I wonder how Nermal can stay so cute after all these years? pat pat pat I thought so. Mud Pack
1 December 1981
FOLD FOLD Can I play too? Sure...grab hold. -
2 December 1981
SLEEP ON MY TEDDY BEAR, WILL YOU?! Z Z I wish I could do that. Z
3 December 1981
Garfield, I get the impression you don't like Nermal. Nonsense. I love Nermal. I JUST LOVE NERMAL! Uh...uh, Garfield.
4 December 1981
Hey, Nermal. Wanna race to the front door? You win. SLAM
5 December 1981
What are you doing back in bed, Garfield? It's not even noon yet. As far as I'm concerned, the day is over.
6 December 1981
Hey, Garfield. Let's spend today celebrating all that's good in mankind. Let's do a good deed for a stranger, stop and smell a flower and compliment a friend. That's a heavy thing to lay on a cat first thing in the morning.
7 December 1981
My what a nice looking tie. What are you? Some kind of weirdo or something? Some people aren't very nice, are they, Garfield? Welcome to planet earth, Jon.
8 December 1981
What's your philosophy of life, Garfield? All the world's a cookie jar, and all the men and women merely crumbs. And how do you feel about yourself? I happen to be one of the chocolate chips.
9 December 1981
Isn't it a glorious morning, Garfield? Big, fat, hairy deal. You know, Garfield, I have the feeling you're a cat with a little cynic in you. That's not true! I'm a cynic with a little cat around me.
10 December 1981
Maybe Jon's right. Maybe I am to cynical. Maybe the world isn't as stupid as I think. Nah.
11 December 1981
Looking good, Garfield. You still have it, you rascal. An active imagination is a good thing.
12 December 1981
Time passes slowly on a weekend. A fly crawls up the wall. One of those iridescent flies of fall. Time passes slowly on a weekend. That's my Jon. He's raised boredom to an art form.
13 December 1981
Actually, doctor, my cat doesn't need a checkup. It was just an excuse to see you again. Garfield! I didn't know you cared. No...me, doc...me.
14 December 1981
Tell me doc, if we were married, would you be Mrs. Jon Arbuckle, or doctor Mrs. Jon Arbuckle, or Mrs. doctor Liz Arbuckle, or... I hate to see a grown doctor cry.
15 December 1981
How about a date, Liz? And what do you have in mind? I'd love to just hold your hand and gaze into your eyes. I like that. It's amazing the headway you can make when you stop playing games.
16 December 1981
Tonight I am going to take Liz out SOLO. You are staying home, Garfield. Where's my favorite tie? I get to go with you, and the tie lives. What say we double date, old buddy?
17 December 1981
Good evening, Liz. I have a wonderful time planned for us. We'll have dinner, go to a movie, and many more things too numerous to mention. You brought the cat. That was one of the unmentionables.
18 December 1981
Thank you for a lovely date, Jon. kiss Yah tah tah tah, yah tah tah tah Human love...it's so glandular.
19 December 1981
Huh, now where could the birds be? I was looking forward to a mid-morning snack. They must be elsewhere. I guess I'll check back later. GASP!
20 December 1981
I'm the kind of person who must see something to believe it. Yup, Newton was right.
21 December 1981
Oh no! Pooky! Where's your eye? Don't worry, old buddy. I'll get you fixed up. There's nothing more pathetic than a teddy bear with no depth perception.
22 December 1981
What would you like for Christmas, Garfield? World peace. Seriously though. How about another button for Pooky here?
23 December 1981
And here's something for jolly old Saint Nick. Ho ho ho.
24 December 1981
Christmas spirit... It's not the giving. It's not the receiving. It's the loving. Merry Christmas.
25 December 1981
What a nice Christmas. I got an eye for my teddy bear, sand for my sandbox, and a new blanket. This is what happiness is all about... Security.
26 December 1981
Jon's mother certainly knows how to humiliate a guy. This unraveled thread should be my ticket out of this sweater. FREE! I'm FREE! click click click Aw, mom.
27 December 1981
I wonder what today is? I'm putting you on a diet today, Garfield. Hellooo, Monday.
28 December 1981
Garfield! You can't eat that candy. It's too fattening. How many calories can it have for 59 cents?
29 December 1981
I've discovered the secret to dieting with no discomfort. Don't move a muscle. Eat no calories, burn no calories.
30 December 1981
Congratulations, Jon. Your cat has just made dieting medical history. How so? He's suffering from sugar withdrawal... And grease withdrawal, and starch withdrawal... And withdrawal withdrawal...
31 December 1981