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.

Darth Pug
Posted on May 4, 2017

I am all ready to celebrate Star Wars Day. I have even memorized my line -- "Luke, I am your Fido!"


Raccoon Hug
Posted on May 3, 2017

I hug Duke every day to remind him of how much I love him. He is my best friend.

Kitten Infested With Cuterebra
Posted on May 2, 2017

With summer days fast approaching comes the risk (though slight) that your dog or cat could become infested with a parasite known as cuterebra.

Harry Potter Dog
Posted on May 2, 2017

Today is Harry Potter Day so I am dressed up as Hairy Pawter. And this is my owl, Hedgehog.

Robin Hood Dog
Posted on May 1, 2017

Today is May Day and a day that has traditionally been used to celebrate the legend of Robin Hood. I will make the best Robin Hood ever!

Shelter Cats
Posted on April 30, 2017

Today is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.This is just a reminder that a furry someone needs you now.

Camel Hug
Posted on April 29, 2017

I know my mama loves me when she hugs me in her sleep. It makes me feel so safe.

Funny Bunny
Posted on April 28, 2017

The cat said that it would be really fun to sit on Mom's notebook when she's trying to use it. I don't know.

"Dirty Art" Owl
Posted on April 27, 2017

When winter covers your vehicle with dirt, mud, and pollution the most any of us can hope for is for some idiot to think they are being clever by writing "wash me" with their finger.

Cuddling Kangaroo
Posted on April 27, 2017

Hai! This is my friend Buddy. Every day I love him, and cuddle him, and squeeze him.

Dachshund Kitchen
Posted on April 26, 2017

Finally! Someone designed a kitchen that is just the right size for me! I love it!

Maggie and a Foster Chihuahua
Posted on April 25, 2017

Somewhere in Arizona there lives a most amazing dog. Her name is Maggie and she is a Yellow Labrador Retriever. When her human mom Michelle Calicchio adopted her back in 2005 the plan was for Maggie to be the only dog in the house.

Red Hat Society Dog
Posted on April 25, 2017

Mom says that I am finally old enough to join the Red Hat Society. So she bought me this outfit and glammed me up.

Pig in a Blanket
Posted on April 24, 2017

Today is National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day. So here you go. One cute pig in a blanket. On me.

Posted on April 23, 2017

When God was busy creating the Earth he was in the middle of commanding that he wanted to armor a dillo.

Jelly Bean Dog
Posted on April 22, 2017

I think Mom and Dad are going a little overboard for National Jelly Bean Day this year.

Tea Cat
Posted on April 21, 2017

Today is National Tea Day for those in the U.K. Tea tip of the day: Train your cat to pull out your tea bag at just the right moment so that you don't over-steep your tea.

Dog Kiss
Posted on April 20, 2017

Come on, give me a kiss! It's a great deal. I'm not even charging for them.

Monkey and Bananas
Posted on April 19, 2017

Barney just won the lottery. Or he thinks he did. He just discovered a massive pile of bananas.

Moose with Kelsey Grammer
Posted on April 18, 2017

One of the most popular dogs to ever be on a television show was a naughty little Jack Russell Terrier named Moose. Moose played a dog named Eddie on the show Frasier, the much beloved pet of Frasier's father, Martin Crane.

Stained Glass Birdcage
Posted on April 18, 2017

If you want to have pet birds that you never have to feed or clean up after you might consider something like these stained glass birds in a stained glass cage.

Bat Hug
Posted on April 17, 2017

Bats, while creepy to many people, are creatures to be appreciated. Many kinds of bats eat insects that we would rather be without. To that end it is Bat Appreciation Day.

Easter Bunny Cat
Posted on April 16, 2017

Here we have a rare specimen -- the bunny cat. He is the result of the Easter Bunny drinking too much carrot juice and getting overly romantic with a house cat.

Amazing Elephant Photo
Posted on April 16, 2017

Your calendar may be telling you that today is Easter, but did you know that it is also Save the Elephant Day? "Here comes Peter Hose Nose, seeing where a foot path goes . . . "

Camouflaged Parakeet
Posted on April 15, 2017

Finally! I have found the perfect place to hide! It's a good thing it is Easter time or I would still be hiding from the Mob with my tail feathers hanging out.