"Matthew, what have you done with the dogs of war?"
"Er, well...I was walking them, see..."
"You've lost them, haven't you?"
"I didn't mean to!"
"Not again...look, we've still got time before they need to be in whatever small African country it is this week, just get the car keeys and we'll go looking for them."
"Which are the car keys?"
"The ones that keep falling apart."
"Oh right. We ought to get them tightened."
Context is a bit embarrassed