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If you love Garfield comics, Odie Day is sure to impress you. This holiday is dedicated to a dog named Odie – a naive and friendly companion of the famous red cat. Many adults and children love Odie as much as Garfield himself.
Goofy and funny, Odie, created by Jim Davis, first appeared in the pages of a comic book in 1978. Odie usually becomes the object of all sorts of jokes and pranks from his ginger friend. He immediately liked the public, so he soon starred in both television series and films about Garfield. Such demand and love of the audience became the reason for the appearance of a holiday dedicated to him.
- The Odie breed is a cross between a dachshund and a terrier.
- The first Garfield movie came out in 2004.
- The characters of Jim Davis bring him a huge income: only on one merch, the comic book author manages to earn about a billion dollars a year.
How to celebrate
Re-read the Garfield comics – find old favorites at home in the attic or on the Internet, because most of them are now digitized. Revisit your favorite cartoons and movies. Tell your children about your favorite character, read and watch stories about him with them. In case you’re not familiar with the Jim Davis universe, this day is a great time to start. Believe me, it is considered funny not only by kids, but also by adults.
If you have your own dog, Odie Day is a great excuse to give it some extra attention. This holiday unites not only comic book lovers, but also dog lovers. Walk and play with your pet longer, give him a tasty and healthy treat, tell him how much you love him. Such things are never redundant.
When is Odie Day celebrated in 2022?
Odie Day is observed on August 8 each year.