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.

Pandemic Fish
Posted on March 24, 2021

When they said that this is a world-wide pandemic they were kidding. If anything it may have been an understatement.

Doxie Puppy
Posted on March 23, 2021

I am totally rocking this cuteness thing. I can make you fall in love with me with a single look.

William Shatner and Dog
Posted on March 22, 2021

Being the dog . . . of . . . William Shatner . . . means that you learn to bark . . .  the way  . . . he talks.

Sphinx Cats
Posted on March 20, 2021

We've come from the home planet to check on our invasion of Earth. We are planning to bring a human aboard the mother ship for testing.

A Llama and his Girl
Posted on March 20, 2021

Welcome to my home in the Andes Mountains of Peru. This is Rosita, my pet human. She has been train to take care of me.

Chickens and Ducks
Posted on March 19, 2021

They say that birds of a feather flock together, but sometimes that isn't entirely the case. What the flock?

Snow Dog
Posted on March 18, 2021

I'm a good dog. Dad threw a snowball and I'm bringing it back. I'm a good dog.

Irish Chihuahua
Posted on March 17, 2021

Top o' the morning to ye! It is a muy bueno Saint Patrick's Day, but I'm feeling a bit loco. They say everyone is Irish on this day. I don't know.

Panda
Posted on March 16, 2021

I know that humans like to play a game called Peek-a-Boo with their babies. We don't do that here.

Computer Cat
Posted on March 15, 2021

I love the fact that Mom works from home now, but when I decided it was time for her to take a break she went to the bathroom.

French Snow Bulldog
Posted on March 14, 2021

I would call this snow dog Dad made my mini-me, but he's bigger than I am.

A "Purr" of Kittens
Posted on March 13, 2021

Of course we're in here. Bags and boxes are in our DNA. If we fits, we sits, and curls up, and plays, and sleeps, and purrs.

Masked Cat
Posted on March 12, 2021

No. This is not my pandemic mask. Note that my nose and mouth are not covered. Instead I am planning to try out for a spot on "The Masked Singer."

Marbled Dog
Posted on March 11, 2021

Many people and animals are described as "statuesque" because of their elegant stance and demeanor. But how many of them actually look like they are made of marble?

Parading Pups
Posted on March 10, 2021

We've finally made a pilgrimage to the homeland -- the land of the Scots. What luck that we also ran across a bunch of lads on the pipes and drums.

Snowman-Building Dogs
Posted on March 9, 2021

We've had a lot of fun making this snowman, and we've done a pretty good job considering we don't have thumbs. There is just one big problem.

Snow-Watching Cat
Posted on March 8, 2021

There are some (mostly chickens) who would say the sky is falling, but I know better. The snow is actually attacking.

Companion Cat
Posted on March 7, 2021

How do you know if you are living the good life? Step one: You have a cat.

Dog Sled View
Posted on March 6, 2021

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race in the Iditarod? Check out the view -- dog butts as far as the eye can see.

Snowboarding Puppy
Posted on March 5, 2021

Snowboarding is fun, but I couldn't do it without Dad. He can be brave for both of us.

Booted Kitten
Posted on March 4, 2021

This is what happens when you try to boot up your kitten too early on a cold day.

Argyle Guinea Pig
Posted on March 3, 2021

Mom has been at it again. She always starts knitting like crazy during the winter. The whole family has new sweaters -- and now it's my turn.

Blackbird Singing
Posted on March 2, 2021

I may not be a "blackbird singing in the dead of night," but I've got singing on a frozen morning totally covered.

Snow Pigs
Posted on March 1, 2021

Irving, I think that this is a fine time to reconsider our idea of a vacation to Iceland.

Cat-Napping Cat
Posted on February 28, 2021

He loves being the only cat in the comic store. Well, almost. He's sleeping on Cat Woman, Felix, and Garfield. It's what he does.