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.

Cool Dog
Posted on March 20, 2019

I can't believe that spring is finally here! I have been waiting ever so long. Now the future is so bright I gotta wear shades.

Chicken Line-Up
Posted on March 19, 2019

If these were crows this line would be called a "murder" of crows. I think a line of chickens would be called a "cozy."

Labradoodle and Goldendoodle
Posted on March 18, 2019

Hey! We may not be twins, but we are still double the trouble and double the fun!

Irish Kitten
Posted on March 17, 2019

This St. Patrick's Day here is one Irish kitten to go with love.

St. Patty's Day Dog
Posted on March 17, 2019

Okay. I am ready to party! Bring on the green dog biscuits!

Panda
Posted on March 16, 2019

Yeah, you'd be this happy too if someone had just set your favorite food in front of you.

Guard Dog
Posted on March 15, 2019

Mom just told me that I have a new baby brother. You just don't look a thing like me.

Cat Still Life
Posted on March 14, 2019

I have officially dubbed this photo "Still Life with Cat." Phoebe is one of those cats who just knows where she looks her best.

Dog Naps
Posted on March 13, 2019

Oh, yes. **sigh** It's good to be the dog on a day like today. Mom isn't going to make this bed any time soon!

Heterochromic Cat
Posted on March 12, 2019

This handsome guy is one very unusual cat. First of all he has complete heterochromia iridium which is having a different color for each eye.

Black Cat
Posted on March 11, 2019

I insist that you call me "Your Majesty." I'm sure that I'm of Royal blood. Just look at me!

Highland Cow with Bagpipe and Kilt
Posted on March 10, 2019

Oh, aye, me Scottish clan of highland cattle definitely believes in learnin' to play the bagpipes.

Coonhound
Posted on March 9, 2019

A lot of people mistake me for a beagle because of my coloring, but I am just a good ol' coonhound. Just let a raccoon loose and I'll chase it up a tree for you!

Tiger in the Box
Posted on March 8, 2019

How do you make a tiger in captivity happy? First you remember that he is just a really big cat.

Battling Cat and Dog
Posted on March 7, 2019

Okay, let's drive Mom nuts this morning and pick a fight so that she can't make the bed or anything. Okay, cat?

Head Cat
Posted on March 6, 2019

This is MY Mom and you can't have her. Go away! Me-NOW!

Mardi Gras Ferret
Posted on March 5, 2019

I know that Mom and Dad think that I am really funny, but I thought putting a jester hat was going a bit too far.

Mardi Gras Dog
Posted on March 5, 2019

Okay, I am all ready to go to that Mardi party. I've heard that they are going to serve Gras. I'm not sure about eating French grass, but a party sounds fun.

Questioning Dog
Posted on March 4, 2019

Whatcha doin'? Can I help? Is it food? I'll be happy to eat it for you!

Cooped Up Dog
Posted on March 3, 2019

I'm feeling so cooped up! If only I had thumbs I could get myself out of this chicken outfit.

Boxed Cougar
Posted on March 2, 2019

If it fits, I sits. If it doesn't fit I give it some hits until it fits -- and then I sits.

Sunspot Cat
Posted on March 1, 2019

Here we have a classic example of the original definition of "sunspot," This sunspot activity has been practiced by cats for thousands of years before spots were discovered on the sun.

Sniffling Cat
Posted on February 28, 2019

No, Lily has not succumbed to the ravages of the cold and flu season. She is tearing up because her mom getting ready to do taxes again.

Chickadee in Snow
Posted on February 27, 2019

I am sitting here freezing my feathers off and making plans for spring. I'm going to poop on that darn groundhog the first chance I get! 

Beagle
Posted on February 26, 2019

Okay. I smiled. Now can we stop taking pictures and play fetch? I need more reasons to wag my tail.