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With Garfield turning the big 4-0 on June 19, we think it's a good time to celebrate some of the characters who share the strip with the big cat (and, in most cases, endure his verbal jabs).  

Garfield's best friend is a stuffed bear named Pooky, which makes sense if you think about it. Unlike Odie, Nermal or even Jon, Pooky provides unconditional love, is always agreeable, and presents no competition for food.

Read on to see why Garfield prizes his teddy bear, Pooky.


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