My thoughts upon first reading this: How is she able to call him if the power is out?
Apparently, the explanation in the comments from the site I get is this comment from this person:
fixed phones pass thru a different grid (sic)
Different power grid? It doesn't stop me from wondering for three days. However, my second thought: Why isn't she using a cell phone?
Well, the phone is next to her, but I'm wondering if it's just funnier that way.
Third thought: This gag again?
No excuse for that one.
Conclusion: Garfield is getting a bit old. These days, many famous strips over the age of twenty-five (including Garfield) are merchandise-based. It's the only reason why they're running. Oh, and the fact that they had been in the newspaper for so long.
There's a reason why The Far Side and Calvin and Hobbes are still well-acclaimed today. Both of their creators quit while they're ahead. The latter condemned merchandise, which is why the only item you get out of it is a t-shirt.
Thoughts? Comments, please.