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Jim Davis: Garfield’s owner Jon did not drink dog semen

In 1990, did Garfield’s owner John scarf a cup of dog semen?

In the May 1990 strip, Jon is with Garfield’s veterinarian, Liz. Jon drinks a cup of something. Liz tells him: “Congratulations, Mr. Arbuckle. You are going to give birth to a fine, healthy litter of puppies.”

Semen? No. You can’t get pregnant form ‘oral sex’. Says Jim Davis:

“On the farm, we used to give first-calf heifers a high protein supplement to help them deliver healthier calves. The supplement was provided by our vet… I assumed that there would be a similar supplement for dogs. So Jon is drinking a protein-enriched drink formulated for a pregnant dog. There you have it!”

Spotter: AV Club

Posted: 20th, October 2017 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True | Comment


Rocky Times: Garfield Beats The Credit Crunch

CREDIT Crunch. What – he-he – credit crunch? In Rocky Mountain they’ve got the funnies:

Garfield is coming home to the Rocky Mountain News. By popular demand, the comic strip featuring the fat cat will reclaim a spot in the Rocky’s lineup Monday.

More than 2,000 readers wrote, e-mailed and called our comics hot line after the strip was dropped.

Many Garfield fans told us that in these troubled times, they counted on the comic relief of their longtime favorite strip.

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Posted: 30th, October 2008 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)