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.

Dog Nap
Posted on January 25, 2020

When you buy a piece of furniture for your home you must never assume that it is yours.

Donkey and Dog Kiss
Posted on January 24, 2020

Dad got really mad at me this morning and for some reason he to me to go kiss his ass.

Iguana
Posted on January 23, 2020

According to poet Robert Frost "Some say the world will end in fire. Some say in ice." While so many animals have been losing their lives to the massive wildfires in Australia, unusually cold weather in Florida is taking its own toll.

Skating Dog
Posted on January 23, 2020

Okay, I've made it to the lake. Now how do I find enough dogs for a pick-up game of hound hockey?

Waitress Cat
Posted on January 22, 2020

Okay. Why did you make me get a job in this cheap diner? I know I attacked and killed a 12-pack of toilet paper, but that is just the cost of owning a cat.

Snow Squirrel
Posted on January 21, 2020

It was so nice of someone to build a snowman with a face that I can eat.

Border Collie and Koala
Posted on January 21, 2020

There are many horrific tales of what is happening to the animals facing the wildfires in Australia.

Penguin Traffic Jam
Posted on January 20, 2020

One of the great things about snow is that it makes games like Follow the Leader much easier. However, in the Antarctic, it also makes for frequent traffic jams.

Popcorn Pusses
Posted on January 19, 2020

A trip to see a movie is always a treat. When you are a cat or dog getting to see a special pet screening of The Secret Life of Pets it is worth the extra large tub of popcorn.

Winnie-the-Pooh
Posted on January 18, 2020

Even without Disney, most children (and former children) were raised on the tales of a stuffed "bear of very little brain." The stories of his exploits have been translated into many languages, including Latin.

Snowy Dog
Posted on January 17, 2020

Everyone, please take my advice, when the snow comes, enjoy it so much that it sticks to your face.

Akhal-Teke Horse
Posted on January 16, 2020

Horses are easily considered among the most beautiful animals on the face of the Earth. But there is one horse that rises above all others in the quest to be the most beautiful.

Komodo Dragon
Posted on January 16, 2020

This is one animal I would not like to meet in a dark alley. Well, okay, in a dark jungle. It would be noshing on my leg before I could actually see it.

Doggie Nose Hat
Posted on January 15, 2020

In the depths of the winter months it is important to keep your dog warm. All of your dog.

Yellow Cardinal
Posted on January 14, 2020

There are certain birds out there that are beloved and easily identifiable by their distinctive color. So when a cardinal shows up with yellow feathers it makes people wonder why they are not seeing red.

Kid and Lamb
Posted on January 14, 2020

When you let your kid play with a lamb in the colder months it is best to put a sweater on -- both of them.

Doggie and Duckie
Posted on January 13, 2020

If I'm going to have to take a bath there is no way I am going to take it alone.

Ginger Cats
Posted on January 12, 2020

Today is International Kiss a Ginger Day and here we have three ginger cats awaiting their kisses.

Double-Duty Dog
Posted on January 11, 2020

Dogs make wonderful pets. When handled correctly they also make excellent foot warmers.

Nesting American Eagle
Posted on January 10, 2020

This American Eagle, one of a mating pair, was recently photographed not far from my home. He and his mate were busily building a nest in anticipation of the coming spring.

Police Dog
Posted on January 9, 2020

There has been some bad press about a few police officers over the past few years. Fortunately the bulk of law enforcement officers are good guys who work to keep us safe. One kind of officer rarely gets bad press -- the police dog.

Bubble Bath Kitten
Posted on January 8, 2020

Me-YOW! Mom said this was going to be fun and the bubbles looked fun, but then she tossed me in.

Cuddling Canines
Posted on January 7, 2020

There is nothing quite so romantic as cuddling up before the fire on a cold winter day.

Sherlock Holmes Dog
Posted on January 6, 2020

Who are we seeking this time. Elementary my dear Watson. Our culprit is mad, I tell you, barking mad.

Tundra Swan
Posted on January 5, 2020

Chances are that you have never seen a swan in flight, or, if you did, you didn't know that you were looking at a swan. You probably thought it was a goose.