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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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PetziConnect & DogVacays For The Holidays!

With the holidays fast approaching, folks are in the midst of planning to visit family and friends. In many instances, those travel arrangements can become logistically frustrating, particularly when there are pets involved. Do we take our pooch with us, or does that become too much of an imposition for those you we will be visiting?

Pet Laws That Should be Stricken From The Books

We’re sure if you’ve been a pet owner for any length of time (dependent on what part of the world you hail from) you’ve probably come across some very bizarre and strange laws pertaining to your furry, scaly or feathered friends. But taking it one step further, the UK pet insurance firm Helpucover has pulled out all  stops in posting some of the most ridiculous laws that may have slipped by you.

Parahawking, When Man & Hawk Take To The Skies Together

Parahawking is coming to the U.S. after originating in Pokhara, Nepal. As a new adventure sport, it’s an activity that combines the best of two worlds, namely paragliding and falconry -- where the birds of prey could be vultures, kites, eagles or Harris's hawks.

World Leaders Sharing Koalty Time Down Under At G20

In the midst all those news stories of blank stares and the resurrection of Cold War tensions between certain world leaders (not naming any names, Obama & Putin), Australians appear to know how to cut through the ice to warm up a party. At the G20 in Brisbane, the country’s Prime Minister and the summit’s host Tony Abbott generated some first hand excitement with his koala diplomacy.

Grumpy Cat Goes Hollywood As The New Grinch For Christmas 2014

Grumpy Cat (aka Tardar Sauce), born April 4, 2012 has been an Internet phenom ever since MSNBC named her ‘2012’s most influential cat.’ She won BuzzFeed’s 'Meme of the Year Award at the 2013 Webby Awards,' which motivated me to post the blog, titled, “Who Put The Grump In Grumpy Cat & Launched A 1000 Memes,” and the rest has been history.

Rainforest Creature Big Like Puppy, But No Webmaster

Their leg span reaches nearly a foot and they weigh almost 6 ounces. That’s the size of a young puppy. Their tips and claws make a thundering sound when they walk, not unlike a horse’s hooves hitting the the trail, and the barbed bristles that cover its abdomen can injure potential attackers.

Doves vs Feral Pigeons, Birds Of A Feather Or 2nd-Class Citizens?

Generally speaking, the terms “dove” and “pigeon” are used interchangeably. And rightfully so, since both birds are members of the same bird clade, Columbidiae, which constitutes approximately 310 species. In the ornithological world, "dove" tends to be used for the smaller of the species and "pigeon" for larger ones.

Putin Uses Animals To Soften & Embolden His Image Globally

It’s a strange paradox to think of the Russian leader whose current image is that of a threatening totalitarian dictator could also be fond of a wide variety of animals, both domestic and wild. With mounting American and European sanctions, his hands have been slapped countless times for his overt military aggression against the Ukraine. And when The Malaysian Arilines Boeing 777 was shot down on July 17th, . . .

 


Will Swapping Genes Allow Animals To Become Super Creatures?

Looking into the future, if man was to discover alien life-forms with super abilities such as flight or X-ray vision, would we want to add those genes to our current DNA make-up to give humans a bit of an evolutionary push? Sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, don’t you think? Yet, currently underway in laboratories around the world, research teams our testing out whether human gene transplants in animals can improve. . .

Could 'Be Kind to Animals Or I'll Kill You' Ever Be A Fashion Statement?

Well, them’s the fighting words Morrissey (aka Moz), controversial singer and former frontman for the ‘Smiths’ has emblazoned on garb he’s hawking on his new online shop. At the eCommerce site called the “Mporium,” you’ll find T-shirts labeled with the offensive and threatening warning, “BE KIND TO ANIMALS OR I'LL KILL YOU."


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