wiki fact: jim davis grew up on a farm with mother anna, father james william, and 25 cats. Interestingly, his first wife carolyn was allergic to cats.
I find most people take on at least one aspect of garfield, sometimes to the extreme:
- indulgently selfish
- laconic in the laziest sense
- sassy to the point of rudeness
- completely unhealthy
but garfield doesn’t have an evil bone in his body; his faults stem from extreme epicureanism, a flow-with-the-languid-river philosophy, emotional honesty, joy in pleasure pursuits taken a lil too far. That he is nice and lovable means you can’t hate him much.