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!

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).

 

Fate Of Animals On Big Island In Volcano & Earthquake Aftermath
Posted on May 7, 2018

Pets and animals are most at risk when left behind or separated from pet owners and animal advocates.

Is The Rainbow Bridge Heavenly Or One Bridge Too Far?
Posted on May 3, 2018

Whether it's called Heaven, Paradise, Valhalla, Nirvana, Shamyim, Firdaws, Ouranos or Tian (天), they all relate to the afterlife, once man leaves this mortal plane.

From A Horror Flick To A Horror Documentary, Filmmaker Saves An Elephant
Posted on April 30, 2018

It’s a long journey from the horror movie The Last Exorcism to a heartfelt human interest tale with the seemingly lighthearted title of Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story.

Celebrate National Therapy Animal Day
Posted on April 28, 2018

For all those therapy animals out there who don’t get the recognition they deserve, Pet Partners has decided to recognize them with their own special day on April 30th.

Stopping A Charging Elephant Without A Credit Card
Posted on April 28, 2018

If you were to check an elephant’s credit rating, you’d probably wouldn't be surprised to learn that pachyderms do leave home without their American Express . . . VISA too!

Can Animals Transfer What They Learn In Their Lifetime To Their Next Generation?
Posted on April 25, 2018

Ever since Charles Darwin, the common belief of evolution is that it directly relates to natural selection.

Facial Recognition Helps To Find Rover. . . Puss Too!
Posted on April 23, 2018

What’s the worse than losing a pet? Well . . . practically nothing. It’s a heartbreaking calamity that is extremely stressful.

Dogs Suffer From PTSD Too!
Posted on April 22, 2018

There’s daily news about our military suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). as the result of wars persisting in the Middle East and the number of tours of duty soldiers sign up for.

“The Last Pig” Takes Meat Off The Table
Posted on April 20, 2018

Face it, pigs are much maligned animals. We define them in scurrilous terms. We use unsavory adjectives as dirty, uncouth, messy, gluttonous, fat and dumb.

Sleeping Dogs Don’t Lie
Posted on April 17, 2018

Your dog’s body language says a lot. If our pups were poker players, their tails would be their number-one “tells.” They say a lot about their feelings during social and/or stressful engagements

Tails Of Twain Follow The Tales Of Twain
Posted on April 12, 2018

Mark Twain was not only one of America’s greatest humorists, he was also one of its greatest animal advocates.

Agrihoods: Replacing Boomer Golf Courses With Millennial Farms
Posted on April 10, 2018

Millennials are hearkening back to simpler times by transitioning golf courses and other vacant patches of land into community farms, surrounded by nature’s bounty and earthly goodness.                                                

Cat In The Hat Takes Instagram By Storm
Posted on April 8, 2018

Attracting over a half-million followers with less than 500 photos, Henry has partnered up with a new companion, a four-legged fur-ball named Baloo — who while born into Siamese litter actually thinks he’s canine versus feline.

The Tax Man Cometh For You & Your Dogs?
Posted on April 7, 2018

It’s tax season once again. Time to take a paws as you research whatever tax breaks might help you get past April 17th as unscathed as possible.

Dog-Sharing?
Posted on April 6, 2018

The new “shared economy” is somewhat of a misnomer as the home-share of an AirBnB or the ride-share of an Uber. Add “dog-sharing” to this mix, and visions of passing dogs around for free seems unfathomable.

Global Pet Expo: It’s A Dog’s World, We’re Just Keeping Them Company
Posted on April 4, 2018

One has to have attended the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida, March 21-23 to realize "this" planet belongs to our canines.

Puparazzi & Pooches Invited To The ’Isle Of Dogs’ Movie
Posted on April 1, 2018

Wes Anderson’s latest flick, ‘Isle of Dogs,’ is definitely dog friendly. On April 12, the Denver Film Society is opening it doors for a first-time event to celebrate the filmmaker’s stop-motion-animation film.

‘Internet of Animals’ From Russian With Love?
Posted on March 22, 2018

While dogs, cats, rabbits and a slew of other cute creatures are constantly featured on the Internet, who knew animals had their very own Internet — and it was being controlled by the Russians?

The WH's Second Pet Is Immortalized In Hare-raising Tomes
Posted on March 19, 2018

I was wrong when I stated there would be no pet taking up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

A Support Dog By Any Other Name May Be A ‘Therapy’ Or ‘Service’ or ‘Working’ Dog
Posted on March 17, 2018

Using the terms ‘service dog,’’therapy dog’ and ‘working dog’ interchangeably is a misnomer.

Sniffing Out Humans At Petzbe?
Posted on March 16, 2018

Where are those dang humans? A new app called Petzbe claims its raison d'être is to provide a new world, totally devoid of human intervention.