The grammar today is careless. In panel 1, the phrase should be “Mark can only look on in horror….” And panel 2 is ambiguous. It should be either “…Buzz, your dog?” or “…Buzz? Your dog!”
Still, I think I’m on Tess’s side here. She can’t be too happy to see that Rex might throw her over for a dog (which he could continue to have, even if he stays with Tess). Still, I’m hoping Rex sticks it out.
But as I (and most of you, I bet) was counting on, the Runaway Bunny, er, Elephant has shown up at just the right time to change the course of this adventure. And it sure knows how to make an appearance!
Side note: Based on the dietary needs of elephants, we should expect to see a very long, virtually plowed, path behind Dumbo, emptied of grasses, trees, and bushes, but replaced by piles of pachyderm poop. Yet surprisingly, nobody could track this animal!