I have always loved Garfield. Jim Davis‘ creation was my go-to comic whenever the newspaper arrived, and, of course, I had a stuffed Garfield in the window of my car as a teen. I had the nightgowns, slippers, etc. – obsessed!
It was more than just my love for cats that drew me to Garfield. I loved his sass. He tried to be independent and oh-so-cool, but really, he was just a simple feline, who loved his family & friends, food, and naps. It made me feel like it was okay just to be who I was.
You know I am celebrating National Garfield The Cat Day. It is important to me because for many reasons (i.e. nostalgia, cat lady, etc.), but particularly as a writer. Did you know that Garfield holds the Guinness World Record as the most syndicated comic strip? First published on June 19, 1978, this grumpy little feline continues to entertain us.