Garfield is an orange, tabby-patterned cat. His breed is the exotic shorthair. Garfield is known for his love of lasagna, as well as being overweight and lazy.
"Garfield" creator Jim Davis named Garfield after his grandfather. Garfield's birthday is June 19, 1978, which is the same day the comic strip debuted. Garfield was born in an Italian restaurant and ate all the pasta. Jon Arbuckle becomes Garfield's owner after purchasing him from a pet shop. Along with Jon, Garfield lives with a dog named Odie. "Garfield" became the world's most syndicated comic strip in 2002 and still is as of 2014. There have also been "Garfield" television shows, movies and video games.