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.

Buddha-Blessing Cat
Posted on January 17, 2021

Okay, Buddha, I bless you. I like having you around my territory.

Snow Puppy
Posted on January 16, 2021

I'm trying to catch snowflakes on my tongue just like my human brother, but I'm not getting the hang of it.

Japanese Dog
Posted on January 15, 2021

I love dressing up in the ethnic garb of my human family.

Knight Errant Dog
Posted on January 14, 2021

Mom finally helped me get my armor, sword, and shield together so that I may go forth on my quest.

Rubber Duckie Dog
Posted on January 13, 2021

I'm taking my vacation with Grandma at a resort in Mexico. It's HUGE!

Hog Snog
Posted on January 12, 2021

Okay, kitty, a special gift for you today -- one giant hog snog! Extra juicy, of course.

Booted Bird
Posted on January 11, 2021

Wardrobe! This lovely red Wellie is WAY too big for me! Make-up! I need a tail fluff!

Bald Eagles' Nest
Posted on January 10, 2021

These American eagles have built a lovely nest along the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Hopefully the couple will be blessed with a new family come spring.

Police Dog
Posted on January 9, 2021

Back when I was in college I spent time studying law enforcement. My professor, a former police officer, said that he thought being in a canine unit was the worst posting he ever had.

Bubble Bath Hedgehog
Posted on January 8, 2021

There is no better way to relax after a long and stressful day than a nice warm bubble bath with no interruptions.

Warm Kitty
Posted on January 7, 2021

"Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur. Happy kitty, sleepy kitty, purr, purr, purr."

Sherlock Holmes Dog
Posted on January 6, 2021

It's time to celebrate that famous and venerable detective, Sherlock Holmes, on his 167th birthday. While that seems really old, you have to remember that, as a literary character, he is immortal.

Slippery Duck
Posted on January 5, 2021

If there is one thing that a duck needs to be able to do in the winter it is to be able to walk on the ice.

Spaghetti Pug
Posted on January 4, 2021

I am learning to be a master chef so that I can be on TV shows like Chopped and Iron Chef.

Snowy Ferret
Posted on January 3, 2021

Oh, darn! My snow burrow collapsed. I'll have to try again. If it doesn't work I'll just blame my human.

Sci Fi Dog
Posted on January 2, 2021

I have a dream that one day dogs will be astronauts right along with humans.

New Year's Dog
Posted on January 1, 2021

Whew! I made it through the New Year's Eve party. I think I only threw up in Dad's slippers once.

New Year's Cat
Posted on January 1, 2021

What do you mean the party's over??? I haven't finished playing with all the curly streamers yet!

New Year's Kitten
Posted on December 31, 2020

I am ready to greet a whole new year and I certainly hope that it is better for everyone than the old one was.

Campagne Corgi
Posted on December 31, 2020

It is very handy that New Year's Eve and National Champagne Day. I am all ready to celebrate them both.

Rolling Tiger
Posted on December 30, 2020

Cats of all sizes love rolling in the dirt, on the pavement, or, in this case, the snow. It helps clean their fur and loosens the old fur to aid in shedding.

Dozing Dachshund
Posted on December 29, 2020

One thing about winter days -- I don't feel that I have to make up an excuse to take a nap or two in the afternoon.

Fireside Lap Puppies
Posted on December 28, 2020

One a cold winter's evening there is little lovelier than getting to curl up by the fire.

Relaxing Reindeer
Posted on December 27, 2020

After hauling Santa's sleigh all over the planet in one night, the reindeer deserve some time off and a bit of pampering.

Kwanzaa Pets
Posted on December 26, 2020

This week our families will be celebrating Kwanzaa. Many African-American people spend this week connecting with their ancestry and cultural history.