Garfield by Jim Davis for February 01, 2010

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    vlechtja  over 14 years ago

    An involuntEar rather

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    Llewellenbruce  over 14 years ago

    Does anyone out there have a cat that shakes it head violently after they’ve been scratched behind their ears? Mine do.

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    poppy1313  over 14 years ago

    Mine too

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    sjoujke  over 14 years ago

    Mine just purr.

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    ejcapulet  over 14 years ago

    Llewellenbruce, have you had your cat checked for ear mites?

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    hagarthehorrible  over 14 years ago

    I love the intimidating garfield and the helpless Jon in the 2 panel.

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    Dkram  over 14 years ago

    Catz is da kraziest peepol.


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    Daydreammewmew  over 14 years ago

    that is exactly what my cat does, except she’ll start kneading her paws into me, with nice razor sharp nails.

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    DolphinGirl78  over 14 years ago

    My cat’s are declawed in the front, no sharp claws… And when I scratch them behind the ears, they tend to move their heads so that I scratch their ears properly, not just behind them. :)

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    ronaldmundy  over 14 years ago

    dkram…that’s Katz. llewellen,ejcapulet is right. get your cat checked dog’s will do the same if they have ear mites.

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    pearlandpeach  over 14 years ago

    yes, cat to vet for ear mite liquid….important.

    mine move my hand or their head so I do it right also.

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    pamlicorat  over 14 years ago

    When I was in college, a friend of mine had an orange cat much like Garfield. His name was Mao. Everytime I would go over to her house, Mao would jump into my lap and look at me in a tone that said, “Scratch my ears or I will do to you what the vet did to me!” Poor Mao got hit by a car while chasing two dobermans. I miss that cat.

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    deedee47  over 14 years ago

    My pug does the same thing. My friends cat will yowl until she gets scratched in exactly the right place.

    I ask again - does Jon have a real job? Or am I the only one who doesn’t know what he does for money? They spend a lot on lasagna!

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    alondra  over 14 years ago

    I concur with those who suggested having the cat checked for ear mites. Does the cat scratch in that area a lot even when you’re not scratching it’s ears? You might take a peek in the cat’s ears and see if they have this black gakky stuff in them, those are mites. They can drive the cat nuts!

    Cute last panel, I hope you’re purring Garfield.

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    COWBOY7  over 14 years ago

    Good job, Jon. And it’s easier than Sudoku!

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    Allan CB Premium Member over 14 years ago

    That’s exactly like my friends cat, Mocha … I was in his chair, using his computer… I felt two lil paws on my leg. I scratched her ears for a few seconds, and went back to comic reading. Then I have a 15 lb ball of Siamese fur in my lap. Ah how I love animals (and kids) that aren’t mine. haha

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    CarieMac  over 14 years ago

    my fat kitty does this all the time

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    SuperLizardBean  over 14 years ago

    Lol I love Garfield, it’s my fav comic I’ve never had a cat i’ve just had dogs

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    legaleagle48  over 14 years ago

    Debra Emmett said, about 1 hour ago

    I ask again - does Jon have a real job? Or am I the only one who doesn’t know what he does for money? They spend a lot on lasagna!

    And I answer again: Back in the very first Garfield strip (June 1978), it was established that Jon is a work-at-home cartoonist.

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    vexatron1984  over 14 years ago

    Mt cats start that way and then twist their head so I am rubbing under their chin. They LOVE that!

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    serenasakitty  over 14 years ago

    I love the way Garfield volunteers Jon.

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    Trainwreck_1  over 14 years ago

    Hey Llewellenbruce if money is a problem for you like it is for my wife and I try this: It works for both ear mite and dry ear problems. We’ve done this and it’s safe our Vet has agreed

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    Wildmustang1262  over 14 years ago

    Uh-oh! What does ear mite look like???? I never see ear mite before.

    I had a short story about our family dog named, JG (Jay-Gee) was lost at Pyramid Lake for about 1-2 weeks. I went to Camp in Oregon in the summer time. I got the letter from my mother saying that JG was found and had a lot of ticks in her ears. Vets had to give her a shot to calm her down while taking the ticks out of her ears. She walked with her head tilt down. It was so hilariously funny!

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    Justice22  over 14 years ago

    Susan, That is exactly what I was thinking. Maybe Garfield was a drill Sgt in an earlier life?

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    mrslukeskywalker  over 14 years ago

    What else does Jon have to do? Sudoku? HAHAHAHA!

    I give our servicemen a lot more credit than that. I appreciate their sacrifice. Everyone I know who served our country did it because they really wanted to (with the exception of the Viet Nam draft).

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    Llewellenbruce  over 14 years ago

    I’m pretty sure my cats don’t have ear mites. They are strictly in-door cats. Also cats that are outdoor cats only have a life expectancy of about four years versus about twelve or more years for in-door ones.

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    garfield246  over 14 years ago

    I love Garfield’s expression in the second panel.

    ‘Jon, if you don’t scratch my ears, you’re gonna be sorry you didn’t.’

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    pearlandpeach  over 14 years ago

    Llewellenbruce - take cat to vet !

    in-door or our-door has nothing to do with the mites.

    a head shaking cat has a problem…usually ear mites… if ears dirty - get to vet.

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    Justice22  over 14 years ago

    mrs luke? I don’t follow you. Do you mean comparing Garfield to a drill sergeant is demeaning? It was a great delight to a Sgt to ask for a volunteer driver. Who wouldn’t want to drive instead of marching 15 or 20 miles? Then they would give the “volunteer” a wheelbarrow. -or they would ask for three volunteers, “You, you and you” and give you shovels to dig slit latrines. Some drill Sergeants were plain mean. It still exists as witnessed by the present investigation where a young trooper was driven to suicide.

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    alondra  over 14 years ago

    My cats have always been indoor cats and they’ve had earmites. I’d take the cat to the vet or use the solution Paul M. posted about.

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    policelimit Premium Member over 14 years ago

    @legaleagle48 You’re correct Jon’s profession in the strip was established as a cartoonist in the very first panel of the very first strip. However, in the feature film he is a commercial artist working out of his home.

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 14 years ago

    Personally, I would trust Jim Davis’ opinion of Jon’s profession over any Hollywood hype!

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    JP Steve Premium Member over 14 years ago

    I always see Jon suffering his humiliation at Garfield’s hand (paw?) and then going into his studio and turning it into today’s comic!

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    Rakkav  over 14 years ago

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if I had a cat that tried to bully me that way, I’d put him down. With an elephant gun, if necessary.

    Brains and Opposable Thumbs 1, Claws and Teeth 0.

    Now wheedling me for an ear scratch with sheer affection, on the other hand…

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    Baby Chad (Now comic reviewer)  almost 3 years ago

    I’m allergic to cats :(.

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    business garfield the brave  almost 2 years ago

    i will volunteer!

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