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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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Why Our Canine Domesticus Look So Much Like Us?

How many times have you looked at someone’s dog and said, “my God, that pooch looks just like its master?” You might have pondered yourself that being compared visually to your furry pals might have had something to do with why we call them “man’s best friend.” Others might take offense at the similarities, particularly if we’re talking about a “bulldog” or the derogatory term “bitch” that’s been associated. . .

PBS ‘Snow Monkeys’ Captures Unlikely Friendship Between Leader & Low-Ranker

Snow Monkeys’ producer and cinematographer Joe Pontecorvo and his wife Nimmida sought to capture the life of Japanese Macaques deep within the snow-covered mountains of Northern Japan, in a valley named Jigokudani, meaning “Hell Valley,” which is also referred to as the Japanese Alps.

Koko The Gorilla’s Bond With Robin Williams (Video)

With a friendship spanning almost 14 years, Robin Williams met Koko, the gorilla, at the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, CA back in 2001. Going deeper than the old cliché:  “monkey sees, monkey does,” it's been said that our now-departed beloved comedian and Koko experienced a genuine bond.

Modern-Day Three Bears: Panda Triplets, First Known Surviving Trio

July 29th was an auspicious day. It marked the birth date of the first known surviving panda triplets. The 12-year-old Chinese mother, named Juxiao (which translated means “chrysanthemum smile.”) who delivered the three little bears at Guangzhou’s Chimelong Safari Park waits anxiously with the rest of the world who are all rooting for their survival.

Time To ’Paws & Relax’ On Your Next British Airways Flight

The Internet is inundated to the point where some of our furry and feathered friends have their own YouTube Channels. It’s a trend, with legs (pun intendend) that spawned such social media sensations as ‘Grumpy Cat,’ ‘I Can Has Cheesburger, ’Keyboard Cat,’ ‘Alex, the Parrot,’ ‘PawNation,’ ‘Crasher Squirrels,’ ‘Caturdays,’ and tons of dog and cat memes.

‘Urban Animals,’ Human Interest TV Series About Non-Humans!

This past week, a new documentary series, titled, “Urban Animals” debuted on NYC Life TV station, August 5. Headed up by the production team of Tony Sawicki, Hugo Lopez and Clover Welsh, the show will focus on New Jersey’s and New York’s “urban” animal kingdom. It’s unique focus will show how our furry, scaly and fethered friends have migrated, acclimated and in many cases chosen city life over the wild.

Y’Herd Me?Landscaping Can Get Your Goat in N’Awlins

The launch of multi-million dollar start-ups has become commonplace in today business milieu. Since the turn of the century, we’ve witnessed a lot of innovation. From Internet advancements, to smartphones to Google’s ubiquitous diversified line of products from search to augmented reality, most of what we have seen is the result of this decade’s Renaissance of Technology.

Animals Caught In Cross-fire Of Israeli-Gaza Conflict

As the Israeli-Gaza conflicts escalates, it's extracted a grave human toll. However, you won't see much reporting about the affects of collateral damage. Yes, in addition to the innocent lives of women and children taken - there's very little news surfacing about how animals in the region are being affected.

Canine Comfort Built Into New Housing

It's a darn good dog's life for canines who are members of families purchasing housing from Standard Pacific Homes. This construction firm is believed to be the first to build and sell houses with 'pets suites' as an option, giving a whole new meaning to the term, "doghouse."

If Apes Can't Talk, How Can They Dominate A Planet?

There doesn't seem to be any end to the "Planet of the Apes," film franchise. Not only has there been five flicks (including one remake) and two TV series -- this week, yet another movie opens to break box-office records. However, if we were  ever able to believe the premise behind those stories could come close to being possible some day, we'd also have to believe that apes would eventually be able to talk. But . . .


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