This toy was owned by Collin LaCroce. Collin moved to Wilmington in 1986 when his mother took a job at New Hanover County Museum, now Cape Fear Museum. Collin attended Gregory Elementary, Myrtle Grove Middle, and Hoggard High schools.
Garfield, the fat lasagna-loving cat, began life as a comic strip in 1978 when cartoonist Jim Davis created him, his owner Jon Arbuckle, and Odie the dog. The Garfield comic became a TV show, "Garfield and Friends," which appeared on CBS from 1988 to 1995.