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.

Stars and Stripes Bunny
Posted on July 4, 2018

Happy Independence Day Every-bunny! Stars and Stripes Fur-ever!

Patriotic Kitten
Posted on July 3, 2018

Awwwwwww! Baby's first Fourth of July. Uncle Sam would be so proud!

Patriotic Hound
Posted on July 3, 2018

I've got my outfit for tomorrow all planned out. Whaddaya think? Pretty cool, huh?

Fridge Pug
Posted on July 2, 2018

Man, this is turning out to be one long, hot summer. At least I found a great way to stay cool.

Nanny Dog
Posted on July 1, 2018

When I decided to become a working dog I had thought I would be a herd dog or maybe a service dog -- but the job market wasn't great at that time.

Porcupine and Puppy
Posted on June 30, 2018

Excuse me, sir. I'm new here. What kind of dog are you?

Baby and Fawn
Posted on June 29, 2018

What most people think when they see this photo: "Awwwwww!"

Vacation Dog
Posted on June 28, 2018

Mom and Dad found a hotel that accepts dogs so that they could take me on vacation.

Picky Cat
Posted on June 27, 2018

Ew! I can handle having stuff in my water but I can't have anything floating on my water!

Hot Dog
Posted on June 26, 2018

Okay. I love that there is a public pool for dogs in this park, but would it have killed them to make it big enough for more than a couple of dogs?

File Cat
Posted on June 25, 2018

So, when the time comes, what do you file your cat under? C for cat? F for feline? Or P for pest?

Posted on June 24, 2018

I sure love coming to the grocery store with Mom, especially when she lets me drive.

Sea Turtle
Posted on June 23, 2018

Okay, sonny! Get off my reef! It's fragile and I'm not letting anyone mess it up!

Freaky Grasshopper
Posted on June 22, 2018

This photo is reputed to be real photographic evidence of the size that the grasshoppers reached in the Midwest during the Great Depression.

Overheated Giraffe
Posted on June 21, 2018

Boy, is it hot today! One of my ears is melting!

Picnic Pig
Posted on June 20, 2018

One of the things I love most about summer is that it is time to go on picnics.

Bee by Briggs Geister
Posted on June 19, 2018

Even though many people are afraid of getting stung by bees, they are one of the most important creatures on Earth for the survival of humans and our ecosystem.

Cat Fish Attack
Posted on June 19, 2018

Oooo! Dried fish! This is my new favorite snack!

Beach Horses
Posted on June 18, 2018

When it comes to a lazy summer day even the horses of Assateague Island enjoy relaxing on the beach.

Fishing Cat
Posted on June 17, 2018

I think I can really get into the way humans go fishing. First of all I have a hat full of cat toys to wear.

Paddling Puppy
Posted on June 16, 2018

Oh, I love hanging out in water! And I've got this dog paddle thing down.

Lobster Dog
Posted on June 15, 2018

I don't know about this. I think that this costume might look just a bit too realistic. I could really be in hot water this time!

Patriotic Squirrel
Posted on June 14, 2018

Even squirrels can enjoy a great Flag Day when you decorate your yard with squirrel-sized flags.

Sea Angels
Posted on June 14, 2018

Many people fervently believe in angels. Others are unconvinced and scoff at the idea. But if you look closely in the ocean from the equator to both poles you just might see tiny angels using their wings to propel themselves through the water.

Flag Dog
Posted on June 14, 2018

"I pledge allegiance to the flag or the United States of America." Wait. Shouldn't I be making this pledge to the country and not a bit of fabric?