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.

Deer in the 'Hood
Posted on February 1, 2021

One of the cool things about living in the Rocky Mountain west is that wildlife can show up unexpectedly just about anywhere.

Hot Dog
Posted on January 31, 2021

On these cold winter days I am so glad that Dad likes to get a fire going.

Posted on January 30, 2021

Today would be my mother's birthday, so I chose to share her favorite songbird with you.

Moth Camouflage
Posted on January 29, 2021

This guy may look really bad-ass, but he's just a sweetie at heart. He wants to portray a bad-tempered tough guy image to the world at large.

Panda Posterior Push
Posted on January 28, 2021

C'mon dude! Get up there! You can do it. I've got your butt!

Fireside Cat
Posted on January 27, 2021

If there is one thing that says "home" to many of us it is having a cat curled up contentedly in a warm spot.

Snow Bunny
Posted on January 26, 2021

You are one really cold dude, man! But you've got the tastiest nose I've ever nibbled.

Dog and Horse Friends
Posted on January 25, 2021

If these two were human we would say that they were brothers from another mother. As it is we'll call them a pair from another mare.

Adorable Puppy
Posted on January 24, 2021

You know you want to pet me, hug me, and feed me. Let's play.

Horse Kiss
Posted on January 23, 2021

At least there are those out there who don't have to mask up and socially distance. Horses can still socialize all they want.

Questioning Cat
Posted on January 22, 2021

Please, could you explain to me why there is no mousecat food? Or sparrow?

Squirrel Firefighter
Posted on January 21, 2021

Here we have the first ever squirrel to be added to the front lines of the fire department.

Pooched-Out Penguin
Posted on January 20, 2021

Man! I can't see my feet anymore! It's all belly down there.

Popcorn Puppy
Posted on January 19, 2021

There is only one thing I can say about being dressed up like a box of popcorn --

Winnie the Pooh Dog
Posted on January 18, 2021

Running around pretending to be the bear "of very little brain" is just my speed.

Buddha-Blessing Cat
Posted on January 17, 2021

Okay, Buddha, I bless you. I like having you around my territory.

Snow Puppy
Posted on January 16, 2021

I'm trying to catch snowflakes on my tongue just like my human brother, but I'm not getting the hang of it.

Japanese Dog
Posted on January 15, 2021

I love dressing up in the ethnic garb of my human family.

Knight Errant Dog
Posted on January 14, 2021

Mom finally helped me get my armor, sword, and shield together so that I may go forth on my quest.

Rubber Duckie Dog
Posted on January 13, 2021

I'm taking my vacation with Grandma at a resort in Mexico. It's HUGE!

Hog Snog
Posted on January 12, 2021

Okay, kitty, a special gift for you today -- one giant hog snog! Extra juicy, of course.

Booted Bird
Posted on January 11, 2021

Wardrobe! This lovely red Wellie is WAY too big for me! Make-up! I need a tail fluff!

Bald Eagles' Nest
Posted on January 10, 2021

These American eagles have built a lovely nest along the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Hopefully the couple will be blessed with a new family come spring.

Police Dog
Posted on January 9, 2021

Back when I was in college I spent time studying law enforcement. My professor, a former police officer, said that he thought being in a canine unit was the worst posting he ever had.

Bubble Bath Hedgehog
Posted on January 8, 2021

There is no better way to relax after a long and stressful day than a nice warm bubble bath with no interruptions.