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!

Billy Goat Gets Bad Rap In World Series Dating Back To 1945
Posted on October 28, 2016

What does the US’ 2016 World Series and a billy goat have in common?

Environmentalist Sharon Matola, Staunch Advocate Of Rescue Zoos
Posted on October 21, 2016

Wildlife rescue facilities — dissimilar to most zoos — focuses on the rehabilitation and care of wild animals, saved from illegal breeders, circuses and other types of commercial confinement.

Puppy Love Weddings For Dog Loving Couples
Posted on October 19, 2016

Love comes in all shapes and sizes and can be expressed in meaningful ways, particularly when the bride and groom are animal advocates.

Ruff Rescues in North Carolina Post-Matthew
Posted on October 14, 2016

Having ravaged the southeast coast of the United States over a five-day period in October, Hurricane Matthew finally turned eastward, out to sea  — but not before it wreaked substantial havoc and fatalities in the state of North Carolina.

Animal House At Saint John The Divine, Redux
Posted on October 10, 2016

It’s an annual event inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi. Since the 13th century, the celebration known as the ‘Blessing of the Animals' has been conducted at Catholic churches around the world each October.

Pet Owners Need To Be Hurricane Ready
Posted on October 7, 2016

As Hurricane Matthew bears down on the states of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, pet owners are taking precautions for the well-being of all of their family members, including their pets.

Pets That Depend On EpiPens
Posted on October 5, 2016

Humans aren’t the only ones affected by the predatory pricing of the life-saving medication epinephrine.

World’s First-Ever Radio Station For Our Pets?
Posted on September 30, 2016

Yes, we’re talking radio station, not television! Many pet owners believe they can communicate with their pets in a way that makes them feel special.

Chinese Mall Zoos & Aquariums Take Animal Captivity To New Depths
Posted on September 28, 2016

Zoos have been under intense scrutiny in the U.S., as more and more animal advocacy groups protest against the inhumane treatment of animals held in captivity.

Should Pet Owners Have Medicare For Their Pets?
Posted on September 26, 2016

Medical care for our pets is something that pet owners struggle with daily, particularly when care and surgeries start adding up.

Do Animals Mourn, Or Do We Anthropomorphize?
Posted on September 25, 2016

Giving human characteristics to animals is a perception referred to as “anthropomorphism.” This is the process of giving attribution of human traits, emotions, and intentions to non-human entities and is considered to be an innate tendency of man’

Quiet Revolutionary Sanctuary Welcomes Homeless Animals In Utah
Posted on September 20, 2016

The growing population of homeless existing in the United States is an issue of grave concern.

Is Letting Your Pets Go To Pot, A Toke Too Far?
Posted on September 10, 2016

Getting Fido or Socks 'high' might sound like something out of the 60’s, when the Hippie generation was allowing their dogs and cats to inhale what they were exhaling.

Are Zoos & Animal Captivity Outdated Paradigms?
Posted on September 9, 2016

There’s been a lot written about zoos and other captivity-oriented facilities in the U.S. over recent years.

 @CC0 Public Domain
Posted on September 4, 2016

From wars to poverty, there is an exponential amount of strife circumnavigating the globe.

Petnet Software Balances Diets For Cats & Dogs
Posted on August 31, 2016

Pet owners often struggle with dietary issues, as to just how much they should feed Socks and Fido? After all, most cats and dogs will eat as often as you put food in front of them.

Pets On The Couch, The Shrinking Of Our Furry & Feathered Friends
Posted on August 30, 2016

Ever since Freud deconstructed the human psyche into three discernible parts, namely our id, ego and superego — folks have been flocking to psychiatrist’s couches for almost 100 years now to learn more about what makes them tick.

Trump’s Border Wall Doesn’t Make Sense For Man Nor Beast
Posted on August 28, 2016

A lot of political angst has ensued, ever since presidential candidate Donald Trump first uttered his infamous campaign promise to build a wall along America’s southwestern border.

Are Alien Ants Behind The USA’s Political Campaigns Or Is It Us?
Posted on August 28, 2016

With this political season surmounting an all-time high on the absurdity meter, might there be something afoot that’s causing this black comedy of irrationality to be played out right before our non-believing eyes?

Vinicius and Tom - Rio mascots
Posted on August 22, 2016

The Rio Olympics 2016 have come and gone, but are certainly not forgotten.

Wily Island Foxes & Their Advocates Fight Back On Extinction
Posted on August 17, 2016

Recovering from potential extinction involves a lot of effort, money and a strong species unwilling to go the way of the dinosaur. Such species do exist.

Cat-hletes Compete In Hallmark’s Olympics
Posted on August 11, 2016

Humans are not the only athletes on the planet to compete in the Olympics. In fact, the Hallmark Channel thinks cats are just as athletic and need their own dedicated tournament to show their prowess in sporting activities, too.

Elephant Owner For A Day In Thailand, Original Content For Social App
Posted on July 31, 2016

As a Petslady contributor for the last 5 years, I’ve written a number of blogs about elephants.

Posted on July 12, 2016

Summer is the perfect time to get your ‘read’ on! Whether you’re off to a lazy day at the beach, a picnic or just lounging at the pool, there’s nothing better than having a good book to past the time.

Posted on July 6, 2016

While lawmakers, right wingers and isolationists might all be applauding
their decision to leave the European Union, it’s possible that
traveling to and from the EU with their pets may grow cumbersome in the