Snowflake, this thread reminded me of that scene in Season 3 of Buffy when the Mayor is with Mr. Trick and that assistant, Alan. The Mayor says that PJ's becoming quite a handful, Mr. Trick says he likes Marmaduke because no one tells him what to do, then Alan blurts out,"I like to read Cathy!"
Sorry about my ranting. I used to love Garfield...TV Show and comics.