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.

Posted on July 31, 2017

Most of us remember the excitement of getting to go on a sleepover when we were kids. For most girls the slumber party was a significant rite of passage.

Cannonball Crocodile
Posted on July 31, 2017

See ya later alligator. After awhile crocodile. I'm outta here!

Peeping Bear
Posted on July 30, 2017

Oooo! Sweet camera! I'm just going to take one quick peek through this awesome telephoto lens before I maul the photographer..

Viking Cat
Posted on July 29, 2017

Recently the first large-scale study of feline DNA was undertaken and the results are in. They show how cats likely spread globally until they now live in 37% of American households and outnumber dogs as pets.

Tiger Hot Tub
Posted on July 29, 2017

Every day we are learning more about the life of tigers. Here we have a rare photo of tigers relaxing in the hot tub discussing the day's hunting.

Fishing Cat
Posted on July 28, 2017

There is nothing quite as heart-warming as a boy and his cat hanging out fishing together.


Dog Rescued from House Fire
Posted on July 27, 2017

Last week a little white dog named Jack in Bakersfield, California made news around the world after he was pulled, apparently lifeless, from a house fire. He owes his life to a couple of Girl Scouts and they weren't even there at the time.

Roof Shark
Posted on July 27, 2017

Okay, it may be Shark Week, but some people will go overboard on the decorations.

Cat at the Vet
Posted on July 26, 2017

Finally! The perfect job is here! There is a veterinary clinic out there looking for someone to work full time cuddling cats. It's a unique opportunity to do something a cat lover really loves -- loving cats for a living.

Squirrel Shell Game
Posted on July 26, 2017

Keep your eye on the peanut! Follow the peanut! Follow the peanut! Now you see it, now you don't!

Rescued Octopus
Posted on July 25, 2017

The octopus is one of the most mysterious creatures on the planet. Even though scientists are understanding more and more about them, they never cease to amaze us.

Parasol Rat
Posted on July 25, 2017

Mom went out to dinner last night and brought home some leftover bread for me and said she got this nifty parasol with her Shirley Temple.

Tequila Cat
Posted on July 24, 2017

Dad poured me a double-shot of tequila for today. I don't care. There is only one way that I would be involved with tequila.

Hot Dog
Posted on July 23, 2017

Don't look so sad, puppy. You are just the demonstrator model. No one is going to nosh you!

Guinea Pig Hot Dog
Posted on July 23, 2017

I'm getting nervous. Dad really loves to eat hot dogs and now he has dressed me up as one. I hope he can control himself!

Trashy Raccoon
Posted on July 22, 2017

Here we see Oswald the Obnoxious in his "natural" habitat. He is Oscar the Grouch's country cousin.

Fast Food Fiidos
Posted on July 21, 2017

Here we see a rare photo of representatives of the four families of fast food as they plan to take over the world.

Gardening Black Swan
Posted on July 20, 2017

If there is one thing I truly love to do it is garden. If only it weren't for all of those pesky weeds! I could really use some help. Then I found out that black swans love to pull weeds.

Moon Dog
Posted on July 20, 2017

It was 48 years ago that man first landed on the moon. Today Buster dreams of being the first dog on the moon.

Daiquiri Cat
Posted on July 19, 2017

I thought I would celebrate Daiquiri Day by trying a catnip daiquiri. Hmmm. **sniff** Smells good.

Beach Dachshund
Posted on July 18, 2017

When Dad said we were going to the beach I had imagined frolicking in the waves with him.

Laundry Puppies
Posted on July 17, 2017

We've been bad dogs and so mama washed us off and hung us out to dry.

Emoji Cobra
Posted on July 16, 2017

Believe it or not, even snakes are getting in on today's computer culture. I don't know if they are on Twitter, but this one managed to grown its own emoji.

Horse Love
Posted on July 15, 2017

Do you believe in love at first sight? When it comes to children and horses it certainly seems to exist.

French Cat
Posted on July 14, 2017

Today is a special day. In France every cat shall be partying today. Okay, maybe some humans too. Because today is Bastille Day!