Like every great lasagna, Garfield was born in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant on a winter's night in 1978, while snow fell outside like grated parmesan cheese. He weighed five pounds, six ounces at birth--that's big for a kitten!--and right from the start showed a passion for 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. The rest is history.Davis, Jim is the author of 'Garfield at Large (Garfield Series #1)' with ISBN 9780345320131 and ISBN 0345320131.