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.

Rhea, the Naked Birdie
Posted on February 14, 2017

Birds of a feather may flock together, but when a bird contracts a virus called Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease it loses all of its feathers and has to be kept away from other birds.

Kitten Heart
Posted on February 14, 2017

If you won't be my Valentine, my heart will be blue. HA!

Valentine Pig
Posted on February 14, 2017

I may just be a little piggy, but I've gone hog wild over you!

White Humpback Whale
Posted on February 13, 2017

This is a rare white humpback whale that lives off the coast of Australia. The popular cetacean has been named Migaloo, which means "white fella" in the aboriginal language.

Valentine Puppy
Posted on February 12, 2017

I am the perfect thing to give for Valentine's Day. I fit in a heart-shaped box and I don't have the calories of candy.

Guitar Cat
Posted on February 11, 2017

Today is National Get Out Your Guitar Day. This is the day you get out your guitar so that your cat has another place to curl up and take a nap.

A Moose on the Loose in the Hoose
Posted on February 10, 2017

In some places, no matter how hard you try, a wild animal will get into your house. And I'm not talking about the run of the mill flies or ants.

Rainy Day Dog
Posted on February 10, 2017

I am all ready to celebrate umbrella day with my umbrella. Too bad it keeps raining. That could ruin the whole thing.

Valentine Kitten
Posted on February 9, 2017

I'm ready for the big day! Yep. I've got this Valentine's Day all boxed up. Wait a minute!

Chinese New Year Bulldogg
Posted on February 8, 2017

I don't care if it is still the Chinese New Year. This joke is wearing out. I am a FRENCH bulldog and I am no longer amused.

Raccoon Ballerina
Posted on February 7, 2017

I can appreciate that you've created an all new all raccoon ballet called Dumpster Dancing, but on the whole I'd rather go fishing for koi out in the pond.

Library Kitten
Posted on February 6, 2017

I love what you've done with the place! Now hurry up and choose a book to read so that I can interrupt you!

Chinese Pug
Posted on February 5, 2017

Wait a minute. I thought we already did Chinese New Year. It lasts more than two weeks? COOL!

Mailman and Dogs
Posted on February 4, 2017

Hiya Mr. Mailman! We know you're holding, so come across with the treats now!

Chinese Cat
Posted on February 3, 2017

Hi! It's National Wear Red Day and today I am wearing red because it is Chinese New year. How handy is that?

Groundhog Day
Posted on February 2, 2017

Every year it's the same thing. Two humans pull me out of my burrow and start grilling me about my shadow. It's like déja vu all over again.

Snake Eye
Posted on February 1, 2017

Today is National Serpent Day! Prepare to face your fears, human! I'm ready for my close-up.

Quincy, the Dog, Delivers Newspaper
Posted on January 31, 2017

Each morning in one Boulder, Colorado neighborhood folks wake up to the sight of Quincy, a golden retriever, delivering their newspaper. Well, rather, RE-delivering their papers.

The Meowna Lisa
Posted on January 31, 2017

Today is Inspire Your Heart with Art Day. What better inspiration for art that a cute cat?

Classroom Cats
Posted on January 30, 2017

Today would have been my mother's birthday. To that end I am once again posting a photo from an old children's book that we both loved.

Fritos Dog
Posted on January 29, 2017

I thought I would celebrate National Corn Chip Day is style, but things went horribly wrong.

Posted on January 28, 2017

See this tail? See this rattle on it? When I've got it turned on it means "back off, buddy!"

Wigged-Out Pug
Posted on January 27, 2017

I thought I'd try out a new shade of blonde and it has me totally wigged-out.

American Beaver
Posted on January 26, 2017

Beavers are the most amazing creatures. Most people don't realize that these industrious animals are actually rodents. In fact they are the second-largest rodent in the world, right behind the capybara of South America.

Prairie Dog Couple
Posted on January 26, 2017

Today is National Spouses Day. It is a good day to remember your spouse with a a big wet smooch, regardless of your species.