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.

Pickle Dog
Posted on November 14, 2018

Yup. I'm in a pickle and I have no idea why. Mom said it was the perfect day to dress me in a pickle costume.

Coyote in Bedroom
Posted on November 13, 2018

Earlier this year a woman in Bixby, Oklahoma, got the shock of a lifetime when she was awakened in the wee hours of the morning when she heard a loud noise. At first she thought that it was her cat and small dog.

Turkey Lizard
Posted on November 13, 2018

I think that Mom has lost a couple of marbles and now thinks she is some kind of mad scientist.

Army Mule
Posted on November 12, 2018

A friend of mine, who shall remain blameless, said that this is when your ass is really tired.

Swinging Terrier
Posted on November 11, 2018

I swear that we can get in some swinging before the next snowstorm comes in. Come on, let's go!

Kitten Riding a Unicorn
Posted on November 10, 2018

Giddy-up Unicorn! We must get down to the magical hollow where the ferns grow by the tiny brook!

Posted on November 9, 2018

Hi! I am playing  hide and seek with my family, but they don't know it yet.

Musya the Cat and her Hoglets
Posted on November 8, 2018

Last year eight newborn baby hedgehogs, or hoglets, were found orphaned when a terrible lawn mowing accident took their mother's life. They were still blind and struggling to survive.

Posted on November 8, 2018

Sometimes I get very reflective about my life. I reflect upon the coming winter. I reflect upon the nearby trash dumpsters.

Teddy Bear Hug
Posted on November 7, 2018

Everybody needs a teddy bear -- no matter how old. They are cuddly and you can tell them everything and they won't gossip.

Posted on November 6, 2018

It was just over 100 years ago that a German Shepherd was born in Germany under the name Etzel von Oeringen.

Cold Dogs
Posted on November 6, 2018

I don't care how many times Dad tells us to fetch. We're just not going to go get that darn duck!

Posted on November 5, 2018

Winter is nearly here and I need a nice warm place to nest for the winter.

Autumn Puppy
Posted on November 4, 2018

*woof!* The sky is falling! *woof!* The sky is falling. Didn't some bird brain go though this before?

Spanish Dancer Jellyfish
Posted on November 3, 2018

In honor of World Jellyfish Day we bring you the Spanish Dancer jellyfish.

Sheepish Cats
Posted on November 2, 2018

With colder weather here we all seek out a way to keep warm each in our own way.

Autumn Buddies
Posted on November 1, 2018

*lick,lick.lick* Enough with the bath, kitten! Smile for the camera so we can get outta here.

Trick or Treat Dog
Posted on October 31, 2018

Okay! I'm ready to go trick-or-treating! Dad even taught me to ring doorbells so I can really get the Halloween experience.

Halloween Cat
Posted on October 31, 2018

Hey! Mom! I have a bone to pick with you! This costume is all wrong for me.

Fridge Dog
Posted on October 30, 2018

Woof! Woof! I saw you! Come outta there. You. Yeah you. The one behind the leftover chicken soup!

Elephant Carrying Lion Cub
Posted on October 30, 2018

It was a broiling hot day in South Africa's Kruger National Park. It was hot enough for the sand to burn a lion's paws. Wildlife officials were following a lioness carrying her cub and they noted that she was becoming exhausted from the effort.

Bat Ferret
Posted on October 30, 2018

When I decided to take flying lessons this wasn't quite what I had in mind. I was thinking an airplane made out of cardboard boxes.

Mummy Pug
Posted on October 29, 2018

I'm not really sure why Dad wrapped me in bandages since I'm not hurt, but at least he gave me lots of treats along the way.

Halloween Giraffe
Posted on October 28, 2018

Oooo! Halloween is finally here and the Great Pumpkin has arrived. **smooch**

Cat and Sheep
Posted on October 27, 2018

Today is Hug a Sheep Day. So here goes. *boop* Don't laugh, it's the closest I can get to a hug.