So long, son. We got a run. I miss my cows. Give them my best. SEE YUH, DOC BOY! THANKS FOR DECORATING MY HOUSE, MOM! Hello...undecorators? Jon is a man of good taste.
1 December 1984
PILLOW FIGHT! WHAP! You stay here. I'll be right back. AYIEEEEE WHONGO! What did you have in that pillow? I know this six-foot chicken.
2 December 1984
Garfield, I'm going to a cartoonists' convention, and the motel where I'm staying won't accept pets. Sorry, Odie. You can't go. Garfield, YOU are a pet. snap! Rats! I keep forgetting.
3 December 1984
I'm leaving for the cartoonists' convention now, Garfield. There's a week's worth of food for you. A week's worth, huh? It was more like 11 seconds' worth.
4 December 1984
I hope Jon comes back from that convention soon. I hope I can survive this week on my own. CLICK I hope this door isn't locked.
5 December 1984
What a tragic scenario..."Owner leaves for week...cat locks self out of house...cat starves in front porch". Hey, wait a minute? I control my destiny! I don't have to starve on the front porch! "Cat starves in bushes".
6 December 1984
As long as I'm locked out of the house, I guess I'll strike out in search of food. Gee, this neighborhood doesn't look familiar to me. Oh, no! Where am I?
7 December 1984
I gotta figure a way to meet some chicks. You got a problem there, guy? Striking manly poses doesn't seem to be doing it.
8 December 1984
* * Rats! There's an alley full of mean guys waiting to beat me up! Maybe they won't hurt me if I look mean, too. Hey! It's working! Someday, I'm going to learn precisely where that fine line is, and I'm never going to cross itagain!
9 December 1984
Garfield! I'm back from the convention! Where are you, big guy? ...Garfield? Oh, no! This is terrible! Garfield didn't get locked out or anything, did he, Odie? Yup.
10 December 1984
Hello, Garfield. Do I know you? Let me give you a hint...sit up straight, Don't talk with your mouth full. Wake up, sleepyhead. MOM!
11 December 1984
It's great seeing you again, mom. Yes, it's been a while. It seems like only yesterday. This was your first bed. It HAS been a while.
12 December 1984
Mom, I don't recognize this place. I thought I was born in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant. It closed years ago, darling. It's all gone! Where's the pasta? The people? The pasta? The excitement? The pasta? You always did love to eat.Sniff...old habit
13 December 1984
Father, this is your grandson, Garfield. He will be staying with us for a while. If you're going to stay here, boy, you're going to be a mouser like the rest of us. So this is my grandson and you son, huh? Maybe they switched kittens inthe maternity ward.
14 December 1984
If I have to be a mouser to stay here, grandpa, I'll do it! I have made a name for myself in the mousing game. Then eat that mouse. ARRRGH!!! Please! Please don't make me eat it! I'd rather swallow my pride than that mouse.
15 December 1984
RRRRR Okay, okay. Let's get something to eat. No cats allowed! I've been human for 10 minutes now, but I haven't forgotten my roots.
16 December 1984
Gee, I miss having Garfield around. I even miss the abuse. RRR! Thanks, Odie, but it just isn't the same.
17 December 1984
I'd love to catch your mice, grandpa, But I haven't seen any worthy of my time, got anything bigger? Bring on the training mouse! Me and my big mouth.
18 December 1984
I'm sorry I can't stay, mom. It's for the best, dear. You'd better hurry home. It's almost Christmas. Christmas! I almost forgot! I also forgot I'm lost.
19 December 1984
Well, this is just great. I'm cold, I'm hungry, I'm tired... It's snowing to beat the band, and I haven't the foggiest idea where I am. While everyone else is having a white Christmas, I'm going to have a white lost.
20 December 1984
I'm cold, I'm hungry and I'm tired. They say, in cases like this, you should fight sleep. I say, why fight an old friend?
21 December 1984
Garfield! Wake up! You're near home! Huh? Mom? Wha...?! Wow...it never looked better.
22 December 1984
This is going to be one sad Christmas without Garfield. SCRATCH SCRATCH SCRATCH BLAT! GARFIELD! SPEAK TO ME! ARE YOU OKAY?! Actually, yes. I just thought it would be more dramatic this way.
23 December 1984
I missed you so much, Garfield! This is going to be the best Christmas ever, because you're here. Jon? You never realize how much you love someone until they go away. tap tap tap Jon? Jon? Jon? What is it, Garfield? Read my lips. I'mhungry!
24 December 1984
MERRY CHRISTMAS, BOYS. There's nothing like having the whole family together at Christmas, right? -
25 December 1984
Hey, Garfield, a late Christmas package arrived for you from my mom. OH NO! Why, it's your annual Christmas sweater! I'll bet you thought she forgot. There was always the hope. You should send her a "thank you" now. I'll get a letter bombout imm
26 December 1984
I'll give you 10 zillion dollars for that cup of coffee. There you go again! Every, I say, EVERY MORNING you steal my coffee. GUSH Aw, isn't that sweet? Our little ritual.
27 December 1984
Why is it my coffee cups keep disappearing? AHA! I must have a word with the maid.
28 December 1984
When you own pets, you get hardened to the fact they will be around your food. Lose something, Garfield? Nope, here's my stripe. -
29 December 1984
It's that time of year again. This year I resolve to lose weight, exercise more and sleep less. Then what are you going to do after you've accomplished all that? I suppose you're going to be nice to Odie and kowtow to Jon and lick themailman's boots! I DO
30 December 1984
Hey, Garfield, get up. A new year is almost upon us! Great! Wake me next year. Come on. I'm having a party tonight and I want you to be there. If you insist.
31 December 1984