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 September 7, 2012

In the Western Hemisphere, the FAX machine (short for facsimile) is
slowly becoming as obsolete as the typewriter. Although some businesses
might maintain some kind of FAX capability to receive "signature"

Posted on August 22, 2012

Knowing that Twitter's logo is a bird, it's a not a reach to learn that
another very special member of the avian family has joined the ranks of
the Twitterati. While @CathedralPhil is

Posted on August 14, 2012

While NBC's coverage of the Olympics was extensive over the course of
the last few weeks, it did miss the boat in failing to report on the
"feline" athletes who've achieved some major online feats. With stories

Posted on August 13, 2012

With other 400+ pure breeds of dogs in the world and an endless stream
of mixes, the task of making your dog "smart" is no easy chore. But one
that is embraced full-heartily by one Sarah Wilson. As the "master" of

Posted on August 2, 2012

No, this isn't a campaign slogan. In biblical times, we knew the answer.
But today, one might ask: What's harder than a camel going through the
eye of a needle? It has to be the recent reward placed on Barack Obama's

Posted on July 28, 2012

Dog shows seem to be latest envelope-pusher in the Reality TV genre.  With programming like the "Dog Whisperer" and "Dogs in the City,"
cable TV and even the  major networks feel they need to get in on the

Posted on July 21, 2012

The backstory on "Little Orphan Annie" actually took its name from the 1885 poem, "Little Orphant Annie"

Posted on July 15, 2012

Alzheimer's and dementia patients incur an end-of-life experience that
differs markedly from their care-givers. They traverse in two different
worlds which might be parallel, but often don't allow them to connect as

Posted on July 7, 2012

Scotland's world-reknown pet photographer Paul Walker has been perfecting his craft of pet photography since he was a young lad growing up in the bucolic County of Yorkshire.

Posted on June 25, 2012

Remember the famous opening line, "Lucy, I'm Home!" from the
classic 1950s TV show "I Love Lucy." Well, Ricky and Lucy Ricardo
were the inspiration for the names given to two African Great White

Posted on June 19, 2012

Here's a staggering statistic: About 1.4 million owners take some 2.3 million dogs to work every day, according to an American Pet Products Association survey last year.

Posted on June 12, 2012

Considered one of the world's oldest mammals, the Opossum (aka Possum)
has evolved relatively little over time. What's most likely kept the
species alive and thriving down through the ages is ironically their

Posted on June 6, 2012

It's highly likely if Hemingway were alive today, he would be exceedingly
proud to know his cats' descendants are as feisty as he was back in the
day. There's a continuous line of DNA that's descended down through the

Posted on June 1, 2012

While it's a well-known fact that pet owners can train their parrots to
sing on key, there are a lot of other pets and animals in the wild who
have been waiting in the wings to finally get their spotlight moment as

Posted on May 30, 2012

Anyone who remembers the 1997 black comedy flick, "Wag The Dog"
is familiar with the concept of 'media distraction.' In the movie, a
fake war was conjured up by presidential PR flacks to overshadow a

Posted on May 27, 2012

Since the world-famous novelist Dan Brown is well known for blending
fact and fiction, readers are always on guard in trying to separate
reality from poetic license. For example, in his latest thriller The

Posted on May 24, 2012

You'd expect to find elephants in the African Bush, but perhaps not in the UK, and certainly not at this year's Olympics to
be held in London, July 27 - August 12, 2012. Nonetheless, training for

Posted on May 7, 2012

Can you date your American heritage back to the 1500s? Most likely not,
since the majority of Americans immigrated to the U.S. centuries later.
However, there are some horses in the States that can make that claim.

Posted on May 5, 2012

One common, yet false assumption about bees is that that their buzzing
is caused by the beating of their wings. Not true. The sound is actually
the result of the bee vibrating their flight muscles. This is

Posted on May 4, 2012

The lunar affect over animal life on this planet has been well
documented not only in fictional tales, but also in real life. The term
"lunacy" first entered our lexicon as a result. And while your dog is

Posted on May 3, 2012

What do bachelors, housewives, pregnant 16 year-old's, million-dollar realtors and Snooki have in common? They all had the ability to parlay
their real life idiosyncrasies into  unscripted reality shows. Well, you

Posted on April 28, 2012

Cats have permanently found a new home on YouTube, blogs and social networks. Type "lolcat"
(aka "laugh-out-loud-cat") into Google Images and over 5 million
results will surface. These feline critters are more than often the

Posted on April 25, 2012

Concerned expecting parents who are considering surrendering
their family dog with the arrival of their new baby have other options
available to them today. Family Paws Parent Education

Posted on April 20, 2012

Something that has the impossibility of ever happening is often derided with an adynaton:
"yeah, when pigs fly." This figure of speech is often used for humorous

Posted on April 14, 2012

While the term "scapegoating" taken from the Bible designates an "outcast,"
it's modern pyscho-socialogical interpretation came to mean a "whipping