I hate having a catch in my back. I get no sleep, I get no food, I get no exercise. Don't tip the cat over, Odie. I get no respect.
1 March 1984
Well hello there, Mr. Stuck-Up. Having a catch in one's back does tend to give one an air of sophistication... I could get to like this.
2 March 1984
Let's take care of that catch in your back, Garfield. CRINK! There you go, old buddy. Thanks, I think.
3 March 1984
Hey, look! Odie! It snowed last night! Ha ha, so you boys want to play in the snow, huh? First you'll have to wear your nice, warm pet sweaters. And your wool caps and mittens and mufflers and booties. There you go, boys. Havingfun yet? Ha ha ha, wheee.
4 March 1984
Who's that painting at my door? HONK HONK Oh, good morning, Odie. HONK
5 March 1984
YAWN GASP! Waking up to my own bad breath is bad enough, but someone else's is unbearable.
6 March 1984
I am proud to be a pet. Pets lend a touch of elegance to a home. SLUP SLUP I am proud to be a cat. SLUP SLUP
7 March 1984
Okay, get revved up there, Odie. GO! I love toys that don't need batteries.
8 March 1984
crinkle May I have some of that candy bar? Here, take it.
9 March 1984
I declare this steak the sovereign property of Garfield, the cat! I've never had my dinner annexed before. And you may never see it alive again.
10 March 1984
SMACK Let's play! Leave me alone, Garfield. Let's play! Let's play! Oh, okay, we'll play. TICKLE! TICKLE! TICKLE! TICKLE! HA! HA! HEE! HO! HEE! HEE! OUCH! I'm through playing now.
11 March 1984
Hey, Garfield, we're going to the farm to visit dad and mom this week. Goodo. I need a change of surroundings. I was getting bored with this city life. It will be nice to be bored in the country for a change.
12 March 1984
It's great to be back on the farm, Garfield. Nothing ever changes. The same old surroundings, the same old room... The same old chores. The same old manure.
13 March 1984
This pastoral scene is not exactly intellectually stimulating. Read any good books lately? Oink. "Oink," he says. I rest my case. "Oink" in the existential sense, of course.
14 March 1984
15 March 1984
Beautiful sunset, isn't it, dad? Purtyer than a little red wagon goin' up a hill. What does that mean? Oh, it's just something you city boys expect us farmers to say. How true.
16 March 1984
Garfield and I must be leaving now, mom. Stay, stay! I just baked some pies. We gotta go. Come on, Garfield. Say what, stranger?
17 March 1984
WHEW! Today I am going to cure Garfield of his gluttony. Go to it, boy! He's either going to get sick eating all that food, or he's going to burst trying. MUNCH SMACK SLURP Are you going to want the rest of that hamburger?
18 March 1984
AWK! I love chasing birds. Except when they do that.
19 March 1984
BONK! Rats! Double rats! And, of course, tripe rats.
20 March 1984
Shoo! Flies and I have a lot in common... You can't keep either of us away from food.
21 March 1984
I gotta beat that fly to my food! I WIN! You lose, fella. POO
22 March 1984
23 March 1984
* REARRR! It's the old "bring in the reinforcements" trick.
24 March 1984
All right, you guys! Outside! Where were you guys raised, in a barn? Next time use the door. CRASH! Thank you.
25 March 1984
GARFIELD! I CAN'T STRAIGHTEN UP! ZIP Ha, ha, my tie was caught in my zipper. Help me.
26 March 1984
Gimme those cookies. HIYA! HUT! KONK! PUNT! I'd turn her in, but who'd admit to being mangled by a girl scout?
27 March 1984
Rise and shine, Garfield! Garfield? clunk clunk Time to wash my blankey, what say?
28 March 1984
Be a good boy and fetch the morning paper, Garfield. Yes, master. I am your beck and call, master. Why can't I have a normal house cat like everyone else?
29 March 1984
I need a brain for my master. A brain, I need a brain for my master.
30 March 1984
Ah, coffee. Being a hunchback is going to take some getting used to.
31 March 1984