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.

Pollinating Bat
Posted on April 17, 2021

When people think about pollination they tend to only think of bees. And maybe butterflies. But there are many creatures that do some pollinating out there. Like this long-nosed bat.

Shy Elephant
Posted on April 16, 2021

There are just some days when I just need to get away and not follow the herd. Today I found the sweetest smelling hiding spot ever.

Banana Squirrel
Posted on April 15, 2021

I don't know what this thing is, but boy is it tasty. It is just so big I don't know how I am going to hide the leftovers.

Dancing Dolphin
Posted on April 14, 2021

If there is one thing that we dolphins delight in it is dancing. Of course our moves are nothing like humans since we don't have legs.

Llama Buggy
Posted on April 13, 2021

Hai! I'm a llama with a lot of responsibility. Here I am taking my human for a walk.

Leopard Gecko
Posted on April 12, 2021

I am here today to prove to you that not all geckos are out to sell you insurance.

Rain Cats
Posted on April 11, 2021

They say that April showers bring May flowers. I'm just not sure that we need this many flowers.

Cuddling Cow
Posted on April 10, 2021

There is nothing like getting to the end of the day, after milking time, to lie down in the hay and have a cow cuddle.

Bugged-Out Turtle
Posted on April 9, 2021

Mom has been going crazy watching for ladybugs in the garden and it is way too early for them to be out and about.

Buddha Cat
Posted on April 8, 2021

Trying to meditate outside is really, really hard. Just when I start to relax enough I see a bird.

Posted on April 7, 2021

Oh, dam! The tree fell the wrong way -- again. I'm having a terrible day.

Scottish Dog
Posted on April 6, 2021

I know I'm dressed formally for Scottish Pride Day, but I think I look a lot like a Catholic schoolgirl.

Sleeping Kangaroo
Posted on April 5, 2021

 In my land down under it is the beginning of fall. After a super hot summer, er, winter it is nice to relax in the cooler temps.

Easter Rat
Posted on April 4, 2021

This is what happens when Easter ends up falling on World Rat Day. It's both hideous and super cute.

Sleepy Dog
Posted on April 3, 2021

No, thank you, I do not want to go play ball or Frisbee right now. We just came back from a three-mile run. Now it is time to nap.

Ferret Fanny
Posted on April 2, 2021

There are just some days when you've just played so hard that you don't need to make it all the way into bed to get some sleep.

Driving Dog
Posted on April 1, 2021

Hi, Mom! I just went down to the DMV and got my driver's license. I hope you don't mind that I borrowed the car.

Napping Manatee
Posted on March 31, 2021

Even when you leave beneath the waves there are times when you just want to kick, er, um, flip back and relax.

Doctor Dogs
Posted on March 30, 2021

With the pandemic this is a really difficult time for doctors. Even doggie doctors, er, um, veterinarians are feeling the squeeze.

Snow Cat
Posted on March 29, 2021

I thought spring meant no more snow and catnip starting to grow wild again.

Tulip Mouse
Posted on March 28, 2021

Shhhh! I'm hiding from a cat. He'll never think to look inside a tulip and the smell of it should mask my natural musky scent.

Modern Mountain Dog
Posted on March 27, 2021

For most of you spring has sprung, but for those of us who live at higher elevations it is still winter and hot cocoa is still called for.

Sharing Cat and Tortoise
Posted on March 26, 2021

It is always important to teach your kids to share -- even if they aren't the human kind of kids.

Vanity Dog
Posted on March 25, 2021

You know you are really running late in the morning when your dog waits for you on the bathroom vanity. Heaven forbid that you forget his kibble!

Pandemic Fish
Posted on March 24, 2021

When they said that this is a world-wide pandemic they were kidding. If anything it may have been an understatement.