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.

Fabulous Horse
Posted on May 10, 2021

Hey there, Mr. Horse. You look absolutely fabulous today.

Mother Bird and her Chick
Posted on May 9, 2021

If there is one thing to remember about Mom, it is that she was your first friend, love, teacher, and food dispenser.

Cat on a Pedestal
Posted on May 8, 2021

All cats should be put on a pedestal. Since no one was doing it for me I thought I'd do it myself.

Dog and his Horse
Posted on May 7, 2021

It took a long time, but I finally found a job where I'm not the one on a leash.

Studious Dog
Posted on May 6, 2021

Emmet is suffering from serious depression. It all started when the teacher didn't assign any homework.

Duck Tacos
Posted on May 5, 2021

I'm celebrating Mexican independence with a classic meal of tacos and salsa and chips for lunch.

Darth Vader Squirrel
Posted on May 4, 2021

The next Star Wars movie is really taking a weird twist by using an all-squirrel cast.

Marmoset and Iguana
Posted on May 3, 2021

Yee-haw! Ride 'em cowboy! Get up little dogie! We've gotta get to the Ponderosa right quick.

Harry Potter Dog
Posted on May 2, 2021

I'm ready and waiting for an owl to show up with my letter from Hogwarts so I can start school in the fall.

Happy Rhinoceros
Posted on May 1, 2021

There is nothing so pleasant as having brunch with friends, even if you are a rhinoceros.

Unicorn Dog
Posted on April 30, 2021

Adopting a shelter pet can be a truly magical experience that will transform lives.

Skateboarding Hedgehog
Posted on April 29, 2021

It's spring. That means that it's time for me to be shredding it again!

Aquatic Cuddle Buddies
Posted on April 27, 2021

There are times when everyone needs a cuddle buddy, regardless of species.

Spring Fawn
Posted on April 26, 2021

Oh, deer! There are those who really know how to embrace spring.

Red Hat Donkey
Posted on April 25, 2021

Woo hoo! It's my birthday and I am finally old enough to be a Red Hat Lady!

Pig in a Blanket
Posted on April 24, 2021

Here I am, the "pig in a blanket" you've heard tell of. Okay, I'm really in a towel and I don't taste good with mustard.

Spring Cat
Posted on April 23, 2021

I'm kinda glad that my wacky mom insisted on making a flower wreath for me to wear.

Jelly Bean Dog
Posted on April 22, 2021

I am one sweet dog! I am all dressed up as a package of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. I suppose you are wondering why.

Bareback Bulldog
Posted on April 21, 2021

Who knew that learning to ride a horse bareback would be so hard?

Funny Feathered Photography
Posted on April 20, 2021

Sometimes you can actually capture the moment when a dream begins. Charlie now dreams of being the first bird supermodel ever.

Funny Ferret Face
Posted on April 19, 2021

Back in the day the television show M*A*S*H would call the character of Frank Burns "ferret face" as an insult. Oh, if only they had seen this picture.

Pollinating Bat
Posted on April 17, 2021

When people think about pollination they tend to only think of bees. And maybe butterflies. But there are many creatures that do some pollinating out there. Like this long-nosed bat.

Shy Elephant
Posted on April 16, 2021

There are just some days when I just need to get away and not follow the herd. Today I found the sweetest smelling hiding spot ever.

Banana Squirrel
Posted on April 15, 2021

I don't know what this thing is, but boy is it tasty. It is just so big I don't know how I am going to hide the leftovers.

Dancing Dolphin
Posted on April 14, 2021

If there is one thing that we dolphins delight in it is dancing. Of course our moves are nothing like humans since we don't have legs.