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!

Eclipse Spooked Animals Causing Some To Go Batty
Posted on September 2, 2017

The lead up to the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 was documented wildly — particularly when it came to our wild animals.

The Hunting Island Mystery Of The Green Turtle
Posted on August 31, 2017

Hunting Island, South Carolina is home to the Loggerhead Turtle. But what about the Green Turtle?

Homeless Can House Their Dogs In San Francisco’s New Shelters
Posted on August 28, 2017

In most cities throughout the U.S., there have been two distinct type of homeless shelters — those for pet owners and those for their dogs. Most traditional shelters will not allow 'man and beast' to reside together.

Rehabilitating Prisoners Apply Learned Skills To Animals
Posted on August 27, 2017

Turn-about is fair play. There’s a correctional facility in Sydney, Australia that’s put a fresh new twist on rehabilitation.

The Humane Side Of Hurricane Harvey
Posted on August 26, 2017

While this planet has experienced the devastation of tens of thousands of hurricanes down through the ages, there’s virtually nothing man can do to prevent then from reoccurring.

Piper
Posted on August 21, 2017

The acts of rescuing, sheltering and adoption are noble causes for those who help in the protection of animals who need care to maintain their livelihoods.

Judge Judy’s Scales Of Justice Tip In Favor Pets
Posted on August 17, 2017

Anyone who’s watched ‘Judge Judy’ over the years knows her opinions and verdicts are quick, decisive and humorous. Her lightening speed delivery is due partially to the time constraints of TV programming.

You Can Help Scientists Determine How Eclipses Affect Animals
Posted on August 13, 2017

Earlier this month, I published a blog titled, “Name That Species?

Panda Boom? Conservation Efforts Working?
Posted on August 12, 2017

While giant pandas in captivity have a difficult time procreating . . . it appears of recent date, this much-loved species is no longer being threatened by extinction.

All Chips In For Our Pets On National Check The Chip Day
Posted on August 11, 2017

In 2015, the American Animal Hospital Association [AAHA] and the American Veterinary Medical Association [AVMA] established the first ’Check the Chip Day’ to ensure more happy endings for lost or stolen pets.

The Human Voice Calms Our Canines
Posted on August 10, 2017

Last month, I blogged about therapy dogs adding “tutoring children” to their extensive resumes. A new innovative teaching method was introduced, which offered the comfort of dogs to young students with reading needs.

Central Park To The World: Only Elephants Should Own Ivory
Posted on August 9, 2017

When tons of ivory estimated at $85 million dollars was purposely destroyed in Central Park on August 3rd — the message to the world was clear. Elephants are off-limits and the illegal ivory trade should now be an ongoing target.

First NYC Cafe To Go To The Dogs
Posted on August 5, 2017

Catching a cup of Joe in Manhattan with your best friends can be a chore, particularly if you have to tie them to the curb. That was the challenge before father-daughter duo Coppy and Logan Holzman, who decided to overcome the hurdle.

Rover: No.1 Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Ecosystem
Posted on August 4, 2017

Pet owners throughout the U.S. love their dogs. They treat them like another member of the family, and are concerned for their well-being, particularly when they’re away from home.

Animalus Anthropomorphicus Economicus: When Animals Go To Market
Posted on August 3, 2017

Adam Smith, the father of modern-day economics noted in his seminal work The Wealth of Nations

Name That Species? Yes, There’s An App For That Too!
Posted on August 1, 2017

The posting of animal and plant photography to your Instagram, Snapchat, Rabadaba and Facebook social networks just got a lot easier.

“ARF” & “Tailwaggin’ Tutors” Makes Reading Dog-Gone Fun in Beaufort, SC
Posted on July 29, 2017

Service and therapy dogs are in demand these days. They address a lot of humanitarian issues affecting a wide variety of folks and demographics.

 

 

 

The ‘Painted Pets Project’ Uses Art To Promote Pet Adoption
Posted on July 29, 2017

Tucked away in Eastsound, Washington located on Orcas Island, this intimate tourist destination consists of a few hostelries, pubs and eateries, gift stores, public beaches — and one very active and creative animal shelter.

Sun Glasses For Your Dogs During The Solar Eclipse?
Posted on July 25, 2017

In my bucolic waterfront village of Beaufort, South Carolina, it's currently that time of year when the 'dog days of summer,' and ole Sol are at their meanest . . . making air conditioning our best friend.

Man vs. Jaws In Race To The Finish
Posted on July 23, 2017

Man has been pitted against beast in all kinds of races over the years. There’s been man vs. horses. Man vs. dogs. Man vs. cheetahs.

Photo Ark Still Boarding Endangered Wildlife Passengers
Posted on July 22, 2017

Back in February, I was totally captivated by the quality work of photographer Joel Sartore and his tireless effort to capture images of approximately 12,000 species in captivity around the world.

‘Test Tube Rhinos’ Might Save Endangered Species
Posted on July 21, 2017

In Vitro Fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) commonly referred to as IVF. It’s the process of extracting eggs, retrieving a sperm sample, and then manually combining the two to start the gestation process in a test tube.

Kids Replacing The Job of Men [and Women]
Posted on July 18, 2017

There’s been a lot of talk these days about robots eventually displacing the human workforce. The 21st Century has seen the rise of the machine assuming all kinds of job responsibilities — which, heretofore was the work of men and women.

Tardigrade, The One Animal On Earth Able To Survive An Apocalypse
Posted on July 15, 2017

What would you get if you crossed a human with a tardigrade? Well . . . while the chances are slim to none . . . you’d get a superhuman able to withstand killer asteroids and atomic bombs! Now, that’s the stuff of superhero comic books, right?

Therapy Dogs Add ‘Tutoring Children’ To Their Resumes
Posted on July 13, 2017

Over the years, I have researched and blogged extensively about therapy dogs.