Garfield by Jim Davis for October 28, 1989
"After years of taking life for granted, Garfield is shaken by a horrifying vision of the inevitable process called "time" "He has only one weapon..." "Denial..." Garfield: I DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE. Jon: Want some breakfast, Garfield? Garfield: Who needs it? I need you! "An imagination is a powerful tool. It can tint memories of the past, shade perceptions of the present, or paint a future so vivid that it can entice...or terrify, all depending upon how we conduct ourselves today...End"
Ok I have a theory. It seems Garfield May have mono phobia (phobia of being alone) and Garfield always says how depressed he is (I’m not surprised if he is as he shows sometimes symptoms) we never see Garfield’s past but he does share how him relatives have lived their lives and seems like the usually passed. My theory is that Garfield, when he was much younger never really got attention as you see he does a lot of things to get attention and he later on became very lonely and sad (causing the mono phobia and depression) and this dream is just showing both of these and how it would be like him when he was younger again and doesn’t want to relive those moments but still gets reminders of them like in a Sunday strip (yes I know usually they don’t have continuity) he makes Arlene mad at him thus making her leave and Garfield says “I like myself when you’re around.” I understand they are dating (I hear they are) but it shows he is upset, also in another comic (not a Sunday strip) Garfield says he only climbs tree where he gets stuck in them for attention and finally Jon probably knows of his phobia and depression so he takes him everywhere but not Odie (usually people take dogs everywhere) he even take Garfield to dates. Thanks for reading this theory and I know it’s stupid to have a dark theory about a cartoon comic cat that loves lasagna but hey whatever.