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!

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Dogs Care Less About The Prettiest Of Them All
Posted on October 18, 2017

Self-awareness in animals is different according to species and mirrors.

‘Dogs of Habersham’ Reinvents Dogs At Harvest Festival
Posted on October 17, 2017

The ‘Dogs of Habersham (DOH) launched this past summer, in a pastoral residential community, just minutes from historic Beaufort, South Carolina.

‘Google Photos’ App’s Oppawtunity For Pet Photos & Mini-Movies
Posted on October 17, 2017

If you’re a pet owner like myself, who is passionate about taking photos of your pets, you’ll be happy to know that ‘Google Photos’ just makes grouping them a lot easier.

Eureka! California, First State To Mandate Pet Stores Sell Only Rescue Animals
Posted on October 16, 2017

Ground-breaking! California struck gold with this one!

Guardians To The Rescue for Puerto Rico's Hurricane Animal Victims
Posted on October 14, 2017

It’s sad listening to the humanitarian aid being needed by the citizens of Puerto Rico. It’s equally as sad when to learn about the cats and dogs abandoned after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

IKEA’s Shaggy Dog [Cat] Story For Pets
Posted on October 13, 2017

Remember when IKEA arrived on the scene several decades back. Headquartered in the Netherlands, it took the world by storm with store openings throughout the U.S. in the mid-1980s.

Simply ‘JANE’ Documents The Complex World Of Ms. Goodall
Posted on October 10, 2017

She’s been in the public eye for over a half of century. She is loved by humans the world-over, and most likely as many chimpanzees [if not more.] She’s our real-life Dr.

Buggy Boatman’s Boisterous & Belicose Boners
Posted on October 9, 2017

The insect world is full of noisy critters, from the nocturnal chirps of crickets to the noisy chorus of cicadas you can only hear every 13 or 17 years.

Bipartisan Puppy Bills Helping the Military & Abused Women
Posted on October 5, 2017

With so much acrimony and partisanship in the country these days, lawmakers are taking a pause . . . or should we say PAWS . . . to pass legislature that bridges the gap between the right and left. Yes, this is NOT just a ‘pet’ project.

Acupuncture For Our Pets
Posted on October 4, 2017

Chinese medicine and holistic treatments are a debatable fix for those suffering from pain and/or pain-related ailments.

The Endangered Species Act Is Endangered
Posted on October 2, 2017

It’s a sad state of affairs, that in the year 2017, there are lifeforms roaming this earth that still don’t believe in climate change. It’s even sadder when that same species is holding a blind eye to endangered species.

DC Dogs Go Straight To Heaven
Posted on September 30, 2017

Juxtaposed to some passionate tweets this past weekend by actor/playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, dogs in DC are being directed to "go straight to heaven," versus that ‘other place.’

 

 

 

Hurricane Rescue Networks for Pets Working Overtime in 2017
Posted on September 30, 2017

Being proactive is the key. Preparing in advance for adverse climactic disasters in 2017 were well thought out in U.S. states and territories.

 

 

 

 

 

Pet Insurance Comes In All Shapes & Sizes, Just Like Your Pet
Posted on September 29, 2017

“Health insurance is complicated,” as one of our current political figures recently asserted. It’s even more so when you’re seeking coverage for your dog or cat.

Home Alone For Pets Just Got Technical
Posted on September 28, 2017

Separation anxiety is a sentiment experienced by humans and their loved ones. When those we are closest to decide to relocate, travel or take a break, we are saddened by their departure.

Test Your Pet For Right or Left-Pawedness?
Posted on September 26, 2017

Humans experience right-handed and left-handedness. But are our pets affected by the same physiological make-up?

 

Where The Animals Go When We Go One Degree Less Celsius
Posted on September 25, 2017

Most species on this planet have been impacted by climate change in spite of doubting Thomases, all the president’s men and skeptical scientists.

Humans Should Give A Hoot About Owls’ “Ageless Ears”
Posted on September 23, 2017

Scientists have discovered barn owls retain an acute sense of hearing.

Not All White-washed Animals Are Albinos
Posted on September 22, 2017

How do you tell an albino gorilla from other members of his species? Perhaps, because he sports a dapper white coat?

Hunting Island post-Hurricane Irma
Posted on September 18, 2017

While most of Beaufort County, South Carolina sustained high winds and flooding – in contrast to what was originally forecasted for Hurricane Irma – the town escaped the level of havoc incurred by Hurricane Matthew

Racing Greyhounds Mistreated By Man & Nature
Posted on September 16, 2017

There are two major issues facing the livelihood of racing greyhounds today - namely hurricanes and doping.

Hurricane Irma Beached Manatees Beached In Manatee County
Posted on September 14, 2017

They are known to live in shallow, calm rivers, estuaries, saltwater bays, canals, and coastal areas. However, manatees are able to move from fresh to salt water with no problem, except when that shallow water dries up.

WonderWoof: Walk, Wag & Wander With Your Woof-maker
Posted on September 7, 2017

With the popularity of human wearables increasing daily, it had to happen. Today tech and exercise go hand-in-hand, and it was just a matter or time that this market would start addressing the needs of dog owners.

Hot Dogs: The Good, The Bad, The Funny Hybrid Pups
Posted on September 4, 2017

More and more dog breeders and pet owners are showing interest in ‘hybrid pups.’ Whether they are cross-bred purposely or found at a rescue shelter, the genetic blending of different breeds of dogs are becoming more popular than pedigrees.

‘Bringing Home The Bacon’ In The 21st Century Just Took On A Whole New Meaning
Posted on September 3, 2017

There are probably no carnivores in this world who will tell you they don't like bacon!