- 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 kitty
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 the
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. -
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