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.

Overheated Giraffe
Posted on June 21, 2018

Boy, is it hot today! One of my ears is melting!

Picnic Pig
Posted on June 20, 2018

One of the things I love most about summer is that it is time to go on picnics.

Bee by Briggs Geister
Posted on June 19, 2018

Even though many people are afraid of getting stung by bees, they are one of the most important creatures on Earth for the survival of humans and our ecosystem.

Cat Fish Attack
Posted on June 19, 2018

Oooo! Dried fish! This is my new favorite snack!

Beach Horses
Posted on June 18, 2018

When it comes to a lazy summer day even the horses of Assateague Island enjoy relaxing on the beach.

Fishing Cat
Posted on June 17, 2018

I think I can really get into the way humans go fishing. First of all I have a hat full of cat toys to wear.

Paddling Puppy
Posted on June 16, 2018

Oh, I love hanging out in water! And I've got this dog paddle thing down.

Lobster Dog
Posted on June 15, 2018

I don't know about this. I think that this costume might look just a bit too realistic. I could really be in hot water this time!

Patriotic Squirrel
Posted on June 14, 2018

Even squirrels can enjoy a great Flag Day when you decorate your yard with squirrel-sized flags.

Sea Angels
Posted on June 14, 2018

Many people fervently believe in angels. Others are unconvinced and scoff at the idea. But if you look closely in the ocean from the equator to both poles you just might see tiny angels using their wings to propel themselves through the water.

Flag Dog
Posted on June 14, 2018

"I pledge allegiance to the flag or the United States of America." Wait. Shouldn't I be making this pledge to the country and not a bit of fabric?

Sewing Machine Cat
Posted on June 13, 2018

I know you are getting ready to be all busy and stuff here, but you aren't paying enough attention to me.

Guinea Pigs
Posted on June 12, 2018

Guinea pigs originated in South America though there are no longer any left in the wild. They are a popular food in areas of Latin America and Africa. For the rest of us these gentle little rodents are pets.

Bar Squirrels
Posted on June 12, 2018

Belly up to the bar, son! We need to get eating before the birds show up.

Corn Dog
Posted on June 11, 2018

I just love a good romp through the corn fields. It is so full of good summertime sniffs.

Duckling Surprise
Posted on June 10, 2018

Guess what! Um, no, that's not it. Guess why! Nope, not it either. Ah, guess who!?!

Alien-Hunting Kitten
Posted on June 9, 2018

Mom? Dad? I just found this alien from the planet Furballlis 9 under the refrigerator. Don't worry. I will save us all!

Mounted Police Dogs
Posted on June 8, 2018

Okay, Charlie, I know it was my idea that we join the police force, but this isn't what I had in mind at all!

Shrew on a Toilet Bowl Plant
Posted on June 7, 2018

Ask any gardener and they will tell you that animal poo is something natural that really helps your garden grow. There is a whole industry dedicated to processing and sale of animal manure.

Cat and Ferret Friends
Posted on June 7, 2018

Look, I swear that Mom has gone to work for the day. I'll open the cupboard door and you knock over the bag of cat food.

Spaghetti and Hedgehog
Posted on June 6, 2018

I've had spaghetti a lot of different ways, from spaghetti and meatballs to spaghetti with clam sauce, but I've never had spaghetti with hedgehog before!

Bedazzled Maraquech Beetle
Posted on June 5, 2018

Once upon a time on the Yucatan peninsula there lived a beautiful princess who fell in love with the prince of a rival tribe. Their love was forbidden and they could never marry. When the prince was caught he was sentenced to death.

Seahorse Father Giving Birth
Posted on June 5, 2018

In the aquatic world of seahorses it is the father that gives birth to the babies. Here is a photograph of a dad in labor pushing out the young.

Cat and Dog "Hug"
Posted on June 4, 2018

For those who don't know, the pet version of a head is the head bonk. Strangely, this comes across as more affectionate than a hug.

Egg-Laying Cat
Posted on June 3, 2018

Yep. I laid these eggs all by myself. Just kidding. But I am laying ON these eggs all by myself.