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Garfield: His 9 Lives - Life no 3 : In the Garden

directed by Phil Roman; co-directed, animation, and layout by Ruth Kissane; backgrounds by Dave Kuhn
Pictures and full quotes GARFIELD [as orange kitten]: Arf. My third life was my favoriteMy third life was my favorite. My body grew old but I never, never, never, grew up. CHLOE [narrating]: Yellow and orange skies filled with magic butterfly's made the morning a memory. These were the mornings Chloe and the orange kitten liked best. It seemed like it was always summer in the garden. Uncle Todd built the garden during a very intense period of just having funUncle Todd built the garden during a very intense period of just having fun. He was known for that. Singing and dancing and being every bit a prankster. He and the sun laughed a lot. Uncle Todd joined the circus, one spring and sort of willed the garden to Chloe and the orange kittenthe circus, one spring and sort of willed the garden to Chloe and the orange kitten. From then on the spirit of uncle Todd seemed to loom over the plot. Like a great laughing apparition. This was not the normal garden you might imagine. No! It was inspired by the love of lifeIt was inspired by the love of life and the even greater love of living it. The garden had a few of the more identifiable features of course like plants and rocks and some bad things. But the things they really enjoyed were not of the norm. Designed into the garden were things like tubes, globes and orbs of the bubble and vinyl persuasion. The hovering harmonica, the skimming disk made jingle sounds as they glided from point to point. Their life with syncopated rhythms filled the air. The great part was as Chloe and the kitten moved from one area of the garden to another the environment would change. All the areas were for fun making but only a special love and understanding would make the garden work. They had a very strong bond. A rare and valuable treasure called friendshipA rare and valuable treasure called friendship. It was a magic life, an easy life. A good lifeA good life. There was only one condition. Before uncle Todd joined the circus he left the two a crystal box on a checkered toadstool. He told them never to open the crystal box. Chloe and the kitten were not used to rules! This "never open the crystal box on the checkered toadstool." Rule was new to them. And as all children all want to do. Chloe and the kitten were overcome with curiosity. They poked at the crystal box. Sniffed it. And gazed longingly at the simple to open latch. There is something very special about a box that is not to be opened. Finally they decided to take action. They decided not to open it. Ha, they thought right by the crystal box never to give it another thought. They loved uncle Todd very much and were grateful for the garden. And they lived happily forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever. NOTE: To watch the pictures in high resolution, click on them

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Garfield: His 9 Lives
Garfield: His 9 Lives

My name is Garfield and this is my friend Odie. I know cats have nine lives and I certainly appreciate the opportunity to have them.
  Life no 1 : Cave Cat
Life no 1 : Cave Cat

In my first life I formulated many of my likes and dislikes. I dislike my rock bed. On the other hand, you wouldn't believe the size of the pteranodon drumsticks.
  Life no 2 : King Cat
Life no 2 : King Cat

2,000 BC. Was a good year to be a cat in Egypt. We were revered, even worshiped. Ah, for the good old days.
  Life no 3 : In the GardenLife no 3 : In the Garden   Life no 4 : Court Musician
Life no 4 : Court Musician

I learned to think on my feet in my forth life. Thinking was okay I guess. But now I avoid it when ever possible.
 
Life no 5 : Stunt Cat
Life no 5 : Stunt Cat

Life number five was short.
  Life no 6 : Diana's Piano
Life no 6 : Diana's Piano

Six must be my lucky number because that's the life I fell in love with music. I also fell in love with a girl who played the piano just for me.
  Life no 7 : Lab Animal
Life no 7 : Lab Animal

In my seventh life I was a laboratory animal. To this day every time I see a test tube I throw up.
  Life no 8 : Garfield
Life no 8 : Garfield

All that I ever was made me what I am in my eight life. Somehow, it's falling short of my expectations.
  Life no 9 : Space Cat
Life no 9 : Space Cat

I'd like to think I'd live forever but hay, I'm only human. Here's a sneak preview of my ninth life.