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.

White Raven
Posted on June 6, 2017

White ravens have long been a subject of myth and legend. One legend from the indigenous tribes of the Northwest says that raven was originally white but was turned black from the smoke when it brought fire to man.

Lawn-Mowing Dog
Posted on June 6, 2017

I think Dad is going overboard in thinking of me as his child. Now he wants me to start doing chores.

Captive Squirrels
Posted on June 5, 2017

"Okay, Lou, stop eating birdseed and help me figure out how we are going to get out of here!" "Sure, Bud, uh, no problem."

Dog Hugging a Cat
Posted on June 4, 2017

Today is Hug Your Cat Day. So don't forget to take a moment and hug your cat -- or someone else's.

Female Cardinal on her Nest
Posted on June 3, 2017

This is a beautiful lady Cardinal curled up in her nest along with her eggs. Unlike her bright red mate, she is a much duller color that helps keep her hidden in the foliage of her chosen tree.

Doughnut Dog
Posted on June 2, 2017

I wanted to celebrate National Doughnut Day by eating a couple of doughnuts. Okay, a couple of dozen, if you must know.

Snooping Cat
Posted on June 1, 2017

Dang! I would have sworn Mom had hidden the catnip up here. **sniff** It certainly was here at some point. I can still smell it.

Graduating Cat
Posted on May 31, 2017

I have finally graduated with my degree in Catology. It took longer than expected because I had trouble with English Lit.

Nissan X-Trail 4Dog Concept Car
Posted on May 30, 2017

These days the family dog is more a part of the family than ever before. Dog owners are likely to take their furry family members with them everywhere. To that end Nissan has unveiled it's new X-Trail 4Dog Concept Car this year.

Drinking Squirrel
Posted on May 30, 2017

Hmmm. No birdseed left in here, but the rainwater ain't bad. It just needs a little something.

Pink Flamingos
Posted on May 29, 2017

Okay, guys, let's impress the ladies now! Everybody -- River Dance!

Burger Cat
Posted on May 28, 2017

Mo-om! I think Jake is hungry and needs to be fed! Just look what he did to me!

German Shorthaired Pointer
Posted on May 27, 2017

This handsome fellow is a German Shorthaired Pointer. This intelligent and active dog breed was bred to hunt. That being said . . .

Cat Love
Posted on May 26, 2017

If there is one thing you can say about cat love (and dog love) is that it knows no boundaries -- or geopolitical borders. 

Napping Bear
Posted on May 25, 2017

Whew! I finally made it to the top! I think I can see the picnic tables from here. I just . . . need . . . to rest . . . first . . .  

Baby Snails
Posted on May 24, 2017

Welcome to the start of the International Reed Climbing Championships, baby snail division. And . . . they're off!

Hoover the Talking Seal
Posted on May 23, 2017

The internet is filled with charming videos of cats and dogs that appear to talk.

Leonardo and Simon
Posted on May 23, 2017

Leonardo, the African spurred turtle, may be a bit slow, but he makes a fabulous headrest for his best friend, Simon the cow.

 

Sea Pug
Posted on May 22, 2017

Ahoy mateys! I am a salty old sea dog and I've been known to swab the deck with my tongue.

Horse and Tiny Ballerina
Posted on May 21, 2017

Little girls dream of being ballerinas and owning their own horses. Horses dream of little girls dressed as ballerinas loving them.

Seahorse
Posted on May 20, 2017

Hi! It's me. I'm just down here in the ocean horsing around. HA!

Pathetic Dog
Posted on May 19, 2017

Fluffy was napping with me when she had a nightmare. It didn't go well.

Bear Begging Brownies
Posted on May 18, 2017

Once upon a time (well, earlier this month) there was an old lady (well, mature anyway) who lived near the woods. She was so good at baking that she didn't know what to do. Okay, she did know.

Parrot Cage Turn-About
Posted on May 18, 2017

Cats think they are so smart! If she's so smart how come she's in there and I'm out here?

Baking Dachshund
Posted on May 17, 2017

I decided that it was time to take things into my own paws and start baking my own dog biscuits. This is a really hard thing to do without thumbs.