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!

The Best Human/Animal Portraits
Posted on June 9, 2019

The "best" portraits or selfies taken "of" and "with" animals is subjective. Who's to say a photograph with your dog or cat can vie for top bragging rights?

Canines Competing To Become America's Top Superhero
Posted on June 2, 2019

Public voting opens in June to select finalists for the 2019 American Humans Hero Dog Awards®.

Circus Animal Performances Cancelled Until Further Notice?
Posted on May 27, 2019

That further notice could be legislation that is currently underway.

Vegetarian Dogs Make Good Pets?
Posted on May 20, 2019

What's a 'vegetarian dog?' That new 'pet' term refers to goats for several reasons? For years, goats have been used by humans to clear lawns and unwanted vegetation . . .

Grumpy Cat, The Richest Feline In The World Dies
Posted on May 17, 2019

While our president continues to falter on Forbes annual ranking of the 400 Richest in the World list, there was one cool cat who continued to maintain her . . .

The 'Pet Friendliest Hotel' Award Should Go To Doris Day
Posted on May 16, 2019

That's right, if there was a award event for "Hotels" and "Hoteliers," the "Pet Friendliest Hotel" would have to go to the late Doris Day.

Cardinals & Gold Fish & Their Interspecies Behavior
Posted on May 11, 2019

Humans aren't the only inhabitants on Earth that take care of other species. There are a good-number of well-documented cases of certain species taking care of another they feel are in need.

Which "Animal" Will Take The GOT Throne?
Posted on April 24, 2019

Now into its eighth and final season, the Game of Thrones, which debuted on April 14, 2019, we're finally going to find out the ultimate fate of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen [aka Khaleesi], Tyrion Lannister and the remaining cast of chara

Monkey Sees, Monkey Does! Monkys Becoming More Human!
Posted on April 16, 2019

It's been a conundrum to humans, why monkeys are not more human?

Kickstart Earth Day This Year With Disney flick About Penguins
Posted on April 7, 2019

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22 worldwide. Debuting in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are coordinated globally within the Earth Day Network.

The Alpha Male Of The Animal Kingdom Isn't The Bully You Think He Is
Posted on March 31, 2019

Today's U.S. political climate is overtly partisan and at times seems controlled solely by primordial bully tactics.

Burying Your Pet In The Backyard?
Posted on March 19, 2019

It's hard to say good-bye to loved ones. We mourn and grieve, sometimes for extended periods of time. It's just as hard for many, when that loved one is our pet.

No Kidding! Lincoln The Goat Wins Mayoral Election
Posted on March 12, 2019

Lincoln the 3-year-old Nubian got to beat out more than a dozen others while breaking the glass ceiling for the first honorary "pet mayor."

British Parrot Speaks Spanish After Being MIA For 4 Years
Posted on March 11, 2019

A very prim and proper British pet parrot named Nigel has been reunited with his owner after disappearing four years ago.

Cow Livin' The Good Life With Bisons?
Posted on March 3, 2019

How could it be that a young female Polish cow would rather hang with some beefy bison versus her own species?

Chimpanzee "Mama" Gives Dying Hug To Her Old Human Friend
Posted on February 28, 2019

It was a touching scene and one that belies the old theory that nonhuman animals are unthinking, emotionless machines that react to situations with preprogrammed instincts.

Six New Animal Wildlife Emojis Approved for 2019
Posted on February 24, 2019

Unicode have added six new wildlife emojis to the character list, including a flamingo, orangutan, otter, oyster, skunk and sloth.

Gone To The Dogs On Valentine's Day
Posted on February 18, 2019

This year's sweetheart day has come and gone. Loved ones and family members received cards, gifts, and of course every type of chocolate and candy on the market. But what about our dogs?

Throw Your Dog A Bone On International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
Posted on February 16, 2019

February is jam-packed full of holidays and days of observance.

El Paso Zoo Might Name Cockroaches After The President This  Valentines Day?
Posted on February 9, 2019

The El Paso Zoo is offering folks an extra special Valentine's Day gift for one's ex-boyfriend/ husband or ex-girlfriend/wife.

Avoiding Extinction By Loggerhead Turtles and  Galápagos Tortoises
Posted on February 8, 2019

"One if by land, two if by sea!" Coined by Longfellow, in his poem about the iconic ride of Paul Revere, the warning referenced how many more British troops could attack by sea versus land.

From The Lowcountry to Animal Planet: Local Pups Make Good at Puppy Bowl
Posted on February 1, 2019

We all know the ongoing human interest story of Christmas Trees making good in the Big Apple each year.

The Moral Dilemma of Monetizing Grumpy Cat
Posted on January 31, 2019

Making money off of your pets seems somewhat counter-intuitive. Don't we adopt pets to be our companions?

Pets Getting Smarter With Smart-Products
Posted on January 30, 2019

The new millennium has thrust us into an era of some interesting digital technology that not only affects us humans, but also our furry and feathered friends. Pet tech connecting pets and parents is growing exponentially.

The Loss Of Pets Captured in 'Last Moments' Of Photographer
Posted on January 29, 2019

The loss of a pet is one of the most traumatic life events we experience as pet owners. It's real. It's painful.