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.

Posted on April 14, 2020

We are dolphins and we enjoy acrobatic swimming. We are beautiful, intelligent, and free.

Springtime Raccoon
Posted on April 13, 2020

One of the best things ever about spring is all the great sniffs out here. *sniff* *sniff*

Easter Chipmunk
Posted on April 12, 2020

I always knew that the Easter Bunny liked me best, and now he's proved it!

Easter Pup
Posted on April 12, 2020

Look what I found in the living room. Some rabbit left it here.

Easter Kittens
Posted on April 11, 2020

Dude! Wake up! I just discovered that we aren't supposed to be delivered to the kid until tomorrow.

Bunny Slipper Bulldog
Posted on April 11, 2020

Because of COVID-19 I have been wearing my bunny slippers all day every day for the past three weeks.

Easter Calf
Posted on April 10, 2020

So, you may be wondering what a calf has to do with Easter. It goes way beyond the bunny ears.

Silly Easter Goose
Posted on April 10, 2020

I know I'm just a silly goose and that I will never be able to replace the Easter Bunny, but that doesn't mean I can't pretend!

Soda Pup
Posted on April 9, 2020

Dogs have been our working partners for thousands of  years. While few dogs actually have to work anymore, the current crisis is putting some of them into the canine labor pool.

Easter Hound
Posted on April 9, 2020

Okay. I've checked the basket out thoroughly and it is ready for Easter deliveries. And it is very spacious.

Buddha Cat
Posted on April 8, 2020

Since there is a distinct lack of people around to harass these days I will work on my meditative skills with Buddha here.

Busy Beaver
Posted on April 7, 2020

You have no idea how hard a workday can be until you have to do the bulk of it with your teeth.

Scottish Dog
Posted on April 6, 2020

"Tis a broad brit moonlit nit tonit." Whew! That's not the easiest thing to bark.

Bird Brunch
Posted on April 5, 2020

"It is so lovely to dine al fresco on a Sunday morning in spring."

Posted on April 4, 2020

With my food processor I am now courageously going to create the one thing that everyone on the planets really wants -- whirled peas.

Iditarod Dogs
Posted on April 3, 2020

The iconic Iditarod Sled Dog Race begins today the the dogs are ready to howl, er, um, haul. It is their version of the Olympics.

Kashmir Goat in Wales
Posted on April 3, 2020

The coronavirus and some bad weather combined to cause some Kashmir goats to abandon their usual place on Great Orme, a headland on the coast of Wales and check out the local delicacies available in Llandudno, a nearby town.

Happy Ferret
Posted on April 2, 2020

You might think that this ferret is happy because he has a box of packing peanuts to play in, but you'd be wrong.

Roasted Whole Mice Dog Food
Posted on April 1, 2020

These days we are facing a whole new world order. It's not just us. The world is changing for our pets as well. Check out this gourmet dog food made of mice!

Dog Delivers Groceries
Posted on March 31, 2020

Years ago Mister (Fred) Rogers said "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” Sometimes it isn't just people doing the helping.

Tall Tale Terriers
Posted on March 31, 2020

Really! I swear to Dog! I saw Bigfoot walking through the dog park. He was HUGE!

Veterinary Kitten
Posted on March 30, 2020

When I grow up I want to be a cat doctor just like my mom. It seems like the best job in the world.

Daisy Dog
Posted on March 29, 2020

I think Mom is really excited about spring finally being here.

Swans in a Canal
Posted on March 28, 2020

Social media has gone crazy with images of swans and dolphins that have reportedly "returned" to the canals of Venice. What with severely limited human activity the air and water have started to become cleaner that usual.

Kitchen-Napping Dog
Posted on March 28, 2020

I've found the perfect place for napping in the kitchen. It's nice and warm and right next to where Mom is usually working.