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!

El Paso Zoo Might Name Cockroaches After The President This  Valentines Day?
Posted on February 9, 2019

The El Paso Zoo is offering folks an extra special Valentine's Day gift for one's ex-boyfriend/ husband or ex-girlfriend/wife.

Avoiding Extinction By Loggerhead Turtles and  Galápagos Tortoises
Posted on February 8, 2019

"One if by land, two if by sea!" Coined by Longfellow, in his poem about the iconic ride of Paul Revere, the warning referenced how many more British troops could attack by sea versus land.

From The Lowcountry to Animal Planet: Local Pups Make Good at Puppy Bowl
Posted on February 1, 2019

We all know the ongoing human interest story of Christmas Trees making good in the Big Apple each year.

The Moral Dilemma of Monetizing Grumpy Cat
Posted on January 31, 2019

Making money off of your pets seems somewhat counter-intuitive. Don't we adopt pets to be our companions?

Pets Getting Smarter With Smart-Products
Posted on January 30, 2019

The new millennium has thrust us into an era of some interesting digital technology that not only affects us humans, but also our furry and feathered friends. Pet tech connecting pets and parents is growing exponentially.

The Loss Of Pets Captured in 'Last Moments' Of Photographer
Posted on January 29, 2019

The loss of a pet is one of the most traumatic life events we experience as pet owners. It's real. It's painful.

Old Lady, The Saint Bernard Is Rescued
Posted on January 26, 2019

Like those fictional TV tales of Lassie getting lost or the movie, "Come Back, Little Sheba,' today's tale is based in reality. It's a cautionary tale -- one of an animal rescuer's worst nightmares.

Did You Miss 'Squirrel Appreciation Day'?
Posted on January 24, 2019

You probably got a day off from work on January 21, 2019.

If A Tree Falls In The Forest Can A Tree Hear It?
Posted on January 17, 2019

Posing the age-old question: If a tree falls in an empty forest can anyone hear it seems rhetoric at this point in time.

'Bird Box' Birds Are Canaries In Coal Mine In Netflix Thriller
Posted on January 7, 2019

Canaries in a coal mine? It's more than a metaphor, and it preceded the first 'bring your pet to work day' of the 21st Century. It's a scientific fact that coal miners use to carry caged canaries into their coal mines for security purposes.

Robotic Pets for The Elderly, Better Than Meds
Posted on January 5, 2019

As our aging population lives longer, medical services appear to be focusing on well-being attended by robotics more than medication.

Capture Creatures On The Prowl To Win Photo Contest
Posted on December 19, 2018

How good are you with animals? How good are you with a camera? How good are you with contests? If you responded YES to all three questions, you may qualify to win on upwards of $500 in a photo contest with a January 2, 2019 deadline.

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.