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.

Rat and Teddy Bear
Posted on September 9, 2017

This is my teddy bear. But his name isn't Teddy, it's Pooh. Not Winnie, just Pooh. He's Winnie the Pooh's American cousin. He doesn't hang out with Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger -- just with me.

Star Trek Cat
Posted on September 8, 2017

Captain! There is absolutely no tuna or salmon on this ocean planet. It is highly illogical.

Beer Bulldog
Posted on September 7, 2017

Those Saint Bernards in the Alps have got nothing on me. I've brought Dad some beer just in time for Thursday Night Football.

Reading Cat
Posted on September 6, 2017

I don't know why, but I thought there would be more mice in a book titled "Of Mice and Men."

Police Dog Sneaking A Doughnut
Posted on September 5, 2017

There is an age old stereotype that links police officers with the rabid eating of doughnuts. While many officers have been working to change this perception of law enforcement, others still get caught imbibing in this incredible edible.

Pizza Pug
Posted on September 5, 2017

Dad and me are best buds. We even have the same taste in food. Especially when it comes to breakfast.

Working Dog
Posted on September 4, 2017

This Labor Day let's remember that humans aren't the only ones who work hard every day. Many dogs also put in a full day working guard duty, herding, soldiering, and as service dogs.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Posted on September 3, 2017

Here we see a beautiful ruby-throated hummingbird taking a moment out of his busy schedule to snack on a gorgeous fuschia blossom. Oh, wait. This IS his busy schedule.

Back to School Cat
Posted on September 2, 2017

Don't mind if my eyes glaze over. It's just that this teacher could put coffee to sleep.

Weird Hungry Squirrel
Posted on September 1, 2017

Help! Let me outta here! I'm gonna get eaten by a sparrow!

Turtle Dog
Posted on August 31, 2017

Here we have extremely rare photographic evidence of the rare beach-going turtle dog.

Diving Dog
Posted on August 30, 2017

I am bound and determined to learn how to dive. I've been working very hard on perfecting my form.

Otis and Hurricane Harvey
Posted on August 29, 2017

If you haven't heard of Hurricane Harvey then you've been in a coma for the past week. The storm has been doing its best to wash the Texas Gulf coast off the map and animals everywhere are being affected.

Fishing Dog
Posted on August 29, 2017

Okay, I am all ready to go fishing guys! I have my differ hat, my fishing pole, and I was up all night digging nightcrawlers in the backyard.

Cannonball Dog
Posted on August 28, 2017

Okay, Timmy. You think are the cannonball master? Watch THIS!

Anti-Banana Cat
Posted on August 27, 2017

STOP! You don't want all of those long yellow banana things. They don't even taste good.

Naughty Frenchie
Posted on August 26, 2017

Hai! I, um, made this just for you. It took a whole lot of work. Do you like it?

Phil and Mr. Finch
Posted on August 25, 2017

It should come as no surprise that my friends, family, and fellow writers are nearly as crazy about animals as I am.

Summer Romance
Posted on August 25, 2017

Summer lovin' had me a blast. Summer lovin' happened so fast. I met a dolphin crazy for me. I met a dog cute as can be.

Frisbee Dog
Posted on August 24, 2017

Note to self -- never get distracted by a passing cat while playing in the park with Dad.

Princess Leia Frog
Posted on August 23, 2017

Okay, maybe it is a little weird. But when you are a frog you have to get creative to manage your Star Wars cosplay.

Clumsy Pool Dog
Posted on August 22, 2017

Whoa! The edge of the pool was a lot closer than I thought. I hope no one saw that.

Squirrel Vacation
Posted on August 21, 2017

When I signed up for an economy beach vacation in Maine I didn't expect that I was going to be put to work lobster fishing.

Pacific Parakeet
Posted on August 20, 2017

I am having the most awesome summer, dude! Shooting the curl in the Pacific is just totally gnarly!

Baked Potato Pug
Posted on August 19, 2017

I think Dad is taking this holiday thing way to far. I mean who really celebrates Potato Day?