Why the USA love affair with dogs? Well they get the job done. If you have a rotten relationship, a dog will make you feel everything is ok, the planets are aligned, more than a trite box of chocolates or a selfish cat, which might just wee on your porch in an absent-minded moment.
Litigation the easy way, means you are not shooting them, which must have reduced the overall violence in USA.
Ronny Patel comes from a country where 800 million wives traditionally kick their husbands out of the kitchen.