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.

Warm Kitty
Posted on January 7, 2021

"Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr."

Sherlock Holmes Dog
Posted on January 6, 2021

It's time to celebrate that famous and venerable detective, Sherlock Holmes, on his 167th birthday. While that seems really old, you have to remember that, as a literary character, he is immortal.

Slippery Duck
Posted on January 5, 2021

If there is one thing that a duck needs to be able to do in the winter it is to be able to walk on the ice.

Spaghetti Pug
Posted on January 4, 2021

I am learning to be a master chef so that I can be on TV shows like Chopped and Iron Chef.

Snowy Ferret
Posted on January 3, 2021

Oh, darn! My snow burrow collapsed. I'll have to try again. If it doesn't work I'll just blame my human.

Sci Fi Dog
Posted on January 2, 2021

I have a dream that one day dogs will be astronauts right along with humans.

New Year's Dog
Posted on January 1, 2021

Whew! I made it through the New Year's Eve party. I think I only threw up in Dad's slippers once.

New Year's Cat
Posted on January 1, 2021

What do you mean the party's over??? I haven't finished playing with all the curly streamers yet!

New Year's Kitten
Posted on December 31, 2020

I am ready to greet a whole new year and I certainly hope that it is better for everyone than the old one was.

Campagne Corgi
Posted on December 31, 2020

It is very handy that New Year's Eve and National Champagne Day. I am all ready to celebrate them both.

Rolling Tiger
Posted on December 30, 2020

Cats of all sizes love rolling in the dirt, on the pavement, or, in this case, the snow. It helps clean their fur and loosens the old fur to aid in shedding.

Dozing Dachshund
Posted on December 29, 2020

One thing about winter days -- I don't feel that I have to make up an excuse to take a nap or two in the afternoon.

Fireside Lap Puppies
Posted on December 28, 2020

One a cold winter's evening there is little lovelier than getting to curl up by the fire.

Relaxing Reindeer
Posted on December 27, 2020

After hauling Santa's sleigh all over the planet in one night, the reindeer deserve some time off and a bit of pampering.

Kwanzaa Pets
Posted on December 26, 2020

This week our families will be celebrating Kwanzaa. Many African-American people spend this week connecting with their ancestry and cultural history.

Christmas Cat
Posted on December 25, 2020

Ahhhhh! Christmas is over for another year. I've played with my new catnip toy and ate my weight in turkey.

Christmas Morning Dog
Posted on December 25, 2020

For me? Really? Oh, you shouldn't have. Okay, you should. Woof!

Christmas Eve Kitten
Posted on December 24, 2020

So this is the big night, huh? Tell me again why I can't drink the milk.


Christmas Eve Puppy
Posted on December 24, 2020

Let's see -- if I go to sleep right here tonight I should be able to wake up and catch Santa in the act. He's my hero.

Kitten's First Christmas
Posted on December 23, 2020

Oooo, look -- something shiny! And there's something else shiny! And more shiny!

Christmas Wrapping Dog
Posted on December 23, 2020

You know this whole Christmas thing, particularly the gift wrapping part, would go a whole lot easier and faster if I only had thumbs.

Christmas Dog
Posted on December 22, 2020

All I want for Christmas is to have you as my alpha dog. Oh, and belly rubs. And Snausages.

Festive Feline
Posted on December 22, 2020

I truly don't mean to be quite so formal over the holidays, but I was born in a "tuxedo."

Christmas Cat
Posted on December 21, 2020

If there is one thing I love doing as a cat it is tempting fate. So I'm trying to bite Santa in the butt.

Humbug Husky
Posted on December 21, 2020

Are humans celebrating this Christmas thing AGAIN? Bah! Humbug!