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.

Blue Line Bears
Posted on January 8, 2019

The Thin Blue Line is the line of law enforcement officers who stand between us and those who would do us harm. In that service they risk their lives and some fall.

Bubble Bath Bulldog
Posted on January 8, 2019

Bubbles always make bath time lots of fun. I'm just having a great time. Can't you tell?

Napping Dog
Posted on January 7, 2019

Both cats and dogs are experts at finding the warmest spot in the house for a nap. Human laps and legs figure prominently in this ability.

Cuddle Dog
Posted on January 6, 2019

This is my friend Alyson having a cuddle with her beloved Dillon, a yellow lab, after he brought a chew bone to share.

Posted on January 5, 2019

It is hard to believe that such a beautiful bird could be referred to as a "flying rat." However, getting 20 or 30 of them together and the perception changes.

Spaghetti Dog
Posted on January 4, 2019

Yum! I just love spaghetti. It's so nice and stringy!

Napping Dog
Posted on January 3, 2019

Shawna has found the perfect spot for a warm nap on a cold winter day. Just close enough to the fire to feel the heat but not close enough to singe her fur.

Darth Vader Dog
Posted on January 2, 2019

This is Sammy. He recently found a new forever home in Boulder, Colorado. Every day he gets to help out at an architectural firm.

New Year's Cat
Posted on January 1, 2019

Shhhhh! I am meditating upon my New Year's Resolutions!

New Year's Dog
Posted on January 1, 2019

Oh! What a way to start a new year! I never should have drunk all that toilet water last night. What as I thinking?

American Black Bear
Posted on December 31, 2018

All summer a mama bear and her four cubs had been sighted periodically around the rural area near Muncy, Pennsylvania. Earlier this month Melinda LeBaron, 51, and her dog, a chihuahua-mix ironically named Bear, took a break to go outside.

Champagne Cat
Posted on December 31, 2018

Hai! I am here to cuten up your day and to tell you that New Year's Even is also National Champagne Day.

New Year's Cat
Posted on December 31, 2018

Okay, I'm ready to celebrate! How long until midnight?

Red Cardinal
Posted on December 30, 2018

I am just gorgeous if I do say so myself. And against the snow I am positively stunning.

Rocco Shops on Amazon's Alexa
Posted on December 29, 2018

A parrot named Rocco in Berkshire, England, has been busted by his owner for taking liberties with her Amazon Echo. The bird would talk to Alexa and ask her to play music, tell jokes, and ask her to order a wide range of things, especially food.

Snow Leopards
Posted on December 29, 2018

Okay, dude, the battle is engaged! Incoming!

Mitten Horse
Posted on December 28, 2018

I heard that three little kittens lost their mittens. I think I've found one pair.

Snoozing Late Dog
Posted on December 27, 2018

I don't blame Dad for wanting to sleep late this morning after a month of Christmas-ing.

Kwanzaa Cat
Posted on December 26, 2018

Sup man? For me it is time to celebrate the first fruits. Kwanzaa starts today and my family is going to rock it!

Christmas Wrapping Cat
Posted on December 25, 2018

The second best thing about Christmas morning is getting to play with all the crumpled wrapping paper.

Christmas Morning Dogs
Posted on December 25, 2018

Wow! He's been here -- and it looks like we were the only ones in the family who've been good this year.

Christmas Giraffe
Posted on December 24, 2018

There! I've hung my stocking for Santa to come and fill it with goodies.

Dinky December Dogs
Posted on December 24, 2018

I tell ya -- Mom said that this big fat guy is gonna come and slide down the chimney to leave us presents.


Apologetic Stocking Dog
Posted on December 23, 2018

I don't know what it is about me that I need to use this stocking every darn Christmas.

Christmas Cat and Mouse
Posted on December 23, 2018

Here mousie, mousie, mousie! Finally! A Christmas decoration just for me!