December 17th, 1980
Arlene is a stray cat.
Favorite Rendezvous Spot with Garfield:
On the fence
Arlene is the female cat most likely to share dinner and insults with Garfield. They have a love-hate relationship: Garfield loves himself and Arlene hates that. She was introduced to add a little romance to the strip, but don’t look for anything serious to develop. Garfield’s still looking for a mate who will accept him for what he is... perfect in every way.
In the Garfield and Friends TV show, Arlene was replaced by a new love interest, Penelope Pussycat.