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 March 29, 2018

Excuse me. You don't look too good. Are you drowning?

Mama and Baby Snail
Posted on March 28, 2018

I'm such a pushover. Some days I let the kids crawl all over me.

Shopping Bunnies
Posted on March 27, 2018

If you think you have trouble getting your kid past the cereal aisle you haven't seen anything like me trying to get my little one through the produce section!

Camping Hedgehog
Posted on March 26, 2018

Here I am out in the wilderness with my tent all set up and I'm ready to start my campfire. There is only one problem. . .

Indian Dog
Posted on March 25, 2018

With this bed I get to dream of living on the plains of America's past. I am right there among the herds of buffalo and antelope.

Moco Lucero
Posted on March 24, 2018

There are old stories about people stuffing the ballot box for their favorite candidate by having dead people "vote." There is a new twist on this. Take the case of Moco Lucero of Denver, Colorado. His story has been making news.

Cat Cuddle
Posted on March 24, 2018

A purring cat beats the best sleeping pill on earth -- and there are no side effects. Well, maybe one -- getting fur shed all over you.

Adorable Puppy
Posted on March 23, 2018

You've got to learn to behave, son. No more nipping at me tail or you'll be in big trouble!

Captain Kirk Dog
Posted on March 22, 2018

Captain's log, stardate 032218. Mr. Spock has finally located the fire hydrant system in constellation Canis Major. I have ordered Scotty Dog to proceed there at Warp 6.

Cat-Loving Goat
Posted on March 21, 2018

Even goats find cuddling a cat an enjoyable and worthwhile activity.

Hungry Frog
Posted on March 20, 2018

I am so hungry and I can't find a single insect snack around here anywhere.

Rooster-Riding Kitten
Posted on March 19, 2018

Woo-hoo! Yee-haw! Ride 'em cow-cat! We've got those hens on the run now!

Party Animal Polar Bear
Posted on March 18, 2018

I don't know what this polar bear was drinking, but it must have been some great party!

Wearin' O' The Green Cat
Posted on March 17, 2018

Okay, I kinda get the wearin' o' the green for St. Patrick's Day. And I do rock this chapeau. But I'd rather wear my green by rolling in some catnip.

Irish Dachshund
Posted on March 17, 2018

I don't know if I look all that good as a ginger, but all of this green really sets off the beauty of my blonde fur.

St. Patrick's Cat
Posted on March 16, 2018

I'm sorry, Mom, but this greenery is bringing down the  dignified class of my natural tuxedo. It will have to go.

Irish Pug
Posted on March 16, 2018

Sniff me, I'm Irish! Actually I'm not Irish but my human is. But she tells me that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

Hockey Pups
Posted on March 15, 2018

Skates? We don't need no stinking skates. Hockey sticks? We don't need no stinking hockey sticks.

Cat Basket Case
Posted on March 14, 2018

If there is one skill that cats have truly perfected, besides being able to land on their feet, it is the ability to sleep just about anywhere.

Earmuff Squirrel
Posted on March 13, 2018

It may be March with spring right around the corner but it can still be really cold. There are ways you can tell how cold it is out without looking at a thermometer.

Girl Scout Dog
Posted on March 12, 2018

I love being a Girl Scout, but I'm not very good at it. I end up eating the cookies instead of selling them.

Exhausted Dog
Posted on March 11, 2018

"It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog."

Scottish Dachshund
Posted on March 10, 2018

Hoot mon! I tell ye that I dread the arrival of International Bagpipe Day every year. It didn't used to be that way, but three years ago an old Scotsman mistook me for his pipes.

Coffee Cat
Posted on March 9, 2018

I don't get it. How do you get coffee out of this thing? There's no water and no place to put your cup.

Toilet Paper Kitten
Posted on March 8, 2018

Oh, this is so nice. Two-ply, extra soft, and it's even quilted! No wonder Dad spends so much time in here!