Bertha was an obese woman Jon dates in March of 1987. She originally called Jon as a wrong number, so Jon asked for a date. She seems to like Garfield and suggested to Jon to put some meat on his bones. She likes her steak rare and says, "Just run the steer by the table and I'll grab off a hunk!" She makes other appearance like at parties Jon goes to or a regular place like a laundromat. An other time she reappeared was in January 12 2003, where she met Jon and Garfield on a supermarket, but she had lost 200 pounds. Unlike most women who Jon tried to call by phone, Bertha very much enjoyed going on a date with Jon.
In the June 7, 1990 strip Bertha is seen seated in the backround next to Liz and Jon´s table eating a turkey leg. Bertha was also seen on February 12, 1989 at Jon's party. and appeared in 2003 having lost 200 pounds
Bertha's first appearance, 1987
Bertha's last appearance, 2003
- She is one of the girls that actually likes Jon.
- She seemed to have a sense of humor similar to Garfield.
- Garfield liked her due to her comments of him looking thin.