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