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.

Cuddling Kangaroo
Posted on April 27, 2017

Hai! This is my friend Buddy. Every day I love him, and cuddle him, and squeeze him.

Dachshund Kitchen
Posted on April 26, 2017

Finally! Someone designed a kitchen that is just the right size for me! I love it!

Maggie and a Foster Chihuahua
Posted on April 25, 2017

Somewhere in Arizona there lives a most amazing dog. Her name is Maggie and she is a Yellow Labrador Retriever. When her human mom Michelle Calicchio adopted her back in 2005 the plan was for Maggie to be the only dog in the house.

Red Hat Society Dog
Posted on April 25, 2017

Mom says that I am finally old enough to join the Red Hat Society. So she bought me this outfit and glammed me up.

Pig in a Blanket
Posted on April 24, 2017

Today is National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day. So here you go. One cute pig in a blanket. On me.

Armadillo
Posted on April 23, 2017

When God was busy creating the Earth he was in the middle of commanding that he wanted to armor a dillo.

Jelly Bean Dog
Posted on April 22, 2017

I think Mom and Dad are going a little overboard for National Jelly Bean Day this year.

Tea Cat
Posted on April 21, 2017

Today is National Tea Day for those in the U.K. Tea tip of the day: Train your cat to pull out your tea bag at just the right moment so that you don't over-steep your tea.

Dog Kiss
Posted on April 20, 2017

Come on, give me a kiss! It's a great deal. I'm not even charging for them.

Monkey and Bananas
Posted on April 19, 2017

Barney just won the lottery. Or he thinks he did. He just discovered a massive pile of bananas.

Moose with Kelsey Grammer
Posted on April 18, 2017

One of the most popular dogs to ever be on a television show was a naughty little Jack Russell Terrier named Moose. Moose played a dog named Eddie on the show Frasier, the much beloved pet of Frasier's father, Martin Crane.

Stained Glass Birdcage
Posted on April 18, 2017

If you want to have pet birds that you never have to feed or clean up after you might consider something like these stained glass birds in a stained glass cage.

Bat Hug
Posted on April 17, 2017

Bats, while creepy to many people, are creatures to be appreciated. Many kinds of bats eat insects that we would rather be without. To that end it is Bat Appreciation Day.

Easter Bunny Cat
Posted on April 16, 2017

Here we have a rare specimen -- the bunny cat. He is the result of the Easter Bunny drinking too much carrot juice and getting overly romantic with a house cat.

Amazing Elephant Photo
Posted on April 16, 2017

Your calendar may be telling you that today is Easter, but did you know that it is also Save the Elephant Day? "Here comes Peter Hose Nose, seeing where a foot path goes . . . "

Camouflaged Parakeet
Posted on April 15, 2017

Finally! I have found the perfect place to hide! It's a good thing it is Easter time or I would still be hiding from the Mob with my tail feathers hanging out.

Dolphin Meets Liger Cub
Posted on April 14, 2017

Here we have photographic proof that everyone loves dolphins, especially kids -- even furry ones.

Easter Puppy
Posted on April 13, 2017

I am so good at multi-tasking! I have dyed the Easter eggs and added some pretty new spots to my fur.

Reading Cat
Posted on April 12, 2017

Today is National Library Day. That makes this the perfect day to check out a book with your pet.

Japanese Puffer Fish
Posted on April 11, 2017

The only thing most people know about the Japanese Puffer Fish is that it is called Fugu when they order it at their local sushi restaurant and that it can be poisonous if not prepared correctly.

Cat Shrine
Posted on April 11, 2017

Ah. Someone finally build a shrine for me. It is about time people worshipped cats again. I am once again in my rightful place.

Toast-napping Cow
Posted on April 10, 2017

Today is National Farm Animal Day. So here is my toast to cows everywhere -- a toast-napping cow!

Conch Eyes
Posted on April 9, 2017

I can't believe it. Conchs have eyes? Who knew? I am officially creeped out.

Buddha Cat
Posted on April 8, 2017

Cats are kind of like little Buddha minions. They are totally Zen. So they are the perfect animal to show for Buddha Day.

Baby Beaver
Posted on April 7, 2017

Today is International Beaver Day so here is a picture of the cutest beaver I could find. Naturally that means it is a baby. What a little snookums!