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.

Snowy Dog
Posted on January 17, 2020

Everyone, please take my advice, when the snow comes, enjoy it so much that it sticks to your face.

Akhal-Teke Horse
Posted on January 16, 2020

Horses are easily considered among the most beautiful animals on the face of the Earth. But there is one horse that rises above all others in the quest to be the most beautiful.

Komodo Dragon
Posted on January 16, 2020

This is one animal I would not like to meet in a dark alley. Well, okay, in a dark jungle. It would be noshing on my leg before I could actually see it.

Doggie Nose Hat
Posted on January 15, 2020

In the depths of the winter months it is important to keep your dog warm. All of your dog.

Yellow Cardinal
Posted on January 14, 2020

There are certain birds out there that are beloved and easily identifiable by their distinctive color. So when a cardinal shows up with yellow feathers it makes people wonder why they are not seeing red.

Kid and Lamb
Posted on January 14, 2020

When you let your kid play with a lamb in the colder months it is best to put a sweater on -- both of them.

Doggie and Duckie
Posted on January 13, 2020

If I'm going to have to take a bath there is no way I am going to take it alone.

Ginger Cats
Posted on January 12, 2020

Today is International Kiss a Ginger Day and here we have three ginger cats awaiting their kisses.

Double-Duty Dog
Posted on January 11, 2020

Dogs make wonderful pets. When handled correctly they also make excellent foot warmers.

Nesting American Eagle
Posted on January 10, 2020

This American Eagle, one of a mating pair, was recently photographed not far from my home. He and his mate were busily building a nest in anticipation of the coming spring.

Police Dog
Posted on January 9, 2020

There has been some bad press about a few police officers over the past few years. Fortunately the bulk of law enforcement officers are good guys who work to keep us safe. One kind of officer rarely gets bad press -- the police dog.

Bubble Bath Kitten
Posted on January 8, 2020

Me-YOW! Mom said this was going to be fun and the bubbles looked fun, but then she tossed me in.

Cuddling Canines
Posted on January 7, 2020

There is nothing quite so romantic as cuddling up before the fire on a cold winter day.

Sherlock Holmes Dog
Posted on January 6, 2020

Who are we seeking this time. Elementary my dear Watson. Our culprit is mad, I tell you, barking mad.

Tundra Swan
Posted on January 5, 2020

Chances are that you have never seen a swan in flight, or, if you did, you didn't know that you were looking at a swan. You probably thought it was a goose.

Artistic Wasps
Posted on January 4, 2020

Wasps are not exactly anyone's favorite animals since just about everyone has been stung by one at one time or another. We go out of our way to remove their nests and set up traps to kill them on an annual basis.

Spaghetti Dog
Posted on January 4, 2020

I wouldn't mind having knocked the spaghetti over on myself if only there was a nice meat sauce on it.

Embarrassed Cat
Posted on January 3, 2020

Okay. I'm going to say this with all of the self-assurance I can muster in this moment -- OOOOOPS!

Sci Fi Cat
Posted on January 2, 2020

Even Vulcans believe that you should appreciate cats -- and not just for their anti-rodent super powers.

Catnip Hangover Cat
Posted on January 1, 2020

I've had enough catnip last night and today to last me for at least another hour or two.

New Year's Pug
Posted on January 1, 2020

Oooo! I drank way too much toilet water last night. I'm going to need to go outside a few extra times today.

Midnight Cat
Posted on December 31, 2019

Did I just hear the pop of a champagne cork? They don't let me have any of the bubbly stuff on New Year's but I do get to chase the cork around until is disappears under the fridge.

New Year's Dog
Posted on December 31, 2019

Dad is making sure that Ellsbury hase a very happy new year by including him in the festivities.

Canoeing Canine
Posted on December 30, 2019

I am so glad Dad wanted to take the canoe he got for Christmas out for a test run! We're on a great adventure in the snow.

Hiking Hound
Posted on December 29, 2019

Mom said we had to go for a long hike to work off all those Christmas leftovers. I don't care what the excuse is, I'm just happy to go for a walk.