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.

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?

Sunning Kitty
Posted on July 23, 2021

At last! This photo is my first step to becoming a professional sun-bather!

Seaside Dog
Posted on July 22, 2021

It's so great getting to just hang out by the ocean with my boy. His grandpa convinced him that sitting here would be fun.

Birdbath Cat
Posted on July 15, 2021

If it fits, I sits. And I curl up, relax, enjoy the day, and fervently hope for the chance of birds.

French French Bulldog
Posted on July 14, 2021

Bonjour! Je m'apelle Wayne. Comment ça va aujourd'hui? Whew! That's about it for my French

Summer Cat
Posted on July 12, 2021

Man, I need to stop and rest. That squirrel is amazingly fast today. So is his brother, sister, and Uncle Nutsy.

Dog and Dolphins
Posted on July 11, 2021

I am so glad now that Mom made me take those awful swimming classes. Swimming with dolphins is the most amazing fun I've ever had!

Sea Turtle and Friends
Posted on July 10, 2021

I feel a Beatles song coming on my little fishes. "Yeah, I get by with t a little help from my friends. . . "

Swimming Camel
Posted on July 9, 2021

Going to the beach with your best friend is fun. Going to the beach with your favorite camel? Off the hook!

Burrowing Owlet
Posted on July 8, 2021

His (or her) parents must be so proud that their baby caught its first mouse. Time for breakfast!

Corny Cat
Posted on June 11, 2021

I do love me some corn, but I really prefer chewing on it raw with the ears and silk still on.

Rooftop Cat
Posted on June 10, 2021

I've found this roof to be the best place in the neighborhood to hang out, relax. and keep a keen eye on all the animals around here.

Baby Platypus
Posted on June 8, 2021

I once heard it said that baby animals are extra cute so that humans will help care for them.

Lion Sitting
Posted on June 7, 2021

It is amazing to realize that no matter how big the cat is, "if it fits, they sits." Even the king of the jungle.

Cat Hug
Posted on June 4, 2021

Important Question: Have you hugged your cat today?

Mama Bluebird
Posted on June 3, 2021

When you think about it, National Egg Day is kinda like Mother's Day for birds.

Snail Sweethearts
Posted on June 2, 2021

Here we see a rare glimpse into the love life of snails and the chivalrous act of keeping the morning dew from your love.

Late Night Cat
Posted on June 1, 2021

Do you ever wonder what your cat does after you go to sleep? Cats are partly nocturnal you know.

Kitten Knot
Posted on May 31, 2021

There are many types of knots in the world -- square knots and granny knots to Celtic knots and Gordian knots. But the cutest knot out there is a knot of kittens.

Hamburger Hound
Posted on May 28, 2021

This smells so good that I kinda hate to eat it. I'll just sit here and admire this burger. And the fries. And the shake.

Sniffing Monkey
Posted on May 27, 2021

Springtime is when the flora and fauna of the world reminds us that life renews. This monkey has the right idea.