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.

Sneaky Sandwich Dog
Posted on November 3, 2017

I gotta make this quick. I gotta get my share of the sammich before Dad gets back with his beer. Half-time is almost over.

Kitty Sheriff
Posted on November 2, 2017

I have an idea for a really cool idea for remaking the television show "She's the Sheriff." It would have an all cat cast.

Cockatiel Meal
Posted on November 1, 2017

This is a joke, right? There will be real food coming next, right?

Scary Halloween Cat
Posted on October 31, 2017

I have discovered that you don't have to be a black cat to be scary on Halloween. You just have to be a big cat with a whole lot of attitude.

Vampire Pug
Posted on October 31, 2017

I am a vampire. They call me Pugula. When night falls on Halloween I will come to bite your shins.

Halloween Guinea Pig
Posted on October 30, 2017

Okay. We are all ready for Mom and Dad's big Halloween party.

Fridge Dog
Posted on October 30, 2017

*sniff* *sniff* Yep. I can smell him in here. It's a very subtle but distinctive stench.

Halloween Cat
Posted on October 29, 2017

Here I am. All ready to scare you to death. Here we go. Boo.

Sheep Hug
Posted on October 29, 2017

Sheep are a very versatile animals. Farmers and ranchers the world over raise them for wool, milk, and meat.

Witch's Kitten
Posted on October 28, 2017

Here we have vintage evidence of a kitten belonging to a witch. The kitten seems to possess some of the magic of the witch.

Chocolate Dog
Posted on October 28, 2017

Mom always says that she wants to eat me up. Now I'm afraid she may mean that literally.

Bandana Dog
Posted on October 27, 2017

I look totally fetching in this fun Halloween bandana. Candy corn may be fun to look at, but I hate the way it gets stuck in my teeth.

Gray Wolf
Posted on October 26, 2017

The time has come to sing to the moon in songs as ancient as my kind. We must once again let her know she is appreciated. Hooooowwwwwwlllll!

Posted on October 25, 2017

Okay. I am all ready to go Trick-or-Treating! What do you mean not tonight?

Witchy Chihuahua
Posted on October 24, 2017

I think I am looking gorgeous. It's just that I'm feeling a little witchy right now.


Batty Bunny
Posted on October 23, 2017

I am here to scare the daylights out of you. I am half rabbit and half bat. A batty bunny. Bwahahahahaha!

Calico Cat
Posted on October 22, 2017

Calico cats are cool. One of the coolest things about them is that they are always dressed for Halloween.

Vampire Lizard
Posted on October 21, 2017

Forget the mealworms! I want blood. Lots of blood!

Frenchie Batdog
Posted on October 20, 2017

When Mom said she was going to dress me as a bat for Halloween this year I figured that she was talking about Batman.

Aussie Firefighter with a Koala
Posted on October 19, 2017

One of the major tenets of the advertising world is that sex sells. The one thing that sells even better is to pair that with cute little animal. If there is one thing people love it's hot guys who love animals.

Halloween Bird Sweater
Posted on October 19, 2017

I may have lost all my feathers, but I am still really stylin' for the colder weather.

Halloween Crows
Posted on October 18, 2017

Okay, so maybe this guy is supposed to be to scare away the crows but I don't think he's right for the job.


Izzy the Burnese Mountain Dog
Posted on October 17, 2017

These days you can hardly turn on the news without hearing about the devastating wildfires that are burning their way through California. Occasionally, amid all of the death and destruction, there comes the miraculous story of hope and survival.

Pasta Parakeet
Posted on October 17, 2017

Today I shall show you my own special recipe. It is a unique sauce to serve over pasta that is totally for the birds!

Baby Red Pandas
Posted on October 16, 2017

This past summer the Denver Zoo was keeping a little secret. Well, actually it was two little secrets.