Amongst the lineup of blockbuster films expected to rock our world this summer is the epic sequel to Garfield: The Movie, titled: Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. I really enjoyed reading Garfield comics as a kid. But now that Iâ€™m an adult, Iâ€™ve come to realize that if Garfield were human, he could seriously benefit from a Dr. Phil-style reality check:
He hated Mondays
Garfield didn't have to get up on any given day â€“ for work or school â€“ but for some reason Mondays were particularly irritating to him.
Lasagna all the time? And on Jon Arbuckleâ€™s single-parent grocery budget? I just can't feel sorry for a cat that eats better than I do.
He was bitter
Garfield hated Nermal, the worldâ€™s cutest kitten. Could it be that Nermal's active kitten lithe-style reminded Garfield too much of his own issues and weight problem?
He had a superiority complex
Garfield thought he was smarter than Odie, but what did Garfield do that made him so much smarter? Complain? I mean it's not like Garfield could talk. All we ever heard or read were his thoughts. Maybe Odie had thoughts too, if we'd only listened.
He was a Bully
Even if Garfield was smarter than Odie, did that give him the right to kick Odie when he walked by!?
It seems like there were a lot of irritants in Garfieldâ€™s stressful and complicated daily regime of sleeping and eating. But rather than dealing with those issues, he simply chose to pull the blanket tight over his head; curl up in a too-small-for-his-butt box bed, and wait for another Monday to pass.