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.

Tired Tabby
Posted on September 21, 2018

What a day! Boy, are my dogs tired! Well, you know what I mean. The squirrels were everywhere!

Gilmore, the Flying Lion
Posted on September 20, 2018

On February 7, 1930 a lion cub was born at Goebel's Wild Animal Farm, an animal theme park and training facility in Thousand Oaks, California. Many of the wild animals there were destined for Hollywood to appear in movies.

Pepperoni Pizza Pug
Posted on September 20, 2018

I have decked the halls, ordered in the food, and even donned my gay apparel. I am ready for Pepperoni Pizza Day!

Pirate Doxie
Posted on September 19, 2018

Aaaargh! I am off to sail the high seas, well, maybe some low ones. I'm not that good at swimming should I slide overboard.

Cloud Antelope
Posted on September 18, 2018

Mother Nature has an amazing capacity for diversity and seems to constantly amaze us. Sometimes new species are discovered that just seem completely unbelievable in their appearance.

Cheeseburger Pug
Posted on September 18, 2018

I am a Cheeseburger in Paradise as long as I get to hang out with Mom and Dad.

Playful Cat
Posted on September 17, 2018

*boop* Hey, squirrel! Stop eating and get down here. It's time for a game of tag.

Elk and Horse Friends
Posted on September 16, 2018

Hi Coat Rack Head! How's it going out in the wild today?

Operatic Kitten
Posted on September 15, 2018

Oh sole meow! Oh sole meow! Stay in front-a the day!

Hunting Dog
Posted on September 14, 2018

Hi Dad! I know it isn't duck hunting season yet but I went without you. I already have a license!

Migrating Geese
Posted on September 13, 2018

The new Farmers' Almanac says that a good share of us will be facing a cold and snowy winter this year.

Artistic Kitten
Posted on September 13, 2018

I love hanging out with Mom while she is working. Okay, I love messing with Mom while she is working.

Aerial Pug
Posted on September 12, 2018

I can fly! I can fly! I am the first aerial pug in aviation history!

Scandinavian Cow and Dairy Maid
Posted on September 11, 2018

In Scandinavia, like other parts around the world, it is imperative to get the cows home at night after they have spent the day in their grazing lands. Instead of using motor vehicles, horses, or dogs to herd them by force they sing.

Cat With Back-Up
Posted on September 11, 2018

Let Spot try to come after me now. I have back-up!

French Bulldog Puppy
Posted on September 10, 2018

I have stolen Dad's jingly things. He can't go anywhere without them so he can't go anywhere without me!

Otter and Teddy Bear
Posted on September 9, 2018

Everyone, and I mean everyone, otter have a teddy bear. Even me! HA!

Star Trek Dogs
Posted on September 8, 2018

Here we have photographic proof that Star Trek has really gone to the dogs.

Goldendoodle
Posted on September 7, 2018

Okay, I'll have a toilet water with a beer back. And some Snausages with cheese.

Intellectual Capybara
Posted on September 6, 2018

Today I am taking a break from my more intellectual pursuits to spend more time just reading for pleasure.

Pizza Pug
Posted on September 5, 2018

This pug is more ready than most of us to celebrate Cheese Pizza Day.

Painted Dog
Posted on September 4, 2018

Africa is home to a number of species of wild dogs. Painted Dogs actually look more like mutts, but they are an actual species.

Pole-Dancing Dog
Posted on September 3, 2018

My mom and dad have been fighting lately. She loves having a lap dog. He wants a working dog.

Aerial Photo of Horses
Posted on September 2, 2018

Horses are such amazing and beautiful animals. They are naturals for the photographer's craft.

Hummingbirds
Posted on September 1, 2018

Hummingbirds are the most amazing little birds out there from there musical wings to their nearly constant need to feed. More practically to us they are also pollinators helping spread life around.