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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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Posted on April 4, 2013

On Dancing With The Stars,
we've learned that sometimes the least coordinated human can learn to
dance. Save folks like Wynonna Judd who was recently voted off the

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Posted on April 3, 2013

While pet toys are in abundance in today's marketplace, a much
overlooked product line for our pets has been technological gadgets.
While humans have benefited and progressed with each new technological

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Posted on April 2, 2013

Google Doodles are considered today world famous. Whether commemorating
an individual famous accomplishment or celebrating a noted celebrity's
birthday. Google is more than often aprepos at hitting our sweet spot

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Posted on March 30, 2013

Did you ever speculate if Jesus had pets and if so, was he a dog or cat
person? We know a lot about the baby Jesus and how that story relates to
the Christmas holidays, and of course the end of Jesus' life as it

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Posted on March 28, 2013

There's one hotel in the U.S. where the only place you won't find ducks is on their menu. The 144-year old Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN is known for a tradition that has stood the test of time.

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Posted on March 26, 2013

Extinction is a fact of life on this planet, as evidenced by the
dinosaurs. Causes can vary from climate change to asteroids. According
to a 1998 survey of biologists conducted by New York's American Museum

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Posted on March 25, 2013

Having been a theater-goer for both 'War Horse'
on Broadway and Steven Spielberg's movie adaptation, I was curious to
learn if military horses had seen their day or whether they were still

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Posted on March 24, 2013

The cat who became an Internet sensation overnight is not a cat at all.  Less than 1 year-old, Grumpy Cat
is really still a kitten about to celebrate her 1st birthday on April

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Posted on March 17, 2013

Twitter's first bird logo cost less than a pint of beer at a Silicon
Valley saloon. The stock image on which Twitter's first bird logo was
based was created by graphic designer Simon Oxley

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Posted on March 15, 2013

Newly appointed pontiff Jorge Mario Bergoglio
is the first pope to take the name of the Catholic friar known for
being a nature lover and preacher to birds. The much-beloved Italian

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Posted on March 11, 2013

ABC’s Shark Tank stars billionaire Mark Cuban, real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, technology innovator Robert Herjavec, fashion and branding expert Daymond John and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary as the five sharks.

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Posted on March 11, 2013

It's odd the collaborative online research conducted by Edmunds.com and Bark-BuckleUP in its "Top Ten Pet-Safe Vehicles" rankings released on March 5, 2013, omitted an obvious contender.

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Posted on March 8, 2013

The act of turtles burying their heads in their shell was interpreted in
idiom as the need to "come out of one's shell"-- or to become more
sociable and less shy. While this reptile's shell makes a lot of sense

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Posted on March 7, 2013

To date, I've posted several stories pertaining to animals in the workplace.
But today, I focus on the creative genius of Young & Rubicam NY
whose imaginative TV commercial titled, "Meet Thomas: Creator of an

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Posted on March 2, 2013

The Buffalo Zoo is challenged to raise another $4 million to fund a new home for their baby cub nicknamed "Luna,' born in captivity this past November. Visitors to their website

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Posted on February 28, 2013

News Flash: Hey Ms. Mayer, the 1950's called and they'd like their Employee Handbook back!  Well,
that's one way to look at what's being viewed as Lady Mayer's draconian

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Posted on February 27, 2013

While the world's most popular virtual pets "Angry Birds" soar in popularity and Zynga's "Farmville"
is somewhat of a nostalgic icon of the last decade, do they hold enough

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Posted on February 26, 2013

With Seth MacFarlane's off-color jokes and "We Saw Your Boobs" medley
behind us, we can now shift our focus to a much more civilized view of
Oscar-worthy movies. This year the American Humane Association