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.

Scottish Dog
Posted on April 6, 2020

"Tis a broad brit moonlit nit tonit." Whew! That's not the easiest thing to bark.

Bird Brunch
Posted on April 5, 2020

"It is so lovely to dine al fresco on a Sunday morning in spring."

Posted on April 4, 2020

With my food processor I am now courageously going to create the one thing that everyone on the planets really wants -- whirled peas.

Iditarod Dogs
Posted on April 3, 2020

The iconic Iditarod Sled Dog Race begins today the the dogs are ready to howl, er, um, haul. It is their version of the Olympics.

Kashmir Goat in Wales
Posted on April 3, 2020

The coronavirus and some bad weather combined to cause some Kashmir goats to abandon their usual place on Great Orme, a headland on the coast of Wales and check out the local delicacies available in Llandudno, a nearby town.

Happy Ferret
Posted on April 2, 2020

You might think that this ferret is happy because he has a box of packing peanuts to play in, but you'd be wrong.

Roasted Whole Mice Dog Food
Posted on April 1, 2020

These days we are facing a whole new world order. It's not just us. The world is changing for our pets as well. Check out this gourmet dog food made of mice!

Dog Delivers Groceries
Posted on March 31, 2020

Years ago Mister (Fred) Rogers said "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” Sometimes it isn't just people doing the helping.

Tall Tale Terriers
Posted on March 31, 2020

Really! I swear to Dog! I saw Bigfoot walking through the dog park. He was HUGE!

Veterinary Kitten
Posted on March 30, 2020

When I grow up I want to be a cat doctor just like my mom. It seems like the best job in the world.

Daisy Dog
Posted on March 29, 2020

I think Mom is really excited about spring finally being here.

Swans in a Canal
Posted on March 28, 2020

Social media has gone crazy with images of swans and dolphins that have reportedly "returned" to the canals of Venice. What with severely limited human activity the air and water have started to become cleaner that usual.

Kitchen-Napping Dog
Posted on March 28, 2020

I've found the perfect place for napping in the kitchen. It's nice and warm and right next to where Mom is usually working.

Paper Bag Cat
Posted on March 27, 2020

A paper bag on the couch? What a fantastic idea, Mom. Thank you.

Mittens the Cat
Posted on March 26, 2020

It may sound strange that a world capital city like Wellington, New Zealand, might have a need for mittens. Well, that's not quite what I meant.

Guinea Pig Author
Posted on March 26, 2020

There. I have finally finished my autobiography. It may be hard to believe that so much could happen in 3 years.

Posted on March 25, 2020

Hai! I'm the old manatee of the sea. You wouldn't believe all of the stories I could tell about living down here.

Saint Gertrude
Posted on March 24, 2020

Did you know that there is a patron saint of cats (and thereby cat lovers)? Well there is, sort of.

Confounded Cat
Posted on March 24, 2020

I have no idea what happened here, but it isn't good. I've never been in this position before.

Puppy Paws
Posted on March 23, 2020

Talk to the paws because these adorable ears just don't want to hear.

William Shatner and Horse
Posted on March 22, 2020

Being William Shatner's horse isn't too bad, but there is one distinct problem.

Boxed Bulldog
Posted on March 21, 2020

I'm waiting while Dad plays with his new stuff but it is really boring.

World Frog Day
Posted on March 20, 2020

Hey, Kermit! You think it isn't easy being green for a frog?

Chickens Crossing the Road
Posted on March 19, 2020

I wonder which one of these chickens is supposed to be Paul.

Spring-Fever Cat
Posted on March 18, 2020

It's March. Doesn't that mean spring? I mean the snow has melted and it's a little warmer. I need catnip!