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 September 13, 2013

Over the course of the last couple of decades our lives on the digital
landscape has shifted into high gear as we hopscotch from one new shiny
thing to another. But what about our pets?  Have they also acclimated to

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Posted on September 4, 2013

As the saying goes, "you can't change a zebra's stripes" -- and lucky
for them, that's the case. Evolution has been kind to this beautiful

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Posted on September 1, 2013

Remember when those irreverent 'Jersey Shore'
kids were the reality rage on TV as they ushered in memes, the likes of
"smooshing," "The Situation" and "GTL"--short for Gym, Tan &

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Posted on August 23, 2013

Perhaps somewhat of a misnomer, Google's "Street Views" is broadening
its definition of "streets" found on its popular "Street Views" feature

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Posted on August 20, 2013

Has the "first dog" just been upstaged? You remember the Portuguese
Water Dog the Obama's welcomed into the Obama Administration back in
2008. So widely popular, he was even featured in the Marvel Comics'

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Posted on August 17, 2013

No, neither mammals nor indigenous peoples have been able to figure out
cloud computing yet. But they do inhabit the same cloud forests of
Colombia. They are an odd couple in that one was first discovered by the

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Posted on August 16, 2013

If you're familiar with that Hotels.com claymation
TV commercial where the father is attacked by a bear, it appears that
being privy to a bear's location might take priority over finding a

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Posted on August 11, 2013

Immigration is not only a U.S. issue of extreme importance for the
nation, over the course of the last forty years it's a case of deep
concern for the monk parrots who have made Edgewater, New Jersey their
home.

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Posted on August 6, 2013

While George Bush's 'No Child Left Behind Act of 2001'
is still controversial as it applies to grade-school disadvantaged students. Its
central premise is important not only for the classroom, but also in the

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Posted on August 4, 2013

They say 'every dog has his day,' but with a name like "Butkus," one has
to wonder how a dog could be sold one day, only to star in one of most
iconic movies of all time, the next. But such is the case. Like his

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Posted on August 1, 2013

No, we're not referring to the Chinese New Year, but sometimes auspicious
images can add to the mystique of a budding career, particularly in
this digital age of viral-over-night-sensations. We've all seen them

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Posted on July 27, 2013

While Joe Francis of the infamous "Girls Gone Wild" fame is known to be interested in the animal kingdom (see "Sea Lions Gone Wild (Hopefully Humanely)")
thankfully he has nothing to do with the "wild ponies" of Virginia

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Posted on July 19, 2013

While it sounds like it could be the title
of a best-selling crime novel, 'Hounds on the Hudson' is not a sequel to

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Posted on July 15, 2013

It's long been believed that dogs are prone to bark at the moon. Myths and literature have long paired dogs and the lunar orb. Hecate, Greek goddess
of the moon, kept the company of dogs. Same thing goes for Diana, Roman

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Posted on July 13, 2013

Watching something horribly ridiculous is
like not being able to avert one's eyes from a car crash. Perhaps
that's the reason, when the cheesiest of movies made its TV debut on the

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Posted on July 11, 2013

There are approximately one million
different species of insects in the world, but a year ago, a new
variety of moth had its coming-out party to the amazement of scientists

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Posted on July 10, 2013

Royal Marine, Pen Farthing is making a
difference in running the only recognized animal shelter in Afghanistan
which not only rescues dogs and cats from the battlefields, but finds

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Posted on July 7, 2013

It's emotionally difficult to classify ill, lame or poorly bred dogs and
cats as "bum" pets or 'lemons." Those terms are usually used to
describe a poorly manufactured automobile, not animals. Yet such is the

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Posted on July 3, 2013

Coincidentally, the literary words of the ex-Secretary of State and the
actions of the current President of the United States came into alignment this past week. While Hillary Clinton's book "It Takes a Village"

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Posted on June 30, 2013

What animal species has been known to swim naked, perform handstands,
throw kisses and roar to the crowds while giving folks rides on their
back? Well it couldn't be Joe Francis' infamous "Girls Gone Wild"

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Posted on June 27, 2013

On April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon (also referred to as the BP oil spill) was a disaster in the
Gulf of Mexico considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in

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Posted on June 25, 2013

When "Snowden-and-Rusty" turned into a Twitter meme over night, folks quickly thought that Edward Snowden
might have had an accomplice. As the former government contractor

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Posted on June 21, 2013

"Yawn"
derives from the Old English words 'Ginian' and 'Gionian' meaning to
"open the mouth wide, as if to gape." It is a reflex action of
simultaneous inhalation of air and stretching of the eardrums, followed

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Posted on June 16, 2013

To save African elephants, the illegal poaching for their ivory tusks
and encroachment into their habitats must be stopped. But how can this
be accomplished when demand for ivory by China and the Far East

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Posted on June 7, 2013

Fungi is neither plant nor beast. However, this unusual organism possesses an
uncanny ability to ward off danger to farmers and their crops via its intricate underground network