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 January 25, 2014

Who's afraid of bunnies? Who thinks rabbits have the capability for revenge? Not possible, you say? Yet how many
of you have childhood memories of receiving a bunny for Easter only to

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Posted on January 17, 2014

For those who lack the living quarters or have parents who will not allow a pet in the house, Animin Augmented
Reality (AR) pets might be your solution. These are virtual companions

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Posted on January 11, 2014

Bipolar syndrome or manic-depressive illness has affected man down through the ages, while other animal species
[whether domesticated or found in the wild] appear not to be affected

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Posted on January 4, 2014

Seven Pyschopaths,' a much overlooked film classic, opened in movie theaters in 2012, and has been one of my all-time favorite murder mysteries ever since - right up there, with the finest, such as 'Memento' and 'The Usual Suspects.'

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Posted on December 29, 2013

Peter Dinklage's portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in the 'Game of Thrones'
makes him a warrior of consequence, irrespective of his size. Norman
Reedus as the 'Walking Dead's' number-one archer has evolved into the

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Posted on December 26, 2013

There are certain animals walking this planet that adversely affect the
habitats and bioregions they invade. They are technically called
"invasive animal species," but according to adventurer, hunter,

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Posted on December 17, 2013

On the heels of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) roaring back at Katy Perry's recent top 40 hit video "Roar"
for animal mistreatment, the activist group is once again up in arms

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Posted on December 13, 2013

The chameleons' capability of blending into its environment via its
biological gift of color-morphing has long been thought to be an
avoidance technique to escape from predators. Another study

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Posted on December 8, 2013

Northerners have developed a now-familiar migratory pattern of leaving
their empty nests in the North to head South during their retirement
years -- or seasonally (December through the March) -- if they can't

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Posted on December 4, 2013

Over the years, there's been legal cases where pets became the sole
beneficiaries of their masters' fortunes. The most famous case in point

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Posted on November 28, 2013

A lucky turkey by the name of Popcorn secured a pardon from the Leader
of the Free World the day before Thanksgiving. The holiday ritual is
America's way of honoring a long-standing tradition in a very symbolic

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Posted on November 27, 2013

With the holidays once again upon us, pumpkin pie often finds it's way
to the dinner table for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and

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Posted on November 23, 2013

Some call Andy McPherson,
"The Polar Bear Whisperer," but this Canadian wildlife guide refutes
the claim indicating he can't "Doolittle with the Bears!" Instead he's

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Posted on November 13, 2013

Mark Rylance might have thought twice about adding his Jack Russell
Terrier, Apache to the cast of Richard III on Broadway had he remembered
a famous comedian's advice from years past. Although one of W.C. Fields

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Posted on November 6, 2013

With all the flack the Obamacare roll-out is receiving, veterinarians
might be the next to storm the White House with pitchforks and torches
in hand. Why? Well, it appears they're re being taxed by the Affordable

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Posted on October 31, 2013

'Collaborative consumption' and the sharing economy have created enough of a buzz to become a household name in just a few short years.

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Posted on October 25, 2013

You don't often think about what a dog can contribute to mankind during
his or her lifetime, especially since they live relatively short lives.
In human years, Giant George would have been 56 years old next month,

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Posted on October 17, 2013

Anthropomorphism is the personification or
attribution of a human form and characteristics to an animal or object
other than a human being. As a literary or artistic device, many

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Posted on October 9, 2013

Talk to a cat or dog owner and you'll probably get a different answer --
but has it ever been proven that felines actually excel over man's best
friend? Well according to MIT professor Roman Stocker and actor Robert

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Posted on September 29, 2013

No matter what side of the aisle you sit politically, a government
shut-down could cause more havoc to our zoo animals than the political
animals that caused this ruckus in the first place. With annual funding

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Posted on September 24, 2013

Remember Sparta's 300, the mighty warriors who fought to their
deaths in Ancient Greece? Immortalized in films, its the tale of of a
small force of men whose courage remained steadfast in going up against the

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Posted on September 16, 2013

Seems like Katy Perry has had an on-again off-again love fest going on with one animal rights group, namely: 'People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' (PETA).  When previously married, she was championed by PETA for her vegetarian lifestyle wi

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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 &