If there's one thing we all know about Garfield the cat, it's that he HATES Mondays!
The question has always been the same: why?! Garfield the cat is... well, a cat. To felines, Monday should be the same as any other day, right?
Writer James Colley thinks he knows the real reason behind Garfield's Monday blues:
Garfield is a cat and doesn't have a job. The only ostensible difference between Monday and any other day is that Jon suddenly isn't around after having been home all weekend. Garfield doesn't hate Mondays, he loves Jon and is too proud to say it.— Colley (@JamColley) February 18, 2018
Aw, how sweet. Garfield fans considered Colley's theory:
“when the strip first begins Jon introduces himself as a cartoonist and we see a panel of him at his drawing board so it is possible he could have been working from home this whole time” is maybe the sentence I’ve typed that has made me hate myself the most— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) February 18, 2018
I am willing to suspend belief such that, even if this is true, he closes his door or whatever so that he may work. There's still a separation where his time is not devoted to feeding a cat lasagne. I've decided this is the hill I will die on.— Colley (@JamColley) February 18, 2018
And some people offered their own ideas:
In the cartoon on Monday the entire universe actively becomes hostile to Garfield.— Jason Ibrahim (@KingRiptor) February 18, 2018
Of course, now that we know he’s a work-from-home cartoonist, I wonder if Garfield truly hates Mondays because Garfield is a figment of Jon’s imagination (a la Sixth Sense) and only exists when Jon is paying attention to him? (Cite: Garfield Minus Garfield.)— Amarand Agasi (@AmarandAgasi) February 18, 2018
But there is some cartoon evidence to back up Colley's explanation:
This is so incredibly true. Very evident in the special Garfield gets a life, where Garfield follows Jon as he tries to find a date. Garfield wants him to date until he realizes that Jon having a girl friend means Jon spends less time with him. https://t.co/oCLFyN9qNU— The ott that never ends (@SpikeBlu) February 19, 2018
We feel so much better knowing people are working on this.