Nermal is a small gray kitten, self-proclaimed “The world’s cutest kitten.” He frequently makes unannounced visits into Garfield’s home, where he flaunts his cuteness and becomes the focus of Jon’s attention for the entire duration of his visit, much to Garfield’s dismay. Nermal especially does this on Garfield’s birthdays to remind him of how he is getting older.

He once mentioned that he is going to stay cute and small forever because he is a midget; “I think small,” he once quipped, “and the coffee and cigarettes don’t hurt.” Nermal also recently admitted to having undergone extensive cosmetic surgery, claiming that a single eyelash is all that is still real.