(Strip Number 289, Original Publication Date, 23 July 1982)
Panel 1: As Mike hands John a suitcase, he asks if Uncle Phil is coming on the train with them.
Panel 2: John tells Mike that Phil not only has to work, he's gotta go apartment hunting.
Panel 3: Elly smiles slyly as she tells Mike not to worry about Phil spending his evenings alone.
Panel 4: John tells him that they're leaving Farley in his care; Phil's reaction is to be mildly gobsmacked.
Summary: Since Phil doesn't have as much experience with pets as Elly does, this doesn't seem as it'll go well. Remember, he didn't have a pet growing up either because Marian/Ursula didn't hold with having filthy, disease-ridden creatures in her nice clean home.