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.

Snake-Loving Dog
Posted on July 16, 2018

There are just times when you are fairly certain that your dog is out to get you -- one way or another.

Foal and Mare
Posted on July 15, 2018

I love you little one! I know that the human ones have named you "Blaze" but I shall call you Knicker.

French Frenchie
Posted on July 14, 2018

'Allo! I am a French Bulldog. You can call me Frenchie. Do you 'ave a nice baguette of bread that I could fetch for you a few dozen times?

French Fry Doxie
Posted on July 13, 2018

Can I have some French fries? Can I, huh? Can I? Can I, huh?

Dally and Sparky
Posted on July 12, 2018

Several years ago a miniature horse named Spanky was rescued and taken to Horse Creek Ranch in Washington State. He was just two years old and was not a happy guy. For one thing he was quite overweight.

Hagia Sophia Cat
Posted on July 12, 2018

This place was built for people to worship in. So why shouldn't we cats live here now?

Elk and Friends
Posted on July 11, 2018

Lemme tell ya, when you see a big frackin' snake slithering your way that is when you find out who your friends are!

Cow and Dog Friends
Posted on July 10, 2018

Hi! I just stopped by to tell you how much I appreciate you. After all this is Cow Appreciation Day!

Cow and her Lambs
Posted on July 9, 2018

When these two little lambs' mother was not able to complete her motherly duties their owners went to the first runner-up.

Ladybug Landing
Posted on July 8, 2018

Okay, everybody! Heads up! I'm coming in for a landing!

Penguin Moment
Posted on July 7, 2018

Hey! Did I ever tell you that you are the best mommy ever?

Posted on July 6, 2018

Keep drinking, girls! It's hot enough today for us to become fried chicken -- without the breading!

Sandbox Dog
Posted on July 5, 2018

I want to thank you for letting me play in the sandbox. There is just one problem. . .

Starry-Eyed Dogs
Posted on July 4, 2018

We have SO got this Fourth of July thing covered! Fire up the grill and get those steaks going. We like ours rare.

Stars and Stripes Bunny
Posted on July 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day Every-bunny! Stars and Stripes Fur-ever!

Patriotic Kitten
Posted on July 3, 2018

Awwwwwww! Baby's first Fourth of July. Uncle Sam would be so proud!

Patriotic Hound
Posted on July 3, 2018

I've got my outfit for tomorrow all planned out. Whaddaya think? Pretty cool, huh?

Fridge Pug
Posted on July 2, 2018

Man, this is turning out to be one long, hot summer. At least I found a great way to stay cool.

Nanny Dog
Posted on July 1, 2018

When I decided to become a working dog I had thought I would be a herd dog or maybe a service dog -- but the job market wasn't great at that time.

Porcupine and Puppy
Posted on June 30, 2018

Excuse me, sir. I'm new here. What kind of dog are you?

Baby and Fawn
Posted on June 29, 2018

What most people think when they see this photo: "Awwwwww!"

Vacation Dog
Posted on June 28, 2018

Mom and Dad found a hotel that accepts dogs so that they could take me on vacation.

Picky Cat
Posted on June 27, 2018

Ew! I can handle having stuff in my water but I can't have anything floating on my water!

Hot Dog
Posted on June 26, 2018

Okay. I love that there is a public pool for dogs in this park, but would it have killed them to make it big enough for more than a couple of dogs?

File Cat
Posted on June 25, 2018

So, when the time comes, what do you file your cat under? C for cat? F for feline? Or P for pest?