What?! Where?! He did it again.
1 September 1979
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
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
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
Okay, Nermal. There's a dog. ...KILL! Oh, Nermal, Nermal, Nermal, Nermal.
5 September 1979
CRUD! Nermal shed all over my food. I can't stand cat hairs unless they're my own.
6 September 1979
Take those roller skates off, Garfield. You look ridiculous. -
7 September 1979
Nermal's leaving now. Wave bye-bye, Garfield. I kind of liked the little feller. The way I like intestinal flu.
8 September 1979
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
YAWN Oh, this looks like a nice place to sleep. If you don't mind, Garfield...
10 September 1979
SACK! PILLAGE! MAIN! DESTROY! BONK! Whimper, limp, cry, hurt, moan...
11 September 1979
It's time to put your leash on for a nice walk. Oh, come on, Garfield. It's not that bad. -
12 September 1979
I know you don't like your leash, Garfield, but people are staring. So cut that out. -
13 September 1979
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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! BREAKFAST! BONK! I did it again. I got up before I woke up.
26 September 1979
wag wag wag STOMP! WAG WAG WAG
27 September 1979
MEYOW Let me guess, you were in the pickled herring again.
28 September 1979
Eat up, Garfield. Meyow. It says here this is a "new improved" cat food. munch munch MEYOW!
29 September 1979
Oh, darn! Jon's flower garden got a little over-frolicked.
30 September 1979