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!

Kids Replacing The Job of Men [and Women]
Posted on July 18, 2017

There’s been a lot of talk these days about robots eventually displacing the human workforce. The 21st Century has seen the rise of the machine assuming all kinds of job responsibilities — which, heretofore was the work of men and women.

Tardigrade, The One Animal On Earth Able To Survive An Apocalypse
Posted on July 15, 2017

What would you get if you crossed a human with a tardigrade? Well . . . while the chances are slim to none . . . you’d get a superhuman able to withstand killer asteroids and atomic bombs! Now, that’s the stuff of superhero comic books, right?

Therapy Dogs Add ‘Tutoring Children’ To Their Resumes
Posted on July 13, 2017

Over the years, I have researched and blogged extensively about therapy dogs.

Young Bloods In Animal Kingdom Might Be Fountain Of Youth
Posted on July 12, 2017

Many believe blood is the currency of the soul. I don’t want to get into the religious implications of that belief . . . but I do think that blood is the vehicle of life.

Invasive Animals Photobomb Vintage Photography
Posted on July 10, 2017

An invasive animal species is one that invades a non-native territory. In the wild, it’s characterized as being ‘non-indigenous,’ where it becomes a catalyst in transforming environmental conditions.

The Actual Silver Foxes Of The Animal Kingdom Aren’t Foxes
Posted on July 9, 2017

Celebrities like George Clooney, Richard Gere, Anderson Cooper and even Barack Obama are aging well. Not too long ago, the gray hair of a high-profile, A-Lister was often covered up by dye to retain one’s youthful appearance.

Animals Do The Darndest Things
Posted on July 6, 2017

Art Linketter was a popular TV host who use to interview children to obtain their unvarnished utterances about life in and outside of their households.

Red, White & Blue Cuban Bird Welcomes BirdsCaribbean International Conference
Posted on July 2, 2017

With July 4th fast approaching, we're once again attracted to the holiday colors of red, white and blue.

As Govt Seeks To Diminish Human Healthcare, Workplaces Add Benefits For Pets
Posted on June 30, 2017

It’s stunning to think with today’s heated political debates directed at potentially dismantling healthcare, there are a number of outstanding companies in the U.S.

Cracking The Egg Mystery Of Fast Flying Birds
Posted on June 24, 2017

New research is indicating birds' eggs are a major factor in determining high flyers.

Introduce Your Household Pet To Your Household Robot
Posted on June 22, 2017

Today, it’s not uncommon for pet owners to fill up their households with lots of pets.

TailTalk Is Out To Prove Every Dog Has A Tale To Tell
Posted on June 21, 2017

Pet wearables is quickly becoming a major category in the pet technology space.

Summertime For Dogs, When The Living Ain’t Easy
Posted on June 18, 2017

This post is a follow-up to my previous blog titled, “Too Hot For Spot In The Summertime.” With the arrival of hottest season of the year, and temps approaching 3-digits at times in Beaufort, SC where I live — heat  is going to be an issue for our

Will Planning For Our Pets
Posted on June 15, 2017

It’s inevitable for some that our pets may outlive us. Planning ahead will give you peace of mind that your dogs, cats, birds, turtles [or whatever other animal you call a pet] will be taken care of, after you’re gone.

Switzerland Sets The Bar for Animal Advocacy Globally
Posted on June 13, 2017

You can travel the world over, but you probably will not find a country that displays a greater focus on animal advocacy than Switzerland.

First Animal Airport Terminal At JFK
Posted on June 9, 2017

Resulting from a contentious election campaign, immigration has become a controversial issue these days. Now part of our current-day zeitgeist, our concerns shift to how immigrants should or should not be treated coming into the country.

Dirty Dogs Might Be Just What The Doctor Ordered
Posted on June 6, 2017

Who would have thought that the same dog that rolls in the mud, sniffs his or her fellow dog’s behinds, attracts fleas from time to time, and then gives you a big sloppy kiss — actually could be good for your health?

Top Dogs: K-9 & Marine Find Purpose On Battlefield
Posted on June 5, 2017

Top dogs don’t always start out that way. Sometimes being guided by a noble purpose is all it takes to rise in the ranks — whether you are a human or an actual canine. Such was the case for a German shepherd named Sgt.

Robots Taking Cues From Humans & Animals
Posted on May 31, 2017

While Artificial Intelligence starts to show signs of a ‘mind of its own,’ it’s not a shock they are beginning to replicate some of our best moves.

Lego Creations Standing In For Live Zoo Animals
Posted on May 29, 2017

With animal tragedies such as the killing of Harambe, the silverback gorilla last year at the Cincinnati Zoo, debates continue as to whether animals should be caught and sequestered for . . .

Doggie Tech
Posted on May 27, 2017

We’ve come a long way, Lassie.

Hotel Amenities Featuring Pets, Animals & Insects
Posted on May 26, 2017

As a hotel career executive, I've worked for multinational hospitality firms such as Marriott Hotels & Resorts and others over the years. During that time, I’ve seen a lot of upgrades to amenity packages.

Deceit Abounds In The Animal Kingdom - No Lie?
Posted on May 23, 2017

Since animals don’t talk, it’s a bit of a stretch to accuse them of uttering falsehoods. Yet, it seems deception is not exclusive to just homo sapiens.

When Plants Act Like Animals
Posted on May 21, 2017

When 17th Century René Descartes first penned: “I think therefore I am,” he voiced a now-accepted belief, which distinguishes animals from other life forms. His philosophy underscored the connection between the brain and the body.

Too Hot for Spot In The Summertime
Posted on May 19, 2017

With summer fast approaching and temps in the South already approaching triple digits, heat this year [whether or not you believe in climate change] is a serious issue for our pets — particularly our dogs.