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Garfield creator Jim Davis says a 1990 comic strip has been widely misunderstood, and that it does not show Garfield's owner, Jon Arbuckle, drinking a cup of dog semen.
Um? Explain please?
The Garfield comic, which is hailed as one of the most distributed and famous of all comics has appeared in newspapers all around the country, features Jon Arbuckle, his cat, Garfield, and his dog, Odie. Jon has a longtime crush on Garfield’s veterinarian, Dr. Liz Wilson.
For years one particular strip has confused diehard fans. Believing that Jon consumed dog 'semen' during a routine vet check.
This set off some thoughts.
First of all no matter the theory... gross.
This episode has clearly perplexed many for years then at last the creator cleared everything up. In an interview reported by BuzzFeed Davies stated :
On the farm, we used to give first-calf heifers a high protein supplement to help them deliver healthier calves. This supplement was provided by our vet.
I assumed that there would be a similar supplement for dogs. So Jon is drinking a protein-enriched drink formulated for a pregnant dog.
So good ole Jon took it upon himself to partake in what he innocently believed was coffee and it turned out to be hormones for dogs. Still unpleasant to think about but better than the alternative.
Recently Davies sent a care package to a lifelong fan of the comic and this particular story. And immediately social media chimed in.
Holy shit, this is an achievement— Barkevious Mingo (@dvorak) October 17, 2017
OMG. how much does something like this go for?— Jizz Johnson (@RealJizzJohnson) October 16, 2017
I remember reading this as a child and pressing my parents for an explanation that they just could not give.— Danielle S. Pumpkins (@daniellegee) October 17, 2017
The 12 year old kid in me is laughing way too hard at this.— Melissa Davidson (@tremblinglight) October 16, 2017