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.

Witch Horse
Posted on October 17, 2018

I thought that I would try on my Halloween costume for Wear Something Gaudy Day. It isn't so gaudy yet, though.

Lizzie Borden and Dog
Posted on October 16, 2018

"Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done she gave her father forty-one." This rhyme is how most people remember Lizzie Borden.

Witchy Kitty
Posted on October 16, 2018

I am not quite ready for Halloween this year. I still need all of the ingredients for my magic All Hallows Stew.

Halloween Rats
Posted on October 15, 2018

Hey. This is a cool place. And it tastes good too. Wait a minute. I'm stuck in here. Help! Help! Someone get me outta here!

Corn Maze Dog
Posted on October 14, 2018

This corn maze thing is fun and full of sniffs I've never sniffed before. What a great day!

Chess Hound
Posted on October 13, 2018

I can't believe that Dad took so long planning his next move in our chess game.

Jack-O-Lantern Kitten
Posted on October 12, 2018

This is so cool! You made me a funky-smelling napping spot with windows!

Chihuahua
Posted on October 11, 2018

Okay. I promise not to eat any more pumpkin innards and then throw them up in one of your shoes.

Teddy Bear At Work
Posted on October 10, 2018

I came to work with Mom today. She works on this big jet. It is really cool because it is a hospital.

Girl and her Cat
Posted on October 9, 2018

The Victorian Age has long been known for it's rigidity, formalness, and dedication to propriety. Perhaps that is why they needed cats to much -- so that they could let loose vicariously.

Leif Erikson Dog
Posted on October 9, 2018

Okay. I am all dressed up for Leif Erikson Day. What do I do now? I'm not keen on discovering Greenland.

Blue Ringed Octopus
Posted on October 8, 2018

This is a blue ringed octopus. It is a small octopus that lives in shallow waters and tide pools along the coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and the Asian side of the Pacific Ocean.

Otters
Posted on October 7, 2018

Look, Dave, you otter see this! The zookeepers gave me my own she-shed!

Horse Selfie
Posted on October 6, 2018

I finally got hold of Mom's cell phone so that I can take a really good photo of myself. Then I discovered that I can't hold it with my hooves.

Cow
Posted on October 5, 2018

Hey, everybody! I've got a treat! Sunflowers are on me!

White Buffalo
Posted on October 4, 2018

The legend of the White Buffalo has been a part of Native American folklore for more than two thousand years. It is the tale of the mystical White Buffalo Calf Woman and how she brought to them the prophecy of peace and balance for all people.

Taco Cat
Posted on October 4, 2018

I'm just cuddled up here being a palindrome. I'm just a taco cat and by now everyone knows that taco cat spelled backwards is Tac O'Cat. Wait a minute. I'm not Irish!

Autumn Kitty
Posted on October 3, 2018

Oooo. I love fall and I just found a pile of leaves to chase my own paws through!

Chickens
Posted on October 2, 2018

When it comes to raising chickens sometimes you have to take things step by step.

White Raccoon
Posted on October 1, 2018

It ain't easy being a white raccoon. For starters it is really hard to go sneaking around in the dark when you nearly glow in the dark.

Wealthy Cat
Posted on September 30, 2018

I'm rich! I'm rich! I'm fabulously well off! No more discount kibble for me. Nothing but Fancy Feast in my future.

Duck and Dog
Posted on September 29, 2018

The AFLAC duck does more than just sell insurance. When at home he likes to relax with his best friend.

Funny Fish Tale
Posted on September 28, 2018

I have a great idea for becoming famous on the internet. When the cat tries to hunt me again I will lure him so close that he will fall in the tank.

Wolf Spider
Posted on September 27, 2018

The days are getting cooler and all those spiders you've been seeing all summer long are seeking shelter from this change in a different ways. Have you ever wondered how spiders survive the winter? They are cold-blooded creatures after all.

Guinea Pig and Kitten
Posted on September 27, 2018

I know that it was my idea to take up babysitting to earn a little extra lettuce, but I was thinking of mice, gerbils, and small hamsters.