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Garfield: His 9 Lives - Life no 6 : Diana's Piano

directed by Doug Frankel; animation by Bob Scott, Doug Frankel, Ralph Eggleston; layout by Ralph Eggleston; backgrounds by Dave Kuhn; character design by Bob Scott, Doug Frankel, Ralph Eggleston; styling by Chris Sanders
 
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Pictures and full quotes GARFIELD: Six must be my lucky number because that's the life I fell in love with musicthe life I fell in love with music. I also fell in love with a girl who played the piano just for me. SARA [narrating]: Oh, what a pretty day. Would you like to hear a cat storyWould you like to hear a cat story Patches? PATCHES: Meow. SARA: Well, I'm going to tell you anyway. My eighth birthday turned out to be one of the most memorable days of my life. That was the day I got a new kitten and I took my first piano lesson. Oh, I remember it as if it were yesterday. I was siting at the kitchen table having breakfast, when my mother came into the room. SARA'S MOTHER: Happy birthday Sara, I have something for you. DIANA: Meow. YOUNG SARA: A kitten! Thank you mommy. SARA'S MOTHER: If you take good care of your kitten Sara, it will be a good, good friend for a long time to come. SARA: Mother suggested that I name my new kitten Diana after the Roman goddess of the huntI name my new kitten Diana after the Roman goddess of the hunt. SARA'S MOTHER: Sara, I have another birthday surprise for you. This is Mrs. Underwood. She's going to give you piano lessonsShe's going to give you piano lessons. YOUNG SARA: Aw mom, I wanna play with Diana. SARA'S MOTHER: Come along Sara. Some day your going to thank me for this. MRS. UNDERWOOD: Alright Sara, let's begin. DIANA: Meow. YOUNG SARA: Diana! Are you alright? DIANA: Meow! SARA [narrating]: During the next few months, I worked very hard at my piano lessons. Every time I sat down to play I would feel this little paw on my foot. Diana was so tiny, she couldn't get up on the piano by herself. I wanted to be a better piano playerI wanted to be a better piano player because Diana always seemed to sense when I hit a wrong note. DIANA: Meow! SARA [narrating]: In just a few years, I was becoming, by Diana's standards, a fairly good pianist. Diana loved my music and never seemed happier than when I was playingDiana loved my music and never seemed happier than when I was playing. Those were happy days. I remember the sunshine, soft summer breezes and the fun Diana and I had. It seemed as though Diana had been part of my life, forever. I had even promised Diana, we would never, ever part. Then came the day I left for college. DIANA: Mew. SARA: That was a sad day. I didn't know who I was going to miss more. My parents or Diana. Although I was a young woman by the time I graduated from college, the little girl in me was still eager to be with Diana once again. By that time my world had changed. There were more people in my life than Diana and my parents. DIANA: Meow. SARA [narrating]: And I don't know that Diana approved. DIANA: Meow. SARA: Mother, father, Lee and I have decided to marry. SARA'S MOTHER: That's wonderful dear. DIANA: Rowr! LEE: Ouch! SARA: Diana. You'd better pack your bags old girl. Your going to be moving soon. Your coming with me. SARA [narrating]: My parents had given Lee and me the piano as a wedding present. We really didn't have room for it, but it was our most important piece of furniture. When little Billy came along, Diana found a new friend. I don't think Diana minded, too much. By now Diana was fourteen. Diana could no longer make it on her own to the top of the piano. But fortunately, neither could little Billy. That evening, I could tell Diana wasn't feeling well. So, I put Billy to bed early and performed a whole concert, just for Diana. I'd never played better. When I finished, Diana didn't want to leave the piano. Goodnight Diana. Sometime during the night, Diana managed to get down onto the keyboard. She laid down, put her face on her folded paws and quietly passed away. It was Diana's testament to her love for my music. Would you like me to play something for you patches? PATCHES: Mew. SARA: It's just as well. 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 Garden
Life no 3 : In the Garden

Arf. My third life was my favorite. My body grew old but I never, never, never, grew up.
  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
  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.