You know, Garfield, I've often wondered... Which are smarter? Cats? Or dogs? Speaking of dogs, where's Odie? He's fishing off the back of you rowing machine.
1 June 1988
I hate playing hide-and-seek with Odie. I've been in this basket for an hour. Maybe I shouldn't have found such a good hiding place. Or maybe I shouldn't have made Odie count to three.
2 June 1988
Hello? What's this? clickety clickety clickey Sensing an error in judgement, our hero slowly backs away...
3 June 1988
OUCH! You wouldn't happen to know how this hole got in here would you? Rare oven mitt-eating moths, I suspect.
4 June 1988
This is Odie-wan-Kanobe. He has the force to help us. He hides it well. EEEK! HELP! HWLP! HELP! Garfield, you sissy. I can't believe you're afraid of a little spider. I need your book. FWAP Thank you very much. EEEK!
5 June 1988
Goody! Here comes the mailman for his daily chomp. Wait! He's stopping. NO FAIR!
6 June 1988
ARF! ARF! arf! arf! arf! Thank you, Mr. Stealth!
7 June 1988
YOU ARE LAZY! Don't you have any goals in life? Yes, to eat an ostrich. Don't you wanna climb that mountain and yell, "I made it"? Ambition gives me a nosebleed.
8 June 1988
You never move from that spot. Ah. But I've considered it. You're not even a cat. YOU'RE A SLUG WITH HAIR! Sure, kick me when I'm down!
9 June 1988
Jon called me a slug with hair. Well, I'm not taking it lying down! All right, I'll take it lying down. But, I won't like it.
10 June 1988
From now on you're earning your keep around here. Here's a list of chores. Gee, thanks! Only moments ago I was a lazy worthless burden of society. Now I'm a procrastinator.
11 June 1988
12 June 1988
Yawn SHUFFLE SCRAPE SCRAPE SHUFFLE I was afraid of this. My birthday is creeping up on me.
13 June 1988
Garfield, I know you're depressed about your upcoming birthday... But, remember you're only as old as you feel. Let's see...how old are you going to be? About 12 million years old, give or take a millenium.
14 June 1988
In a few years I'll be ten years old. Just what IS ten? Ten is two hands and two toes.
15 June 1988
Why am I afraid of turning ten? Why am I afraid to admit that I'm aging? And why are turkey buzzards circling my bed?
16 June 1988
Garfield, you'll soon be ten years old. And people handlse aging differently. Have you considered acting gracefully?
17 June 1988
I refuse to get any older without a fight! Do you hear that?! You'll have to drag me kicking and screaming into my next year. After the birthday cake and presents, of course.
18 June 1988
19 June 1988
Ten?! Why you don't look ten! You look... You look like you're trying to convince yourself that you don't look ten.
20 June 1988
Starting today, I think younger! CRACK SNAP POP POP POP CRACK SNAP POP That goes for you too, bonies.
21 June 1988
Guess what we're going to do today? Here's a hintr. I start by hitting something with a club. We're going to play golf! Thank goodness. I thought he was getting desperate for a date.
22 June 1988
This is a pretty tricky putt, Garfield. Which way do you think it will break? Hmmm I'd say, right.
23 June 1988
I've heard of tough golf courses... But quicksand traps?
24 June 1988
GARFIELD! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! SLUUUCK! I', slucking the cheese off your lasagna. SLUUUCK! You're slucking the cheese of my lasagna. Nothing escapes this man.
25 June 1988
26 June 1988
One thing you can say about Odie... He'll never have a mental breakdown. No moving parts.
27 June 1988
Aha! Girl scouts and their cookies approach! Halt! I see broken branches and cat tracks. There's a cat ambush up ahead! Rats! A girl scout scout.
28 June 1988
Look, mommy. Psst psst psst No, Johnny, it isn't! It doesn't have a trunk. Diet time.
29 June 1988
What's the matter, Garfield? Lost your appetite? Sort of... it took another look at dinner and went into hiding.
30 June 1988