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.

Springtime Cow
Posted on April 20, 2018

Do you think if I ate all of these flowers that I would give apple blossom-flavored milk?

Spring Horse
Posted on April 19, 2018

I really don't know why they put a salad in my mane. Now I have to scrounge my own from the trees.

Horse and Rider
Posted on April 18, 2018

This is weird. When I said I wanted to go for a ride I meant that I wanted to get in the car and go to the dog park. This is not at all what I had in mind.

Baby Bat
Posted on April 17, 2018

Hey! Stop taking my picture! I'm supposed to be totally scary!

Happy Elephant
Posted on April 16, 2018

"I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain. What a glorious feeling. I'm happy again."

Banana Dog
Posted on April 15, 2018

I know that Mom thought I was going bananas today, but I think that dressing me this way was a bit of an extreme response.

Friendly Dolphin
Posted on April 14, 2018

Hello little human! How I wish you could come swim with me!

Climbing Goats
Posted on April 13, 2018

"Watch your step, dude! And don't look down." "Why?" "You know what they say -- what goes up must come down."

Library Book Dogs
Posted on April 12, 2018

"Gee, Dad, is this book you brought home from the library really all about us?"

Cat Help
Posted on April 11, 2018

I just love helping you with your paperwork. I wanted to let you know that I will also be here to help you with your taxes.

Sheep on a Tin Roof
Posted on April 10, 2018

If playwright Tennessee Williams had written the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof about wool production rather than cotton he might have put a sheep on that roof instead.

Owl and Squirrel
Posted on April 9, 2018

Oooo! Look! I didn't know I could get breakfast in bed around here! What a hoot!

Buddha Bird
Posted on April 8, 2018

This delightful little sparrow feeds from an offering left on the lips of this statue giving it the appearance of kissing the Buddha.

Beer-Drinking Grumpy Cat
Posted on April 7, 2018

It is so nice that the good Lord gave us two holidays devoted to drinking beer. The first is Saint Patrick's Day and the other is today -- National Beer Day.

Scottish Beaver
Posted on April 6, 2018

Aye, 'tis a great day to be a Scottish beaver! We are a proud lot of tail-sitters!

Posted on April 5, 2018

I love my job. That is why there are days when I really get caught up in my work.

Romantic Mice
Posted on April 4, 2018

Oh, my darling, this is the most romantic spot for our tryst! It has amazing ambiance and what a view!

Funny Little Bird
Posted on April 3, 2018

Hi! You are the handsomest bird I have ever seen. But why are you upside down?

Baseball Piglet
Posted on April 2, 2018

Hey! Wake up! It's time for baseball season again! Fortunately a baseball isn't called a pigskin or you'd be in real trouble.

Formal Ferret
Posted on April 2, 2018

Here I go and get dressed up in my finest for National Ferret Day and what happens? I get attacked by a ladybug!

Easter Bulldog
Posted on April 1, 2018

"Here comes Bulldog Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail! Hippity hoppity Easter's finally here!"

Easter Sheep
Posted on March 31, 2018

I heard that Cadbury needs a new Easter Bunny for their chocolate eggs. I am waiting for my audition to start.

Easter Ducklling
Posted on March 31, 2018

Okay, Easter, here I come! I just don't know whether to waddle or hop. Is it possible to do both at the same time without falling over?

Easter Cat
Posted on March 31, 2018

I'm sorry. This is one Easter Bunny that won't be delivering any eggs this year. Okay. I'm not really sorry.

Lab Doctor
Posted on March 30, 2018

I know that the medical profession frowns on making house calls but this gives me a chance to sniff around a little bit before making a diagnosis.