Panel 1: We see John and Elly in bed when he exclaims "Did you hear that?" in response to the puppy's WHINNNNNNNNing.
Panel 2: He then says that he's going to check on the dog.
Panel 3: This doesn't surprise Elly a bit. After all, if it were Mike or Liz, he'd sleep right through it.
RodJohn is an insensitive buffoon who is completely unaware of his children's emotional needs.
makes the most sense. That being said, it seems likely that Thursday morning will be the one in which Connie delivers that confusing lecture, a new-run where they decide on a name Friday and the week ending with the "I don't know if I like him or Lizzie better" strip to take us into the weekend.
ETA: My computer is acting up again so it may be necessary for others to summarize tomorrow's strip.