I’ve been here in Muncie, Indiana visiting Action Stan and his family for about a week and boy is it COLD here! We’ve had several large snowstorms since my arrival and the snow is currently well over my head out there now! As a result, we’ve mostly stayed inside playing with his dog, “Truman.” And working on painting NaMoPaiMo horses.
Speaking of NaMoPaiMo, I attended a painting party on Zoom. We were trying to figure out what colors to paint our horses and mostly spent the time talking to the other people that joined us. Everyone was so talented and lovely!
The next day, we ventured out for a drive before the big storm hit us here in Muncie. Action Stan mentioned something about showing me the home of a lasagna-loving cat. Within a few minutes, we pulled up to a building with a giant paw on the side. This was the former home of Garfield the Cat! I had no idea that he was from Indiana. For years, this building was where everything Garfield was produced. Jim Davis, Garfield’s creator, is from the area and wanted to keep his work close to home, so this was the place. A couple of years ago though, with everything switching to digital in the company, Mr. Davis decided his crew could work from home (they were a bit ahead of their time). So for now, the PAWS building sits quietly just outside of town. But it was a lovely property and it was neat to see just where Garfield originated! Action Stan says if I visit again in the future post COVID, I can even meet Mr. Davis! Wouldn’t that be exciting?