(Strip Number 781, Original Publication Date, 10 January 1985)
Panel 1: We start things off with John standing at the front door yelling for that damn dog Farley to come in out of the snowstorm that's raging.
Panel 2: He then discovers to his displeasure that some idiot (whose initials are John Roderick Patterson) has left the gate open and allowed Farley to roam around loose.
Panel 3: Since he's going to be on crutches for another month or so, he tells a downcast Elly that she's gotta chase the dog down.
Panel 4: As he sits by a warm, cozy fireplace, he tells a disbelieving Elly that he would have loved to go out.
Summary: I don't believe him any more than Elly does....this is because he's being a complete shit about it all. Also, I think that the imbecile he's yelling about is him.