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Revision as of 22:52, February 21, 2016

Sonja (voiced by Sandi Huge) is Garfield's mother. She first appeared in the animated television special Garfield on the Town and later appeared in the special Garfield: His 9 Lives. She has also made a few cameos in the comic strip, including a December 1984 story, which was a loose adaptation of Garfield on the Town.

Sonja gave birth to Garfield, in an Italian restaurant. Garfield was taken away from his mother and became Jon Arbuckle's pet while he was still a very small kitten. In the animated television special, Garfield on the Town, Garfield accidentally finds himself back in the now abandoned restaurant where he was born. He is reunited with his mother and meets other members of his family, including his brother Raoul, who still live there.

A group of vicious, sadistic cats called "The Claws" develop a grudge against Garfield, and Garfield's family comes in to protect him. When Garfield is told by his maternal grandfather to leave for lacking the proper traits of a mouse hunting cat, including the proper ability to fight back, he was about to leave the restaurant until Sonja tells Garfield that she still loves him, and that his life with Jon is for the best. At the end of the episode when Garfield comes back to Jon, he sees a tail (which was Sonja's) outside of Garfield's house when he looks out the window, letting him know that she will always be there for him.

Another one of her few appearances was on November 5, 1994.


"What do you want?!"


  • Sonja shares her name with a cat from the Heathcliff franchise, who is Heathcliff's girlfriend.
  • She has two different color schemes - in Garfield on the Town , she has beige fur with stripes and yellow mouth similar to her son and green eyes with black irises. Since December 1984, her design was changed to plain yellow with white mouth and black eyes.
  • In one of the comics, she suggested that the maternity ward had switched kittens.


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