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.

Bear Tree
Posted on May 27, 2018

Okay everyone! Let's calm down. Everything is going to be okay.

Squirrel Sneak Attack
Posted on May 26, 2018

Here we have photographic evidence that some squirrels, like some humans, are complete jerks.

Bear Reaction
Posted on May 25, 2018

Oh, no! Not again! I've been trying to teach Max to dive but he keeps doing belly flops instead. That's gotta hurt!

Bunny Photographer
Posted on May 24, 2018

I hope you don't mind, I'm taking a picture of your garden. It just looks so tasty,

Cat and Turtle Friends
Posted on May 23, 2018

Okay, you do look happy about hanging out in the water, but I still don't really get it.

Nautical Dog
Posted on May 22, 2018

Here we go sailing! Wait! Can you call it sailing when you are on a motor boat?

Poodle Cat
Posted on May 21, 2018

Okay. I know I needed a shave to get rid of all of the knots in my fur, but was it really necessary to turn me into a poodle?

Fishy Puppy
Posted on May 20, 2018

I don't know about this. The cat told me that I would find fish in here. There's nothing but here in here.

Fox Pups
Posted on May 19, 2018

What? Us? Well, you know what they say -- "He ain't heavy, he's my brother."

Saiga Antelope
Posted on May 18, 2018

Today is Endangered Species Day. To that end we bring you the portrait of a Saiga Antelope. This unusual-looking beast is considered critically endangered.

Doctored Dogs
Posted on May 17, 2018

Sometimes we just have to let her play doctor so that she can explore the possibilities open to her in the future.

Water Kitten
Posted on May 16, 2018

Me-wow! This is the strangest string I have ever seen! It breaks when I touch it and then I end up with a wet paw that I have to lick dry.

Cat-Osaurus-Rex
Posted on May 15, 2018

Rowr! I am the dreaded Cat-Osaurus-Rex! My species appeared on Earth some 80 million minutes ago.

Biscuit Dog
Posted on May 14, 2018

Mom's been baking again! Oh, this batch of dog biscuits smell so good. Why won't they cool faster?

Mama and Kitten
Posted on May 13, 2018

"Mama, why are you called Ginger?" "Because I am a ginger-colored cat." "Why am I called Peaches then?" "Because you are a sweet little peach."

Mama and Baby Bear
Posted on May 13, 2018

Lookee, Mama! I climbed this tree all by myself! Mama? I love you!

Peek-A-Boo Colt
Posted on May 12, 2018

I'd come out and say hi but I am way too shy. I'm safe as long as you can't see me.

Oscar Mayer Wiener Dog
Posted on May 11, 2018

"I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener. That is what I truly want to be. 'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener everyone would be in love with me!"

Pool Pig
Posted on May 10, 2018

When I said I wanted to play in the pool this isn't exactly what I was thinking!

Cat Diary
Posted on May 9, 2018

After much consideration and napping on the subject I have decided to begin writing my memoirs. I will do so in diary form to make it more timely.

Yawning Rabbit
Posted on May 8, 2018

There are some days you know are going to be rough just because of how hard it is to wake up.

Pug Romance
Posted on May 7, 2018

"Even a day in the rain is beautiful when I'm here with you!"

Space Cat
Posted on May 6, 2018

We all know that cats are really invaders from outer space, it's just that some folks are still in denial.

Mexican Hamster
Posted on May 5, 2018

I am on my way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with my amigos. We are a band called The Mini Mariachis de Mexico.

Jedi Puppy
Posted on May 4, 2018

Come, young Padawan, and I will instruct you in the ways of The Force. You will become a fine young Jedi!