GASP! CHOKE! BRACK! COUGH! HACK! - FLOP! - Can the melodramatics, Garfield, and finish your liver.
1 May 1979
BURP! - That was rude and crude, Garfield. Cats are more sophisticated than to submit to belching at the dinner table. - BRAACK!
2 May 1979
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
- Uh-oh, here comes Jon! -
4 May 1979
Are you hungry, Odie? - Here, have some celery and tomatoes and radishes. - GARFIELD!
5 May 1979
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 just
6 May 1979
Hey, Lyman. Where's my bread knife? - SLASH! - Never mind.
7 May 1979
This is too good to be true. - BOING! - That WAS too good to be true.
8 May 1979
GOBBLE! GOBBLE! - With all respect to Will Rogers. - I never met a lasagna I didn't like.
9 May 1979
CRASH! - Uh-oh! Here comes Jon. -
10 May 1979
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, 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
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, ground
13 May 1979
Boy, what a great meal. - Uh-oh! -
14 May 1979
It was bound to happen. My stomach finally outgrew my legs. - Worse things could happen, I guess. - Like this, for instance.
15 May 1979
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
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
* - - boing boing boing
18 May 1979
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
- - RIDE 'EM, COWCAT! - - BONK! - OH, NO! Odie's hurt his leg! What'll I do? Shoot him.
20 May 1979
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
Cats can be very curious. - SPLOOCH! - Cats can also be very stupid.
22 May 1979
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
GRAB! - BONK! - Smooth, move, ol' buddy. have you no respect for the dead?
24 May 1979
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
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
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.
27 May 1979
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
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
Z - Z smack smack - Oh my gosh! I slept through today's strip!
30 May 1979
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