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!

‘Be An Angel For Animals’ Starring Yvonne Strahovski
Posted on July 22, 2018

Each year more than 7 million dogs and cats remain at animal shelters in the U.S. instead of loving homes. Nearly fifty percent of them must be euthanizes when they are not house in no-kill centers.

From Animal Cave Paintings To Nieto
Posted on July 14, 2018

With the passing of John Nieto who became world-famous for his vibrant art reflecting North American animals, it’s time to reflect on his influences and legacy.

Dogs Become Vets’ BFFs & Then Some
Posted on July 10, 2018

We can all agree with the adage that “dogs are man’s best friend.” However, for veterans finishing up their tours, certain dogs can be much more than that.

Friends of Hunting Island Welcomes A New Frequent Visitor
Posted on July 6, 2018

There is another — somewhat overlooked — even though they’re just as indigenous to the island as the Loggerheads. These are the land-loving Diamondback terrapins (DBT).

Plastic Pollution, A Major Threat To Our Wildlife
Posted on July 5, 2018

The Earth has been around for 4.5 billion years. Yet, it’s only been a little over 100 years, that one of the major factors threatening wildlife extinction first emerged.

Animal Registries Like Sex Offenders Becoming State Law
Posted on June 30, 2018

State laws are often the precedent needed for federal legislation to follow suit. With that being the case, it’s only a matter of time that “animal registries for abuse” becomes the law of the land. And it’s about time.

Weddings Going To The Dogs
Posted on June 30, 2018

With a photo like this, it might give you paws. Are they kidding? Or are millennials — the newly married — at the forefront of a new trend that encourages dogs and other pets to be present at one’s nuptials?

Pit Bulls Can’t ’Keep Climbing’ On Delta
Posted on June 27, 2018

Their slogan might encourage their clientele to ‘keep climbing,’ but it seems Delta Airline's promotional slogan only applies to a certain ‘type’ of passenger.

Seahorse Dads Go The Extra Yard For Father’s Day [and all other days too!]
Posted on June 16, 2018

What about animal Dads who have the added onus of bearing their young. That’s right.

‘Limb Factory’ For Feathered & Furry Friends
Posted on June 9, 2018

Humans have been breaking a leg for some time — both figuratively on the stage and in real life. But what about our pets when they incur injuries related to their bones, joints or feathers? What are their options?

Animals Talk To Each With Civility
Posted on June 8, 2018

It’s been long believed that one of the ways humans separate themselves from the animals is that we talk civilly to one another, and animals don't. Today's blog is written to debunk that theory

Can Your Pet Be An Insta-Kardashian?
Posted on June 6, 2018

Reality stars are a dime a dozen. However when they enhance their star-power with the power of the people, namely attracting millions of followers on social media — then you’re talking about them ascending to another realm of celebrity.

Cryptokitties, The 21st Century Beanie Babies
Posted on May 31, 2018

The online obsession of CryptoKitties draws comparisons to Beanie Babies.

Can Animals Take A Joke
Posted on May 31, 2018

A while back I questioned whether or not animals could laugh and cry? Research indicates they can — but with reservation.

Canines Out-IQ Felines?
Posted on May 29, 2018

It’ll be raining cat-and-dog-owners after this news gets out. A new study might be barking up the wrong tree, but they're telling anyone — who will listen — that dogs get an A+ in the ‘smarts’ department.

When Cats Go Viral In Real Life, Not So Much Fun, Google!
Posted on May 28, 2018

The love of cats on the Internet is infamous. From 'Grumpy Cat' to 'Lil Bub,' cats make up some of the most viewed content on the web.

Due To Magnetic Field, Loggerheads Don’t Always Return Home
Posted on May 26, 2018

There's been a long-held theory that female Loggerhead sea turtles return to the place where they were born to lay their own eggs, once they reach maturity.

“Whale . . . Is There A Porpoise For Dolphins?”
Posted on May 24, 2018

Using the terms dolphins and porpoises to describe marine mammals belonging to the Cetacean species [from the Greek “kenos” meaning large sea creature] are often used interchangeably.

When Dogs Look Human
Posted on May 22, 2018

There's been a long-standing old adage that many pet owners look like their dogs. The phenomenon has been well documented.

Our Pets’ Allergies Are Nothing To Sneeze At
Posted on May 21, 2018

If you’ve ever suffered from sneezing, runny noses, nasal congestion, watery eyes and/or itchy noses, you know what how uncomfortable allergies can be.

Can Justify’ Become The “Baker Dozen” Triple Crown Winner?
Posted on May 20, 2018

Of the 292 horses that have won a single leg of the Triple Crown, 52 horses have won two of the races (23 the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, 18 the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, and 11 the Kentucky Derby a

The Incredibly Shrinking Animals Of Planet Earth
Posted on May 18, 2018

Do you remember the cult classic horror film, The Incredible Shrinking Man? It’s unfathomable plot focused on man shrinking in size, due to some nefarious chemical dispersed by a foreboding cloud.

Slow & Steady Wins The Race For The Longest Living Pets
Posted on May 15, 2018

The bragging rights for the “oldest pet ever” has to go the Aldabra tortoise, Adwaita, who lived to the ripe old age of 255 years old.

Training Your Dog Pawsitively
Posted on May 14, 2018

Everyone knows a well-behaved dog lessens pressure in a household.

“Empty the Shelters” Events Bestowed Free Adoptions
Posted on May 9, 2018

On May 5, 2018, thousands of pets from hundreds of shelters across the U.S. made it to their forever homes during the Empty the Shelters (ETS) “free” adoption event, sponsored and organized by by  BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF).