Latest Animal and Pet News - Laurie Kay Olson

I write on the latest animal news and most interesting animal stories. I come to PetsLady with a background in print journalism for the Colorado Daily newspaper. Some of my favorite assignments there included theraputic horseback riding and Canine Companions for Independence, so this is a natural fit. Living in Boulder, Colorado, where wildlife abounds, I am frequently dealing with deer, fox, skunks, squirrels, rabbits, snakes, birds, and mice. My cat, Naomi, helps round out the menagerie around me.

Pilates Dog
Posted on January 15, 2019

Shayna, our centerfold dog for today, enjoys long walks, a fine vintage dog food, and the love of a good human.

Organized Cats
Posted on January 14, 2019

There are several things you need to consider -- elevation, sunlight, view, and napping opportunities.

Kitten and Rubber Duckie
Posted on January 13, 2019

There are days when it feels like my rubber duckie is the only color in my life. But then . . .

Ginger Cat
Posted on January 12, 2019

Come on, give us a kiss! It is International Kiss a Ginger Day! Don't I have enough ginger fur for you? Well . . .

Lazy Cat
Posted on January 11, 2019

Hey, Mom. Go ahead and get up. Once you have food in my dish I will catch up with you!

Dreaming Dog
Posted on January 10, 2019

Woof! It's been a long day of chasing squirrels and birds out of the yard. I hope I dream of actually catching one . . .  zzzzzzz.

Birthday Party Dogs
Posted on January 9, 2019

"Yappy birthdog to you! Yappy birthdog to you!"

Blue Line Bears
Posted on January 8, 2019

The Thin Blue Line is the line of law enforcement officers who stand between us and those who would do us harm. In that service they risk their lives and some fall.

Bubble Bath Bulldog
Posted on January 8, 2019

Bubbles always make bath time lots of fun. I'm just having a great time. Can't you tell?

Napping Dog
Posted on January 7, 2019

Both cats and dogs are experts at finding the warmest spot in the house for a nap. Human laps and legs figure prominently in this ability.

Cuddle Dog
Posted on January 6, 2019

This is my friend Alyson having a cuddle with her beloved Dillon, a yellow lab, after he brought a chew bone to share.

Pigeon
Posted on January 5, 2019

It is hard to believe that such a beautiful bird could be referred to as a "flying rat." However, getting 20 or 30 of them together and the perception changes.

Spaghetti Dog
Posted on January 4, 2019

Yum! I just love spaghetti. It's so nice and stringy!

Napping Dog
Posted on January 3, 2019

Shawna has found the perfect spot for a warm nap on a cold winter day. Just close enough to the fire to feel the heat but not close enough to singe her fur.

Darth Vader Dog
Posted on January 2, 2019

This is Sammy. He recently found a new forever home in Boulder, Colorado. Every day he gets to help out at an architectural firm.

New Year's Cat
Posted on January 1, 2019

Shhhhh! I am meditating upon my New Year's Resolutions!

New Year's Dog
Posted on January 1, 2019

Oh! What a way to start a new year! I never should have drunk all that toilet water last night. What as I thinking?

American Black Bear
Posted on December 31, 2018

All summer a mama bear and her four cubs had been sighted periodically around the rural area near Muncy, Pennsylvania. Earlier this month Melinda LeBaron, 51, and her dog, a chihuahua-mix ironically named Bear, took a break to go outside.

Champagne Cat
Posted on December 31, 2018

Hai! I am here to cuten up your day and to tell you that New Year's Even is also National Champagne Day.

New Year's Cat
Posted on December 31, 2018

Okay, I'm ready to celebrate! How long until midnight?

Red Cardinal
Posted on December 30, 2018

I am just gorgeous if I do say so myself. And against the snow I am positively stunning.

Rocco Shops on Amazon's Alexa
Posted on December 29, 2018

A parrot named Rocco in Berkshire, England, has been busted by his owner for taking liberties with her Amazon Echo. The bird would talk to Alexa and ask her to play music, tell jokes, and ask her to order a wide range of things, especially food.

Snow Leopards
Posted on December 29, 2018

Okay, dude, the battle is engaged! Incoming!

Mitten Horse
Posted on December 28, 2018

I heard that three little kittens lost their mittens. I think I've found one pair.

Snoozing Late Dog
Posted on December 27, 2018

I don't blame Dad for wanting to sleep late this morning after a month of Christmas-ing.