(Strip Number 278, Original Publication Date, 1 July 1982)
Panel 1: As our story continues, we find Lawrence in the Pattersons' back yard; as he does so, he says Hello to a fairly happy Farley.
Panel 2: Farley's attempt to rush over to him is cut short as his leash half-way strangles him. Lynn highlights how funny having a dog get injured and confused is by drawing in a glaring pop-art caption.
Panel 3: Instead of, say, consoling the poor, confused animal, Mike merely observes that he's not used to his new leash yet.
Summary: My guess is that Lynn has a pat answer for those of us who want to point out that the dog is being punished for John and Elly's idiocy; that's because she's as eager to evade blame as they are.