Today is Garfield's birthday and I admit, I'm a huge fan. I love Garfield. I've read his comic strip since it began June 19, 1978, seen all his movies, watched his cartoons, and have his 45+ comic book collection. Yep, die-hard fan here. In fact, when Rick & I moved into our first apartment, one of our half bathrooms was decorated with Garfield things. Over the years, I got rid of a lot of my Garfield stuff, but I hung onto a few things like Christmas tree ornaments, movies, and the book collection.
Since I don't receive a newspaper, I keep Garfield's comic strip online on my Yahoo page. They're always pretty funny, but every now and then one comes out that's hilarious. Garfield's comic strip is syndicated in over 2,580 newspapers and is currently the Guinness world recorder holder for the most widely syndicated comic strip. Pretty impressive, especially for a fat, orange cat. Garfield's creator, Jim Davis, decided a long time ago that he'd keep Garfield free from politics. In this day and age where people are so easily offended, I think Davis' move was a smart one. My boys like going on the official Garfield website to play the games, so they're turning into as big of a fan as I am. It's not Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas without us watching one of the related holiday cartoons in our house. Check out Garfield's comic today, if you can. After all, it is his birthday!
Don't forget to leave a comment on my It's A Contest post to enter my drawing. There are 2 ways to enter the contest. One, reprint my book blog schedule for A New Job for Dilly on your blog, and leave a comment on the thread to let me know you've done so. Two, if you don't have a blog, simply leave a comment. Both ways will get you entered in the contest to win an 8x10 framed wildlife photograph. Dilly's blog tour starts this Sunday and I hope you'll want to follow it through the week. If you leave at least FOUR comments on 4 of the 7 blog stops, you will be entered in a drawing to win an autographed copy of A New Job for Dilly. It's going to be a great blog tour and we have some really fun stuff planned, so please join us!