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.

Hoover the Talking Seal
Posted on May 23, 2017

The internet is filled with charming videos of cats and dogs that appear to talk.

Leonardo and Simon
Posted on May 23, 2017

Leonardo, the African spurred turtle, may be a bit slow, but he makes a fabulous headrest for his best friend, Simon the cow.


Sea Pug
Posted on May 22, 2017

Ahoy mateys! I am a salty old sea dog and I've been known to swab the deck with my tongue.

Horse and Tiny Ballerina
Posted on May 21, 2017

Little girls dream of being ballerinas and owning their own horses. Horses dream of little girls dressed as ballerinas loving them.

Posted on May 20, 2017

Hi! It's me. I'm just down here in the ocean horsing around. HA!

Pathetic Dog
Posted on May 19, 2017

Fluffy was napping with me when she had a nightmare. It didn't go well.

Bear Begging Brownies
Posted on May 18, 2017

Once upon a time (well, earlier this month) there was an old lady (well, mature anyway) who lived near the woods. She was so good at baking that she didn't know what to do. Okay, she did know.

Parrot Cage Turn-About
Posted on May 18, 2017

Cats think they are so smart! If she's so smart how come she's in there and I'm out here?

Baking Dachshund
Posted on May 17, 2017

I decided that it was time to take things into my own paws and start baking my own dog biscuits. This is a really hard thing to do without thumbs.

Barbecuing Squirrel
Posted on May 16, 2017

It's that time of year to start firing up the old barbecue again! So I am planning on grilling my nuts.

Wizard of Oz
Posted on May 15, 2017

I'm not really Dorothy, just an incredible look-alike. And I'm not on my way to see the Wizard of Oz either.

Siberian Tigers
Posted on May 14, 2017

Mother, Ma, Mom, Mama, Mum, Mommy, Mummy, Mutter, Mutti, Maman, Madre, Mamacita . . .

Baking Dog
Posted on May 14, 2017

Today on our show we will celebrate National Biscuit Day with my special home-made, paw-kneaded dog biscuits.


Dachshund Train
Posted on May 13, 2017

My dad is nuts about trains. He's also kinda nuts about me. So he decided to turn me into a train.

Snake with Glasses
Posted on May 12, 2017

A snake in need of glasses/ Went out to make time with the lasses . . .

Posted on May 11, 2017

A horse is a horse, of course, of course, but owning and maintaining a horse can be out of reach for most of us. One answer to this for kids has long been a hobbyhorse, e.g., a stick horse. Many of us had stick horses when we were small.

Caffeinated Rooster
Posted on May 11, 2017

People keep thinking that us roosters are just naturally morning people. I gotta tell you, I have nothing to crow about until I've had my first cup in the morning.

Blue Flamingo
Posted on May 10, 2017

Here we have an example of the rare blue flamingo. It's migratory region includes Narnia, Middle Earth, and Neverland.

Girl with Lizard Stuck in her Hair
Posted on May 9, 2017

You know how it is as a pet owner -- sometimes those animals can really get in your hair.

Kitty Ice Cream Truck
Posted on May 9, 2017

We are having a sale on tuna-cicles and today we are introducing our new sardine sorbet.

"Bad to the Bone" Cat
Posted on May 8, 2017

"On the day I was born
The nurses all gathered 'round
And they gazed in wide wonder
At the joy they had found."

Dog Nursing Kittens
Posted on May 7, 2017

Just because your mom didn't give birth to your doesn't make her any less of a mother. Love is love. 

Cooking Cat
Posted on May 7, 2017

This awesome and fun antique photo is in honor of my mom for Mother's Day.

Squirrel Nurse
Posted on May 6, 2017

Even squirrels need a little nursing care once in awhile. I have my RN. That's a Rodent Nursing degree.

Turtle Nerd
Posted on May 5, 2017

I've just been to the library and I think I went just a bit overboard on my choices.