfield. What are you doing up there? In a world full of idiots, I get the grand high llama.

21 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Let me get you out of that blind, Garfield. -

22 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Uh-oh! Here comes Jon! The perfect crime. Oh, Garfield. Have you perchance, seen my chicken?

23 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Just one bite of chicken and that's it, Garfield. If you swallow, I'll tie a knot in your neck.

24 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Whatever your beliefs, the Christmas season represents peace, love and charity among people everywhere. Merry Christmas and season's greetings. Sometimes I'm so sentimental I could just kiss myself.

25 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

I froze a special treat for you, Garfield. Oh, goody. Cat food on a stick.

26 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

It's true cats always land on their feet. The things I do for this strip.

27 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Spiders are curious insects to see. Their webs are really neat. But how do they weave them elaborately, When all they have is feet?

28 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

Garfield and I can actually communicate. Watch this... Would you like to take a bath, Garfield? Garfield says "no".

29 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

CRASH! GARFIELD! YOU BROKE MY FERN!! I RAISED THAT FERN FROM A FROND! WHAT DID THAT FERN EVER DO TO YOU?!! Why, I have a notion to...uh...to I...uh. You're so cute. Like putty in my paws.

30 December 1979
 
 
   
Garfield

This year I resolve to lose weight... To be nicer to dogs... And to sprout wings and fly.

31 December 1979
 




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