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.

Ben Hur Brown
Posted on December 17, 2018

The new reboot of the TV show Murphy Brown has much of the charm and incisive bite of the original show. In one very vital way the new show has really kicked it up a notch -- Murphy now has a dog. Not just any dog either.

Christmas Guinea Pig
Posted on December 17, 2018

Sheesh! I love Christmas but I could do without all the cold and snow.

Christmas Lily Cat
Posted on December 16, 2018

This beautiful white Lily cat knows just where to sit among her mom's Christmas decoration to make her look her best.

Curious Christmas Cat
Posted on December 16, 2018

I don't know what this thing is supposed to be but it looks kinda fun. And I keep thinking I see a cat in there making fun of me.

Reindeer Dog
Posted on December 15, 2018

Christmas is starting to get to Juno. She is feeling like she's been run over by a reindeer. Rudolph to be specific.

Santa Dog
Posted on December 15, 2018

Hey, Mr. Santa, I just wanted to apologize for nipping you ankles last year. I didn't know you were supposed to sneak into the house.

Santa Delivers Cat for Christmas
Posted on December 14, 2018

The very best thing that Santa Claus could bring any of us is love. For Austin Brooks, 12, that is exactly what happened this week. Last month the family cat passed away and he was devastated by the loss but he carried on.

Reindeeer and Santa
Posted on December 14, 2018

Okay, boys! Let's get a move on! We're in training for the big night!

Jingle Horse
Posted on December 13, 2018

I am totally rocking this Christmas look AND getting to wear jingle bells without pulling a sleigh.

Poinsettia Pooch
Posted on December 12, 2018

I live by Miss Piggy's words of wisdom -- "When in doubt, overdo." So I look absolutely fetching.

Christmas Sleigh Cat
Posted on December 11, 2018

I don't care if I do look like the trimming on Santa's suit, I am not dressing like a reindeer this year!

Christmas Pekes
Posted on December 10, 2018

Noki and Autumn are anxiously awaiting Christmas morning so that they can open their presents.

Jewish Chihuahua
Posted on December 10, 2018

Um. Since I am a chihuahua and my people come from Mexico doesn't that mean that I should be Catholic and celebrating Christmas?

Hanukkah Hound
Posted on December 9, 2018

This year Dad baked me some homemade dog biscuits for Hanukkah. They are in the shapes of Stars of David and menorahs.

Christmas Tree Cat
Posted on December 8, 2018

I have found the perfect spot from which to keep an eye on the dog and sneak up on him when he least expects it.

Christmas Pig
Posted on December 7, 2018

I just love going out singing Christmas carols! I couldn't scare up a group so I'm going out on my own.

Peyo with a Patient
Posted on December 6, 2018

Everyone knows that animals can have amazing healing powers. To this end hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes often have routine visits from dogs and cats. Sometimes even miniature horses have been brought in to visit retirement homes..

Hanukkah Pug
Posted on December 6, 2018

Is Hanukkah over yet? No? Then I'm just going to lie down here an take a nap.

Bathtub Kitten
Posted on December 5, 2018

Oooo! I never should have climbed up here to see what you were doing! I think my paws are starting to slip.

Hanukkah Cat
Posted on December 4, 2018

Okay. Okay. Enough with the pictures and the laughing. I am completely underwhelmed by this outfit.

Twinkle Light Cockatiel
Posted on December 3, 2018

I love it when Dad hangs the lights for Christmas. The language he uses is incredible. He's lucky I'm not a talker.

Hanukkah Dog
Posted on December 2, 2018

It's finally Hanukkah again! Mom made me some special dog food for dinner. I look forward to it every year.

Christmas Gift Dog
Posted on December 1, 2018

Hi! This Christmas I just wanted to remind you that dogs are really the gift that keeps on giving.

Christmas Saint Bernard
Posted on November 30, 2018

Okay. I am all dressed and ready for my big campaign. I am going to show everyone that Saint Nicholas is not the only saint of Christmas around!

Knickers the Cow
Posted on November 29, 2018

It's not everyday that you see a cow that towers over its herd at 6 feet 4 inches tall. Knickers, a steer in Queensland, Australia, is just that. He stands head and haunches over his friends and family.