Pets, Animals & Social Media by Ron Callari

Welcome to my Homepage. As a freelance writer and editorial cartoonist, my published work explores current trends on the digital horizon, social media, humor, politics and innovation. I treat global geo-political issues with the same weight of importance as cartoons and Twitter.

Also keenly interested in the safety of our pets, and will be writing here about various issues pertinent to pet travel, pet innovation and how social media intersects with the pet world.

Ron has also been a contributing writer for InventorSpot - the most popular invention site in the world, where he focuses on social media issues and evolving technology.

In a world where we are barraged daily by data overload, I try to cut through the clutter by delivering new insights with off-center, but hopefully insightful commentary. Your comments and feedback are always welcome. If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow. If you need a friend, let's connect on Facebook! But in any event, please come back often!

Sully, The Presidential Internet Sensation Gets New Mission
Posted on December 7, 2018

This past June, Sully, the service dog was commissioned for a very important mission.

Crying Wolf: Not Exclusive To Humans
Posted on November 30, 2018

For ulterior motives, when individuals alert others to a danger that doesn't exist it is called "crying wolf." This is a reference to the Aesop fable: "Boy who Cried Wolf."

'Cavedog,' A Lassie Movie For The Ages
Posted on November 19, 2018

It stands to reason that while "Cavemen" were the Earth's first homo sapiens, it would follow that a "Cavedog" was man's first best friend.

No Kidding, Goats Can Faint
Posted on November 15, 2018

Fainting, or syncope, is usually caused by a lack of oxygen in the the brain. Symptoms often include falling down, blurred vision, and confusion. Possible causes include dehydration, low blood pressure, alcohol use, and/or diabetes.

California Wildfires Counting Toll With Wildlife & Pets
Posted on November 13, 2018

As devastating wildfires burn their way across California's terrain, communities are not only taking tally on human life, but also the wildlife.

No Kidding, There Ought To Be A Law
Posted on October 31, 2018

For all the negative criticisms leveled at Donald Trump, the one thing he has mastered is how to brand a marketing campaign.

Is The Dead Leaf Butterfly The Master Of Disguise?
Posted on October 22, 2018

How did butterflies take on the look of dead leaves? Yes, it's a protective form camouflaging tactic to blend into its environs, but it's not like they can just slip on a jacket to avoid their predators.

No More Horsing Around For Miniature Equine
Posted on October 13, 2018

Aside from children's birthday parties and special events, what purpose does a miniature horse serve? Well, you might be surprised to learn there are breeders who have ranches with hundreds of them.

"Howloween" Pet Costume Market Is Treat For Retailers
Posted on October 7, 2018

In 2017, 29 million Americans spent approximately $440 million on Halloween costumes for their pets, twice

Wondiwoi? Extinct Or Hiding?
Posted on September 30, 2018

Most people don't know the animal known as the 'Wondiwoi.' There is good reason for that. It has been missing since 1928. In fact, the Wondiwoi tree kangaroo is so rare that it's believed to have been extinct.

North Carolina's Wild Horses Face Hurricane Irma head-on, No Evacuation
Posted on September 22, 2018

When Hurricane Irma hit this region of the state most recently, it was not Congress that protected these resourceful animals . . .  it was their god-given instincts.

Working 11-7, What A Way To Make A Living
Posted on September 8, 2018

Most mammals are not nocturnal. Many prefer the light of day. How often have you seen an alligator or turtle sunning in the afternoon sun.

Loggerheads Are 'Vulnerable' In America But 'Endangered' in Cyprus
Posted on August 31, 2018

As a South Carolinian and animal advocate, Hunting Island State Park is a special place for me because it is home to the 'vulnerable' Loggerhead turtles who frequent our shores each Spring to give birth to future generations.

How Are You Celebrating National Dog Day?
Posted on August 25, 2018

Celebrated annually on August 26, National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Opha May Becomes The Marine's First Female Mascot
Posted on August 17, 2018

A glass ceiling is a metaphor used to describe an invisible barrier that keeps a given demographic (typically applied to minorities or a certain class or gender) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy.

Honey Badger May Not Care That He Just Won A Trademark Battle
Posted on August 11, 2018

Classified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature  (IUCN) as "Least Concerned," who would think that the Honey Badger of all animals could garner a following on YouTube of over 86

Super Purr-fect Tech Show
Posted on August 4, 2018

Mark your calendars for a pet tech trade show like no other, coming up June 18-20, 2019.

No Bull, PETA Wants To Kill A 7-Century-Year-Old Tradition
Posted on July 31, 2018

In Pamplona, the infamous ‘Running of the Bulls’ is a Spanish tradition that dates all the way back to the 14th Century.

New York City Post-Apocalyptic & Human-less
Posted on July 28, 2018

What would the Big Apple be like without it’s 8.5 million homo-sapiens rubbing up against each other?

‘Be An Angel For Animals’ Starring Yvonne Strahovski
Posted on July 22, 2018

Each year more than 7 million dogs and cats remain at animal shelters in the U.S. instead of loving homes. Nearly fifty percent of them must be euthanizes when they are not house in no-kill centers.

From Animal Cave Paintings To Nieto
Posted on July 14, 2018

With the passing of John Nieto who became world-famous for his vibrant art reflecting North American animals, it’s time to reflect on his influences and legacy.

Dogs Become Vets’ BFFs & Then Some
Posted on July 10, 2018

We can all agree with the adage that “dogs are man’s best friend.” However, for veterans finishing up their tours, certain dogs can be much more than that.

Friends of Hunting Island Welcomes A New Frequent Visitor
Posted on July 6, 2018

There is another — somewhat overlooked — even though they’re just as indigenous to the island as the Loggerheads. These are the land-loving Diamondback terrapins (DBT).

Plastic Pollution, A Major Threat To Our Wildlife
Posted on July 5, 2018

The Earth has been around for 4.5 billion years. Yet, it’s only been a little over 100 years, that one of the major factors threatening wildlife extinction first emerged.

Animal Registries Like Sex Offenders Becoming State Law
Posted on June 30, 2018

State laws are often the precedent needed for federal legislation to follow suit. With that being the case, it’s only a matter of time that “animal registries for abuse” becomes the law of the land. And it’s about time.