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.

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.

Deer Triplets
Posted on May 26, 2021

They are starting to venture out further on their own, but I can guarantee that mom is very close by.

Balcony Cat
Posted on May 25, 2021

No matter where you live, every cat deserves to have its own balcony. Even if you live in a basement.

Turtle Mom
Posted on May 23, 2021

I've heard that humans complain about having to do carpools. That's nothing!

Sailor Cat
Posted on May 22, 2021

I know that it looks like I've gone and joined the navy, but I wouldn't go near the ocean, even at German Shepherd point.

Posted on May 21, 2021

You may think that I look a little silly having a wreath of flowers on my head, but doing this has a long history.

Feline Flower Fan
Posted on May 20, 2021

Humans have an expression about stopping to smell the flowers. I guess they need reminding.

Dewy Ladybug
Posted on May 19, 2021

Apparently a dewy morning in spring is a great time for a shower -- if you're a ladybug.

Beautiful Horse's Tail
Posted on May 18, 2021

Don't you just love my new tail-do? I had it done because I'm going to a fancy formal event.

Roman Dog
Posted on May 17, 2021

I have climbed up on this pedestal (with Dad's help) so that I can be ready to take my place in the pantheon of Roman dogs.

Horse Conversation
Posted on May 16, 2021

Look, dude, I talk to you on occasion because you crack me up, but you're getting annoying.

Triceratops Tabby
Posted on May 15, 2021

I just don't know if this costume suits the real me. For one thing, I would NEVER go herbivore.

Swan Mom
Posted on May 14, 2021

My mom is just so nice and soft and feathery that we just can't help cuddling her.

Spring Squirrel
Posted on May 13, 2021

One of the greatest things about spring is how new and fresh it all is, not to mention how good it smells.

Insect Interaction
Posted on May 12, 2021

There are times when there is nothing more pleasant than sharing a conversation with a total stranger.