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 June 5, 2014

A pair of phoenixes have winged their way to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Weighing in
at 6 tons apiece and measuring 100 feet, one would think these

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Posted on June 4, 2014

The act of "Tree Hugging" has taken a bad rap over the years, particularly in the political arena, where conservative partisans on the right use the descriptor as a derogatory term for those on the left.

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Posted on June 1, 2014

Similar to a musician who also went by the name, "Cat," Keyboard Cat seems to have ripped a page out of
Cat Stevens' playbook (or should we say songbook?) After hitting the

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Posted on May 31, 2014

While various bird species and the Monarch butterfly clock the longest
annual treks on record in the avian and insect worlds, it wasn't until 2012 that
researchers were able to determine the longest migration of a mammal.

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Posted on May 27, 2014

Pulling your best pose -- close, upfront and personal -- is almost
second nature to us now. Even toddlers brought up with smartphones know how to
capture one. But what about animals? Have they also caught on to the

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Posted on May 24, 2014

We've all read the apocalyptic tales handed down since the Old Testament's Book of Revelation.
We've all speculated on the the possibility of the end of the world

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Posted on May 23, 2014

Remember the early days of the Twittersphere and the anguish shared amongst the Twitterati with each and
every appearance of their infamous 'Fail Whale?' Yes, when Twitter

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Posted on May 20, 2014

Similar to the competition that starts with a large group and whittles it down to one person standing, a spelling bee of greater concern is the phenomenon that just might leave this planet without any bees buzzing.

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Posted on May 16, 2014

This is the kind of story that urban legends are made of -- and yet having been picked up by major media outlets
-- it appears to be true. One very loyal German Shepherd by the name of

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Posted on May 14, 2014

It sounds likes a science fiction plot line, or a novel penned by Stephen King. However in actuality, the science
called 'Resurrection Biology' or 'De-extinction' has been in

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Posted on May 12, 2014

With a wild population of 2,000, a Malyan Tapir might be considered endangered, but with the mythical name of
'Baku' (BAH-koo), one wonders if this rare species might have arrived

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Posted on May 11, 2014

n my post, "'Big Year' Birders Count More Than Four & Twenty Blackbirds," I talked about the famous birders of our day.

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Posted on May 8, 2014

Forget Jack Bauer's 24
there's a new agent in town that's dog-gone funnier - and he gets to
the point a lot quicker! His mission opens with "the following takes place

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Posted on May 7, 2014

Having worked domestically and internationally as a director of marketing with Marriott Hotels for years, I can honestly say (perhaps with prejudice), this hotel chain outshines its competition when it comes to advertising.

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Posted on May 3, 2014

This story has that "Lassie Come Home" feel to it. Major storm! Pet gets loose! Heartbreak! Then a year-and-half later- a reunion like no other.

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Posted on April 30, 2014

Many have wondered if the "Praying" Mantis was mistakenly misspelled, and that this very unique insect which
belongs to the "Mantidae" family should be referred to instead, as the

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Posted on April 22, 2014

Golden Retrievers Maggie, Addie, Luther, Richie and Isaiah are
Boston's hometown heroes - even though they haven't taken up residency.
These five canines are trained 'Comfort Dogs' or what some call

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Posted on April 20, 2014

While the New York Sun's editorial writer Francis Pharcellus Church might have had his reasons to pen his famous response to 8 yr-old Virginia O'Hanlon pertaining to the existence of Santa Claus in 1897 -- it's been announced with some cert

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Posted on April 19, 2014

Commercial photographer Grace Chon who specializes in celebrity-and-pet photography
just became a celebrity in her own right this week when she released a
photo series that featured her son and his best friend. The Tumblr

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Posted on April 17, 2014

With a sleek patent-leather-like black coat, a muscular build and tapered gold or copper-colored eyes that emit a piercing
glaze, it's no surprise that the American Bombay cat is often mistaken

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Posted on April 14, 2014

The word "Zodiac" literally means animals, but the 12 Astrological signs we're familiar with refer to patterns or
constellations of animals as seen in the evening skies. Thought of as

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Posted on April 10, 2014

For those who remember the Sugerhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight"
lyrics recorded in 1979, it's a perfect theme song for a very unique
kangaroo that just hopped off a German assembly line this past month.

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Posted on April 6, 2014

High atop 101 Hudson Street in Jersey City, a pair  of Peregrine Falcons return to a nesting site prepared exclusively for them.

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Posted on April 5, 2014

For those that might not remember America's Sweetheart, Doris Day was the biggest box office star at the
movies during the 1950 and 1960s. Starring with some of the greats, she

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Posted on March 30, 2014

It's ironic that the biblical tale about saving animals during the Great Flood hasn't
cast any animal actors to be featured in the film. While PETA [People
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] was most pleased with the