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.

Guilty Dog
Posted on January 28, 2019

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to. I will never do it again. I promise. By the way, what did I do?

Posted on January 27, 2019

I am getting so sleepy but Grandma is coming over and I don't want to fall asleep before I get to lick her face!

Hypnotic Dog
Posted on January 26, 2019

Focus on the motion of my tail: back and forth, back and forth. At the sound of my bark you will share your food with me! Woof!

"Dog Bed"
Posted on January 25, 2019

In this world being small is considered to be a huge drawback, but it does have some compensations. Like being able to redefine the term "dog bed."

Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner
Posted on January 24, 2019

Once upon a time a man named Chuck Jones came up with an idea for a new cartoon. The whole dog chasing cat and cat chasing mouse thing had kind of been done to death even in the 1940s.

German Shepherd
Posted on January 24, 2019

"This is my parents' dog, Tucker. They went to the Animal Control office last spring to pick up a kitten for my aunt and fell in love with this guy while they were there."

Pretzel Pup
Posted on January 23, 2019

Shayna spent WAY too much time begging pretzels today.

Perplexing Puss
Posted on January 22, 2019

I think Bing just asked his mom the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.

Baby Squirrel With Stuffed Mouse
Posted on January 21, 2019

Everybody needs a stuffed animal -- no matter what the species. It is like a guaranteed cuddle on demand.

Three Dog Night (Plus a Cat)
Posted on January 20, 2019

When you live in the mountains of Colorado it often gets cold enough for you to have a three dog night.

Popcorn Dog
Posted on January 19, 2019

Okay, Dad, are we watching a movie or is this just another really poor meal choice?

Hidden Cat
Posted on January 18, 2019

I don't care if it is morning! I'm not coming outta here until it stops being winter. Or until I hear you open a can. Whichever comes first.

Adele Penguin
Posted on January 17, 2019

Believe it or not, scientists are using satellite images of penguin poop, or guano, to study changes in penguin populations and climate change.

Snow Dogs
Posted on January 17, 2019

Hey, Mom! It's so cool out here, well, so cold out here. Why aren't you coming out to play with us? Woof!

Fireside Dog
Posted on January 16, 2019

Hai Mom! I thought that now would be a good time for a chat. A fireside chat.

Pilates Dog
Posted on January 15, 2019

Shayna, our centerfold dog for today, enjoys long walks, a fine vintage dog food, and the love of a good human.

Organized Cats
Posted on January 14, 2019

There are several things you need to consider -- elevation, sunlight, view, and napping opportunities.

Kitten and Rubber Duckie
Posted on January 13, 2019

There are days when it feels like my rubber duckie is the only color in my life. But then . . .

Ginger Cat
Posted on January 12, 2019

Come on, give us a kiss! It is International Kiss a Ginger Day! Don't I have enough ginger fur for you? Well . . .

Lazy Cat
Posted on January 11, 2019

Hey, Mom. Go ahead and get up. Once you have food in my dish I will catch up with you!

Dreaming Dog
Posted on January 10, 2019

Woof! It's been a long day of chasing squirrels and birds out of the yard. I hope I dream of actually catching one . . .  zzzzzzz.

Birthday Party Dogs
Posted on January 9, 2019

"Yappy birthdog to you! Yappy birthdog to you!"

Blue Line Bears
Posted on January 8, 2019

The Thin Blue Line is the line of law enforcement officers who stand between us and those who would do us harm. In that service they risk their lives and some fall.

Bubble Bath Bulldog
Posted on January 8, 2019

Bubbles always make bath time lots of fun. I'm just having a great time. Can't you tell?

Napping Dog
Posted on January 7, 2019

Both cats and dogs are experts at finding the warmest spot in the house for a nap. Human laps and legs figure prominently in this ability.