Have a piece of cheese, mouse. Maybe that will make you feel better. - - How am I supposed to swallow? Good point.
1 December 1982
You're free to go, mouse. Thanks. - Just where have you been? I suppose you and your fat friend have been having fun while I've been working and slaving taking care of our children. You'd better get yourself home right now. - SNAP!
2 December 1982
Now get out of here. - - SNAP! SQUEAK!
3 December 1982
- Jon will be checking this trap soon. - My bunny slippers? They like to roam at night.
4 December 1982
ALL RIGHT! - I love flowers! - I love to tiptoe through tulips. - Dive through daisies. - Romp through roses. - You cat broke 'em, you bought 'em, buddy. Put some pansies on the tab, too.
5 December 1982
Don't knock those flowers of the windowsill, Garfield. - I put them there to give them some sun. - And some fresh air.
6 December 1982
Windows are great. They offer a front row seat to life's passing parade. - THUD! - They are also good for a yuk or two.
7 December 1982
I see you're bringing the mail in with your usual care. - This letter says, "do not fold, spindle or mutilate." - It didn't say anything about "maul".
8 December 1982
- MY NEWSPAPER! YOU CHEWED UP MY NEWSPAPER! - It's things like this that make me wonder if you should bring in the paper at all. Precisely. poo
9 December 1982
On chilly mornings, this is my favorite place in the whole house. - - Over the heat vent.
10 December 1982
Garfield, did you eat fern? - WHY IS IT I GET BLAMED FOR EVERYTHING AROUND HERE? IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG, YOU JUST LAY It ON OL' GARFIELD! - I have no idea what you're talking about.
11 December 1982
- You can have this hamburger if you can reach it, Garfield. - WHA!? - - - b-b-b-b-b-b-b - Jon will rue the day I got these rubber arms.
12 December 1982
BOOM BOOM BOOM - boom boom boom - It's time you went on another diet, Garfield.
13 December 1982
On this diet, Garfield, you may drink all the coffee you please. - gulp gulp gulp - This is some kind of weird diet. slosh slosh slosh slosh
14 December 1982
I think I'll step off my diet just long enough to eat a couple dozen cookies. - Lettuce? - That cat has no sense of humor.
15 December 1982
- - You know you're on a diet when even the dog food commercials look good.
16 December 1982
You may go off your diet as soon as you loose some weight, Garfield. Why didn't you say so sooner? - BUZZ - Let's eat.
17 December 1982
Heck with it. I'm going off my diet. - - Show me a dieter, and I'll show you a person who belittles himself.
18 December 1982
- Good morning, Garfield. I'm so happy you can share this glorious morning with me. - Michelangelo would give up painting in a minute if he saw the canvas mother nature has rendered just for us today. - Chirp chirp Just listen to the symphony
19 December 1982
Good morning, Garfield. Is there something you're trying to tell me? - - It's the Christmas season, you say.
20 December 1982
Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme. - GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! - I'm getting into the Christmas spirit.
21 December 1982
- - That's gotta be a world's record! The presents go there. Move it, move it, move it.
22 December 1982
I hope this gift is mine. rattle rattle rattle - CRACK! tinkle tinkle tinkle - I hope it's Odie's.
23 December 1982
It's only noon, Garfield. Are you going to bed already? The sooner you go to bed, the sooner it's Christmas morning. - - Good night, little fella.
24 December 1982
Comics readers are very special people. You mean more to me than there is space here to express. - I love you all. - Have a happy holiday. I'll be funny again tomorrow, trust me.
25 December 1982
Set the stage, light the lights. - Good evening, ladies and germs. - SPLAT - My car is so old, it is insured against fire, theft and India raids. BLUT - My girlfriend is so cross-eyed, she can sit on the front porch and count the chickens in
26 December 1982
Well, I wonder what's going to happen to me today. - BLAT! - Monday moves in a mysterious way.
27 December 1982
Go fetch the paper, Garfield. - Look closely, Jon. These are cat's paws, not slave's paws. - I'll ignore your small indiscretion this time, and share your life. Thank you...sir.
28 December 1982
nibble nibble nibble - It's not to chew your nails, Garfield. Oh, that's okay. - I'm chewing on Odie's.
29 December 1982
Z - I'm bored. I need to add some sparkle to my life. - Z
30 December 1982
THERE'S A SPIDER! I HATE SPIDERS! - Ha ha. I'll just flick him away. - WHANG! - Jon? Are you okay? ...Jon?
31 December 1982