(Strip Number 7266, Original Publication Date, 5 March 1989)
Panel 1: We start things off with John making a concerned "Umph?" noise as he looks at his alarm clock.
Panel 2: A panicked John puts on his robe for some reason.
Panel 3: John rushes to the curb carrying a full garbage bag in each hand because he thinks he's slept through garbage pick-up and hopes that they're slow today.
Panel 4: He rushes back to get a second load of garbage.
Panel 5: As he carries the second load to the curb, he's horrified because someone else's moronic dogs are tearing up the bags of Load One to get to table scraps.
Panel 6: John curses under his breath as he picks the garbage pack up.
Panel 7: John's rage at the dogs other irresponsible imbecile pet owners let roam at large is interrupted by Elly hating to have to tell him something.
Panel 8: He looks like a casserole that fell in on itself when she explains that what she hates to tell him is that they don't come for the garbage for another day.
Summary: You'll no doubt have noticed that this one is from March 1989; we're going to have to deal with strips shuffled crazily all over the place in order that Mike might be a terrible boyfriend on Valentine's Day. Oddly enough, this is actually a bit more coherent and it's likely that it was done at the same time as next week's arc.