To see if it was safe to come in the house.
Every time Johnny comes inside, he first has to case the joint...
... to make sure Smooch isn't lurking somewhere.
Johnny: Nope, not in here.
When he circles back to the office, I know he's ready to relax...
...and/or cause trouble.
Johnny: Whatcha workin' on today?
Johnny: What's with the duct tape? Can't we afford a new chair?
Johnny: See you later. Call me when it's time for dinner.