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.

Beluga Whale
Posted on May 22, 2019

This beautiful Beluga whale resides at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. He is getting a gentle kiss goodbye from a visitor.

Boxing Cat
Posted on May 21, 2019

Okay. I fits. I sits. Now I will claw it to bits. All I need is glitz and you would think it is a magic show.

Curious Chabdelier Cat
Posted on May 20, 2019

I don't know why Mom adopted that thing, but I like it. I just have one question: why did she put it so far out of my reach?

Buddha-Loving Monkey
Posted on May 19, 2019

This little monkey looks like he is seeking refuge in the arms of Buddha.

Guilt-Producing Dog
Posted on May 18, 2019

Just one question. If you are going to keep leaving me behind, do I really need a collar and leash? Seriously!

Bee Butt
Posted on May 17, 2019

This little bee butt doesn't look all that little when noshing on crocus nectar like this.

Ghost Cat Markings
Posted on May 16, 2019

Am I crazy or does anyone else see another cat, a little tabby's head and face, imposed on the front cat?

Amazon Cat
Posted on May 15, 2019

The smile Amazon puts on their shipping boxes -- NOW I get it.

Nest-Building Cormorants
Posted on May 14, 2019

These cormorants are spending their spring days building themselves a new nest. I wonder if that means she's feeling a bit broody.

Insomniac Dog
Posted on May 13, 2019

I don't know why it is that when I'm really tired I can't sleep. And in my mind I'm still chasing all of those birds that tried to land in my yard.

Mother's Day Cat and Kitten
Posted on May 12, 2019

This beautiful mother calico cat and her kitten. They remind me of Cleo and her son McDougal a mother and son cat pair that belonged to my mother's boyfriend when I was a kid.

Mother and Son
Posted on May 12, 2019

On Mother's Day it is important to remember that not all children are human just because the mothers are.

Sandhill Crane
Posted on May 11, 2019

This beautiful bird in flight is a crane in flight over the Sandhillls of Nebraska. Sandhill cranes are native to North America and a small area of northeastern Siberia.

Phone Ferret
Posted on May 10, 2019

Finally I get my one phone call. Hey! Do I need to dial 9 first?

King Cat
Posted on May 9, 2019

They say that the lion is the king of beasts. In some ways it is really the house cat because they rule us all. It's good to be the cat.

Morning Dog
Posted on May 8, 2019

I am giving Mom my biggest-eyed, most pathetic look because she hasn't gotten up and fed me yet. She didn't even respond to the cold wet nose treatment.

Pekingese Siblings
Posted on May 7, 2019

Noki is wondering what good sisters are supposed to be when they outsmart you and end up with the good toys.

Nerd Girl Chihuahua
Posted on May 6, 2019

Today is my least favorite day of the year and there is not thing one I can do about it.

Soulmates
Posted on May 5, 2019

It's an incredible moment when you finally meet your soulmate -- especially when it is cross-species.

Star wars Pugs
Posted on May 4, 2019

It's that time of year again -- Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with You!

Patio Peacocks
Posted on May 3, 2019

There is nothing like having a few birds around to help wake you up in the morning, even though a few song birds might make a more pleasant noise.

Cousin Dog
Posted on May 2, 2019

This is Tally. She is a distant "relative." She was staying with my cousin Karen recently while she was recovering from surgery.

Cat Revenge
Posted on May 1, 2019

I'll get Mom for leaving me alone while she goes off to work, shopping, church, and hanging out with her friends.

Sleeping Dog
Posted on April 30, 2019

They say that you should let sleeping dogs lie. However the dog owners I know Willl wake them up to wear them out with play so they will sleep at night.

Seagull Catching a Crab
Posted on April 29, 2019

This lovely seaside view is on the coast of Whitby Island, located on Puget Sound in Washington State. This fortunate seagull just caught himself a nice crab for supper.