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.

American Bison in Winter
Posted on February 21, 2018

It is said that there were once so many bison, or buffalo, in North America that their herds covered open grasslands like great dark shadows.

Passenger Turtle
Posted on February 20, 2018

I don't care if Mom did strap me in with a seat belt. I just can't watch when she drives.

President Clinton and Buddy
Posted on February 19, 2018

Here we see Buddy the dog trying to give President Clinton dancing lessons while they were both living in the White House. There is a long tradition of presidential pets in the U.S.

Wine-Drinking Cat
Posted on February 18, 2018

There is nothing like relaxing after a long day of napping with a nice glass of wine.

Chinese Cat
Posted on February 17, 2018

I don't know about this. I'm pretty sure that red clashes with my fur. Do you have anything in blue or black?

Chinese Dog
Posted on February 16, 2018

This adorable little white Pemeranian is all ready to celebrate Chinese New Year. Fortunately for him it is the Year of the Dog.

Hippos
Posted on February 15, 2018

Hey! It's National Hippo Day! Let's get our flab on!

Valentine's Cat
Posted on February 14, 2018

The problem with Valentine's Day is that it is in February and can still be pretty darn cold. So I crawled under this blanket to keep warm.

Kissing Dog
Posted on February 14, 2018

Hi! I'm trying to work my way through obedience school. I was busted for being too willing to force my kisses on others. So I'm trying to turn a negative into a positive.

Mardi Gras Cat
Posted on February 13, 2018

If you think you are taking me to a party dressed like this you have another think coming.

Mardi Gras Dog
Posted on February 13, 2018

Mardi Gras is the biggest, bestest, weirdest annual party New Orleans ever throws. I am ready for the parade and to chase some beads!

Squirrel's Snowman
Posted on February 12, 2018

There. I am finished with my snowman. I shall name him Fred and I will love him and hug him and keep him forever.

Guitar-Playing Kitten
Posted on February 11, 2018

"You ain't nothin' but a hound dog cryin' all the time. You ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine."

Olympic Dachshund
Posted on February 10, 2018

If Jamaica can have an Olympic bobsled team then so can a dachshund. Well, in theory anyway.

Snoozing Cat
Posted on February 9, 2018

Order up! One toasted cat on a afghan for the crazy cat lady at table number one!

Snowy Owl
Posted on February 8, 2018

Bird watchers in Colorado are all a-twitter about the fact that snowy owls have returned to the state after many years.

Ballerina Pig
Posted on February 7, 2018

Everyone kept telling me that I needed to become more active. I couldn't see me going to the gym, so I took up ballet.

Fireside Dogs
Posted on February 6, 2018

I don't know why humans are so into watching television. It's always the same show. It is nice and warm though.

Snow Horses
Posted on February 5, 2018

Oh, my darling. I love you so much. We are so beautiful together -- especially in a snowstorm.

Mail Dog
Posted on February 4, 2018

Hey, Mr. Mailman! I just wanted to thank you for bringing me the mail every day.

"Red" Squirrel
Posted on February 3, 2018

I was really stylin' yesterday when I went out running errands all over the forest on Wear Red Day.

Punxsutawney Phil
Posted on February 2, 2018

Every February 2nd it's the same thing. I'm half asleep and someone grabs me by the scruff and drags me out of my hole just to look for the sun.

Snowbound Dog
Posted on February 1, 2018

Um, you let me out to take a whiz in a snowstorm and then your cell phone rang. I think you need to review your priorities.

Happy Monkey
Posted on January 31, 2018

Even monkeys have the good taste to catch snowflakes on their tongues.

Birthday Cat
Posted on January 30, 2018

Today would have been my mom's 89th birthday. So this feline with plenty of "catitude" is for her.