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.

Bartending Dog
Posted on February 24, 2020

Hi, folks, how are you doing today? What can I get you? Our special is a cocktail honoring our Japanese allies. It is a saki and Coke.

Dog Biscuit Dog
Posted on February 23, 2020

I'm a good and patient dog and I'm not gonna go for this tasty homemade dog biscuit until Dad gives the word.

Japanses Macaque
Posted on February 22, 2020

Okay, guys, I didn't quite make the strike, but I'm going to get the 7-10 split. Those icicles are going down!

Sweater Duck
Posted on February 21, 2020

I love my new sweater and I am rocking this look. It's a little tight around the wings, but I can handle it.

Fireside Cats
Posted on February 20, 2020

If there was ever an animal destined to be by the fire it would be the cat. They are like furry little heat-seeking missiles.

Cracker Jack Raccoon
Posted on February 19, 2020

"Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts, and a prize. That's what you get with Cracker Jack." Dang. Now I'm gonna have that stupid jingle in my head all day.

Wine-Drinking Cat
Posted on February 18, 2020

For many people there is nothing like kicking back after a long day than kicking back with their cat and a glass of wine. Cats have their own version of wine.

Presidential Dog
Posted on February 17, 2020

Whatever your views on the current administration, it is sad that there are no pets in the White House.

Sleepy Kitten
Posted on February 16, 2020

Whether you are a kid or a kit you expend an awful lot of energy and fight taking a nap with all your might.

Posted on February 15, 2020

Even though this hippo looks quite friendly they are one of the worst tempered animal in the world. So you really don't want to approach one on your own.

Guinea Pig Cupid
Posted on February 14, 2020

I want to make sure that you really feel the love all around you this Valentine's Day. It won't hurt a bit.

Valentine's Day Chihuahua
Posted on February 14, 2020

What a great way to wake up on Valentine's Day. Oooo! I love my new blankie!

Romantic Cat
Posted on February 13, 2020

This kitty is demonstrating his romantic desire for you and an evening alone.

Sea Lion at Fish Market
Posted on February 13, 2020

It should come as no surprise that sea mammals such as seals and sea lions have figured out that we humans have fish markets along the shore in many countries.

Passionate Pony
Posted on February 13, 2020

I know that Valentine's Day isn't until tomorrow, but I was afraid it wouldn't last that long.

Valentine Cat
Posted on February 12, 2020

Valentine's Day is day after tomorrow so I need to really haul on making gifts for everyone I love.

Lollipop Dog
Posted on February 12, 2020

Valentine's Day is almost here so I must take the time to do a taste test on Mom's gift.

Turtle-Hunting Dog
Posted on February 11, 2020

There are many ways that dogs have been trained to help humans and other animals.

Guitar Cat
Posted on February 11, 2020

I thought I'd take up playing the guitar since it would give me a chance to play with more strings all the time.

Umbrella Dog
Posted on February 10, 2020

Mama told me that there would be days like this. One gust of wind and my day is ruined.

Cozy Cat
Posted on February 9, 2020

Sophie spent the first part of her life living in a cage in a hoarder's house until she was rescued.

Winter Hunting Hound
Posted on February 8, 2020

I think it is gonna be a really cold day for hunting if Dad thought I needed a hat and scarf.

Bulldog Geisha
Posted on February 7, 2020

I may be from the Jersey shore, but I dream of taking tea among the cherry trees of Japan one day. And then dine on Kobe beef.

Scottish Tartan Sheep
Posted on February 6, 2020

Some of you out there might occasionally appreciate a lame joke. But how about a lamb joke. Okay, it is really more of a sheepish one.

Roasting Pig
Posted on February 6, 2020

If you're a pig the best way to be roasted is by the fire, in the living room, snuggled in a blanket, while Mom is fixing my dinner in the kitchen.