Saturday, June 19, 2021

International Box Day & National Garfield the Cat Day!

Happy International Box Day and National Garfield the Cat Day!!!

"International Box day is celebrated every year on the 19 th of June. If you love cats and you have cats this day is for you. The purpose is to spend some time together with your loving pet and have fun. On this day people basically celebrate the magnificent pair of boxes and cats."

 While Cody was pretty much NOT a fan of boxes, Roary has yet to meet a box that he doesn't love!! 


Roary is insatiably curious! 

ANY box that enters this house, he's all over it (or inside it!) 





How about your kitties? Fans of boxes or not? 

Today is also  National Garfield the Cat Day. I was a fan of Garfield looong before I ever had my first cat. I have always had a "thing" for tabbies, and I was (and still am) a huge fan of Garfield's sarcasm.

"National Garfield the Cat Day – He’s witty, he’s sassy, he’s blunt, he’s saucy…he’s, well, Garfield."  Today we celebrate the world’s most opinionated feline!!!


The GARFIELD comic strip was born on June 19, 1978, created by Jim Davis and syndicated in
forty-one U.S. newspapers. Today it’s syndicated in more than 2,100
newspapers worldwide with more than 200 million readers,
leading Guinness World Records to name GARFIELD The Most Widely
Syndicated Comic Strip in the World.

(To me, Garfield was the ORIGINAL "Grumpy Cat" and I have ALWAYS preferred him!).

Courtesy of Penguinrandomhouse


ABOUT JIM DAVIS
"Jim Davis was born on July 28, 1945, in Marion, Indiana. He later attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he
distinguished himself by earning one of the lowest
cumulative grade point averages in the history of the university.  Davis has had many
successes with Garfield, including four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program and induction into the Licensing Hall of Fame (1998), but his most prized awards are from his peers in the National Cartoonist Society: Best Humor Strip (1981 and 1985), the Elzie Segar Award (1990), and the coveted Reuben Award (1990) for overall excellence in cartooning.
©Paws. All Rights Reserved."


(The above was from a blog post I did for Penguin Randomhouse on June 19th, 2018 in honor of Garfield's 40th Anniversary)

Hoping you all have a CATABULOUS day !!


29 comments:

  1. Roary, you sure know how to enjoy a good box!!
    Around here, our Angel Minko was the box enthusiast...

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  2. Roary looks cute in his boxes. Flynn loved boxes and none were too big or small for him. He would even try and get in the (mansize) paper tissues box. He could only manage to squeeze his arms and shoulders in but it made him happy.
    I love Garfield too!

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    1. Sweet and Silly Flynn! I LOVE that you shared those memories!!! My fave was when he sat in pots though MOL!! xoxo

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  3. Roary sure looks like one happy and content box lover. I've been known to sit in or on one a time or two, though as with 'nip, going outside or playing, I bore quickly. Dad says Garfield's okay, but he'll always be a big fan of B. Kliban's feline goofiness.

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    1. Ohhhh YES!!! I was a HUGE fan (and still am) of the Kliban cats!!! OMG I was obsessed with them!

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  4. Happy International Box Day and Garfield Day!

    Nicki was always into boxes, attacking the cardboard right away by chewing it up and spitting it out.

    Derry will check them out, maybe hop in and out, but I think Derry is more like Cody was--not as interested. However, I can see that Roary makes up for that! :-)

    Take care, stay well!

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    1. Roary is like Nicki and yep Cody was just like Derry. Cody pretty much left boxes alone except on rare occasions!! Roary DEFINITELY makes up for that! You take care and stay well too! xoxo

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  5. Roary, boxes are pretty cool. Sadly I do not get enough of them.
    Mum likes Garfield too :)
    Purrs, Julie

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  6. Mom loves Garfied and she misses seeing him all around. I guess he used to be super popular! Our kitties don't play in boxes anymore but when they were younger I've heard they loved boxes.

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  7. Hello Roary! You certainly look like you are loving those boxes :)
    Mom loves to read the Garfield comics!
    Be well.
    Winston and Emily

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    1. I sure do!! You be well too and kisses to Winston and Emily! Love, Roary

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  8. WOW! Two major celebrations on one day! Garfield is my hero (Angel Sammy said he was the KING), and while I'm not a box boy, seeing Roary's adorable face at the bottom of a box is very cool. Hope you all have a wonderful DOUBLE CELEBRATION today!

    Hugs, Teddy (oh....and Mom too)

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    1. that photo of Roary is my fave too, I love it! Teddy is more like how Cody was! xoxo

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    1. why thank you! You are pretty cute yourself! Love, Roary

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  10. Happy Boxing Day! We're too big to fit into most boxes but we know all you kitties love boxes.

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  11. Happy Boxing Day Roary, you're a pro already!!! Did you know Garfield lives here now? His name is Garf.

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    1. wait, what????????? Do you have a new cat????????????? Seriously!!????

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  12. Roary looks absolutely adorable in boxes! What a sweet look in that second picture!
    I always loved Garfield too!

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  13. Happy International Box Day! I'm glad Roary likes them. It actually took me a while to warm up to boxes, but now I enjoy them because I can play games with them.

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  14. Yes, we all like boxes too but we don't get so many these days as we did during Early Pandemic. There should be a "Chewy" box in our future soon though.

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  15. Happy Box Day from up up up at The Heavenly Cloud Catpuccino Cafe! I hear the new guy at my home, Enzo, is into boxes and boxes and more boxes!

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  16. I’m with Roary! I’ve never met a box I didn’t like. ~Ernie

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  17. Happy International Box Day and Garfield Day. XO

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  18. Ha! Roary is a a box aficionado, for sure! And yay for Garfield. He's one of our faves, too. Hope your day was super special (just like you)!

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  19. Oh Roary...you wear that box really well! 😻

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  20. Next time you get in a box, your Mom can ship you to me!
    Oh, she says "NO" ... well, I did try ...

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    1. Depends on the day MOL!! She just might take you up on your offer!! Love, Levi

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