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!

Pets In India Stranded During Pandemic Reunited By Private Jet
Posted on June 7, 2020

A good number of pets in India were separated from their owners by the pandemic.

Are Pets Binge-TV Watchers?
Posted on June 6, 2020

I thought I'd conduct some research to learn whether or not pets, in general, are binge-watchers?

Pandemic Pigeons vs Edgar Allan Poe's Raven
Posted on May 29, 2020

This is a tale of bird tales. The theme of 'bird visitations' is common in literature. Jasper Doest's and Edgar Allan Poe have that in common.

The Dark Side Of A Pandemic Lockdown For Wildlife
Posted on May 27, 2020

Crowds vanished, opening cities, resorts, villages, and area attractions, allowing animals to take over our vacant space.

During Pandemic, Y'Alls Animal Farm Drive-Thru Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend
Posted on May 25, 2020

Holiday events have changed markedly since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the land. Outdoor entertainment has been sorely missed throughout the U.S.

Zoom, The New Animal House
Posted on May 24, 2020

Zoom allows members to communicate in mass (even beyond Skype's capabilities) . . . and opened the door for Zoomers to invite some real animals along for the ride.

Culling The Herd Versus Contraception For Deer On Fripp Island
Posted on May 23, 2020

Fripp Island — a barrier island at the southern border of South Carolina — sustains an ongoing deer population issue that some view as contrary to the island's position as a 'wildlife sanctuary.'

Zoom Goes To The Dogs? Virtual Therapy Or Fad?
Posted on May 22, 2020

Zoom has built a phenomenal organization during a time when many small businesses are losing top-line revenues faster than a barefoot jackrabbit on a hot greasy griddle in the middle of August.

Magnetoreception: Why Animals Are Magnetic
Posted on May 19, 2020

Animals react to the Earth's magnetic field. Researchers commenced a new study to unravel the magnetic sensitivity that affects some of animals we share this planet with.

Fred Willard's Clueless Dog Show Commentator Came Close To His Real-Life Beliefs
Posted on May 18, 2020

Character actor Fred Willard is remembered in a number of mockumentaries, the most telling of which was the Best in Show.

Black-Throated Bushtit With The Funny Name
Posted on May 16, 2020

This bird is also known as the black-throated tit [and yes you read that night] is a very small passerine, or perching bird in the family Aegithalidae.

To Bee Or Not To Bee, The Return Of The 'Blue' Calamintha Bee
Posted on May 13, 2020

Like Hamlet, the Calamintha Bee might have wondered whether or not it will survive [to be] or die from extinction [not to be].

Rescued Pelican & Tanzania Camp Manager Formed BFF Bond Before Sad Good-bye
Posted on May 12, 2020

Jeffrey Condon, camp manager of the Greystroke Mahale safari camp in Tanzania is good at what he does. So good . . . one of the animals under his charge could not get enough of him.

Best Animal Moms In The World Selected
Posted on May 11, 2020

As you celebrate your Mother on Mother's Day, there are a few other mothers you might want to make a toast to as well. They are considered the best 'Mother Animals" on the planet, according to One Green Planet.

Pangolins Transferring Covid-19 To Humans Might Now Be Able To Treat Humans
Posted on May 9, 2020

It's a little bit of circular logic, but logic nonetheless that might be able to treat humans of the disease Covid-19 that swept the globe.

Coronavirus Is Cause Of Fake Animals On Social Media
Posted on May 8, 2020

While we shelter in place and keep up our six feet of social distancing, it appears our isolation gives fuel to our imagination to soften the blow in times of crisis.

Momma Green Turtle: "Give Me A Ticket For An Aeroplane ...I'ma Goin' Home"
Posted on May 7, 2020

Little did they know, when The Box Tops wrote the "The Letter" in 1967 that those iconic lyrics could apply to a Green Turtle in the year 2020.

Entomologist vs. Epidemiologist - What's The Difference?
Posted on May 6, 2020

They are both long words that sound alike. They both are involved in scientific fields. One researches "insects & arthropods," while the other focuses on "disease and viruses."

"Monstrous Murder Hornets?" As If Coronavirus Wasn't Enough
Posted on May 5, 2020

Giant Asian Hornets, with body lengths up to 2 inches has a cartoonish mask face featuring ironic teardrop eyes like Spider-Man.

Bring Home The Movie All The Animals Are Talking About
Posted on May 4, 2020

Unfortunately, when a movie has flawed expectations regarding a box office $ucce$$, it needs to do double-time after the fact to get a decent return on investment (ROI).

Bats Can Transmit Covid-19 To Humans Via The Intermediate Host Pangolin
Posted on May 2, 2020

Are animals susceptible to the Coronavirus? The answer to that question is an ever-changing news story.

Loggerheads & Volunteers In The Age Of Coronavirus Pandemic
Posted on April 25, 2020

As a Friends of Hunting Island (FOHI) volunteer for the last 3 years, I've had the pleasure to join the ranks of sea turtle conservation volunteers who preserve one of the most threatened creatures on the planet.

Covid-19 Prompted 'Goat 2 Meeting' For Your Next Zoom Conference Call
Posted on April 22, 2020

There are two businesses that the Covid-19 pandemic put on the map. If you're working for a small or large business or organization, you are probably very familiar with one of them.

Photographer Spent 117 Hours In Sub-Zero Degree Weather To Capture Polar Bears
Posted on April 21, 2020

This unique photographer spent 117 hours as thermometers fell as low as -58 degrees Fahrenheit, and the winds howled at a cruel 43 miles per hour.

It's Not Raining Cats & Dogs In NYC Since Pandemic Hit USA
Posted on April 18, 2020

Of all the shortages the coronavirus pandemic has caused  -- the fear of not having enough toilet paper, hand sanitizer and the bottled water -- the one you've probably not thought of is a shortage on cat and dog adoptions.