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.

Live Goldfish Bra
Posted on September 28, 2016

Hey! Look at us! We finally broke into show business!

Boy Stealing Hugs from a Dog
Posted on September 27, 2016

It was early this summer that a security video of a little boy sneaking into a neighbor’s garage to steal was uploaded onto Facebook. Quickly the video began to go viral. It really struck a chord with people all over the world.

Pugs in Jail
Posted on September 27, 2016

Okay, boys, here is what we're gonna do. When I give the bark we start digging. We should be under the fence and out in time for Saturday's barbecue.

Ralphie the Buffalo and her Handlers
Posted on September 26, 2016

The kids are back in school and that means that it is time for college football. And what would college football be without mascots?

Dog Kiss
Posted on September 26, 2016

Welcome to the world young Padawan. I am here for you and all your questions.

Kneading Cat
Posted on September 25, 2016

Ooooo. Mom's baking bread again! I need to help her knead. She needs me to help her knead. It is the one time when her neediness to knead and my neediness to knead come together at the same time.

Hungry Bunny
Posted on September 24, 2016

At long last my quest is complete! I have figured out where Mom hides the good stuff!

Toasted Cat
Posted on September 23, 2016

Excuse me, but did you leave this piece of toast on the roof? No? Uh-oh. That means it belongs to the raccoons. I'm in trouble now!

Elephant with a Following
Posted on September 22, 2016

Hi everyone out in social media land! Here is how elephant like me are followed on Twitter. Although their tweets are a little difficult to understand.

Watermelon Attack Cats
Posted on September 21, 2016

Here we are able to observe the rare watermelon attack cats in their natural habitat, the human home. When confronted with the popular fruit these cats will attack without apparent provocation.

Otter Water Slide
Posted on September 20, 2016

"Yikes! I didn't know they were taking pictures on this ride! I didn't have time to do up my whiskers!" "Look out! Coming in on your six!"

Grumpy Pirate Cat
Posted on September 19, 2016

I have to talk like a pirate today? NO! Well. All right. Aaargh. Shiver me timbers! Walk ther plank matey! There. I'm done.

Cheeseburger Cat
Posted on September 18, 2016

I know there are a lot of cats on the internet who want cheeseburgers, but I actually have one. My dad bought me one for National Cheeseburger Day!

Bat Dog
Posted on September 17, 2016

Here I am. Bat Dog in my cool Batmobile. I am all ready to chase Robin.

Overly Affectionate Sheep
Posted on September 16, 2016

"Look, Curly, how am I supposed to keep the respect of the other sheep when you keep kissing me?"

Water Taxi Duck
Posted on September 15, 2016

This new water taxi service is a great idea. It is so much easier on the feathers -- just relax and enjoy the view.

Back-To-School Bulldog
Posted on September 14, 2016

I have always wanted to go to school. Now that I have been here for a few weeks I have one question . . .

Sushi Cat
Posted on September 13, 2016

This world famous sushi chef is always prepared for his job. He always brings his set of knives, well,  he calls them claws.

Beach Chipmunk
Posted on September 12, 2016

Here is a picture of me on my last trip to the beach for this summer. I splurged and bought myself a Coke.

Hugging Your Hound
Posted on September 11, 2016

Okay. I've hugged my hound for this year. That's it until next September. It's a stinky job, but someone's got to do it.

Captured Corgi
Posted on September 10, 2016

Help! I've been captured! This is one very sneaky little fence trap.

Trailer Park Chicken
Posted on September 9, 2016

"Okay, first I am a chicken living in a trailer park. The I find out that foxes live in the neighborhood. Now Mom's grandson keeps holding me like a cat and his dog is tickling my craws with her whiskers."

Trekkie Cats
Posted on September 8, 2016

These twin sisters are big fans of Star Trek: The Original Series. They are dressed up and ready to celebrate the iconic television show's 50th anniversary.

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana
Posted on September 8, 2016

Seeing that this is Iguana Awareness Day I feel compelled to let you know that this is an iguana. Okay, it is only one species of iguana, but there you go. This is a Grand Cayman Blue Iguana.

Bear, Um, Er, Dog
Posted on September 7, 2016

Ooooo! This is the cutest little baby bear! Wait! What? This is not a bear but a dog? Cool! That makes a much better pet.