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.

Doughnut Dreaming Pug
Posted on April 29, 2018

When I grow up I want to be a policeman, er, um, police dog. That way I can hang out in doughnut shops and eat all the doughnuts I want!

Bathroom Budgie
Posted on April 28, 2018

I like to have a little space of my own where I can kick back and ignore the entire family for a little while.

Ball Dog
Posted on April 27, 2018

When I took this job as a ball boy I thought it would be a lot easier. I just am not getting the hang of this net thing.

Cat and Kid
Posted on April 26, 2018

You know, I love Mom, and I love Dad, but you are my very bestest friends ever little one!

Red Hat Society Dog
Posted on April 25, 2018

I don't know why but when Mom dresses me up like this I think that I start looking like Eleanor Roosevelt.

Donkeys
Posted on April 25, 2018

Hi. We don't mean to intrude, but we are looking for Eeyore. It's his birthday today. We were hoping to give him more than a broken balloon and an empty hunny pot.

Unicorn Pig
Posted on April 24, 2018

Okay, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close up. Miss Piggy never looked so good.

Goat Kids
Posted on April 23, 2018

Hi there! *giggle* We're just kidding around! Get it? HA!

Jelly Bean Pug
Posted on April 22, 2018

I've found it! At long last I've found it -- Mom's secret stash of jelly beans. It is even bigger and more magnificent than I had dreamed!

Daredevil Sheep
Posted on April 21, 2018

Wool-d you be willing to risk your fleece every day to get back and forth to your grazing land?

Springtime Cow
Posted on April 20, 2018

Do you think if I ate all of these flowers that I would give apple blossom-flavored milk?

Spring Horse
Posted on April 19, 2018

I really don't know why they put a salad in my mane. Now I have to scrounge my own from the trees.

Horse and Rider
Posted on April 18, 2018

This is weird. When I said I wanted to go for a ride I meant that I wanted to get in the car and go to the dog park. This is not at all what I had in mind.

Baby Bat
Posted on April 17, 2018

Hey! Stop taking my picture! I'm supposed to be totally scary!

Happy Elephant
Posted on April 16, 2018

"I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain. What a glorious feeling. I'm happy again."

Banana Dog
Posted on April 15, 2018

I know that Mom thought I was going bananas today, but I think that dressing me this way was a bit of an extreme response.

Friendly Dolphin
Posted on April 14, 2018

Hello little human! How I wish you could come swim with me!

Climbing Goats
Posted on April 13, 2018

"Watch your step, dude! And don't look down." "Why?" "You know what they say -- what goes up must come down."

Library Book Dogs
Posted on April 12, 2018

"Gee, Dad, is this book you brought home from the library really all about us?"

Cat Help
Posted on April 11, 2018

I just love helping you with your paperwork. I wanted to let you know that I will also be here to help you with your taxes.

Sheep on a Tin Roof
Posted on April 10, 2018

If playwright Tennessee Williams had written the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof about wool production rather than cotton he might have put a sheep on that roof instead.

Owl and Squirrel
Posted on April 9, 2018

Oooo! Look! I didn't know I could get breakfast in bed around here! What a hoot!

Buddha Bird
Posted on April 8, 2018

This delightful little sparrow feeds from an offering left on the lips of this statue giving it the appearance of kissing the Buddha.

Beer-Drinking Grumpy Cat
Posted on April 7, 2018

It is so nice that the good Lord gave us two holidays devoted to drinking beer. The first is Saint Patrick's Day and the other is today -- National Beer Day.

Scottish Beaver
Posted on April 6, 2018

Aye, 'tis a great day to be a Scottish beaver! We are a proud lot of tail-sitters!