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 13, 2015

The iconic beams of light that visually replicate the World Trade
Center's Twin Towers were turned off several times on the evening of
9/11. The annual “Tribute in Light”  disappeared shortly after 9 p.m.

Posted on September 6, 2015

It was a heart-breaking story for the world to learn of the Smithsonian National Zoo’s panda-in-resident giving
birth to twins cubs (August 22), only to have one die days later.

Posted on September 2, 2015

If U.S. Representative Jim Moran had had his way, the days of traveling circuses would have already come to an end. That’s right . . . “lions and tigers and bears . . .

Posted on August 30, 2015

Betcha’ you’re thinking that with a headline like that, you might have missed some breaking news? What could this unlikely duo possibly have in common and why might they be found at the bottom of the sea, alongside Davy Jones’ locker?

Posted on August 29, 2015

Octopi, the supposed plural of octopus, is a favorite among lexicologists. and fans of quirky terms, but there really
is no etymological basis for the word. The appellation was created by

Posted on August 19, 2015

Do you know how many animals are unfortunate enough to have made the ‘rarest primates on the planet’
list? It's unthinkable that in the year 2015 the issue of endangered

Posted on August 13, 2015

Who doesn’t remember Lassie, Toto and Rin Tin Tin?

Posted on August 4, 2015

The story of Cecil the Lion is now ubiquitous. His tragic ending at the hands of a nihilistic American hunter has been rebuked as pure savagery. Much has been written and captured on video.

Posted on August 2, 2015

In the wake of Cecil the Lion brutal killing last month and his murder receiving condemnation from around the world, it was initially reported
that Cecil’s brother Jericho was also killed by a hunter August 1,

Posted on July 26, 2015

He passed away in 1991, but his body of work lives on and is still as fresh and relevant today, as it was when we were growing
up. Now, you can add to that legacy yet a new tome - one that’s being

Posted on July 23, 2015

While many of us might dismiss yet another ‘cute’ dog photo going viral online, there was one this past week that
was just so heartbreaking, it actually saved the lives of a couple of

Posted on July 16, 2015

Instagram has disrupted our lives in a good way. It’s given us the opportunity to share some of our favorite memories
with family, friends and followers instantaneously and globally. More

Posted on July 11, 2015

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter were perhaps the first to create an opportunity for charitable organizations
and foundations to set up a presence in the social media space.

Posted on July 5, 2015

What animal looks like Batman, weighs more than a ton, can grow to 30 feet in width and

Posted on June 28, 2015

While it just took 9 judges (with a 5-4 vote) to deliberate on the
historic decision allowing same-sex marriages in the United States,
been no need for such formality in the animal kingdom. In fact,

Posted on June 27, 2015

The 4th of July is a day of celebration for U.S. citizens throughout all 50 states. Participating in America’s birthday
includes picnicking, family get-togethers, hot dogs, libations . . .

Posted on June 20, 2015

Gibble-fisted, wrong-handers and sinistrals are just a few of the derogatory terms used to label those that favor one
hand over another. Left-handers it seems have to bear the brunt of

Posted on June 16, 2015

While two jail mates continue to be on the loose after masterminding a prison break in upstate New York, an emu
has followed suit in West Michigan. However differing from the Clinton

Posted on June 4, 2015

‘Top Chef’ is one of the longest running American reality show. Since it first aired in 2006, it has spawned a slew of very popular epicureans from Carla Hal (now on The Chew) to Michael and Bryan Voltaggio (two brothers

Posted on June 3, 2015

Cats! Cats! and more Cats! You see them everywhere. They've taken over the digital landscape. I have personally written a countless number of blogs about them on Petslady.

Posted on May 19, 2015

The alarming decline in bee population could cause bees to become extinct in the very near future. Honey bees,
which account for more than $15 billion through their vital role in

Posted on May 17, 2015

Other the years, ‘therapy animals’ have been trained to comfort and heal hospital patients, cancer victims, returning war veterans (many with PTSD
symptoms) and the elderly. For those unfamiliar, animal-assisted

Posted on May 15, 2015

Over the years, Red Nose Day
has earned a solid and well-deserved reputation for having “fun” while
“fund” raising for children and the disadvantaged globally. Organized by

Posted on May 10, 2015

Google’s been developing creative doodles for over a decade now. Whether, it's to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries
or special events in history, these gifs are something we’ve come to

Posted on May 6, 2015

The title of this blog uses an extreme metaphor to underscore the heartlessness of an African huntress, who not
only revels in her senseless killings of defenseless animals but