“The prototype of Garfield’s cat is the author’s exotic short haired cat”, which has been a rumor for a long time. Jim Davis, the original author of the cartoon “Garfield”, never said that his Garfield is a foreign short haired cat. Instead, he clearly said that Garfield is just a virtual character. The setting is a fat orange tabby cat born in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant, and the prototype is just a lot of ordinary native cats he once raised, It’s not linked to any real variety.
After the popularity of Garfield’s cartoon, animation and film works in China, many people think that Garfield’s image is very similar to that of exotic short haired cat. In addition, some merchants who breed exotic short haired cat want to raise the price and make more money. The idea that exotic short haired cat is the prototype of Garfield has been born and spread, As a result, few people know the name of exotic short haired cat now. Everyone calls it Garfield.