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.

Posted on March 16, 2017

Once upon a time . . . okay, it was back in 2013 . . . a squirrel became involved in an attempted murder when a wife attacked her husband.

Baby Panda
Posted on March 16, 2017

Hai! My name is San San. That is because they named me on March third. It's not very inventive since it means three three.

German Shepherd Puppy
Posted on March 15, 2017

They say that you should "Beware the ides of March." Don't worry. I will protect you!

Proud Papa Puss
Posted on March 14, 2017

Male cats are not known for their parenting skills. Many people believe that father cats should be kept away from their offspring because he might kill them. This is not the case.

Cat Scientist
Posted on March 14, 2017

This is so fascinating! All these tiny creatures that are too small for me to chase!

Earmuff Dog
Posted on March 13, 2017

It's still a week until the official start of spring? Dang! And that doesn't even count spring snow.

Cat Storage
Posted on March 12, 2017

Someone recently asked me about my bucket list. For those who know me well, this photo pretty much sums it up.

Apple Horse
Posted on March 11, 2017

Mmmm. I love eating apples. If I could I'd eat apples until I peed cider.

Bagpipe-Playing Chipmunk
Posted on March 10, 2017

I may still be new to the bagpipes, but they sure sound like my cousin Nutsy when he was chased by the neighborhood cat.

Goat in Clifton, Colorado
Posted on March 9, 2017

Dateline: Clifton, Colorado. Mesa County Sheriffs Deputies were called to a home in the small town on the Western Slope of the Rockies last Thursday. A woman there claimed that she was being held hostage and was unable to leave her home.

Abset-Minded Squirrel
Posted on March 9, 2017

Now where did I leave my nuts? I know I had them when I left the nest this morning.

Koala Perspective
Posted on March 7, 2017

When you've pigged out on WAY too many eucalyptus leaves it is a great time to gain a new perspective on life.

Jamaican Dogsled Team
Posted on March 6, 2017

By now everyone should know about the Jamaican bobsled team that first went to the Olympics in 1988 and whose story was told in the movie Cool Runnings. But did you know that there is also a Jamaican dogsled team?

Horse Kiss
Posted on March 6, 2017

Man, now I get why Mom hates it when I get wound up and lick her face.

Cheese Doodle Cat
Posted on March 5, 2017

Ooooo. I just love Cheese Doodles! The flavor, the puff, and the way they match my fur.

Iditarod Dogs
Posted on March 4, 2017

It is that time of year for these amazing dogs to be in their element once again. It is time for the Iditarod Race in Alaska. Mush!

Snooping Pit Bull
Posted on March 3, 2017

Today is the day to ponder What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs. I'm guessing that no drawer could keep treats safely tucked away.

Turtle the Turtle
Posted on March 2, 2017

Winter travel in Colorado can often be difficult, especially when you are trying to drive one of the mountain passes. Last Saturday morning a family was involved in a terrible crash on Vail Pass.

Max, the Grinch's Dog
Posted on March 2, 2017

Today is National Read Across America Day -- a day held on Dr. Seuss's birthday. So this also makes it Dr. Seuss Day. One of his most beloved characters is that of Max, the optimistic, loving, steadfast dog that belongs to the Grinch.

Violin Pig
Posted on March 1, 2017

I may be a pig, but I am a classically trained pig. I prefer Bach, but I could play you some Beethoven or Mozart if you'd like.

Mardi Gras Dog
Posted on February 28, 2017

Okay. I am ready for the Mardi Gras parade today. AND I am really stylin'.

Dragonhead Caterpillar
Posted on February 28, 2017

Nature has an amazing facility for diversity and looking at the Dragonhead Caterpillar it is no wonder that many ancient peoples believed in legendary creatures like dragons and monsters.

Sleeping Cats
Posted on February 28, 2017

National Public Sleeping Day. No problem. We've got this covered.

Bacon Beggin Pug
Posted on February 27, 2017

Dad, you know how they say that you are what you eat? Well, it has been a dream of mine ever since I was a puppy to become bacon.

Hidden Cat
Posted on February 26, 2017

I can see you, but you can't see me. I am hiding behind the drapes. It is handy feline household camouflage. The perfect stealth weapon.