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.

Turtle the Turtle
Posted on March 2, 2017

Winter travel in Colorado can often be difficult, especially when you are trying to drive one of the mountain passes. Last Saturday morning a family was involved in a terrible crash on Vail Pass.

Max, the Grinch's Dog
Posted on March 2, 2017

Today is National Read Across America Day -- a day held on Dr. Seuss's birthday. So this also makes it Dr. Seuss Day. One of his most beloved characters is that of Max, the optimistic, loving, steadfast dog that belongs to the Grinch.

Violin Pig
Posted on March 1, 2017

I may be a pig, but I am a classically trained pig. I prefer Bach, but I could play you some Beethoven or Mozart if you'd like.

Mardi Gras Dog
Posted on February 28, 2017

Okay. I am ready for the Mardi Gras parade today. AND I am really stylin'.

Dragonhead Caterpillar
Posted on February 28, 2017

Nature has an amazing facility for diversity and looking at the Dragonhead Caterpillar it is no wonder that many ancient peoples believed in legendary creatures like dragons and monsters.

Sleeping Cats
Posted on February 28, 2017

National Public Sleeping Day. No problem. We've got this covered.

Bacon Beggin Pug
Posted on February 27, 2017

Dad, you know how they say that you are what you eat? Well, it has been a dream of mine ever since I was a puppy to become bacon.

Hidden Cat
Posted on February 26, 2017

I can see you, but you can't see me. I am hiding behind the drapes. It is handy feline household camouflage. The perfect stealth weapon.

Beagle Chef
Posted on February 25, 2017

Today on The Beagle Chef we will be making chili! The perfect food for football, basketball, hockey, baseball, fetch, and Frisbee -- not to mention lying on the couch and watching Lassie reruns.

Bartending Hamster
Posted on February 24, 2017

All right, who ordered the saki spritzer with a pea pod twist? Very funny.

Arnold Ziffel
Posted on February 23, 2017

Film and television has made many an animal famous -- particularly dogs, cats, and horses. Pigs have had a tougher time making the cut in this respect.

Dining on Dog Biscuits
Posted on February 23, 2017

I just love dining al fresco on dog biscuits. With the wind blowing through my fur it is like a mini-picnic.

Margarita Chihuahua
Posted on February 22, 2017

You made me a frozen margarita for National Margarita Day? How sweet of you. I love it!

Competition Bunny
Posted on February 21, 2017

When you think or show jumping you think of horses, or maybe even dogs, but bunnies? Believe it or not this really is a thing that people engage in with their pet rabbits. The "sport" is enjoyed in many European countries.

Kangaroo in Pajamas
Posted on February 21, 2017

Hey, dad, please read me another story before I fall asleep. Do the one about Pooh, Piglet, and Kanga, and Roo!

President Obama and Bo
Posted on February 20, 2017

I just love it when dad would stop to discuss foreign policy with me. After all my ancestors were Portuguese immigrants. Woof!

Raccoon Eating Cracker Jack
Posted on February 19, 2017

Yum! **nom, nom, nom** This stuff is crackerjack! Oh, wait! That's were the name comes from.

French Bulldog and Wine
Posted on February 18, 2017

When you asked me over for a wine and cheese party I thought you meant a whine and jeez party. This is much better.

Soldier Crabs
Posted on February 17, 2017

Here we are at National Crab Races Day! The crowd here is incredible. Take that New York Marathon! Eat my sand Boston Marathon! These crustaceans are here to win.

An Alligator at NASA
Posted on February 16, 2017

When you think of NASA's Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida you tend to think of science and technology not of alligators and other wildlife.

Grumpy Cat and Friend
Posted on February 16, 2017

I don't care if it is Do a Grouch a Favor Day! I do not need you to go out and find me a friend. All I need are servants and I have you for that.

Baby Hippo
Posted on February 15, 2017

*rowr* I am a big scary hippopotamus. *rowr*

Rhea, the Naked Birdie
Posted on February 14, 2017

Birds of a feather may flock together, but when a bird contracts a virus called Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease it loses all of its feathers and has to be kept away from other birds.

Valentine Pig
Posted on February 14, 2017

I may just be a little piggy, but I've gone hog wild over you!

Kitten Heart
Posted on February 14, 2017

If you won't be my Valentine, my heart will be blue. HA!