Today’s Mother Goose and Grimm:
The name’s the same.
The yellow dog is Grimm; the bird is Grimm’s owner, Mother Goose. The strips often make reference to other fictional characters, including those from other strips, like Garfield. It’s Garfield the cat, not James Garfield the president, who’s fond of lasagna:
Garfield is an orange, fuzzy, tabby cat born in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant (later revealed in the television special Garfield: His 9 Lives to be Mama Leoni’s Italian Restaurant) and immediately ate all the pasta and lasagna in sight, thus developing his love and obsession for lasagna and pizza. (link)
Odie is the dog in Garfield’s household.