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.

Funny Napping Dog
Posted on January 25, 2018

When the urge to nap strikes it can be really hard to ignore it.

Starling and Snowman
Posted on January 24, 2018

If they think that this kind of a scarecrow is going to scare me then they have another think coming. For starters I'm not a crow. I'm a starling.

Lab by the Fire
Posted on January 23, 2018

It's cold out and I would love to curl up closer to the fire, but the cat is bound to show up and want to curl up by the fire too.

Snow Bunny
Posted on January 22, 2018

I don't know. Noses aren't generally something I include in my diet, but this one is delicious.

Zen Kittens
Posted on January 21, 2018

In a totally Zen moment, these kittens are happily hanging out with a Buddhist monk while he is chanting.

Emperor Penguins
Posted on January 20, 2018

"I'm the king of the world!" "No son, you are an emperor penguin." "Okay, I'm the emperor of the world!"

Movie Binge-Watching Dog
Posted on January 19, 2018

I've watched so many Jack Nicholson movies I am starting to look like him. I have also developed a severe case of popcorn breath.

Snow Dog
Posted on January 18, 2018

Okay, I'm not sure if Dad is just expressing his creative side with a snow sculpture or if he is thinking of getting another dog.

Oliver and Arashi
Posted on January 17, 2018

Oliver the dog and Arashi the cat are BFFs. They have all sorts of adventures together.

Cat of Our Lord
Posted on January 16, 2018

I don't know anything about human religion but we cats are hedonists. If we find a good place to curl up we take it -- even if it is in the arms of Jesus.

"Fargo" Dog
Posted on January 15, 2018

Okay. It does keep my ears warm, but I look like a reject from the movie "Fargo."

Cat Organization
Posted on January 14, 2018

Today is Organize Your Home Day. As you declutter and get things put away don't forget to organize your cats.

Dog and Duckie
Posted on January 13, 2018

I love my rubber duckie so much that I often dress as a bath puff just to make him feel more at home.

Ginger Kitten
Posted on January 12, 2018

No, no, no, no! Back off! Get those lips away from me. I've had enough of International Kiss a Ginger Day!

Smooching Bulldogs
Posted on January 11, 2018

*smooch* *smooch* *snog* *smooch* Hey! You really did steal my Snausage!

Driving Raccoon
Posted on January 10, 2018

Shhhhhhh! Don't anybody say anything. He thinks he's driving a Zamboni around the ice rink. It's his dream come true.

Police Dog and Partner
Posted on January 9, 2018

I don't really mind being a police dog. The work is steady and I am well paid. It's also really fun when I literally get to take a bite outta crime.

Bubble Bath Cat
Posted on January 8, 2018

There is nothing quite like relaxing with a nice hot bath. Ah. . .

Posted on January 7, 2018

We decided that it was time to come out of our shells. Things are looking pretty good, but just a bit bright.

Sherlock Holmes Dog
Posted on January 6, 2018

Why should this dog be dressed as Sherlock Holmes? According to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle today is the venerable detective's birthday.

Sleeping Duckling
Posted on January 5, 2018

It is amazing how heartrendingly cute babies are -- no matter the species.

Spaghetti Dog
Posted on January 4, 2018

I'm starting to worry about my human. One of his New Year's resolutions was to celebrate every single holiday and observance this year. Today is Spaghetti Day.

Posted on January 3, 2018

Mom let me out on the windowsill in a snowstorm so that I could build my very own snowman, er, snowbird.

Doctor Who Turtle
Posted on January 2, 2018

In a tragic twist of fate the Doctor is regenerated as a turtle and the TARDIS becomes his shell.

New Year's Aftermath Cat
Posted on January 1, 2018

I'm starting to understand why so many humans start each year hung over. It makes the rest of the year look a whole lot better.