(Strip Number 788, Original Publication Date, 21 January 1985)
Panel 1:: As he looks out the window, Michael asks Elly if they have to keep Farley tied up in the yard.
Panel 2: As she folds laundry, Elly explains that yes, they have to because he's simply too hard to handle these days.
Panel 3: Having noticed that Farley is straining to get out and moving, Mike says that he's (physically) at the end of his rope.
Panel 4: Since having to consciously keep track of where Farley is at any given time is an inhuman strain on her one half of an empty brain, Elly whines that she's emotionally at the end of hers.
Summary: This resolve to keep Farley out of mischief doesn't last very long because Elly is very lazy and tends to buckle when she needs to be firm. He'll be running in traffic and whizzing on hydrants again in no time.