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.

White-Faced Ibis
Posted on June 25, 2019

This is a white-faced ibis. It is a relative of the ibis that the Egyptians believed to be sacred. They represented their god Thoth with the head of an ibis.

Hydrating Cat
Posted on June 24, 2019

This is a public service reminder to keep your dogs and cats well-hydrated this summer. They need plenty of water to keep them happy and healthy. Ice optional.

Chin Lizard
Posted on June 23, 2019

Don't look at me like that. Sure it hurts, but this is the closest I'm ever going to get to having a soul patch.

Wanted Cat
Posted on June 23, 2019

Everyone with a clever sense of humor ought to be able to see a pun in this photo. That's right. This is Publix Enemy Number One.

Fashionista Dog
Posted on June 23, 2019

If your dog wants to be a true fashion star then he/she needs to suit up, get out the glad rags, or find them some cool threads. Of course they then must wear them with a certain panache.

Zen Dog
Posted on June 20, 2019

Every dog needs to chill out and find his moment of Zen now and then. According to his mom this is how Billie meditates.

Russian Turtle
Posted on June 19, 2019

"Splish, splash, I was takin' a bath,  'long about a Saturday night. A rub dub, just relaxin' in the tub, thinking everything was all right . . . "

Pool Pugs
Posted on June 18, 2019

We thought today would be a lovely day for a dip in the pool. But we got thirsty first and now the pool is dry. Where is Dad with the hose?

Evil Cat-Whispering Goose
Posted on June 17, 2019

Marnie is normally a happy, well-adjusted cat. Then there are the times when the evil goose statue whispers in her ear and she fixes her mum with a demonic stare.

Cat with a View
Posted on June 16, 2019

I am a cat. Therefore I own all I see. With a view like this I'm queen of the world!

Graphite-Pumping Crustacean
Posted on June 15, 2019

If I keep pumping weights every day I will soon grow up to be a great, big lobster. Every restaurant in the world will want me.

Great Puppy Escape
Posted on June 14, 2019

Just a little higher, Butch! I'm sure what I saw was what Mom told us about. It's a cat and it is our duty to chase it.

Opinionated Appaloosa
Posted on June 13, 2019

It is not every day that a horse gives you a raspberry, but Cy is not shy about sharing his opinions. It could be that Mom was 10 seconds late with his oats.

Turtle Buddies
Posted on June 12, 2019

We've caught lots of insects and it is the end of the day. It's Miller Time. Wait. That doesn't seem quite right. We look more like an old Budweiser ad. Either way we'll just become bumps on a log and dream of beer.

Garden Kitty
Posted on June 11, 2019

I've been told that I should stop and smell the flowers. So I've done that. Now where is that patch of catnip?

Donkey Directions
Posted on June 10, 2019

"Hallo! Wir gehen nach Galway. Can Sie helfen mir?"

Taxi Gators
Posted on June 9, 2019

I don't know about this. These water taxis are getting scarier and scarier.

Trail Dog
Posted on June 8, 2019

Hey, Mom! I just love being out hiking the trail with you. I don't even care if it is only to one through the dog park!

Bathroom Bear
Posted on June 7, 2019

I don't know. Is he just keeping his eyes forward out of habit or is he trying to read the graffiti on the wall?

Swimming Tiger
Posted on June 6, 2019

Unlike your average house cat, tigers are not only okay with getting wet, but they embrace it as a part of their lifestyle.

Morning Cat
Posted on June 5, 2019

Humans! Sometimes you can't get them out of bed in the morning no matter how empty the food dish is. You just gotta curl up and love them anyway.

Cat Hug
Posted on June 4, 2019

Sometimes you just gotta hug your cat, even if dad is taking your picture and mom is acting like a jerk in the background.

Camping Dogs and Cats
Posted on June 3, 2019

June is National Camping Month and that means it is a great time to start spending more time in the great outdoors -- no matter who you are.

Adored Dog
Posted on June 2, 2019

When you are named after a motorcycle it can be hard to know how much you are really loved by your family. And then Mom hangs a sign that says "love" right over your bed. All doubts erased.

Armadillo Cat
Posted on June 1, 2019

Here we have photographic evidence of the extremely rare armadillo cat. It is significant proof that things are weirder in Texas.