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!

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Posted on May 5, 2012

One common, yet false assumption about bees is that that their buzzing
is caused by the beating of their wings. Not true. The sound is actually
the result of the bee vibrating their flight muscles. This is

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Posted on May 4, 2012

The lunar affect over animal life on this planet has been well
documented not only in fictional tales, but also in real life. The term
"lunacy" first entered our lexicon as a result. And while your dog is

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Posted on May 3, 2012

What do bachelors, housewives, pregnant 16 year-old's, million-dollar realtors and Snooki have in common? They all had the ability to parlay
their real life idiosyncrasies into  unscripted reality shows. Well, you

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Posted on April 28, 2012

Cats have permanently found a new home on YouTube, blogs and social networks. Type "lolcat"
(aka "laugh-out-loud-cat") into Google Images and over 5 million
results will surface. These feline critters are more than often the

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Posted on April 25, 2012

Concerned expecting parents who are considering surrendering
their family dog with the arrival of their new baby have other options
available to them today. Family Paws Parent Education

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Posted on April 20, 2012

Something that has the impossibility of ever happening is often derided with an adynaton:
"yeah, when pigs fly." This figure of speech is often used for humorous

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Posted on April 14, 2012

While the term "scapegoating" taken from the Bible designates an "outcast,"
it's modern pyscho-socialogical interpretation came to mean a "whipping

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Posted on April 11, 2012

Born October 9, 2008, the male Portuguese Water Dog known as "Bo" has
gained prominence in the last couple of years as not only President
Obama's dog-in-residence, but also as a prominent character in a comic

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Posted on April 3, 2012

As a second-generation kid of Italian descent, a trip to Grandma’s house in Rochester, New York’s inner city was always entertaining.

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Posted on April 1, 2012

Traveling with one's pet can be an arduous task, but often dog, cat and bird
owners just can't leave home without them. So the issue becomes
how to scout out pet-friendly accommodations in advance of travel to be

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Posted on March 24, 2012

Remembering Ella Fitzgerald classic tune "Let's Do It," back in the 50s,
an updated version of that song might in today's Internet world focus on
how the various species on this planet are just as attracted to

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Posted on March 21, 2012

With Americans now spending over $41 billion per year on their pets; 39%
of US households owning at least one dog and 33% with one cat, is it

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Posted on March 17, 2012

The work of the Paul Winter Consort is legendary due in a large part to
the inspiration he draws from the natural world. For Homo Sapiens who
migrate annually to St. John the Devine Cathedral in Manhattan for his

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Posted on March 13, 2012

Traveling by air with your pet isn't always the easiest task. Back in
2009 when the pet-only airline Pet Airways took to the friendly skies,
dog-owners… hell, even pig owners… were content in the fact that their

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Posted on October 8, 2008

No I'm not talking about a boring trip to the Aquarium or an episode of the Sopranos. No what I am referring to ... is literally "sleeping with the fishes".