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.

Time-Traveling Dog
Posted on December 8, 2017

Today is Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day and I am all ready to go! I am pretending to be the robotic dog that traveled with Doctor Who. His name is K-9.

Canadian Woman and Dogs
Posted on December 7, 2017

Last month a woman in British Columbia, Canada, was on a hike in the forest with three dogs when she fell, became injured and unable to continue. In the process she also lost her phone.

Christmas Cat
Posted on December 7, 2017

I'll just move this one ornament a little to the left. And left. And right, And left . . . and woo-hoo I love Christmas! Stop me before I tear down the whole tree!

Santa's Kitten
Posted on December 6, 2017

I'm so glad I got to sit on Santa's lap this year. I told him that I want a human family of my very own.

Bathtub Dogs
Posted on December 5, 2017

We aren't crazy about bath time but Mom has made it a party with funny hats and toys.

Cookie Cat
Posted on December 4, 2017

I have made a decision about this Christmas. I hope Mom doesn't mind. This year we won't have thumbprint cookies. We'll have paw print cookies.

Christmas Cat
Posted on December 3, 2017

I don't know about getting these lights untangled. It would probably be a whole lot easier if I had thumbs. Damn evolution!

Christmas Travel Dog
Posted on December 2, 2017

Okay. I've packed my chew toys and am ready to go to Grandma's house!

Naughty Penguin
Posted on December 1, 2017

This bear is at the wrong end of the planet! I'd better wake him up and tell him that.

Cat Carrying Puppy
Posted on November 30, 2017

One day last summer a woman saw a cat carrying a puppy in its mouth through her mobile home park. She thought the worst until she realized that the cat was actually stealing the puppy and was taking it home.

Christmas Terrier
Posted on November 30, 2017

Hey, Dad! There's something really wrong with this ornament you put on the tree. Come and look!

Donkeys Being Realeased from Jail
Posted on November 29, 2017

In news of the absurd, a herd of eight donkeys were jailed for four days in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India. Shockingly, this was done without a proper arrest and without due process.

Fudge the Hamster
Posted on November 29, 2017

If you didn't know that hamsters can hibernate you'd be right along with most hamster owners. If they get cold enough they shut down to conserve their bodily resources. This can happen for a few days to a week. A mother in Oxfordshire, U.K.

Christmas Cat
Posted on November 29, 2017

I am here to make your Christmas purr-fect -- and the most beautiful one ever.

Migratory Birds
Posted on November 28, 2017

Israel is finding itself inundated with millions of extra birds. The birds, which usually use Israel as a stopover on the way to Africa, are opting to stay in cooler climes and hanging out in the country.

Black Bear
Posted on November 28, 2017

A lot of people like to go out shopping for their Black Friday Christmas deals. In Tahoe, California, this is apparently extending to the local bear population.

Christmas Gardening Bulldog
Posted on November 28, 2017

Mom! Mom! I found these weeds growing in that pot by the front door. They weren't there yesterday!

Puppy Visiting Santa
Posted on November 27, 2017

Dear Santa -- for Christmas this year I would really like to have my very own human family. A really good one with treats, and toys, and lots of snuggles.

Harlie and Zephyr
Posted on November 26, 2017

Three abandoned kittens were found hiding out under a shed in Liverpool, England. They were in sorry shape from their ordeal. They all had the flu which had led to pneumonia. They also had severe conjunctivitis with ulcerations of the eyes.

Cake-Scarfing Dogs
Posted on November 26, 2017

Archie and Blue aren't being naughty dogs. They are enjoying a happy Cake Day with their very own cake.

Christmas Cat Tail
Posted on November 25, 2017

Do you ever get the feeling that Christmas is sneaking up on you?

Shopping Dog
Posted on November 24, 2017

I can't believe Dad got me up to go shopping at 5 a.m. just because he wants to buy a big screen TV for himself this Christmas.

Thanksgiving Tur-Cat
Posted on November 23, 2017

Mom is making one of those turducken things for Thanksgiving. It sounds like that was one confused bird.

Thanksgiving Corgi-copia
Posted on November 23, 2017

I don't know why, but I have the feeling that Mom is trying to turn me into a Thanksgiving centerpiece.


Thanksgiving Pugs
Posted on November 22, 2017

Here we have a lovely tableau depicting the first Thanksgiving -- if everyone involved had been pugs.