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.

Pirate Parakeet
Posted on September 19, 2020

Aaargh! 'Tis hard to talk like a pirate with a beak. Especially when you never learned to talk at all.

Cheeseburger Cat
Posted on September 18, 2020

Ooooo! I hate it when Mom makes me a new costume that resembles food!

Calico Cat
Posted on September 17, 2020

I adore calico cats. Almost all of the cats I have ever had have been sweet calico girls. My current pretty puss looks very much like this little girl.

Pool Pugs
Posted on September 16, 2020

Okay, boys, get this pool thing completely out of your system while you can! It's almost fall.

Daydreaming Cat
Posted on September 15, 2020

When it comes to cats, the higher the better when they want a view. But what are they really seeing?

Dog and Duck Hug
Posted on September 14, 2020

You may be thinking that you and your family are the only ones who hug your hound.

Cat and Mouse
Posted on September 13, 2020

Okay, cat, you killed my father, prepare to die. Wait a minute. I forgot my sword.

Posted on September 12, 2020

My mother once found an iguana in the tree outside her home in Colorado. Many people came forward offering to adopt the wayward lizard.

Adventure Dog
Posted on September 11, 2020

I am a brave dog. I hike mountains. I ford streams. I jump in lakes. I drink from waterfalls.

Balance Beam Cat
Posted on September 10, 2020

I am absolutely awesome at the balance beam. Mom nearly has a heart attack when I do it out here though.

Star Trek Cat
Posted on September 9, 2020

Okay. It took me awhile to get used to living with an android and figuring things out with no visual clues. I even got used to being named "Spot."

Grass-Eating Cat
Posted on September 8, 2020

Cats may be very staunch carnivores and masters of the Atkins diet, but a little salad now and then helps keep their digestive tract in tip-top shape.

Camping Canine
Posted on September 7, 2020

Early September is not too late to go hiking and camping. You just have to be prepared for hot weather and snow. If you're smart you'll also make sure you have enough dog treats.

Story Mule
Posted on September 6, 2020

Oh, Mom, that's a really funny story! Hee-haw! Hee-haw! Read it again please!

Pizza Cat
Posted on September 5, 2020

I don't care if you were the one who ordered it. It is MY pizza now.

Friendly Owl
Posted on September 4, 2020

You know you've been bird watching in one place for too long when the birds are starting to use you as a perch.

Fabulous Feline Bathing Beauty
Posted on September 3, 2020

I don't know why everyone is complaining so much about having to stay home during the pandemic.

Fried Cat
Posted on September 2, 2020

I really wish you would stop laughing. All I was doing was licking the hamburger drippings. Then I fell in.

Amazing Alpacas
Posted on September 1, 2020

There are many different ways to tell if COVID-19 isolation is having an effect on you. And it's not just the pandemic 15 pounds that you've added to your waist and thighs.

Ice Cream Dog
Posted on August 31, 2020

*slurp* Oh, yum! *slurp,slurp* Oh, yes! French vanilla. My favorite! *slurp*

Cherry Kitten
Posted on August 30, 2020

I just love cherries! Of course I don't eat them and hate when Dad hangs them from my ears to make fun of the "fancy lady."

Sleeping Bear
Posted on August 29, 2020

It is amazing to think that one of the animals that we think of as so cute could easily kill us.

Cat Nap
Posted on August 28, 2020

One great thing about us cats is that we can get comfortable and nap just about anywhere.

Sugar Glider
Posted on August 27, 2020

I have found the banana mother lode with the help of this very strange human. He keeps holding something in front of his face so I can't get a good look at him.

Naughty Dog
Posted on August 26, 2020

I'm so sorry, Mom. I didn't mean to do it, but it kept teasing me and I just had to do something.