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.

Cat in the Box
Posted on April 22, 2019

This is Knox. And this is Knox's box. She doesn't appear to have socks, but word is that she is partial to lox.

Easter Puggs
Posted on April 21, 2019

Researchers have discovered a  new type of Easter egg this year. With traditional colorful decoration, the eggs also bear a very strong resemblance to pugs.

Easter Kitten
Posted on April 21, 2019

Boy am I bummed out. I only got one egg this Easter. However . . .

Chipmunk with Easter Egg
Posted on April 20, 2019

It's a good thing that the Easter Bunny and I are old school chums. That's how I got my egg a day early.

Easter Ferret
Posted on April 20, 2019

The Easter Bunny had an accident so I'm taking over this year. All those eggs . . . those tasty . . . yummy . . . eggs . . .

All-American Dog
Posted on April 19, 2019

Here I am, the All-American type of dog, using my big, soulful eyes to remind Mom that I haven't had a Snausage yet today.

Pawsome Kitty
Posted on April 18, 2019

"I just pawsed to say I love you. I just pawsed to say how much I care." I also wanted to remind you that I found the bottom of the food dish.

Bat and Butterfly
Posted on April 17, 2019

Even though many people are afraid of them, bats are very important animals. Many species eat harmful insects and their guano makes an excellent fertilizer.

Sleepy Owl
Posted on April 16, 2019

Owls are important in keeping rodent populations down, as well as other small mammals that can become pests to humans. After a long night of hunting, this owl is ready to get some shut-eye.

Pekingese Siblings
Posted on April 15, 2019

Just because they are dogs doesn't mean that they don't occasionally get into an energetic tussle every now and then just like any other brother and sister.

Lap Full of Kittens
Posted on April 14, 2019

They say that nothing is as much fun as a barrel full of monkeys. Personally I would take a lap full of kittens instead. All that fuzzy love!

Blonde Dog
Posted on April 13, 2019

Some people say blondes have more fun. Others say that blondes aren't too bright.I don't know if any of that is true, but what is true is that I have a really good home.

American Kestrel
Posted on April 12, 2019

Most people haven't heard of this magnificent and beautiful bird. This is an American kestrel. It is a raptor and a smaller member of the falcon family.

Smiling Dog
Posted on April 11, 2019

Okay, I'm ready. "Fleas!" What's that? Oh, sorry. "Cheese!"

White Silkie Hen
Posted on April 10, 2019

This is Abby, a white Silkie hen. This unusual breed of chicken  Under all of those soft white feathers a Silkie is black -- skin, meat, and bones.

Cursing Cat
Posted on April 9, 2019

You! How dare you awaken me from my 7th nap of the day!  A pox on you and those hideous kitten things you adopted to keep me company!

Atlantic Puffin
Posted on April 8, 2019

They say that the worst day fishing is better than the best day working. That means that the best day fishing would be the best day ever.

Posted on April 7, 2019

Contrary to popular belief we are not cozied up here for a warm nap. We are here shedding as hard as we can so that when Mom sits down a part of us can always be with her. Hey. We're cats. It's what we do.

Posted on April 6, 2019

Och, aye! 'Tis Scottish Pride Day and we are proud to be a pair of Scottish Scotties. We're so Scottish we shed plaid.

Question Mark Cat
Posted on April 5, 2019

Believe it or not, we cats happen to be very good with punctuation. With out tails we can do exclamation points, commas, and question marks. We do periods with our noses. Got that?

Posted on April 4, 2019

"Bring on the rat food! Put down the phone! Bring on the barrel and roll us home. 'Cause it's supper -- supper, supper, supper, supper -- super pepper-upper, supper, super-duper suppertime!"

Black Cats
Posted on April 3, 2019

Black cats can really have it tough in life. All of the old superstitions about them have never totally gone away with some folks. They don't get adopted as often and they are often abused.

Singing Ferrets
Posted on April 2, 2019

It is National Ferret Day and time for us to celebrate! We start the day singing ferret carols and eating scrambled eggs.

April Fool's Cat
Posted on April 1, 2019

Ha ha! I had you thinking you had a drinking problem. April Fools!

McDonald's Puppy Meal
Posted on March 31, 2019

McDonald's finally came up with a Happy Meal for adults. It's called a McDonald's Puppy Meal. I just don't know how it get it home with my Big Mac still intact.