(Strip Number 6676, Original Publication Date, 7 March 1982)
Panel 1: As our story continues, we find ourselves outside watching Farley SNIFFA-SNUFFA-SNIFFFing the ground when he hears another dog howling in the distance.
Panel 2: Since he's a pack animal defending his territory from a challenge, he howls in response so as to say "This is where I live; stay back if you know what's good for you."
Panel 3: We shift inside to see the human members of the pack that exists inside Farley's furry skull; his attempt to rout the intruders is disturbing their otherwise zombie-like repose.
Panel 4: We next see Elly standing on the porch in her housecoat yelling Farley's name.
Panel 5: Since she's an idiot who won't admit that Farley isn't human, she expects him to understand what she means when she yells "Come in here and stop that howling immediately."
Panel 6: She also willfully misinterprets his instinct-driven deference posture as his attempting to plea-bargain his way out of punishment as she declares "Don't look at me like that. You're a bad boy."
Panel 7: As she climbs back in bed, she tells John that she doesn't know why he insists on howling every time she lets him out at night.
Panel 8: John's response is to say that he doesn't know.
Panel 9: That's because she hasn't let him out in months.
Summary: That's because he's sick and tired of patiently explaining to a stubborn old fool that Farley isn't human. As the Lynnsight will prove, she isn't going to concede that point ever; just as Mike/Aaron's hockey career is all about how brave she was enduring being a hockey mother, today's Lynnsight will be all about how baffling dogs are.