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.

Reading Cat
Posted on April 12, 2017

Today is National Library Day. That makes this the perfect day to check out a book with your pet.

Japanese Puffer Fish
Posted on April 11, 2017

The only thing most people know about the Japanese Puffer Fish is that it is called Fugu when they order it at their local sushi restaurant and that it can be poisonous if not prepared correctly.

Cat Shrine
Posted on April 11, 2017

Ah. Someone finally build a shrine for me. It is about time people worshipped cats again. I am once again in my rightful place.

Toast-napping Cow
Posted on April 10, 2017

Today is National Farm Animal Day. So here is my toast to cows everywhere -- a toast-napping cow!

Conch Eyes
Posted on April 9, 2017

I can't believe it. Conchs have eyes? Who knew? I am officially creeped out.

Buddha Cat
Posted on April 8, 2017

Cats are kind of like little Buddha minions. They are totally Zen. So they are the perfect animal to show for Buddha Day.

Baby Beaver
Posted on April 7, 2017

Today is International Beaver Day so here is a picture of the cutest beaver I could find. Naturally that means it is a baby. What a little snookums!

Kangaroo in Wyoming
Posted on April 6, 2017

Last Saturday it was reported that the first of 5 batches of 90 kangaroos were released into the wilds of Wyoming in an effort to populate the state with the iconic Australian marsupial.

Scottish Dachshund
Posted on April 6, 2017

It's Scottish Pride Day and so I have cleverly disguised myself as a Scottie. Now no one would guess that I am a German badger dog!

Wine Country Llama
Posted on April 5, 2017

Ah, the life in wine country is so idyllic! Now for a taste of the grape. What do you mean I can't eat any grapes?

Netto-Katzen
Posted on April 4, 2017

Who let the cats out? In this case it was the German supermarket chain Netto Marken-Discount for an amazing advertisement. With the help of American director Brian Lee Hughes and a tiny cat-sized replica of the stores was created.

Cupcake Rat
Posted on April 4, 2017

A whole cupcake? Just for me? What's the occasion? World Rat Day? Cool!

Pony Express Riders
Posted on April 3, 2017

Today is Pony Express Day! It was 157 years ago today that the Pony Express began it's short but glorious history. Did you know that there is still a USPS-sanctioned Pony Express currently operating in Arizona?

Rude Ferret
Posted on April 2, 2017

I don't care if it is National Ferret Day! **nyah** Let me know when it is National ME day.

Fairy-Eating Kitten
Posted on April 1, 2017

Ew! **cough** I thought it was a butterfly, not a fairy. Fairies are way too sweet for me. **cough**

Crayon Dogs
Posted on March 31, 2017

Today is Crayola Crayon Day. It is a celebration of that gold and green box that we all had as kids. This particular box of crayons would be even more fun although I'm not sure the coloring book would survive long.

Secret Dancing with Mary
Posted on March 30, 2017

Mary has a Secret that will amaze you. A Secret like no other. Secret is her two-year-old dog -- a Border Collie-Australian Shepherd Mix.

Cat Doctor
Posted on March 30, 2017

After a complete exam and checking your CAT scan and lab results I have come to the conclusion that you need to be neutered.

Tortoise-Riding Cat
Posted on March 29, 2017

I don't know about this vacation. The taxis here are incredibly slow.

Hungry Python
Posted on March 28, 2017

Darn! I think we're out of bunnies. And I already hunted down all the squirrels.

Tennis Shoe Dog
Posted on March 27, 2017

I love my new shoes. But do I really need them to help you train for your next 10K race?

Red Owl
Posted on March 26, 2017

When I was a little girl the grocery store closest to my home was Red Owl. I thought a red owl was fictional -- until I saw this amazing photograph. It turns out I was right -- sort of.

Fireside Kitty
Posted on March 25, 2017

Now I get why Franklin Roosevelt did so many of his speeches by the fireside. So nice and cozy warm.

Sleeping Cat
Posted on March 24, 2017

Some cats just seem to always be living a high-wire act -- even when they are sleeping.

Cy and Harriet
Posted on March 23, 2017

Cy is an Appaloosa horse who lives in the United Kingdom at a stable not far from where his human mum, Rae, lives. Harriet is a Jack Russell Terrier whose human mum, Kate, is the yard manager at the stable.