On the farm, Jon's mother will cook huge dinners; Garfield hugs her for this. Retrieved July 10,
The terrible food is the center of most of the jokes, along with the poor management. They sometimes are waited on by the Italian Armando, who is refined and sophisticated and shows a great loathing towards Jon, presumably for his immature and uncouth behavior at the prestigious eatery. The volume retains Davis as author and features a foreword by Walsh.
Garfield, the titular character, was based on the cats Davis was around growing up; he took his name and personality from Davis's grandfather, James A. He then proceeded to create a new strip with a cat as its main character and thus created Garfield, who borrows the first letter of his name from Davis's earlier work. Garfield Davis,  who was, in Davis's words, "a large, cantankerous man".