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.

Christmas Caroling Cats
Posted on December 9, 2019

O, Holy Night, the cats are gently purring. They are a part of our dear Savior's birth.

Guniea Pig Holiday Hat
Posted on December 8, 2019

Christmas is coming and I am getting my seasonal wardrobe going. Mom just bought me this lovely new chapeau.

Holy Kitty
Posted on December 7, 2019

Who knew that our Lord and Savior was a shape-shifter and could take the form of a cat?

Kitty Christmas Kiss
Posted on December 6, 2019

There is something about Christmas that is so romantic. Possibly the whole "peace on earth and goodwill towards men" stuff.

Wreathed Pug
Posted on December 5, 2019

Mom is trying to decorate for Christmas and she says she can't find the wreath.

Christmas Meerkat
Posted on December 4, 2019

Gee, I've never seen a tree like this growing in Africa. This fruit seems a bit dodgy too.

Dad Bod and Rescue Dog Calendar
Posted on December 3, 2019

There are a lot of unusual calendars out there and as we are staring a brand new year in the face it is time to start making your choice for the best wall calendar for you.

Christmas Dog Kiss
Posted on December 3, 2019

Oh, Mom! One of the things I love most about Christmas is getting to kiss you under the mistletoe.

Christmas Pomeranian
Posted on December 2, 2019

Can it really be Christmas time again already? That wonderful season of new squeaky toys and candy cane rawhide chews!

Christmas Penguins
Posted on December 1, 2019

Can you believe that there are still humans out there who think that we live at the North Pole with Santa Claus?

Christmas Lights Cat
Posted on November 30, 2019

I think we're good Dad. It looks like everything is plugged in. Did the lights come on?

Black Friday Shopping Day
Posted on November 29, 2019

Oh, gimme a break! I've been up since 4 o'clock this morning so that Mom could shop till she drops. I'm already pooped.

Belly Up Dog
Posted on November 28, 2019

Oooooo! I am so very full. It is a good thing that Thanksgiving comes only once a year.

Thanksgiving Cats
Posted on November 28, 2019

The day for giving thanks is finally here. I am thankful for all pets everywhere.

Thanksgiving Dog
Posted on November 27, 2019

I'm glad we're having a quiet little Thanksgiving around here this year.

Baking Cat
Posted on November 27, 2019

One of the most important parts of Thanksgiving dinner is the last part -- desert. Pie is a very popular choice for this holiday.

Naomi in Repose
Posted on November 26, 2019

It was 13 years ago last month that I adopted a little cat from the local Humane Society without realizing how badly she had been treated by her previous owners. The fact that they had had her declawed should have been a big clue.

Dog Stuffing
Posted on November 26, 2019

I've hear of Thanksgiving turkeys being stuffed with all sorts of things, but never a Chihuahua.

Cat Family Thanksgiving
Posted on November 26, 2019

Oh, we just love getting the whole family together for Thanksgiving, don't cha know?

Turkey Dog
Posted on November 25, 2019

If you ask me you don't need to worry about cooking it long. Just take the chill off.

Thanksgiving Cats
Posted on November 25, 2019

The things we'll do for a good turkey dinner. And they don't even let us chase the turkey around first.

Turkey Day Pitbull
Posted on November 24, 2019

Okay, we are almost done with the basic decorating for Thanksgiving. All we need now is the turkey. Unfortunately, I have to wait FOREVER for that to happen.

Centerpiece Cat
Posted on November 24, 2019

There. See? I told you that I could be a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving table centerpiece. People will love and admire me as it my wont.

Wild Turkey
Posted on November 23, 2019

Thanksgiving may be less than a week away, but for one mailman in Waukesha, Wisconsin, it turns out that every day is turkey day. It started over the summer.

Terrier Turkey-Day Tableau
Posted on November 23, 2019

This fine group of Boston Terriers have gathered together to make a fine Thanksgiving tableau. I just hope that they don't get mixed up and start tasting the puppy.