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.

Ramen-Raiding Cockatiel
Posted on October 17, 2019

This noodle stuff tastes so good that I am seriously considering converting to Pastafarianism.

Pumpkin Pup
Posted on October 16, 2019

Hey, Mom, these pumpkins you picked out look nice and fresh and perfect. I just have one question.

Pumpkin-Snuffling Guinea Pig
Posted on October 15, 2019

The cool thing about pumpkins is that once you eat the seeds out of one then you can use it as a hideout.

Autumn Pig
Posted on October 14, 2019

Autumn is a great time to just hang out in a basket, or to go snuffling through the leaves for good sniffs.

Halloween Otter
Posted on October 13, 2019

Take my advice -- when it comes to Halloween you always otter give your Jack-O-Lantern a test drive.

Pumpkin Squirrel
Posted on October 12, 2019

I started to carve my Halloween pumpkin into a Jack-O-Lantern but then I got hungry. So I thought I have a little snack.

Posted on October 11, 2019

Apparently phoebe's are not the easiest bird in the world to photograph, but a great deal of patience and persistence you can.

Kitty Cutie
Posted on October 10, 2019

Don't mind me. I'm just doing my cuteness exercises. We do them frequently to keep up our "cutability." It's how we keep you under our control.

Jet Teddy Bear
Posted on October 9, 2019

Today is Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day. It is the perfect occasion to take your principal plush pal to the office, or wherever, so that you have a little extra emotional support. I just hope you don't embarrass easily.


Viking Turtle
Posted on October 9, 2019

Turtles are not the sort of pet that most people think of as wearing clothing or costumes. This has been changing over the past decade as crafty turtle owners have figured out how to crochet turtle sweaters.

Seal Supper
Posted on October 8, 2019

This seal has caught one of his favorite meals. Talk about food that will really stick to your ribs.

German Shepherd
Posted on October 7, 2019

Ludi is a lot of help when Dad is raking the leaves each fall. Dad rakes them into a pile and Ludi happily spreads them out again.

Composting Cat
Posted on October 6, 2019

Leia is diligently and happily supervising the collecting of fall composting. Fortunately it also makes a great place to nap.

Corgi in the Leaves
Posted on October 5, 2019

I got it! I got it! I am laying waste to this dreadful foliage siege.Now I know what ruffled that stupid little chicken's feathers.

St. Francis and the Cardinal
Posted on October 4, 2019

This is one of the most unusual sightings in the world -- Saint Francis of Assisi meeting with a cardinal.


Autumn Kitten
Posted on October 3, 2019

Oooo! Those leaves are about to come down here to play with me. Maybe I can help them along.

Autumn Teacup Pig
Posted on October 2, 2019

I'm so small that I'm a little afraid of falling leaves. If a twig falls I'm a mess.

Field Trip Cat
Posted on October 1, 2019

 I went out with Mom today on her field trip to catalog the local plants around here. I don't get it. She didn't stop for catnip once.

Sleeping Koala
Posted on September 30, 2019

It is amazing where some animals are able to get comfortable and fall asleep. And then they manage to look absolutely adorable while doing it.

Swingin' Goose
Posted on September 29, 2019

This silly goose is just looking for a little happiness in his life. So he's trying to become a swinger.

Fish Tank Floorshow
Posted on September 28, 2019

Cats find little more entertaining than watching fish hanging out in the aquarium. Well, maybe birds outside the window.

Laughing Cat`
Posted on September 27, 2019

Hahahahahahahaha! Tell me the one about the dog that was bit by the mailman again!

Sidekick Dog
Posted on September 26, 2019

Everyone could use a sidekick and since most of us won't end up with the Boy Wonder or Tonto we would do better to adopt just the right pet.

Proud Peacock
Posted on September 25, 2019

Who knew that peacocks have amazingly beautiful tail feathers even when they are not showing off for the ladies. Nature is so amazing.

Rabbit Hutch
Posted on September 24, 2019

Darling, this is the cute little hutch I have chosen for us. Now we can be married and start a family. I've always dreamed of having a whole lot of kids -- bunnies everywhere. We'll be so happy doing what rabbits do best.