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.

Posing Puss
Posted on October 19, 2020

Okay. I get the Jack-O-Lantern. I get my Halloween cat toys. I just don't get the bat wings.

Jack-O-Lantern Pup
Posted on October 18, 2020

Okay , Dad, he's real cute, but when do I get to start chewing on him?

Pumpkin Pooch
Posted on October 17, 2020

Pumpkins for sale! Any of these beautiful squashes would make excellent Jack-O-Lanterns.

Witchy Turtle
Posted on October 16, 2020

Mom finally finished crocheting my Halloween costume. I may wear it for the next couple of weeks just to keep warm.

Fall Dog
Posted on October 15, 2020

Hey, Mom! Dad! Let's go for our walk in a corn maze today. It should be fun.

Working Teddy Bear
Posted on October 14, 2020

Dad brought me to work today, but I had no idea that he was going to make me restock returned items.

Pumpkin Puss
Posted on October 13, 2020

You know that Peter, Peter, Pumpkin-Eater had a wife he couldn't keep so he housed her in a pumpkin shell, but what did he do with the cat?

Leaf-Herding Dog
Posted on October 12, 2020

I am a herding dog and I am very good at what I do. Of course, I am getting a little help from my human brother.

Harvest Hedgehog
Posted on October 11, 2020

We've had a wonderful squash harvest this year. If they weren't bigger than me I'd eat them all right now.

Chess-Playing Kitten
Posted on October 10, 2020

I've been watching Mom and Dad playing with these things. I think I can do it too.

Viking Tortoise
Posted on October 9, 2020

Uffda! This is  one weird sweater. I don't know why I need a pretend helmet when my whole body is a helmet.

Cooking Hedgehogs
Posted on October 8, 2020

Hey! Get outta here! We are working on our very own recipe for macaroni and cheese. It's a secret.

Fall Kitten
Posted on October 7, 2020

I saw it move! I saw it move! And I caught it and wrestled it to the floor.

Posted on October 5, 2020

Badgers are unusual creatures with the reputation for having very bad tempers.

St. Francis and Birds
Posted on October 4, 2020

Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals. Apparently this is so strong that, even centuries later, his statue draws animals to visit. This crow seems even more interested in him than the stone bird added to the statue.

Posted on October 3, 2020

I have a human that pays me with sunflower seeds to pick up the dead leaves on her lawn. Who knew that I'd find a career?

Highland Cow
Posted on October 2, 2020

I may look a bit wild and crazy, but I am a Highland Cow. I'm Scottish. Wait. I guess that does make me wild and crazy.

Autumn Raccoon
Posted on October 1, 2020

Don't bother me. I'm doing a little nesting to prepare for the coming winter.

Tortoiseshell Cat
Posted on September 30, 2020

Like calico cats, almost all tortoiseshell or "tortie" cats are female. In fact, calico cats are formally called "tortoiseshell and white" cats. These girls are all personality and they can be really intense.

Happy Goose?
Posted on September 29, 2020

Okay. If you know anything about birds I am actually a duck just hanging out in the local park. But I'm happy!

Curious Cat
Posted on September 28, 2020

I don't know what dad did with this old television set, but I like it. It's finally on a channel I can watch too.

Jewish Dog
Posted on September 27, 2020

I am a Jewish dog because my human mom and dad are Jewish. Today is Yom Kippur. On most Jewish holidays we celebrate with a feast we eat until we can't move. Not this time.

Western Hare
Posted on September 26, 2020

When you look at a picture like this it is easy to see why some rabbits were not only domesticated but turned into pets.

Posted on September 25, 2020

I know that you humans find my dinner excessively smelly, buy you guys have some really smelly foods too.

Gleaning Mouse
Posted on September 24, 2020

How I love harvest time! There are always a few stalks of wheat that don't make it into the threshers.