In England it’s a well known fact that if a husband says to his wife “I’m just taking the dog out for a walk honey,” what it really means is that he’s nipping down to the pub for a quick pint.
In fact it has been said that this phenomena is a major contributory factor to the high incidence of dog ownership in Britain. It is also how the dog first gained its’ well earned reputation as mans best friend.
I know this to be true because a friend told me so in a pub once.
In Spain where “el amor” is constantly in the air, mans best friend has a different role to play, and he plays it with the true loyalty and faithfulness he is well renowned for.