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!

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.

Weddings Going To The Dogs
Posted on June 30, 2018

With a photo like this, it might give you paws. Are they kidding? Or are millennials — the newly married — at the forefront of a new trend that encourages dogs and other pets to be present at one’s nuptials?

Pit Bulls Can’t ’Keep Climbing’ On Delta
Posted on June 27, 2018

Their slogan might encourage their clientele to ‘keep climbing,’ but it seems Delta Airline's promotional slogan only applies to a certain ‘type’ of passenger.

Seahorse Dads Go The Extra Yard For Father’s Day [and all other days too!]
Posted on June 16, 2018

What about animal Dads who have the added onus of bearing their young. That’s right.

‘Limb Factory’ For Feathered & Furry Friends
Posted on June 9, 2018

Humans have been breaking a leg for some time — both figuratively on the stage and in real life. But what about our pets when they incur injuries related to their bones, joints or feathers? What are their options?

Animals Talk To Each With Civility
Posted on June 8, 2018

It’s been long believed that one of the ways humans separate themselves from the animals is that we talk civilly to one another, and animals don't. Today's blog is written to debunk that theory

Can Your Pet Be An Insta-Kardashian?
Posted on June 6, 2018

Reality stars are a dime a dozen. However when they enhance their star-power with the power of the people, namely attracting millions of followers on social media — then you’re talking about them ascending to another realm of celebrity.

Cryptokitties, The 21st Century Beanie Babies
Posted on May 31, 2018

The online obsession of CryptoKitties draws comparisons to Beanie Babies.

Can Animals Take A Joke
Posted on May 31, 2018

A while back I questioned whether or not animals could laugh and cry? Research indicates they can — but with reservation.

Canines Out-IQ Felines?
Posted on May 29, 2018

It’ll be raining cat-and-dog-owners after this news gets out. A new study might be barking up the wrong tree, but they're telling anyone — who will listen — that dogs get an A+ in the ‘smarts’ department.

When Cats Go Viral In Real Life, Not So Much Fun, Google!
Posted on May 28, 2018

The love of cats on the Internet is infamous. From 'Grumpy Cat' to 'Lil Bub,' cats make up some of the most viewed content on the web.