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.

Barbecuing Squirrel
Posted on May 16, 2017

It's that time of year to start firing up the old barbecue again! So I am planning on grilling my nuts.

Wizard of Oz
Posted on May 15, 2017

I'm not really Dorothy, just an incredible look-alike. And I'm not on my way to see the Wizard of Oz either.

Siberian Tigers
Posted on May 14, 2017

Mother, Ma, Mom, Mama, Mum, Mommy, Mummy, Mutter, Mutti, Maman, Madre, Mamacita . . .

Baking Dog
Posted on May 14, 2017

Today on our show we will celebrate National Biscuit Day with my special home-made, paw-kneaded dog biscuits.


Dachshund Train
Posted on May 13, 2017

My dad is nuts about trains. He's also kinda nuts about me. So he decided to turn me into a train.

Snake with Glasses
Posted on May 12, 2017

A snake in need of glasses/ Went out to make time with the lasses . . .

Posted on May 11, 2017

A horse is a horse, of course, of course, but owning and maintaining a horse can be out of reach for most of us. One answer to this for kids has long been a hobbyhorse, e.g., a stick horse. Many of us had stick horses when we were small.

Caffeinated Rooster
Posted on May 11, 2017

People keep thinking that us roosters are just naturally morning people. I gotta tell you, I have nothing to crow about until I've had my first cup in the morning.

Blue Flamingo
Posted on May 10, 2017

Here we have an example of the rare blue flamingo. It's migratory region includes Narnia, Middle Earth, and Neverland.

Girl with Lizard Stuck in her Hair
Posted on May 9, 2017

You know how it is as a pet owner -- sometimes those animals can really get in your hair.

Kitty Ice Cream Truck
Posted on May 9, 2017

We are having a sale on tuna-cicles and today we are introducing our new sardine sorbet.

"Bad to the Bone" Cat
Posted on May 8, 2017

"On the day I was born
The nurses all gathered 'round
And they gazed in wide wonder
At the joy they had found."

Dog Nursing Kittens
Posted on May 7, 2017

Just because your mom didn't give birth to your doesn't make her any less of a mother. Love is love. 

Cooking Cat
Posted on May 7, 2017

This awesome and fun antique photo is in honor of my mom for Mother's Day.

Squirrel Nurse
Posted on May 6, 2017

Even squirrels need a little nursing care once in awhile. I have my RN. That's a Rodent Nursing degree.

Turtle Nerd
Posted on May 5, 2017

I've just been to the library and I think I went just a bit overboard on my choices.


Darth Pug
Posted on May 4, 2017

I am all ready to celebrate Star Wars Day. I have even memorized my line -- "Luke, I am your Fido!"


Raccoon Hug
Posted on May 3, 2017

I hug Duke every day to remind him of how much I love him. He is my best friend.

Kitten Infested With Cuterebra
Posted on May 2, 2017

With summer days fast approaching comes the risk (though slight) that your dog or cat could become infested with a parasite known as cuterebra.

Harry Potter Dog
Posted on May 2, 2017

Today is Harry Potter Day so I am dressed up as Hairy Pawter. And this is my owl, Hedgehog.

Robin Hood Dog
Posted on May 1, 2017

Today is May Day and a day that has traditionally been used to celebrate the legend of Robin Hood. I will make the best Robin Hood ever!

Shelter Cats
Posted on April 30, 2017

Today is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day.This is just a reminder that a furry someone needs you now.

Camel Hug
Posted on April 29, 2017

I know my mama loves me when she hugs me in her sleep. It makes me feel so safe.

Funny Bunny
Posted on April 28, 2017

The cat said that it would be really fun to sit on Mom's notebook when she's trying to use it. I don't know.

"Dirty Art" Owl
Posted on April 27, 2017

When winter covers your vehicle with dirt, mud, and pollution the most any of us can hope for is for some idiot to think they are being clever by writing "wash me" with their finger.