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 Basket Case
Posted on March 14, 2018

If there is one skill that cats have truly perfected, besides being able to land on their feet, it is the ability to sleep just about anywhere.

Earmuff Squirrel
Posted on March 13, 2018

It may be March with spring right around the corner but it can still be really cold. There are ways you can tell how cold it is out without looking at a thermometer.

Girl Scout Dog
Posted on March 12, 2018

I love being a Girl Scout, but I'm not very good at it. I end up eating the cookies instead of selling them.

Exhausted Dog
Posted on March 11, 2018

"It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog."

Scottish Dachshund
Posted on March 10, 2018

Hoot mon! I tell ye that I dread the arrival of International Bagpipe Day every year. It didn't used to be that way, but three years ago an old Scotsman mistook me for his pipes.

Coffee Cat
Posted on March 9, 2018

I don't get it. How do you get coffee out of this thing? There's no water and no place to put your cup.

Toilet Paper Kitten
Posted on March 8, 2018

Oh, this is so nice. Two-ply, extra soft, and it's even quilted! No wonder Dad spends so much time in here!

Naughty Dog
Posted on March 7, 2018

Wow! No wonder the cat is always getting up here! There are a lot of great sniffs and they all smell of food.

Big Cat Alert
Posted on March 6, 2018

Dad! Mom! There is someone at the door for you! I think he wants to take me out to dinner.

Horse and Puppy
Posted on March 5, 2018

This blanket Mom gave me is nice and warm but adding this puppy makes for a really comfy nap.

Cat Organizing
Posted on March 4, 2018

When you have multiple cats in your house it can be difficult to keep them organized. Here we see an example of one crazy cat lady's attempt to organize her cats.

Presidential Cats
Posted on March 3, 2018

Today is What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day. Here is one example of what would happen:

Super Squirrel
Posted on March 2, 2018

Faster than a speeding kitty cat. Able to leap tall fences in a single bound. It's Super Squirrel!

Frosty Pig
Posted on March 1, 2018

I've been so busy that I've nearly run my trotters off today. It is so nice to finally relax and put them on ice.

Sleeping Cat
Posted on February 28, 2018

One of the hazards of buying food in bulk is that you never know just who has been napping on them. And here you thought the fur in your food was from your own pet!

Polar Bear and Pal
Posted on February 27, 2018

Other folks cuddle with teddy bears. Personally, I prefer my Polar Bear. That's because he cuddles me.


Snow Dog
Posted on February 26, 2018

You told me that spring was coming. It still is? When? When I ask you. When? *howl*

Sauna Cat
Posted on February 25, 2018

We cats love to curl up in very warm spaces like next the the radiator, stove, or furnace vents. We are like little heat-seeking missiles.

Bartending Pug
Posted on February 24, 2018

Are you sure you really want a martini, shaken, not stirred, Mr. Bond? We have a special on champagne with a dog biscuit in it.

Dog Biscuit Anticipation
Posted on February 23, 2018

Ooooo! Mom's baking dog biscuits! I can't wait. *sniff* There are beef ones, and chicken ones, and liver ones . . .

Margarita Dogs
Posted on February 22, 2018

Si, señorita! We are the three amidogs. We are taking a break from barking at cactus to have some refreshments.

American Bison in Winter
Posted on February 21, 2018

It is said that there were once so many bison, or buffalo, in North America that their herds covered open grasslands like great dark shadows.

Passenger Turtle
Posted on February 20, 2018

I don't care if Mom did strap me in with a seat belt. I just can't watch when she drives.

President Clinton and Buddy
Posted on February 19, 2018

Here we see Buddy the dog trying to give President Clinton dancing lessons while they were both living in the White House. There is a long tradition of presidential pets in the U.S.

Wine-Drinking Cat
Posted on February 18, 2018

There is nothing like relaxing after a long day of napping with a nice glass of wine.