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 FacebookBut in any event, please come back often!

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Same-Sex Unions In Animal Kingdom Set A Precedent 560 Million Years Ago

While it just took 9 judges (with a 5-4 vote) to deliberate on the historic decision allowing same-sex marriages in the United States, there’s been no need for such formality in the animal kingdom. In fact, homosexual behavior in the animal kingdom has been around since our co-inhabitants first walked the Earth some 560 million years ago.

Make It A Safe ‘Inde-Pet-Dance’ Day this 4th

The 4th of July is a day of celebration for U.S. citizens throughout all 50 states. Participating in America’s birthday includes picnicking, family get-togethers, hot dogs, libations . . . all culminating with a festive evening of fireworks and light shows. For humans the grand ole flag means a grand ole time . . . for our pets however . . . not so much.

Are Kangaroos Considered Gauche?

Gibble-fisted, wrong-handers and sinistrals are just a few of the derogatory terms used to label those that favor one hand over another. Left-handers it seems have to bear the brunt of name-calling in a society, which thinks less of those who use the wrong hand for the right things. However, while only 10 percent of humans favor their right hand for writing, throwing a ball and most other daily activities, kangaroos display . . .

Renegade Emu Flys The Coop As Social Media Fears For His Life

While two jail mates continue to be on the loose after masterminding a prison break in upstate New York, an emu has followed suit in West Michigan. However differing from the Clinton Correctional facility escape, this one doesn’t look like an inside job. Acting on his own, the feathered escapee busted loose from an enclosure outside a Grand Rapids area home owned by Mary Tasma.

Could Chimps Become ‘Top Chefs’?

‘Top Chef’ is one of the longest running American reality show. Since it first aired in 2006, it has spawned a slew of very popular epicureans from Carla Hal (now on The Chew) to Michael and Bryan Voltaggio (two brothers who actually competed against each other.) So with all this new-found love for the culinary arts, could man’s evolutionary cousins -- the chimpanzees -- ever rise to the status of 'chef' and actually prepare a nice home-cooked meal?

Why Does Social Media Go Cray Cray For Cats?

Cats! Cats! and more Cats! You see them everywhere. They've taken over the digital landscape. I have personally written a countless number of blogs about them on Petslady. If you were to conduct a keyword search on Google for “Ron Callari and cats,” you would surface 198,000 SERPs (search engine result pages.)

Obama Spelling Bees From Habitat Hunting

The alarming decline in bee population could cause bees to become extinct in the very near future. Honey bees, which account for more than $15 billion through their vital role in keeping fruits, nut and vegetables in our diets have fallen prey to a mysterious disorder called ‘Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). This is a syndrome defined as a dead colony with one live queen and immature bees unable to sustain the hive.

Therapy Animals Get Their Own Day Of Recognition, May 18, 2015

Other the years, ‘therapy animals’ have been trained to comfort and heal hospital patients, cancer victims, returning war veterans (many with PTSD symptoms) and the elderly. For those unfamiliar, animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is a type of therapy that involves animals as a form of treatment.

Red Nose Day Goes To The Dogs In The USA!

Over the years, Red Nose Day has earned a solid and well-deserved reputation for having “fun” while “fund” raising for children and the disadvantaged globally. Organized by Comic Relief the event takes over the U.K. every two years for a few days in March, where tomfoolery of all sorts becomes the goal of tens of thousands. So much so, that more than a billion pounds has been raised over the last 30 years.

Google’s Doodle Celebrates Animal Moms On Mother's Day

Google’s been developing creative doodles for over a decade now. Whether, it's to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or special events in history, these gifs are something we’ve come to look forward to. So it’s not a surprise this year, that the Grand Daddy of search engine . . .


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