Bucky never learns…
Rob must be checking the peephole in panel 3
If he’s peeping through, it must be a caterwa(u)ll!
And Rob thinks to himself as he repeatedly smashes his head into the wall, “I could have been normal, I could have had a sex life, I could have gotten married, but no. I had to have PETS!!!! Well, at least if I smash my head into this concrete wall enough I might render myself brain dead and someone will pull the plug.” Unfortunately for Rob the surface he iss hitting his head on is drywall; all he accomplishes is starting demolition for a new reno at his home.
Satchel learns to omit the truth a little too late.
Dial him up, Satch! We’ll find that phone and give the Buckster a little refresher course.