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.

GEICO Commercial
Posted on July 11, 2017

It is July and that it means that it is time for The Running of the Bulls in Spain. This tradition has been going on in a number of small communities, most notably Pamplona, since early in the 14th century.

Brahma Cow
Posted on July 11, 2017

This is a Brahma (or Brahman) cow. Not the breed we typically think of when we think of cows.I thought I'd share her for Cow Appreciation Day.

Beaver Dressed as a Bee
Posted on July 10, 2017

I think this is one of the cutest bees I've ever seen. It is amazing how much it resembles a beaver. That stinger could build a dam!

Doctor Who Dog
Posted on July 9, 2017

I don't know if Matt Smith was my favorite Doctor, but I do agree that bow ties are cool.

French "Bird" Dog
Posted on July 8, 2017

You told me to get a hobby, so I decided to become a bird dog. Whaddaya think?

Raging Bull
Posted on July 7, 2017

Okay. It is time for the Running of the Bulls. Time for me to get out my best Robert De Niro impression! Grrrr!

Adrift Cats
Posted on July 6, 2017

I told you not to pee in his shoes. Now we are adrift at sea with no cat food and no hope of rescue!

Croc Kittens
Posted on July 5, 2017

Hey, I know you said that these are comfortable to nap in, but I thinks that's all a Croc!

Celebrating Squirrel
Posted on July 4, 2017

"Oh, say can you see by the donzerlee light? What'so loudly it hails. . . "

Patriotic Dog
Posted on July 4, 2017

I love the new outfit, but I would prefer a bow tie. I keep tripping over this one.

Over-Protective Mama Duck
Posted on July 3, 2017

When it comes to teaching your ducklings to swim you can never be too careful.

Skateboard Wipeout Dog
Posted on July 2, 2017

Those pictures I keep seeing on the Internet make dogs riding skateboards seem so easy. Maybe I should have read the fine print first.

Mission Improbable Mouse
Posted on July 1, 2017

I don't care what it takes that chuck of Swiss is mine. Wait. Is that the Mission Impossible theme song running through my head?

Dashboard Cat
Posted on June 30, 2017

This car doesn't come with GPS. It comes with CPS.

Basset Hound
Posted on June 29, 2017

Okay, I am finally ready for summer. I like hanging out with Mom in the garden.

Exhausted Cat
Posted on June 28, 2017

I hate waiting for a table at these outdoor cafes. It seems to take FOREVER.

Mama Gator
Posted on June 27, 2017

A mama alligator can't pick up her young 'uns by the scruff of the neck to haul them around. She's got to use what's available to her -- that big, scary mouth.

Heavy Metal Cat
Posted on June 26, 2017

Me-WOW! Singing for a heavy metal band is cooler -- and easier -- than I thought.

Cat Fish
Posted on June 25, 2017

I don't care it this makes me look like a whale. I am a catfish. 

Aerial Cat
Posted on June 24, 2017

I don't care that you aren't getting good television reception right now. I fell off the roof and I'm not moving until someone comes to rescue me.

Vader Cat
Posted on June 23, 2017

Are you ready for me to say my line? Okay. "Luke, I am your feline!"

Posted on June 22, 2017

Hippopotamuses are not exactly the cutest critters on the planet, but we are very attached to them anyway. They aren't exactly the best tempered creatures either, but we still love them.

Cat with Lizard Regrets
Posted on June 22, 2017

Okay. This day now officially sucks. Mama told me that there would be days like this. She just didn't mention the lizard.

Posted on June 21, 2017

Oooo! Cake! This must really be my day!

Brown Cow
Posted on June 20, 2017

We live in the information age and yet people seem surprisingly uninformed. Apparently a whopping 7% of Americans truly believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.