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.

Dew-Covered Dragonfly
Posted on May 7, 2020

Some creatures have a harder time with morning showers than other, even if it is just dew.

Scholarly Puppies
Posted on May 6, 2020

"Guys! Why are we here in the library when it's No Homework Day?"

Cinco De Mayo Chihuahua
Posted on May 5, 2020

Once again it is time to celebrate Mexico's independence day. And to that I have just one thing to say.

Ewok Dog
Posted on May 4, 2020

Oh, dear! It's that time of year again. Mom and Dad are renewing their vows. I'm barking about their vows to remain Star Wars fanatics until death they do part.

Cat Tail
Posted on May 3, 2020

Wait! What? Jeez! I know you have my six, but DON'T sneak up on me like that!

Harry Potter Cat
Posted on May 2, 2020

You can call me Hairy Pawter. I got my letter from Hogwarts 8 lives ago. We'll see if I can get through the rest of school with just that 9th life.

Happy Rhinoceros
Posted on May 1, 2020

How can you tell that I'm happy right now? My ears are perky, my eyes are shiny, and I've got a smile on my face.

Shelter Dog
Posted on April 30, 2020

Today is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. With the coronavirus shutting down our world lately it has been difficult for people to adopt a pet from a shelter.

Gambel's Quail
Posted on April 29, 2020

I was thinking of going into politics and becoming vice president of the United States. Then I found out a guy named Dan already did it.

Prairie Dog
Posted on April 28, 2020

Ah, yes! Spring is here and the dandelions are starting to bloom! *sniff* *sniff*

Mouse in Tulip
Posted on April 27, 2020

Excuse me. I have a very important question to ask you.

Pretzel-Eating Porcupine
Posted on April 26, 2020

Don't look at me like that. Just because I am a porcupine doesn't mean that I don't enjoy pretzels as much as you do.

Red Hat Donkey
Posted on April 25, 2020

It is once again time for ladies in the Red Hat Society to cheer another year of being older and bolder. Of course, some take the celebration way too far.

Pig in a Blanket
Posted on April 24, 2020

This may look strange to you, but I think that purple is really my color.

Spring Lamb
Posted on April 23, 2020

It has been a long year already but I see hope. Yep. The daffodils are in bloom. *sniff* *sniff* I wonder what they taste like.

Cat "Jelly Beans"
Posted on April 22, 2020

Did you know that the pads on cat toes are called jelly beans? They do look remarkably like jelly beans.

Queen Elizabeth Corgi
Posted on April 21, 2020

You've heard tell of pets and humans that look alike. It is a rather amazing phenomenon, and some are more amazing than others.

Armadillo Lizard
Posted on April 21, 2020

Evolution is amazing in how it has managed to provide so many different animals with ways to defend or protect themselves.

Beautiful Bulldog
Posted on April 21, 2020

This is a great time to take the opportunity to remind everyone that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Goose Shuttle
Posted on April 20, 2020

Here I am riding across the pond on a goose. It's giving me a whole new perspective on water.

Springtime Horse
Posted on April 19, 2020

I think that I am having a Mister Rogers moment here because it is a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Sniffing Fox
Posted on April 18, 2020

All of you humans are in a difficult situation right now. My recommendation is to take this time to stop and smell the roses, er, um, daffodils.

Ghost Bat
Posted on April 17, 2020

This is a picture of a ghost bat. We are so used to black or dark brown bats that it is hard to imagine these creatures.

Elephant and Panda Friends
Posted on April 16, 2020

We're the bestest friends. We both love eating bamboo and taking long walks in the rainforest.

Banana Dog
Posted on April 15, 2020

Here I am dressed as my favorite superhero, Banana Boy. He roams the world stamping out bad nutrition.