Garfield was born June 19 1978, in the kitchen of Mama Leone's
Italian restaurant. He was 5 pounds 6 ounces-that's big
for a kitten!-and ever since then he loved Italian food.
The restaurant owner, forced to choose between Garfield
and closing his doors for lack of pasta, sold Garfield to
a pet store. Garfield thought he was a goner until Jon Arbuckle
walked in the door.