Garfield is a the titular main protagonist of the comic strip series of the same name created by Jim Davis, as well as the Cartoon TV Show, the cartoon films, the CGI Films, Garfield and Friends and The Garfield Show.
Garfield was born June 19, 1978, in the kitchen of Mamma Leoni's Italian Restaurant to his mother, and his unnamed father, weighing 5 Ibs and 6 ounces at birth and loved lasagna the day he was born. Ever since then, it has always been his favorite food. However, unlike the majority of his family, even parents, who were rodent preying "mousers", the restaurant owner of Mamma Leoni's Italian restaurant had to choose between keeping Garfield or closing down his restaurant due to a lack of pasta, so Garfield was sold to a pet shop.
Garfield is an overweight anthropomorphic orange tabby cat noted for his sheer laziness, sarcasm, arrognce, selfishness, and intense passion for food, particularly lasagna. Often throughout the course of the strip Garfield's weight has been poked fun at as an object of ridicule, frequently by the electronic scale which he uses to weigh himself. Garfield usually does not handle insults or commands from the scale (or anybody else) very well, and normally will respond to such remarks with violence or a saucy comeback of same sort, in spite of the fact that the character solely communicates through thought bubbles.