Pets, animals and associated wildlife are one of Ryn’s passions. Her own pet family has included goats, dogs, loads of pet rats and a lizard that reminds her daily why she’s not such a big fan of reptiles. In addition to a regular pet blog for Gannett, Ryn covered the animal beat during nearly all of her newspaper staff jobs and has written online content for a number of veterinarians. Article topics have included general pet care, specific pet health issues, pet wellness, unique pets and their owners. She has also touched on wildlife topics that include javelina, bald eagles and rattlesnakes.