This tree is tempting me to climb it, but I'm standing my ground this time. YOU WHAT?! I can't resist a double dare.
1 July 1985
I'll get out of this tree sooner or later. Cats always do. No cat has ever lived his whole life up a tree. I have. You stay out of this.
2 July 1985
What's your name? Ed. Now let me get this straight, Ed. You say you've never been on the ground? What's ground? I see...
3 July 1985
Come clean, Ed. You can't tell me you've never been on the ground. That's impossible. Maybe you're right. Mom, have I ever been on the ground? What's ground?
4 July 1985
Garfield, I'd like you to meet my twin brother, Ted. Ed! Ted is a squirrel! No wonder mother always liked him best!
5 July 1985
This is just great. Here I am stuck up a tree with a cat who's been raised by squirrels. SQUAWK! Now what are you doing? Storing birds for the winter.
6 July 1985
7 July 1985
Can you imagine a cat being raised by squirrels? I gotta get Ed out of this tree before it's too late. Too late for what? Never mind.
8 July 1985
It's time we get out of this tree, Ed. How do we do that? CRACK! Funny you should ask.
9 July 1985
Welcome to your first step on earth, Ed! What do you think? Wow! Wild! Weird! What are you doing? I've never walked sideways sideways before.
10 July 1985
Well, Ed, what do you think of your first trip out of your tree? Ed? I think I have a fear of low places.
11 July 1985
Since you've been raised by squirrels, Ed, you have a lot to learn about being a cat. What is that? That is a dog. Cats are afraid of dogs. What? I have forgotten.
12 July 1985
I gotta go home, Garfield. What for? I miss mother, the squirrel. You're weird, Ed. You're lucky, too.
13 July 1985
14 July 1985
Ha, ha, ha! I love my new Monday suit. CLANK CLANK Nothing can get me now. CLANK CREAK Except possibly rust.
15 July 1985
Something is not right here. WHAM! I knew it!!! Today is Monday cleverly disguised as Tuesday.
16 July 1985
There's nothing more annoying than a leaky faucet. DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP Unless it's a leaky dog.
17 July 1985
DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP DRIP Come here, Odie. DRIP DRIP DRIP Let me tighten your gasket.
18 July 1985
Get rid of the dog!
19 July 1985
20 July 1985
Hey, Garfield! It's going to be a beautiful day! Let's spend it outside! Where are my swim trunks? There's suntan lotion in here somewhere. And now a picnic lunch! PERFECT DAY, HERE WE COME! Rats. Missed it.
21 July 1985
Ladies and gentlemen, for your entertainment pleasure, I've added music to my act. I am proud to introduce the man with the plan from the street with the beat. Mr. Skins!
22 July 1985
I knew a dog who was o ugly, he had to... TIDDY-BOOM! Let's talk timing.
23 July 1985
But seriously though, folks, how am I doing so far? SPLAT! Et tu, rhythm section?
24 July 1985
I knew a dog who was so ugly, his fleas wore dog collars! TIDDY-BOOM TIDDY-BOOM TIDDY-BOOM TIDDY-BOOM TIDDY-BOOM Padding our part, are we?
25 July 1985
And now for the dog joke of the night. Mr. Skins, may I have a drum roll please? -
26 July 1985
And now for a brief musical interlude with Mr. Skins. NO! NO! NOT THAT ONE! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! Not the "Lithuanian Rain Dance"
27 July 1985
Ooch! Eech! Ouch! Hot, hot, hot. It's hot out there. It's too hot to move. It's too hot to think, It's just too hot. rrr ft Garfield! Odie! Stop fighting.
28 July 1985
Here you are, Garfield. I call it "Breakfast Surprise". BLAT! If I wanted a surprise, I'd eat in the dark.
29 July 1985
It's times like this I wish Odie could talk.
30 July 1985
Do you want something to eat, boys? BARK! BARK! Do you? Huh? huh? YIP! YIP! BARK! The word "dignity" is not in a dog's vocabulary.
31 July 1985