Why We Love National Garfield the Cat Day
Cats are sacred
Ancient Egyptians considered cats, or “Mau,” to be sacred, and domesticated cats became known as symbols of grace and poise. If you know Garfield, then you know, without an ounce of doubt, he unequivocally agrees.
Learn opinion versus perception
An opinion is a belief regarding something, whereas a perception is how we see that belief relate to other things. Is there a difference? Ask Garfield – he’ll give you his opinion, or rather, his perspective…well, one way or another, he’ll give you plenty to think about.
ter is the best medicine
Enjoying a good laugh is for everyone – it relieves stress, lowers blood pressure, and fires up your immune system. What better way to stay healthy than to explore Garfield’s sardonic truisms on anything and everything, laughing all the way?
Garfield Facts:June 19, 1978 – Garfield first debuts
Originally rejected by the King Features, Post-Hall and The Chicago Tribune-New York News agencies, United Feature Syndicate accepted the retooled strip and debuted it in 41 newspapers.
1982 -Garfield becomes a cover cat
Garfield makes the cover of People magazine as America’s #1 personality.
1984 – Garfield becomes a high flying feline in Macy’s Parade
Garfield blows up as the giant Garfield helium balloon makes its debut in the Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.