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.

Funny Tiger
Posted on July 29, 2018

You said I should say "cheese?" I thought you said I should sneeze.

Tickled Dog
Posted on July 28, 2018

One of the things I like about summer is all of the new friends you get to meet!

Mailbox Cat
Posted on July 27, 2018

Hai! I am waiting for the mailman here in this mailbox.

Butterfly by Briggs Geister
Posted on July 26, 2018

Butterflies are delicate and beautiful but they are also important to our ecosystem as pollinators. Amateur photographer Briggs Geister takes the occasional photo of their beauty on her daily walks.

Dog Basket
Posted on July 26, 2018

I love it when Mom  takes me to the dog park on her bicycle!

Summertime Cat
Posted on July 25, 2018

Okay. My summer is now complete. One snow cone on a hot summer day and I am approaching Nirvana!

Horse Sculpture from Recycled Flip Flops
Posted on July 24, 2018

It is estimated that 3 billion people in the world wear flip flops. Since they don't last forever they end up in landfills, and worse, in the oceans.

Amusement Park Cat
Posted on July 24, 2018

I've been watching that Ferris Wheel going around for so long that I am dizzy and getting nauseous.

Cool Kitty
Posted on July 23, 2018

You know it's an unusually hot summer when you go for a tall cold one and find a short furry one instead.

Monkey Family
Posted on July 22, 2018

Humans aren't the only ones who experience precious family moments.

Cheetos Squirrel
Posted on July 21, 2018

Finally! Frito-Lay is making Cheetos in a squirrel-sized pack so that I can get in on the snacking.

Lollipop Poodle
Posted on July 20, 2018

Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop, lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop, lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop

Bob Ross and Squirrel Friend
Posted on July 19, 2018

Bob Ross may have been best known for teaching people to paint happy little clouds and happy little trees on his PBS television show "The Joy of Painting." There was another side to him that viewers were sometimes introduced to on air -- his love

Thirsty Squirrel
Posted on July 19, 2018

You know this summer is extra hot when you find a squirrel using the public water fountain.

Hot Dog Selling Hot Dog
Posted on July 18, 2018

Red hots! Get your red hots here! Come buy these things before I go crazy and eat them all myself!

Snail
Posted on July 17, 2018

This is one interesting mushroom! It doesn't have that delicious fungal smell.

Snake-Loving Dog
Posted on July 16, 2018

There are just times when you are fairly certain that your dog is out to get you -- one way or another.

Foal and Mare
Posted on July 15, 2018

I love you little one! I know that the human ones have named you "Blaze" but I shall call you Knicker.

French Frenchie
Posted on July 14, 2018

'Allo! I am a French Bulldog. You can call me Frenchie. Do you 'ave a nice baguette of bread that I could fetch for you a few dozen times?

French Fry Doxie
Posted on July 13, 2018

Can I have some French fries? Can I, huh? Can I? Can I, huh?

Dally and Sparky
Posted on July 12, 2018

Several years ago a miniature horse named Spanky was rescued and taken to Horse Creek Ranch in Washington State. He was just two years old and was not a happy guy. For one thing he was quite overweight.

Hagia Sophia Cat
Posted on July 12, 2018

This place was built for people to worship in. So why shouldn't we cats live here now?

Elk and Friends
Posted on July 11, 2018

Lemme tell ya, when you see a big frackin' snake slithering your way that is when you find out who your friends are!

Cow and Dog Friends
Posted on July 10, 2018

Hi! I just stopped by to tell you how much I appreciate you. After all this is Cow Appreciation Day!

Cow and her Lambs
Posted on July 9, 2018

When these two little lambs' mother was not able to complete her motherly duties their owners went to the first runner-up.