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.

Pair of Pugs
Posted on February 22, 2019

I think there is something wrong with my eyes -- I'm seeing double. Oh, wait. There are two dogs there.

Posted on February 21, 2019

This lovely dog is a Goldendoodle named Lily. You can tell that she is well trained and knows exactly where to stop to keep from walking across the hardwood floor.

Horse Snog
Posted on February 20, 2019

This is what it looks like when one horse tells another that he loves her. A quick snog on the jowls and she's his forever.

Cold-Front Dog
Posted on February 19, 2019

An Arctic cold front has descended on Phoenix with frigid results.

Presidential Dog
Posted on February 18, 2019

Sully had a great gig serving former President George H.W. Bush but it was cut short far too soon.

Lucky Lucy
Posted on February 18, 2019

Lucy spent the whole evening of her mom's party stalking the bowl of sour cream on the taco bar.

Fairy Tale Dachshund
Posted on February 17, 2019

Hello Little Red Riding Hood! I'm so glad you came to visit your grandmother.

Seals and Seagull
Posted on February 16, 2019

You know how it goes at the end of a busy day -- you just want to hang with your friends and relax. It seems to exist across species. You just never thought that seals and seagulls would just hang out together.

Posted on February 15, 2019

This beautiful husky is working on his GQ model poses so that he can become a cover model. Does he even know he's a dog?

Bird Love
Posted on February 14, 2019

Love is for the birds, especially when you love birds. This beautiful photo shows the love of birds from cardinals to bluebirds.

Valentine's Dog
Posted on February 14, 2019

With all the people who have relationship problems in the world you can guarantee love in you life by getting a dog.


Ginger Kitten
Posted on February 13, 2019

There is a theory out there that baby animals are all cute so that we will care for them in the absence of their parents. Hm. Maybe.

Snoozing Cat
Posted on February 12, 2019

Shhhh. Doc here doesn't like staying up late just to watch sports with the family. On the other hand he doesn't want to miss anything either.

Guitar Cat
Posted on February 11, 2019

Music is a great way to relax, but it is a whole lot easier to make music when there isn't a kitten in your guitar.

Umbrella Dog
Posted on February 10, 2019

Believe it or not, spring is coming. You want to be prepared to avoid that wet dog smell however you can. Especially when it's raining cats and dogs.

Ferret Fetch
Posted on February 9, 2019

Let's try this one again. I roll the ball land you fetch it. Got it? Fetch the ball, NOT the ferret!

Chinese New Year Dog
Posted on February 8, 2019

I may come from French origins, but I am really rocking this beautiful Chinese outfit.

Bulldog Ballerina
Posted on February 7, 2019

Here I am, the very first bulldog to appear in a junior performance of Swan Lake. It should be fun except for one thing . . .

Chinese Panda
Posted on February 6, 2019

I am all dressed up to celebrate the new year -- the year of the pig. Lucky me. I love bacon!

The Wolf and the Lady
Posted on February 5, 2019

I am charged with protecting milady from the local vampires. In exchange I receive fine scraps of food and the occasional belly rub.

Pair of Kings
Posted on February 4, 2019

We were playing king of the hill here for nearly and hour and then we realized that a pair of kings beats one of a kind.

Cat Loaf
Posted on February 3, 2019

Hai! Don't mind me, I'm just "loafing" around. HA!

Posted on February 2, 2019

Mom, do you think Pooh and Piglet are going to be all right?  And what's a heffalump?

Dieting Cat
Posted on February 1, 2019

I have managed to keep my New Year;s Resolution and have lost two and a half ounces. The additional exercise from attacking Mom's shoelaces seems to be doing the trick!

Handsome Hound
Posted on January 31, 2019

Ellsbury is a fashion-conscious dog and he decided that it was time to update his look. Argyle does seem to work well for him, doesn't it?