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.

Packed-Up Puppy
Posted on February 26, 2021

I'm not really crazy about traveling by backpack, but at least it keeps the snow from getting between my toes.

Avalanche Cat
Posted on February 25, 2021

It figures that I would step out the cat door just as the snow fell off the roof.

Bartending Hamster
Posted on February 24, 2021

Okay, who's the wiseguy who ordered a Mountain Dew float with mouse ears?

Dig Biscuit Dogs
Posted on February 23, 2021

Okay. I'm ready to play. Let's ante up. I'll open for one dog biscuit.

Sweater Llama
Posted on February 22, 2021

I know that horizontal stripes make me look hefty, but they shaved my wool and I'm a bit chilly.

Foxes in the Snow
Posted on February 21, 2021

More and more people are wanting to keep their own chickens. Some are going to have a longer learning curve than others.

Light Cat
Posted on February 20, 2021

This probably looks really funny to humans, but I just washed my fur and it is really cold out.

Cracker Jack Dog
Posted on February 19, 2021

This is the weirdest punishment that Dad has ever given me. I'm so glad the cat isn't around to laugh at me.

Wine Bunny
Posted on February 18, 2021

"What do you do with a drunken rabbit? What do you do with a drunken rabbit? What do you do with a drunken rabbit early in the morning."

Snow Cat
Posted on February 17, 2021

Okay. I'm wearing it. It is totally bizarre.

Mardi Gras Cat
Posted on February 16, 2021

I am ready to party hearty. Not only that I am ready to party hearty for Mardi Gras.

Presidential Dog
Posted on February 15, 2021

After four long years there are finally dogs in the White House again. President Biden brought two German shepherds with him when he took office.

Valentine Kitten
Posted on February 14, 2021

"I've got a heart for you, sweetie pie. All the day and nighttime you knead my thigh. I never had the least notion that I could fall with so much emotion."

Valentine Turtle
Posted on February 13, 2021

With grapes you make wine. With grass you make hay. I want to make you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Chinese Bulldog
Posted on February 12, 2021

My friend and I are ready to party. It's time to celebrate and, no, this is not a lampshade on my head. I don't do that shtick.

Guitar-Playing Hedgehog
Posted on February 11, 2021

"You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, sniffing after me!"

Umbrella Dog
Posted on February 10, 2021

Okay, so my ears are safe, but my paws are still going to get wet.

Frosted Fido
Posted on February 9, 2021

No! I can't go in now, I'm just starting to have fun with this stuff.

Snow Cat
Posted on February 8, 2021

Oh, wow! What is this stuff. It's really cool. Well, actually it is really cold, but super fun!

Cat Nap
Posted on February 7, 2021

Go away. Leave me alone. I'm supposed to get to sleep late on Sundays!

Hibernating Dog
Posted on February 6, 2021

It's winter. I shouldn't have to wake up and get out of bed right now. Uh-oh.

Sweater Cat
Posted on February 5, 2021

I may look kinda weird wearing a sweater, but believe me, I'd look a whole lot stranger without it.

Cat and Mailman
Posted on February 4, 2021

This mailman must be a consummate cat guy because each time he makes his rounds he is waylaid by cats.

Bernese Mountain Dog
Posted on February 3, 2021

All right. All right. Take the picture already so that I can go find the cat and annoy her by sniffing her butt.

Punxsutawney Phil
Posted on February 2, 2021

Oh, jeez, they wake me up from a nice, warm hibernation just to look at the ground and tell them what I see. There is no time to get ready for the cameras or anything.