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.

Head Cat
Posted on March 6, 2019

This is MY Mom and you can't have her. Go away! Me-NOW!

Mardi Gras Ferret
Posted on March 5, 2019

I know that Mom and Dad think that I am really funny, but I thought putting a jester hat was going a bit too far.

Mardi Gras Dog
Posted on March 5, 2019

Okay, I am all ready to go to that Mardi party. I've heard that they are going to serve Gras. I'm not sure about eating French grass, but a party sounds fun.

Questioning Dog
Posted on March 4, 2019

Whatcha doin'? Can I help? Is it food? I'll be happy to eat it for you!

Cooped Up Dog
Posted on March 3, 2019

I'm feeling so cooped up! If only I had thumbs I could get myself out of this chicken outfit.

Boxed Cougar
Posted on March 2, 2019

If it fits, I sits. If it doesn't fit I give it some hits until it fits -- and then I sits.

Sunspot Cat
Posted on March 1, 2019

Here we have a classic example of the original definition of "sunspot," This sunspot activity has been practiced by cats for thousands of years before spots were discovered on the sun.

Sniffling Cat
Posted on February 28, 2019

No, Lily has not succumbed to the ravages of the cold and flu season. She is tearing up because her mom getting ready to do taxes again.

Chickadee in Snow
Posted on February 27, 2019

I am sitting here freezing my feathers off and making plans for spring. I'm going to poop on that darn groundhog the first chance I get! 

Posted on February 26, 2019

Okay. I smiled. Now can we stop taking pictures and play fetch? I need more reasons to wag my tail.

Percheron Horse
Posted on February 25, 2019

This photo of Flynn, a Percheron horse, is so amazing that it looks like an incredible painting.

Icy Eagle
Posted on February 24, 2019

During the colder months aircraft must be treated with chemical deicers to keep ice from building up on a plane's wings and fuselage. Ice can cause an aircraft to crash. Birds can have something of the same problem.

Cat Grass Nap
Posted on February 24, 2019

As cat owners everywhere know, our furry friends love to eat grass to keep their digestive systems strong and healthy. So we grow grass indoors during the winter for them. But sometimes they get spring fever.

Buck and Lorne Greene
Posted on February 23, 2019

Animals have been a part of the television industry pretty much from the start, especially in Westerns where horses were a necessity.

Mini-Yorkie/Mini-Pinscher Mix
Posted on February 23, 2019

Come on, dad, I really need a dog biscuit! I need to put on some weight . . . and height.

Pair of Pugs
Posted on February 22, 2019

I think there is something wrong with my eyes -- I'm seeing double. Oh, wait. There are two dogs there.

Posted on February 21, 2019

This lovely dog is a Goldendoodle named Lily. You can tell that she is well trained and knows exactly where to stop to keep from walking across the hardwood floor.

Horse Snog
Posted on February 20, 2019

This is what it looks like when one horse tells another that he loves her. A quick snog on the jowls and she's his forever.

Cold-Front Dog
Posted on February 19, 2019

An Arctic cold front has descended on Phoenix with frigid results.

Presidential Dog
Posted on February 18, 2019

Sully had a great gig serving former President George H.W. Bush but it was cut short far too soon.

Lucky Lucy
Posted on February 18, 2019

Lucy spent the whole evening of her mom's party stalking the bowl of sour cream on the taco bar.

Fairy Tale Dachshund
Posted on February 17, 2019

Hello Little Red Riding Hood! I'm so glad you came to visit your grandmother.

Seals and Seagull
Posted on February 16, 2019

You know how it goes at the end of a busy day -- you just want to hang with your friends and relax. It seems to exist across species. You just never thought that seals and seagulls would just hang out together.

Posted on February 15, 2019

This beautiful husky is working on his GQ model poses so that he can become a cover model. Does he even know he's a dog?

Bird Love
Posted on February 14, 2019

Love is for the birds, especially when you love birds. This beautiful photo shows the love of birds from cardinals to bluebirds.