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Pets & Animals & Social Media by Ron Callari

Ron CallariRon CallariWelcome 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, 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 FacebookBut in any event, please come back often!

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‘Easy Rider’ Dogs Don Doggles & Ride Shotgun In Motorcycle Sidecars

Down through the ages, man’s best friend has often filled the role of ’sidekick,’ whether it be the family dog, a guard dog or a member of a police squad’s K-9 Unit. But, most recently that term took on a more literal meaning. In a new initiative that includes sidecars, doggles (doggie goggles) and road trips, ’sidecar dogs’ are becoming the new rage.

Office Mascot Survives Charlie Hebdo Terrorists Attacks In Paris

As the whole world learned of the devastating terrorist attacks inflicted on the Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris, little was reported about the affects on one lone canine. Actually it wasn’t until January 16 that France’s Le Monde newspaper released a very heart-warming story of an unreported survivor of the shootings.

Geese Ride The Himalayas Like A Roller Coaster

Some humans seek out the Himalayas as a spiritual retreat - some for communing with nature - others for trekking to the highest peaks — but none I think would equate those majestic mountains to an amusement park ride. Additionally, either would migratory birds. But there is a rare breed known as the bar-headed geese (Anser inducus) — who while I’m sure  have never been to Disney World  — use the Himalayan Mountains. . .

Banning ‘Tiger Selfies’ In NY Could Curb One’s Tinder Love Life

In New York in February, it will become illegal to pose for a photo with a lion, tiger or other big cat. The measure - which specifically prohibits contact between members of the public and big cats at animal shows, zoos,circuses and carnivals - was passed after self-portraits with the animals started becoming more popular online, particularly with some young men on dating sites such as Tinder.

It’s A Scientific Fact Sloshed Songbirds Sing Silly Love Songs

No, we’re not talking about that piano bar where you might catch a a group of inebriated celebrants drinking themselves silly while singing ‘100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.’ No, in an authentic scientific study, researchers actually got a flock of zebra finches drunk in order to test their vibratos, under the influence!

Russian 'Bear-Hunting' Dogs Immigrate To U.S.

The official breed name is Caucasian Ovcharka, commonly known as the Caucasian Shepard Dog. Originating from the Caucasus Mountains in Russia, these sizable dogs are members of the Molosser breed and historically have been used for centuries to protect properties, guard livestock — and yes, hunt bears!

PetziConnect & DogVacays For The Holidays!

With the holidays fast approaching, folks are in the midst of planning to visit family and friends. In many instances, those travel arrangements can become logistically frustrating, particularly when there are pets involved. Do we take our pooch with us, or does that become too much of an imposition for those you we will be visiting?

Pet Laws That Should be Stricken From The Books

We’re sure if you’ve been a pet owner for any length of time (dependent on what part of the world you hail from) you’ve probably come across some very bizarre and strange laws pertaining to your furry, scaly or feathered friends. But taking it one step further, the UK pet insurance firm Helpucover has pulled out all  stops in posting some of the most ridiculous laws that may have slipped by you.

Parahawking, When Man & Hawk Take To The Skies Together

Parahawking is coming to the U.S. after originating in Pokhara, Nepal. As a new adventure sport, it’s an activity that combines the best of two worlds, namely paragliding and falconry -- where the birds of prey could be vultures, kites, eagles or Harris's hawks.

World Leaders Sharing Koalty Time Down Under At G20

In the midst all those news stories of blank stares and the resurrection of Cold War tensions between certain world leaders (not naming any names, Obama & Putin), Australians appear to know how to cut through the ice to warm up a party. At the G20 in Brisbane, the country’s Prime Minister and the summit’s host Tony Abbott generated some first hand excitement with his koala diplomacy.


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