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.

Cat and Sheep
Posted on October 27, 2018

Today is Hug a Sheep Day. So here goes. *boop* Don't laugh, it's the closest I can get to a hug.

Husky Pip
Posted on October 26, 2018

It is Howl at the Moon Night and I am all ready to go. Look there's the moon! Awooooo!

Junzi Imperialis
Posted on October 25, 2018

There was a time in China, around 2,300 years ago, when people of high status were entombed in crypts that would also contain the bodies of exotic animals and domestic livestock.

Mad Scientist Ferret
Posted on October 25, 2018

Bwahahahahaha! I have done it! I have finally created my evil masterpiece!

Halloween Black Cat
Posted on October 24, 2018

Hai! I am here to haunt you all the way through the Halloween season. I know I can do it.

Halloween Dog
Posted on October 23, 2018

I think that this is an amazing likeness of me. What do you think? I spent a whole half an hour posing for this.

Halloween Dog
Posted on October 22, 2018

This year I have chosen to do an in-depth, empirical study of this thing you call Halloween.

Komodo Dragon
Posted on October 21, 2018

I don't know what the zoo people think I am supposed to do with this orange thing, but I'll try to turn it into a cool photo op.

Halloween Kittens
Posted on October 20, 2018

Hail, hail, the gang's all here. What the heck do we fear as long as Halloween is here!

Pumpkin Cat
Posted on October 19, 2018

Dad may have started this Jack-O-Lantern thingy, but I'm the one who really put a face on it.

"Sheep" Dog
Posted on October 18, 2018

Woof! Mom made this hood for me. She says it is supposed to make me look like a lamb.

Witch Horse
Posted on October 17, 2018

I thought that I would try on my Halloween costume for Wear Something Gaudy Day. It isn't so gaudy yet, though.

Lizzie Borden and Dog
Posted on October 16, 2018

"Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done she gave her father forty-one." This rhyme is how most people remember Lizzie Borden.

Witchy Kitty
Posted on October 16, 2018

I am not quite ready for Halloween this year. I still need all of the ingredients for my magic All Hallows Stew.

Halloween Rats
Posted on October 15, 2018

Hey. This is a cool place. And it tastes good too. Wait a minute. I'm stuck in here. Help! Help! Someone get me outta here!

Corn Maze Dog
Posted on October 14, 2018

This corn maze thing is fun and full of sniffs I've never sniffed before. What a great day!

Chess Hound
Posted on October 13, 2018

I can't believe that Dad took so long planning his next move in our chess game.

Jack-O-Lantern Kitten
Posted on October 12, 2018

This is so cool! You made me a funky-smelling napping spot with windows!

Chihuahua
Posted on October 11, 2018

Okay. I promise not to eat any more pumpkin innards and then throw them up in one of your shoes.

Teddy Bear At Work
Posted on October 10, 2018

I came to work with Mom today. She works on this big jet. It is really cool because it is a hospital.

Girl and her Cat
Posted on October 9, 2018

The Victorian Age has long been known for it's rigidity, formalness, and dedication to propriety. Perhaps that is why they needed cats to much -- so that they could let loose vicariously.

Leif Erikson Dog
Posted on October 9, 2018

Okay. I am all dressed up for Leif Erikson Day. What do I do now? I'm not keen on discovering Greenland.

Blue Ringed Octopus
Posted on October 8, 2018

This is a blue ringed octopus. It is a small octopus that lives in shallow waters and tide pools along the coastal areas of the Indian Ocean and the Asian side of the Pacific Ocean.

Otters
Posted on October 7, 2018

Look, Dave, you otter see this! The zookeepers gave me my own she-shed!

Horse Selfie
Posted on October 6, 2018

I finally got hold of Mom's cell phone so that I can take a really good photo of myself. Then I discovered that I can't hold it with my hooves.