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!

Petnet Software Balances Diets For Cats & Dogs

Pet owners often struggle with dietary issues, as to just how much they should feed Socks and Fido? After all, most cats and dogs will eat as often as you put food in front of them.

Pets On The Couch, The Shrinking Of Our Furry & Feathered Friends

Ever since Freud deconstructed the human psyche into three discernible parts, namely our id, ego and superego — folks have been flocking to psychiatrist’s couches for almost 100 years now to learn more about what makes them tick.

Trump’s Border Wall Doesn’t Make Sense For Man Nor Beast

A lot of political angst has ensued, ever since presidential candidate Donald Trump first uttered his infamous campaign promise to build a wall along America’s southwestern border.

Are Alien Ants Behind The USA’s Political Campaigns Or Is It Us?

With this political season surmounting an all-time high on the absurdity meter, might there be something afoot that’s causing this black comedy of irrationality to be played out right before our non-believing eyes?

Vinicius and Tom - Rio mascots

The Rio Olympics 2016 have come and gone, but are certainly not forgotten.

Wily Island Foxes & Their Advocates Fight Back On Extinction

Recovering from potential extinction involves a lot of effort, money and a strong species unwilling to go the way of the dinosaur. Such species do exist.

Cat-hletes Compete In Hallmark’s Olympics

Humans are not the only athletes on the planet to compete in the Olympics. In fact, the Hallmark Channel thinks cats are just as athletic and need their own dedicated tournament to show their prowess in sporting activities, too.

Elephant Owner For A Day In Thailand, Original Content For Social App

As a Petslady contributor for the last 5 years, I’ve written a number of blogs about elephants.

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Summer is the perfect time to get your ‘read’ on! Whether you’re off to a lazy day at the beach, a picnic or just lounging at the pool, there’s nothing better than having a good book to past the time.

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While lawmakers, right wingers and isolationists might all be applauding
their decision to leave the European Union, it’s possible that
traveling to and from the EU with their pets may grow cumbersome in the

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Leaving a smaller carbon footprint should not only be the sole goal of
us humans. That outreach should be extended to our pets as well. Your
four-legged pals should be entitled to the same clean environment as

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Zimbabwe currently faces a moral dilemma that doesn’t seem to have an
easy solution. On the one hand, the natives face the most devastating
drought their region has incurred in years. It places million of lives

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As much as naysayers would like to continue critiquing ‘climate change’
as a conspiracy theory, this week the world is witness to an unfortunate
milestone. According to recent scientific studies, climate change has

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Have you ever taken your dog to the park and forgot to pack treats?  Or perhaps, it’s a special occasion and you’d
like to personalize a birthday cake for your furry four-legged pal.

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Bretagne
(pronounced Brittany), a 16-year old golden retriever, and the last

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Last year Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones published an illustrated children’s book titled, “Gorillas In Our Midst.”
It’s a tale that's sure to become a classic with all age groups, but

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Dogs left in cars is nothing short of animal cruelty, particularly
during the summertime. Dogs can incur critical health issues due to heat
prostration. PETA

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Everyone loves seeing a giraffe in motion. Their supple sinuous bodies
seem to glide across the African plains whenever their caught in photos,
on film or at the movies. But it’s their long sleek serpentine necks

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In Prospect Park, Brooklyn, today, the forecast might read: ‘sunny with a good chance of goating.’  That’s
right . . . this park right about this time of year is overrun with

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I know the title of this editorial is a bold question to ask,
particularly from a blogger and cartoonist who has no political clout to
make it happen. Nonetheless, in the name of animal advocacy, I would

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For those who’ve been following the horrific inferno that erupted in
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, there appears to be some good news on
the horizon. Canadian officials are actually reporting a turning point

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The consideration of dogs as a food product is unfathomable by U.S.
standards. The term “dog meat” is deemed unconscionable by most
societies. Yet, the practice of butchering canines for human consumption

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Photographer, Brandon Stanton has experienced a meteoric career boost
over the course of the last six years transitioning from a starving
photographer to a worldwide celeb. The premise behind his success was a

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If you’re an entrepreneur living in a concentrated area with more than
135,000 licensed dogs and 1.2 cats for every dog, and you’re not a
veterinarian, you might just start thinking about developing a business

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Over the years I’ve written a number of blogs pertaining to the People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization's critiques of
the use of animals in films. From Katy Perry’s making of her music video