Ever since Ruth was a little girl, she wanted to work with animals. Since 2003, she's been lucky enough to do so. Working at Harts Run Veterinary Hospital isn't her full time job, though. She's a software developer for a home health care agency and works on websites in her spare time. She also runs her own pet-sitting service.

Ruth is mom to Eliza Mae Ezmerelda, a beautiful, Dilute Tortoiseshell ("Tortie") Cat who was a stray Ruth trapped back in the winter of 2004; Sarah Butterfly, a short-haired Tortie; and Ivy Sterling, a silver-spotted Ocicat.