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!

Monkey Business in SC Grew From 1400 to 3500 Monkeys In 4 Decades
Posted on July 13, 2019

The colony of 1400 rhesus monkeys and the scientific project was launched in the summer of 1979 in La Parguera, Puerto Rico. They were then shipped 1300 miles away to Morgan Island, SC., across the waters from Beaufort, SC.

"All American Pet Photo Day" Is Yet Another National Event To Celebrate Your Favorite Pet
Posted on July 12, 2019

This year the "All American Pet Photo Day" was celebrated on July 11. That is an annual auspicious day that American pet owners are asked to share their favorite pet photos.

PAWmicon 2019 Strut Its Super Hero Stuff For Charity
Posted on July 11, 2019

You might have heard of San Diego's "Comiccon" and its focus on super heroes. But how about celebrating our super pets?

Lions & Tigers & Bears Are Choosing To Go Bump In The Night
Posted on July 4, 2019

Humans may go out at night to avoid meeting or bumping into people they know are only out during daylight hours. It's a conscious decision. But do animals avoid interacting with humans in a similar fashion?

An Elephant & His Slam Dunking Trunk
Posted on June 30, 2019

There's a unique basketball shot performed by players who jumps in the air, control the ball above the horizontal plane of the rim, and scores by zinging the ball

Graffiti Artist Jimmy Swift Transforms Rock Into Jaws-Like Shark
Posted on June 27, 2019

On Palolem Beach, South Goa, India, American artist Jimmy Swift displayed his unique ability to create outdoor art that is both creative and terrifying.

'Generation Z' or 'Snowflake' Kids Define Themselves With Shelter Dogs
Posted on June 24, 2019

High School kids today are not only brighter than previous generations, they appear to be more compassionate. Now termed 'Generation Z,' this is the demographic that follows the Millennials.

Don't Make It A Big Bang For Your Pets This Fourth
Posted on June 22, 2019

The Humane Society posts updates each year as to ways to help your dogs and cats manage the holiday that comes with fireworks . . . namely, July 4th.

One Of My Conure's Sister-From-Another-Mother Got Lost In My Hometown
Posted on June 18, 2019

For those who follow me, you know that my posts are normally not personal or biographical. However, today I have chosen to take the liberty to write about a lost bird  that I could relate to on a emotional level.

Let Augmented Reality Animals Entertain You On Your iPhone
Posted on June 15, 2019

Google launched a app tool that allows iPhone users to view animals come to life on their cameras in any setting of your choosing.

At-Risk Dogs Are Imprisoned Versus Euthanized
Posted on June 13, 2019

Hard-to-Adopt dogs are classified as at-risk animals which could lead to euthanasia.

Say Fooey To Foie Gras?
Posted on June 11, 2019

Foie Gras [French for "fatty liver"] is banned by PETA [People for the Treatment of Animals], and other animal advocacy groups.

The Best Human/Animal Portraits
Posted on June 9, 2019

The "best" portraits or selfies taken "of" and "with" animals is subjective. Who's to say a photograph with your dog or cat can vie for top bragging rights?

Canines Competing To Become America's Top Superhero
Posted on June 2, 2019

Public voting opens in June to select finalists for the 2019 American Humans Hero Dog Awards®.

Circus Animal Performances Cancelled Until Further Notice?
Posted on May 27, 2019

That further notice could be legislation that is currently underway.

Vegetarian Dogs Make Good Pets?
Posted on May 20, 2019

What's a 'vegetarian dog?' That new 'pet' term refers to goats for several reasons? For years, goats have been used by humans to clear lawns and unwanted vegetation . . .

Grumpy Cat, The Richest Feline In The World Dies
Posted on May 17, 2019

While our president continues to falter on Forbes annual ranking of the 400 Richest in the World list, there was one cool cat who continued to maintain her . . .

The 'Pet Friendliest Hotel' Award Should Go To Doris Day
Posted on May 16, 2019

That's right, if there was a award event for "Hotels" and "Hoteliers," the "Pet Friendliest Hotel" would have to go to the late Doris Day.

Cardinals & Gold Fish & Their Interspecies Behavior
Posted on May 11, 2019

Humans aren't the only inhabitants on Earth that take care of other species. There are a good-number of well-documented cases of certain species taking care of another they feel are in need.

Which "Animal" Will Take The GOT Throne?
Posted on April 24, 2019

Now into its eighth and final season, the Game of Thrones, which debuted on April 14, 2019, we're finally going to find out the ultimate fate of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen [aka Khaleesi], Tyrion Lannister and the remaining cast of chara

Monkey Sees, Monkey Does! Monkys Becoming More Human!
Posted on April 16, 2019

It's been a conundrum to humans, why monkeys are not more human?

Kickstart Earth Day This Year With Disney flick About Penguins
Posted on April 7, 2019

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 worldwide. Debuting in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are coordinated globally within the Earth Day Network.

The Alpha Male Of The Animal Kingdom Isn't The Bully You Think He Is
Posted on March 31, 2019

Today's U.S. political climate is overtly partisan and at times seems controlled solely by primordial bully tactics.

Burying Your Pet In The Backyard?
Posted on March 19, 2019

It's hard to say good-bye to loved ones. We mourn and grieve, sometimes for extended periods of time. It's just as hard for many, when that loved one is our pet.

No Kidding! Lincoln The Goat Wins Mayoral Election
Posted on March 12, 2019

Lincoln the 3-year-old Nubian got to beat out more than a dozen others while breaking the glass ceiling for the first honorary "pet mayor."