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.

Hanukkah Hound
Posted on December 17, 2020

Boy, did I ever get a haul this Hanukkah! With eight nights of presents you can hardly have anything else, though as a dog I don't have to worry about getting socks and underwear.

Cat Christmas Gift
Posted on December 17, 2020

When Mom wasn't looking I figured out how to go shopping on her computer. It's a good thing that they gift wrap or she'd figure it out right away.

Hanukkah Pug Pup
Posted on December 16, 2020

Hey, Dad, why is there this strange thingy on my head? Am I being punished for something?

Christmas Golden Retriever
Posted on December 16, 2020

I don't really understand what Dad is doing. He keeps putting these balls on the tree rather than throwing them for me.

Hanukkah Dog
Posted on December 15, 2020

Hey, Mom! There is something wrong with my menorah. There are a whole bunch of candles missing!

Reindeer Cat
Posted on December 15, 2020

I thought we were only supposed to dress up for Halloween, but Mom explained that I had to have an ugly Christmas sweater.

Curious George Hanukkah
Posted on December 14, 2020

Curious George is a monkey we've all known for many years. He loves learning new things about human culture. He had a blast learning about Hanukkah!

Christmas Monkey
Posted on December 14, 2020

Where I come from we don't celebrate Christmas. I am so blown away by all of this that I can't see straight.

Hanukkah Horse
Posted on December 13, 2020

One of the nice things about Hanukkah is that it isn't as ostentatious as Christmas.

Holiday Horse
Posted on December 13, 2020

If there is one thing you can say about me it is that I take a really great photo. This is our family Christmas card this year.

Hanukkah Labrador Retrievers
Posted on December 12, 2020

You know, Moishe, it could be so awesome to use a squirrel as a dreidel  this Hanukkah.

Poinsettia Pups
Posted on December 12, 2020

Hi! Even though it isn't actually Christmas we brought you a present. We even talked Mom into wrapping it for us.

Dreidel-Playing Cat
Posted on December 11, 2020

Okay, I've got my Hanukkah gelt on the table and I'm ready to bet. Spin that dreidel!

Christmas Tree Cat
Posted on December 11, 2020

Mom moved the table I usually sit on to look out the window. No problem. A high perch is even better.

Holiday Opossum
Posted on December 10, 2020

Wow! I just can't believe it! I actually won the ugly sweater contest!

Hanukkah Cat
Posted on December 10, 2020

Hanukkah is almost here. I'd swear I could see it coming down the road, even though my human sister told me it won't be here until sunset.

Christmas Cat Nap
Posted on December 9, 2020

It is so nice that Mom set up at tree in the living room when it is too cold and snowy to go outside.

Hedgehog Flavored Crisps
Posted on December 8, 2020

Here I thought that Lay's was favoring us with an odd assortment of flavors on potato chips when they came out with Biscuits and Gravy chips or Cappuccino chips,.

Candy Cane Cat
Posted on December 8, 2020

Aaaack! I thought that this smelled like catnip so I decided to give it a taste. Now it's stuck to my tongue.

Kitten's First Christmas
Posted on December 7, 2020

I haven't been around all that long, but I can definitely say the humans are weird. First they adopt a tree and bring it home.

Cat-mas Lights
Posted on December 6, 2020

Yep. I think Dad has all the lights in the right place. Everything illuminates my path to the top of the tree.

Donkey Bubble Bath
Posted on December 5, 2020

Dad knows I won't take a bath if he doesn't come with me. That way it becomes a par-tay! Woo-hoo!

Naughty Noel Dog
Posted on December 4, 2020

But I had to take these decorations down, Dad! They were harboring aliens.

Holiday Helping Pup
Posted on December 3, 2020

I'm going to help Mom and Dad with the decorations today. They need someone to de-tangle the lights.

Grumpy Christmas Cats
Posted on December 2, 2020

If Dad doesn't finish taking this Christmas card photo soon we're going to have to scratch his eyes out.