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!

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

Posted on June 21, 2013

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

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

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

Posted on June 3, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg's precursor to Facebook was called Facemash, an app that
allowed testosterone-driven college males to determine which coeds were
"hot" versus those who were "not." And while Facebook moved beyond this

Posted on June 1, 2013

In A Tale of Two Cities, when Charles Dickens penned his famous
quote, "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times," while he
was relating how opposing factions viewed the French Revolution, one

Posted on May 23, 2013

In an bizarre twist of a 'circle of life' tale or, perhaps, just a
scientist's desire to immortalize one of his favorite movie stars -- an
extinct crab-like creature is seeing the light of day, after 505 million

Posted on May 20, 2013

If you've ever been a cat owner, you know that felines abhor all things associated with H20. Differing from dogs, it appears their DNA gave them the gene that says cats don't mix with water. However, with

Posted on May 16, 2013

Who hasn't told a little white lie or purposely deceived others over the
course of one's life. Ever wonder why the moral code of "thou shall not
lie," has found its way into our religious and legal systems down

Posted on May 14, 2013

There are thousands of stories about man saving animals in hazardous situations. Saving the whales from hunters, saving dogs from euthanasia
and the like have become causes that go to heart of our love of

Posted on May 11, 2013

If you're socially active online, by now, you've most likely come across a dog impersonating a cover model for a canine version of Vogue magazine.
As a potential harbinger of dog memes to come, professional

Posted on May 8, 2013

Dependent on what part of the world one scores it, maryjane, gange, pot,
grass, hemp, reefer, Maui Wowie, hashish, Panana Red and countless
other pseudonyms all fall under the herb known technically as cannabis.

Posted on May 5, 2013

Over the course of the last several years, social media has been known
to fuel the fires of protest, social upheaval and even assist in the
election of world leaders. It's been one of the 21st Century's vital

Posted on May 3, 2013

Injuries to bald eagles appear to be on the rise, but it's not clear as to why. If one was to Google News
the keywords "bald eagles injured," one would find over 100 separate

Posted on April 30, 2013

A therapy dog is a canine specifically trained to provide affection and
comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes,
hospices, as well as people with learning difficulties, and those in

Posted on April 25, 2013

Dissimilar to their human masters, dogs don't enlist in the U.S. Military -- they're drafted. And while they have no say in the matter, all of these four-legged recruits take their responsibilities very seriously.

Posted on April 21, 2013

Some think of a "big year"
as one that marks a significant birthday or anniversary -- giving cause
for a grand celebration. Others in the birding world use that term to

Posted on April 19, 2013

The "crow"
signified wisdom to the Native American Indian. Believed to have the
faculty of speech, the crow was perceived as a "pathfinder" on hunting
parities, and to adorn oneself with crow's feathers was a trend adhered

Posted on April 16, 2013

What happens when two dogs walk into a bar?

Posted on April 15, 2013

New Jersey proved to be a pretty resilient state when Superstorm
Sandy hit it shores back in late October. Whether affected by flood
waters or power outages, New Jersey folks rose to the occasion to

Posted on April 14, 2013

With the new STARS TV show, Da Vinci's Demons debuting this past week, Leonardo Da Vinci's fascination with birds in flight has
once again come under scrutiny. Since the series is dubbed a

Posted on April 12, 2013

What pet owner doesn't know the importance of the date April 11th? Well, that's National Pet Day,
founded by celebrity pet lifestyle and animal advocate Colleen Paige to

Posted on April 11, 2013

Composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera, The Tale of Tsar Salton (circa 1899-1900), the "Flight of the Bumblebee"
is one of the most recognizable orchestral pieces to stand the test of

Posted on April 7, 2013

While the Dik-dik called Aluna is stealing the current animal kingdom's spotlight, it wasn't too long ago, the public and the Twittersphere went agaga
over the birth of a Royal Antelope. So what's all this fuss about?

Posted on April 7, 2013

While the two-party system would probably never consider changing their
political icons, it's odd that very seldom (if ever) do you see one of
our political figures riding either a donkey or elephant? And with the