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!

Reversing The Import Of Elephant Trophies Is Based On Conservation?
Posted on November 16, 2017

Elephant hunters are giving a free pass to import trophies of elephants they hunted and killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Canine Lines Are Fashion Forward & Game On
Posted on November 11, 2017

As each new season of the Game of Thrones repeats their annual warning: “Winter is coming!” —  we’re reminded of that time of year when it’s prudent to prepare for the chilly days ahead.

Animals Of Sutherland Springs, Site Of Shooting Were Collateral Damage
Posted on November 10, 2017

The recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs,Texas was a horrendous recurrence of a travesty that needs to be stopped in the U.S.. These atrocities are happening too often and the fatalities are mounting per event.

Military Combat Dog Becomes Conscientious Objector
Posted on November 8, 2017

Over the last couple of decades — with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — there’s been a lot of attention given to military dogs who've have been trained to become top-notch canine soldiers.

Do Animals Laugh & Cry?
Posted on November 6, 2017

We laugh and cry for a multitude of reasons, whether it takes a minimal amount of emotion or a lot of thought. The range is vast for humor.

Beaver Moon Rising, With A Chance Of Frost On The Horizon
Posted on November 6, 2017

You might have missed it on November 3.

Why Do Our Dogs & Cats Get A Bad Rap For Pet Peeves?
Posted on November 4, 2017

Ever wonder where the term ‘pet peeve’ came from and how it became so prevalent in today's society? The 1950’s cartoon directors Hanna and Barbera even produced an animated film on the topic with the same name.

Humane Last Good-bye For Your Pets
Posted on November 3, 2017

Euthanasia is a sad but necessary decision when our dogs or cats enter their final days.

“No Kill” Animal Shelters Are Not Black & White
Posted on October 31, 2017

While the thought of “no kill” shelters brings a smile to animal advocates, many are cognizant there's a significant grey area that exists regarding euthanasia.

Adopting Wildlife Remotely On Long Island
Posted on October 30, 2017

Adopting dogs and cats these days has become fairly commonplace. In fact, in many instances, pet owners consider it preferable to seeking out a pedigree.

Should Robots Awarded Citizenship Be Considered Pets?
Posted on October 29, 2017

Aside from ‘singularity’ potentially overtaking mankind in the foreseeable future, from my perspective, today we face an equally important philosophical dilemma, namely — should robotic life-forms be considered our pets?

Audobon’s Birds Of A Feather Fly Together In Manhattan [Once Again]
Posted on October 26, 2017

His seminal work, Birds of America was published between 1827 and 1838. In it, he painted, catalogued and defined bird species.

Pet Sitting Is Now A Profession
Posted on October 24, 2017

Pet Sitters use to be friends, family members or neighbors. When you needed someone to keep a watchful eye over Rex or Socks, you could lean on them to lend a helping hand.

Subaru: Dog’s Best Friend
Posted on October 20, 2017

When you think of the many features automobiles offer the traveling public, you don’t necessarily think how those selling points will affect your dog.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Dogs Care Less About The Prettiest Of Them All
Posted on October 18, 2017

Self-awareness in animals is different according to species and mirrors.

‘Dogs of Habersham’ Reinvents Dogs At Harvest Festival
Posted on October 17, 2017

The ‘Dogs of Habersham (DOH) launched this past summer, in a pastoral residential community, just minutes from historic Beaufort, South Carolina.

‘Google Photos’ App’s Oppawtunity For Pet Photos & Mini-Movies
Posted on October 17, 2017

If you’re a pet owner like myself, who is passionate about taking photos of your pets, you’ll be happy to know that ‘Google Photos’ just makes grouping them a lot easier.

Eureka! California, First State To Mandate Pet Stores Sell Only Rescue Animals
Posted on October 16, 2017

Ground-breaking! California struck gold with this one!

Guardians To The Rescue for Puerto Rico's Hurricane Animal Victims
Posted on October 14, 2017

It’s sad listening to the humanitarian aid being needed by the citizens of Puerto Rico. It’s equally as sad when to learn about the cats and dogs abandoned after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

IKEA’s Shaggy Dog [Cat] Story For Pets
Posted on October 13, 2017

Remember when IKEA arrived on the scene several decades back. Headquartered in the Netherlands, it took the world by storm with store openings throughout the U.S. in the mid-1980s.

Simply ‘JANE’ Documents The Complex World Of Ms. Goodall
Posted on October 10, 2017

She’s been in the public eye for over a half of century. She is loved by humans the world-over, and most likely as many chimpanzees [if not more.] She’s our real-life Dr.

Buggy Boatman’s Boisterous & Belicose Boners
Posted on October 9, 2017

The insect world is full of noisy critters, from the nocturnal chirps of crickets to the noisy chorus of cicadas you can only hear every 13 or 17 years.

Bipartisan Puppy Bills Helping the Military & Abused Women
Posted on October 5, 2017

With so much acrimony and partisanship in the country these days, lawmakers are taking a pause . . . or should we say PAWS . . . to pass legislature that bridges the gap between the right and left. Yes, this is NOT just a ‘pet’ project.

Acupuncture For Our Pets
Posted on October 4, 2017

Chinese medicine and holistic treatments are a debatable fix for those suffering from pain and/or pain-related ailments.

The Endangered Species Act Is Endangered
Posted on October 2, 2017

It’s a sad state of affairs, that in the year 2017, there are lifeforms roaming this earth that still don’t believe in climate change. It’s even sadder when that same species is holding a blind eye to endangered species.