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.

Jewish Dog
Posted on September 27, 2020

I am a Jewish dog because my human mom and dad are Jewish. Today is Yom Kippur. On most Jewish holidays we celebrate with a feast we eat until we can't move. Not this time.

Western Hare
Posted on September 26, 2020

When you look at a picture like this it is easy to see why some rabbits were not only domesticated but turned into pets.

Koala
Posted on September 25, 2020

I know that you humans find my dinner excessively smelly, buy you guys have some really smelly foods too.

Gleaning Mouse
Posted on September 24, 2020

How I love harvest time! There are always a few stalks of wheat that don't make it into the threshers.

Crouching Tiger
Posted on September 23, 2020

I saw that! There is something moving over there. It is just begging me to attack. I will wiggle my butt and then pounce.

Dusty Elephant
Posted on September 22, 2020

There is nothing quite as satisfying as a good old dirt bath on a hot day and this elephant is making the best of it.

Batdog
Posted on September 21, 2020

Today I am dressed as the infamous caped-crusader because it is Batman Day!

Pizza Pug
Posted on September 20, 2020

Going out on the boat is fun. There are lots of new places to nap in the sun. I can bark at sea lions and dolphins. But . . .

Pirate Parakeet
Posted on September 19, 2020

Aaargh! 'Tis hard to talk like a pirate with a beak. Especially when you never learned to talk at all.

Cheeseburger Cat
Posted on September 18, 2020

Ooooo! I hate it when Mom makes me a new costume that resembles food!

Calico Cat
Posted on September 17, 2020

I adore calico cats. Almost all of the cats I have ever had have been sweet calico girls. My current pretty puss looks very much like this little girl.

Pool Pugs
Posted on September 16, 2020

Okay, boys, get this pool thing completely out of your system while you can! It's almost fall.

Daydreaming Cat
Posted on September 15, 2020

When it comes to cats, the higher the better when they want a view. But what are they really seeing?

Dog and Duck Hug
Posted on September 14, 2020

You may be thinking that you and your family are the only ones who hug your hound.

Cat and Mouse
Posted on September 13, 2020

Okay, cat, you killed my father, prepare to die. Wait a minute. I forgot my sword.

Iguana
Posted on September 12, 2020

My mother once found an iguana in the tree outside her home in Colorado. Many people came forward offering to adopt the wayward lizard.

Adventure Dog
Posted on September 11, 2020

I am a brave dog. I hike mountains. I ford streams. I jump in lakes. I drink from waterfalls.

Balance Beam Cat
Posted on September 10, 2020

I am absolutely awesome at the balance beam. Mom nearly has a heart attack when I do it out here though.

Star Trek Cat
Posted on September 9, 2020

Okay. It took me awhile to get used to living with an android and figuring things out with no visual clues. I even got used to being named "Spot."

Grass-Eating Cat
Posted on September 8, 2020

Cats may be very staunch carnivores and masters of the Atkins diet, but a little salad now and then helps keep their digestive tract in tip-top shape.

Camping Canine
Posted on September 7, 2020

Early September is not too late to go hiking and camping. You just have to be prepared for hot weather and snow. If you're smart you'll also make sure you have enough dog treats.

Story Mule
Posted on September 6, 2020

Oh, Mom, that's a really funny story! Hee-haw! Hee-haw! Read it again please!

Pizza Cat
Posted on September 5, 2020

I don't care if you were the one who ordered it. It is MY pizza now.

Friendly Owl
Posted on September 4, 2020

You know you've been bird watching in one place for too long when the birds are starting to use you as a perch.

Fabulous Feline Bathing Beauty
Posted on September 3, 2020

I don't know why everyone is complaining so much about having to stay home during the pandemic.