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!

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!

Eclipse Spooked Animals Causing Some To Go Batty
Posted on September 2, 2017

The lead up to the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 was documented wildly — particularly when it came to our wild animals.

The Hunting Island Mystery Of The Green Turtle
Posted on August 31, 2017

Hunting Island, South Carolina is home to the Loggerhead Turtle. But what about the Green Turtle?

Homeless Can House Their Dogs In San Francisco’s New Shelters
Posted on August 28, 2017

In most cities throughout the U.S., there have been two distinct type of homeless shelters — those for pet owners and those for their dogs. Most traditional shelters will not allow 'man and beast' to reside together.

Rehabilitating Prisoners Apply Learned Skills To Animals
Posted on August 27, 2017

Turn-about is fair play. There’s a correctional facility in Sydney, Australia that’s put a fresh new twist on rehabilitation.

The Humane Side Of Hurricane Harvey
Posted on August 26, 2017

While this planet has experienced the devastation of tens of thousands of hurricanes down through the ages, there’s virtually nothing man can do to prevent then from reoccurring.

Piper
Posted on August 21, 2017

The acts of rescuing, sheltering and adoption are noble causes for those who help in the protection of animals who need care to maintain their livelihoods.

Judge Judy’s Scales Of Justice Tip In Favor Pets
Posted on August 17, 2017

Anyone who’s watched ‘Judge Judy’ over the years knows her opinions and verdicts are quick, decisive and humorous. Her lightening speed delivery is due partially to the time constraints of TV programming.

You Can Help Scientists Determine How Eclipses Affect Animals
Posted on August 13, 2017

Earlier this month, I published a blog titled, “Name That Species?

Panda Boom? Conservation Efforts Working?
Posted on August 12, 2017

While giant pandas in captivity have a difficult time procreating . . . it appears of recent date, this much-loved species is no longer being threatened by extinction.

All Chips In For Our Pets On National Check The Chip Day
Posted on August 11, 2017

In 2015, the American Animal Hospital Association [AAHA] and the American Veterinary Medical Association [AVMA] established the first ’Check the Chip Day’ to ensure more happy endings for lost or stolen pets.

The Human Voice Calms Our Canines
Posted on August 10, 2017

Last month, I blogged about therapy dogs adding “tutoring children” to their extensive resumes. A new innovative teaching method was introduced, which offered the comfort of dogs to young students with reading needs.

Central Park To The World: Only Elephants Should Own Ivory
Posted on August 9, 2017

When tons of ivory estimated at $85 million dollars was purposely destroyed in Central Park on August 3rd — the message to the world was clear. Elephants are off-limits and the illegal ivory trade should now be an ongoing target.

First NYC Cafe To Go To The Dogs
Posted on August 5, 2017

Catching a cup of Joe in Manhattan with your best friends can be a chore, particularly if you have to tie them to the curb. That was the challenge before father-daughter duo Coppy and Logan Holzman, who decided to overcome the hurdle.

Rover: No.1 Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Ecosystem
Posted on August 4, 2017

Pet owners throughout the U.S. love their dogs. They treat them like another member of the family, and are concerned for their well-being, particularly when they’re away from home.

Animalus Anthropomorphicus Economicus: When Animals Go To Market
Posted on August 3, 2017

Adam Smith, the father of modern-day economics noted in his seminal work The Wealth of Nations

Name That Species? Yes, There’s An App For That Too!
Posted on August 1, 2017

The posting of animal and plant photography to your Instagram, Snapchat, Rabadaba and Facebook social networks just got a lot easier.

“ARF” & “Tailwaggin’ Tutors” Makes Reading Dog-Gone Fun in Beaufort, SC
Posted on July 29, 2017

Service and therapy dogs are in demand these days. They address a lot of humanitarian issues affecting a wide variety of folks and demographics.