Author Archives: Kristin S Moran

About Kristin S Moran

I have worn a lot of hats over the years. Some of my favorite jobs have been: Naturalist at a state park, Co-owner of a pet sitting franchise, and Intern at a conservation not-for-profit organization. I own 3 male cats and a female rottweiler/border collie dog. I have been learning about pet nutrition for the past few years, and have seen vast improvement in my pets' health and that of several clients' pets. Throughout my life, pets have always had a major role. I grew up with cats, and we got our first dog when I was in high school. I've also owned ferrets, rabbits, and a hermit crab. I started out my college career in a pre-veterinary medicine program, but eventually switched to Wildlife Science, earning my bachelor's degree from Purdue University. I have been an interpretive naturalist at several different facilities, including Acadia National Park, Lincoln State Park, Mesker Park Zoo, and Howell Wetlands. I enjoy learning about the natural world and sharing what I've learned with others. I am also a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, though I tend to write about that and my other crafty pursuits on other blogs.

We Must Do Better…

We must do better: by caring for our citizens. All of them, not just those who are employed and can afford health insurance. by enforcing a living wage. No one who works full-time should be struggling to survive. No business … Continue reading

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Better Than Kissing A Wookiee

Growing up in the 70’s, Star Wars was a huge part of my life. My sister and I played with the action figures, reenacting scenes from the movies, and creating our own stories. I read everything I could get my … Continue reading

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Guilding the Lily

For new players on Star Wars: The Old Republic (SW:TOR), there are a lot of opportunities for single play. While there are some quests that require groups, you can set yourself “Looking for Group” (LFG), or respond to a person’s … Continue reading

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My take on Animal Shelters

Originally posted here: As many of you know, I will be starting at a county animal shelter very soon. It is not a no-kill shelter (I’m not sure there are any government-run shelters that are), but it is by … Continue reading

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Cold Treats for Hot Dogs (and Cats!)

Cold Treats for Hot Dogs (and Cats!).

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What Can I Put in My Dog’s Kong Toy?

What Can I Put in My Dog’s Kong Toy?. This is an article I wrote for my work’s blog. I’d love to hear any feedback, especially treats, etc. that you’ve used in your dog’s Kong!

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Staff Review: Answers Raw Pet Food (via Whole Pet Central)

One of the foods I feel great about giving my pets is “Detailed Answers” by Answers Raw Pet Food Company. I rotate the proteins (beef, chicken, and pork), just as I rotate the kibbles that I feed my dog and … Continue reading

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