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.

Spaghetti Dog
Posted on January 4, 2018

I'm starting to worry about my human. One of his New Year's resolutions was to celebrate every single holiday and observance this year. Today is Spaghetti Day.

Posted on January 3, 2018

Mom let me out on the windowsill in a snowstorm so that I could build my very own snowman, er, snowbird.

Doctor Who Turtle
Posted on January 2, 2018

In a tragic twist of fate the Doctor is regenerated as a turtle and the TARDIS becomes his shell.

New Year's Aftermath Cat
Posted on January 1, 2018

I'm starting to understand why so many humans start each year hung over. It makes the rest of the year look a whole lot better.

New Year's Morning Puppy
Posted on January 1, 2018

Bow-WOW! I sure am glad that New Year's Eve only comes once a year! I think I drank an entire toilet last night!

Champagne Cat
Posted on December 31, 2017

We cats prefer to celebrate the coming new year with a bit of class and style. We will lounge elegantly nearby while the human pours the champagne.

New Year's Eve Dogs
Posted on December 31, 2017

Another year went by already? Where did it go? It doesn't really matter. There is a whole brand new year ahead of us!

Christmas Dog
Posted on December 25, 2017

It's a good thing Santa left this big teddy bear when he stopped by. It gives me the perfect place to sleep in until the Christmas morning festivities actually start.

Christmas Morning Cat
Posted on December 25, 2017

It's Christmas morning already? That was one wild holiday party last night. I've never seen so much catnip in all my 9 lives.

Christmas Horse
Posted on December 24, 2017

Okay, I know we left this candy cane in my stocking for Santa but I just can't resist giving it a lick or two. It helps calm my nerves and freshen my breath.

Santa-Ready Dog
Posted on December 24, 2017

This year I am going to catch Santa in the act. I swear. That's why I moved my bed next to the fireplace.

Present Delivery Pup
Posted on December 23, 2017

You know, Santa can't deliver all of the presents in the world. So I am delivering the gifts from my family to yours myself.

Christmas French Bulldog
Posted on December 23, 2017

This whole Christmas thing has me totally worn out. **yawn** I may just nap until Christmas dinner is ready.

Christmas Pig
Posted on December 22, 2017

The shopping is done. The food is laid in. Just a little wrapping to do and I've got this holiday covered. Get it? Wrapping -- covered? *snort, snort*

Christmas Bulldog
Posted on December 22, 2017

For Christmas this year I will do my very best impression of one very famous human -- Winston Churchill.

Christmas Beluga Whales
Posted on December 21, 2017

It is Christmastime everywhere, even under the oceans and seas. These beautiful Beluga whales are getting in the human spirit of the holiday.

Hanukkah Dog
Posted on December 20, 2017

I can't believe Hanukkah is at an end! Oh, why can't it be 80 days instead of 8? Oh, why?

Fascinated Christmas Cat
Posted on December 19, 2017

Oooooo. Shiny!  *bat, bat, bat* Wow! It was so sweet of Mom and Dad to give me a tree to climb with all sorts of shiny things on it!

Hanukkah Parrot
Posted on December 18, 2017

*plink, plink" I'm learning to accompany myself on the piano while I sing the dreidel song. I'm just about there!

Posted on December 18, 2017

Hanukkah can get kind of crazy with all the family and friends and food. But I'm up to it because I'm absolutely fabulous!

English Bulldog Nativity Scene
Posted on December 17, 2017

Away in a manger, no bed for a dog, the little dog Jesus wants to give us a snog!

Hanukkah Dog
Posted on December 16, 2017

This thing has fur on it. I'm not sure if it is really a chew toy or a really passive Jewish cat.

Mistletoe Budgies
Posted on December 15, 2017

We are so glad that Mom finally got around to hanging up the mistletoe. Now we have an extra reason to sit around kissing.

Hanukkah Dog
Posted on December 14, 2017

Okay. The candles are lit. Can I chase the dreidel now?

Santa Monkey
Posted on December 14, 2017

Well, jingle my bells. This isn't exactly what I was expecting.