(Strip Number 4368, Original Publication Date, 17 September 1983)
Panel 1: It's the end of another day so we find Elly tucking Mike in; as she does so, she assures him that Farley will be just fine.
Panel 2: He asks if he should say a prayer for him and she says that that'd be a nice idea.
Panel 3: His asking if he should go directly to God or ask for someone in the pet department confuses her.
Summary: In a better-written strip, that blank-eyed stare would be a rueful smile because in that strip, Elly wouldn't be baffled by freaking everything.