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.

Snoozing Winter Cat
Posted on March 18, 2022

Winter is almost over. So I'd better get my winter naps in while I can.

Irish Horse
Posted on March 17, 2022

Do you know what I like best about St. Patrick's Day? It means that spring is just days away.

Leprechaun Parakeet
Posted on March 17, 2022

Surprise! I bet you never thought that birds can also be leprechauns.

Thanksgiving Day Dog
Posted on November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving Dog everyone! Woof!

Fall Feline
Posted on November 4, 2021

Ooooo, I just love it when the trees send down lots of cat toys.for me.

Halloween Cat and Dog
Posted on October 31, 2021

You are finally ready for Halloween. Go out and have a ball, or at least chase one.

Trick-Or-Treating Dog
Posted on October 31, 2021

Halloween prep step sixteen: It's Halloween! Go out and scare!

Sleeping Halloween Kitten
Posted on October 30, 2021

Halloween prep step fifteen: It's the night before Halloween. Get plenty of sleep.

Vampire Cat
Posted on October 29, 2021

Halloween prep step fourteen: Choose a costume that really matches your personality.

Magic Cat
Posted on October 28, 2021

Halloween prep step thirteen: Get in touch with your inner magic.

Scary Clown Dog
Posted on October 27, 2021

Halloween prep step twelve: Take the time to scare the daylights out of humans whenever possible.

Chicken Poodle Soup
Posted on October 26, 2021

Halloween prep step eleven: Use your creativity to try out all of the costume possibilities out there.

Spooky Black Cat
Posted on October 25, 2021

Halloween prep step ten: Display your pumpkin creation to the world.

Halloween Meerkats
Posted on October 24, 2021

Halloween prep step nine: Take a final family photo with your completed Jack-o-Lantern.

Pumpkin-Driving Cat
Posted on October 23, 2021

Halloween prep step eight: Take your Jack-o-Lantern for a test drive to make sure it can go the distance.

Jack-o-Lantern Cat
Posted on October 22, 2021

Halloween prep step seven: It fits, you sits, and use this hiding place to keep an eye on the neighborhood.

Pumpkin-Sitting Dog
Posted on October 21, 2021

Halloween prep step six: Double-check your Jack-o-Lantern for size. If it fits, you sits.

Halloween Bear
Posted on October 20, 2021

Halloween prep step five: Make sure your Jack-o-Lantern is completely cleaned out.

Pumpkin-Carving Squirrel
Posted on October 19, 2021

Halloween prep step four: Carve your pumpkin for maximum scariness. 

Crazy Crunching Cat
Posted on October 18, 2021

Halloween prep step three: Time for a taste test whether or not you will eat your pumpkin

Decorative Cat
Posted on October 17, 2021

Halloween prep step two: Take a before photo of your best pumpkin.

Halloween Cat
Posted on October 16, 2021

Halloween prep step one: Choose the best pumpkin or ten.

Pumpkin Cat
Posted on October 15, 2021

Rawr! This teeny little pumpkin makes me feel like a great big black panther.

Fishing Cat
Posted on September 13, 2021

Decisions, decisions, nothing but decisions.

Beach Pug
Posted on July 29, 2021

Ah, this is so nice! I mean, what is summer without a trip to the beach?