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.

Trashy Raccoon
Posted on July 22, 2017

Here we see Oswald the Obnoxious in his "natural" habitat. He is Oscar the Grouch's country cousin.

Fast Food Fiidos
Posted on July 21, 2017

Here we see a rare photo of representatives of the four families of fast food as they plan to take over the world.

Gardening Black Swan
Posted on July 20, 2017

If there is one thing I truly love to do it is garden. If only it weren't for all of those pesky weeds! I could really use some help. Then I found out that black swans love to pull weeds.

Moon Dog
Posted on July 20, 2017

It was 48 years ago that man first landed on the moon. Today Buster dreams of being the first dog on the moon.

Daiquiri Cat
Posted on July 19, 2017

I thought I would celebrate Daiquiri Day by trying a catnip daiquiri. Hmmm. **sniff** Smells good.

Beach Dachshund
Posted on July 18, 2017

When Dad said we were going to the beach I had imagined frolicking in the waves with him.

Laundry Puppies
Posted on July 17, 2017

We've been bad dogs and so mama washed us off and hung us out to dry.

Emoji Cobra
Posted on July 16, 2017

Believe it or not, even snakes are getting in on today's computer culture. I don't know if they are on Twitter, but this one managed to grown its own emoji.

Horse Love
Posted on July 15, 2017

Do you believe in love at first sight? When it comes to children and horses it certainly seems to exist.

French Cat
Posted on July 14, 2017

Today is a special day. In France every cat shall be partying today. Okay, maybe some humans too. Because today is Bastille Day!

French Fry Dog
Posted on July 13, 2017

Dad turned me into a pun for French fry day. Of course, he had to do a major misspelling in French to manage it, but still . . .

Old Geezer Chimp
Posted on July 12, 2017

A-yup! When I was your age we really were what we ate. When we ate bananas we went bananas!

GEICO Commercial
Posted on July 11, 2017

It is July and that it means that it is time for The Running of the Bulls in Spain. This tradition has been going on in a number of small communities, most notably Pamplona, since early in the 14th century.

Brahma Cow
Posted on July 11, 2017

This is a Brahma (or Brahman) cow. Not the breed we typically think of when we think of cows.I thought I'd share her for Cow Appreciation Day.

Beaver Dressed as a Bee
Posted on July 10, 2017

I think this is one of the cutest bees I've ever seen. It is amazing how much it resembles a beaver. That stinger could build a dam!

Doctor Who Dog
Posted on July 9, 2017

I don't know if Matt Smith was my favorite Doctor, but I do agree that bow ties are cool.

French "Bird" Dog
Posted on July 8, 2017

You told me to get a hobby, so I decided to become a bird dog. Whaddaya think?

Raging Bull
Posted on July 7, 2017

Okay. It is time for the Running of the Bulls. Time for me to get out my best Robert De Niro impression! Grrrr!

Adrift Cats
Posted on July 6, 2017

I told you not to pee in his shoes. Now we are adrift at sea with no cat food and no hope of rescue!

Croc Kittens
Posted on July 5, 2017

Hey, I know you said that these are comfortable to nap in, but I thinks that's all a Croc!

Celebrating Squirrel
Posted on July 4, 2017

"Oh, say can you see by the donzerlee light? What'so loudly it hails. . . "

Patriotic Dog
Posted on July 4, 2017

I love the new outfit, but I would prefer a bow tie. I keep tripping over this one.

Over-Protective Mama Duck
Posted on July 3, 2017

When it comes to teaching your ducklings to swim you can never be too careful.

Skateboard Wipeout Dog
Posted on July 2, 2017

Those pictures I keep seeing on the Internet make dogs riding skateboards seem so easy. Maybe I should have read the fine print first.

Mission Improbable Mouse
Posted on July 1, 2017

I don't care what it takes that chuck of Swiss is mine. Wait. Is that the Mission Impossible theme song running through my head?