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.

Frozen Frog
Posted on February 5, 2020

This little guy is a wood frog who lives in Alaska. He looks a great deal like Albert Einstein having a really, really bad day.

Tiger Smelling Obsession
Posted on February 4, 2020

The Banham Zoo in Norfolk, England, has put out the word that they need help in creating a big stink. Well, sort of. They are asking for donations of unused perfume for their big cats.

Mail Cat
Posted on February 4, 2020

Bijou looks like she's really been through the wringer as an ancient witch's cat. She has one wonky eye and a crooked tail. She's obviously a survivor.

Puzzled Dog
Posted on February 3, 2020

You are sitting at a table. You are handling small pieces of things. Are you sure this isn't some form of food?

Superbowl Turtle
Posted on February 2, 2020

Every football fan wants the perfect jersey or sweater to wear on Superbowl Sunday, but you really don't want to be mistaken for the game ball either.

Naughty Groundhog
Posted on February 2, 2020

It ain't easy being a groundhog, especially in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. You're expected to predict the weather for an entire nation.

Napping Dog
Posted on February 1, 2020

When you are an energetic young dog it is entirely possible to feel the need to nap mid romp. No matter where that is.

Bewigged Cat
Posted on January 31, 2020

I don't know why Mom thinks I need to start wearing a wig. I'm either going to go into the catness protection program or I am the new spokescat for Wendy's.

Richard East and Willow the Cat
Posted on January 30, 2020

In 2014 Richard East was feeling restless and very dissatisfied with life. The corporate world had disenchanted his life. So he formulated an idea for freedom. He started remodeling a van to make it something he could live in while traveling.

Piano Cat
Posted on January 30, 2020

I miss my old piano teacher SO much. She was a crazy cat lady as well as a piano teacher. She was perfect for me.

Grumpy Owl
Posted on January 29, 2020

What are you doing? Taking my picture? Again? Bah! You annoy me human!

Lost Cat
Posted on January 28, 2020

Cats are a curious lot. That can lead them astray and leave you wondering where the heck they've gone. It can also leave you wandering the neighborhood calling for them.

Cat and Lizard Roomies
Posted on January 28, 2020

Cats will do just about anything to be in the warmest place in the house, even if that mean sharing a heat lamp with your lizard.

Winter Woof
Posted on January 27, 2020

The handy thing about playing fetch in the snow is that you can you follow your own paw prints back to your human.

Pottery Cat
Posted on January 26, 2020

I decided to come up front to take a bath and nap. I thought my cuteness would help bring in more customers.

Dog Nap
Posted on January 25, 2020

When you buy a piece of furniture for your home you must never assume that it is yours.

Donkey and Dog Kiss
Posted on January 24, 2020

Dad got really mad at me this morning and for some reason he to me to go kiss his ass.

Iguana
Posted on January 23, 2020

According to poet Robert Frost "Some say the world will end in fire. Some say in ice." While so many animals have been losing their lives to the massive wildfires in Australia, unusually cold weather in Florida is taking its own toll.

Skating Dog
Posted on January 23, 2020

Okay, I've made it to the lake. Now how do I find enough dogs for a pick-up game of hound hockey?

Waitress Cat
Posted on January 22, 2020

Okay. Why did you make me get a job in this cheap diner? I know I attacked and killed a 12-pack of toilet paper, but that is just the cost of owning a cat.

Snow Squirrel
Posted on January 21, 2020

It was so nice of someone to build a snowman with a face that I can eat.

Border Collie and Koala
Posted on January 21, 2020

There are many horrific tales of what is happening to the animals facing the wildfires in Australia.

Penguin Traffic Jam
Posted on January 20, 2020

One of the great things about snow is that it makes games like Follow the Leader much easier. However, in the Antarctic, it also makes for frequent traffic jams.

Popcorn Pusses
Posted on January 19, 2020

A trip to see a movie is always a treat. When you are a cat or dog getting to see a special pet screening of The Secret Life of Pets it is worth the extra large tub of popcorn.

Winnie-the-Pooh
Posted on January 18, 2020

Even without Disney, most children (and former children) were raised on the tales of a stuffed "bear of very little brain." The stories of his exploits have been translated into many languages, including Latin.