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.

Chipmunk Chowing Down
Posted on November 12, 2019

Mmmmm! Good stuff! I just love harvest time. I need to remember to stop eating and start storing.

Veteran's Day Dog
Posted on November 11, 2019

As we take time to remember all of the veterans who have served our country with the military, we should also take time to remember all of the animals that have also served.

Foggy Deer
Posted on November 10, 2019

Boy, I'm glad you're here. I can't see more than a few feet ahead. I have no idea where I left the herd.

Outdoor Puppy
Posted on November 9, 2019

My mom and dad are awesome. They take me everywhere -- including camping, hiking, and off-roading. It is awesome.

Working Moose
Posted on November 8, 2019

This moose was abandoned when he was a calf and then taken in by a human who raised him along with a bunch of horses. So he thinks he is one.

Autumn Celebration Pug
Posted on November 7, 2019

I just love autumn. All these leaves everywhere makes me want to dance -- and chase them when they fall through the air.

Hidden Cat
Posted on November 6, 2019

Shhhh. Be very, very quiet. The dog is going to come by at any moment and I intend to give him the scare of his life.

Tea-Time Kitty
Posted on November 5, 2019

It may look like I've settled in to share a cup of human tea with my mum, but there is no orange pekoe or Earl Grey in this cup.

Summer Cat
Posted on November 4, 2019

Summer may be a thing of the past but this cat photo will take you right back to those halcyon days. You can also start looking forward to next summer.

Autumn Dog
Posted on November 3, 2019

Dogs can go a little crazy when it comes to fall -- all the leaves to play in, new sniffs to explore, and coller weather to enjoy.

Peepiing Deer
Posted on November 2, 2019

Sometimes wild animals do get to turn the tables on us and observe us in captivity. After all, that is our natural habitat.

Basket-Case Kitties
Posted on November 1, 2019

Now that Halloween is over it is time for cats to catch up on their nap time so that they can get up to their usual mischief.

Witch Cat
Posted on October 31, 2019

I don't care what anyone else thinks. I hate this hat. I wanted a witch's hat that was sparkling gold with a purple hatband on it.

Halloween Pug
Posted on October 31, 2019

I am really stylin' this Halloween. I'm looking truly dapper in my new hat.

Ghost Cat
Posted on October 30, 2019

Don't mind me. I'm just a ghost hanging out in your fridge. And, um, I was just going to have a beer. Want one?

Batty Dog
Posted on October 30, 2019

Dude! Be careful doing that! Mom really gets mad at me when I do it. Especially if it happens on the living room carpet.

Decorating Dog
Posted on October 29, 2019

Halloween is here and we have to get these decorations up NOW. I am untangling the lights for Dad.

Pumpkin Squirrel
Posted on October 29, 2019

I am so proud of myself. It is amazing what we squirrels can do with our teeth when we put our minds to it.

Batty Pumpkin Dog
Posted on October 28, 2019

I don't know about you, but I think that this pumpkin is haunted. These bats keep flying around it and I haven't been able to catch any of them.

Witch's Dog
Posted on October 28, 2019

Most Muggles (non-magical beings) think of witch's familiars as being black cats, but there is no written law that says that they can't be white dogs.

Halloween Squirrel
Posted on October 27, 2019

Let's see. This place would be easy to furnish, comes with a plentiful food supply, and has two exits. Not bad.

Trick Or Treating Pekingese
Posted on October 27, 2019

I know it is too early in the season to do this but I'm hungry. Mom will understand. Trick or Dog Treat!

Howling Hound
Posted on October 26, 2019

Awwooooooooo! Awwooooooooo! Okay, the moon isn't up quite yet but I thought I'd get a head start.

Jack-O-Lantern Kitty
Posted on October 26, 2019

I crawled in here because I was curious to take a look. It's kind of small but it has lots of windows. So I thought I'd take a nap.

Witchy Cat
Posted on October 25, 2019

Here we have photographic proof that a cat does not have to be black to be seriously witchy.