The second time this strip has been a rerun. The original strip was from 2013.
This comic was featured at the back of the Big Nate Comix Collection Mr. Popularity. (Which is the only Big Nate Comix Collection that I have)
This is the same issue as when GoComics used the first seven Garfield strips of 1997 and used them for the first strips of 1996 as well. I found the correct strips on the Garfield wiki, but I wasn’t able to find the correct Big Nate strips for the same issue.
Fun Fact: The title panel is the last in its class. See the word “Garfield” in that font in that panel? It’s the last time it is used, and has not been used as of January 9, 2021.
Where did Garfield’s outfit go, and where is Odie?
That stupid colorist does not read the strips and miscolors things. That’s what makes the strip make no sense.
It’s a thought bubble, not the kind of bubble used when characters speak words like Jon, Liz, Doc Boy, etc.
He was seen in a newspaper that Jon was reading in April 2013. https://www.gocomics.com/garfield/2013/04/02
Possibly that Pooky will need another Pooky, who will need another, etc.
There is another character named Biff, but it is not the cat. https://www.gocomics.com/garfield/2017/01/20