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.

Pizza Pug
Posted on September 5, 2018

This pug is more ready than most of us to celebrate Cheese Pizza Day.

Painted Dog
Posted on September 4, 2018

Africa is home to a number of species of wild dogs. Painted Dogs actually look more like mutts, but they are an actual species.

Pole-Dancing Dog
Posted on September 3, 2018

My mom and dad have been fighting lately. She loves having a lap dog. He wants a working dog.

Aerial Photo of Horses
Posted on September 2, 2018

Horses are such amazing and beautiful animals. They are naturals for the photographer's craft.

Posted on September 1, 2018

Hummingbirds are the most amazing little birds out there from there musical wings to their nearly constant need to feed. More practically to us they are also pollinators helping spread life around.

Mountain Lion
Posted on August 31, 2018

Living in an area where there is an abundance of wildlife can be a real challenge for pet owners. This isn't just because of disease that can be carried by squirrels or the stink a skunk can raise.

Water Cat
Posted on August 31, 2018

It was so thoughtful of Dad to install an outdoor water fountain for me. It is almost as thoughtful as the sandbox he put in after my baby human brother was born.

Gamboling Dolphins Sand Sculpture
Posted on August 30, 2018

With Labor Day comes the unofficial end of another summer. Therefore one good long look back at the sultry season on the beach is in order with these awesome animal sand sculptures. You could call them sons of beaches.

Popular Goat
Posted on August 30, 2018

Yep. I'm a chick magnet. Well, more of a chicken magnet. When they cluck I hear them saying "cabra, cabra."

Hamster Bath
Posted on August 29, 2018

I do really love Buster, but when he starts doing this I am never sure if he is just giving me a loving bath or tasting me.

Sea Snail
Posted on August 28, 2018

Snails are a big problem for garden throughout the spring and summer. Most of them are a dull brown. Snails in the ocean can be spectacular like this red-lined bubble snail.

Curous Cat
Posted on August 27, 2018

Well, hai! What are you? I don't think I've ever seen you before. As far as I can tell you are either a really small dog or a really big cockroach.

Toilet Paper Cat
Posted on August 26, 2018

I got it. I got it. It's not going to get away from me this time! I shall shred you beyond recognition!

Let Sleeping Dogs Pose
Posted on August 25, 2018

It is no surprise that many of my friends are crazy about animals. After all a lot of them grew up where I did among the wildlife of the Front Range of Colorado.

Hitchhiking Seal
Posted on August 25, 2018

Ah! This is the life! Getting to travel around without having to lift a flipper while taking in the sun.

Cat Nap
Posted on August 24, 2018

It is a dream for most of us to be able to sleep this well and this easily whenever the need strikes us.

The Snoot Challenge
Posted on August 23, 2018

The cutest thing to take the internet (and Instagram) by storm this year is The Snoot Challenge. Everyone knows that their pet's nose is the cutest -- and often the wettest -- thing on the planet. It is something worthy of framing.

Hawaiian Pug
Posted on August 23, 2018

Aloha! It is vacation season and I am all packed and ready to go. We are heading to the Maui for some fun in the sun.

Posted on August 22, 2018

George, I still don't see why you think we need to take up synchronized swimming. This is ridiculous.

Goats Eating Poison Ivy
Posted on August 21, 2018

Montpelier, the capital of Vermont, has been feeling more like the poison ivy capital lately. A huge crop of the stuff has been growing along a bike path that runs behind a high school.

Summer Foal
Posted on August 21, 2018

Summer is such a great time. Here I am just "foaling" around. Get it? Huh? Get it?

Double Donkeys
Posted on August 20, 2018

Are you sure that we are really right to be the new Doublemint Twins or are you just messing with us?

Blue Frog
Posted on August 19, 2018

To paraphrase Kermit, "it isn't easy being blue." But nothing worth being ever is easy.

Guinea Pig Bee
Posted on August 18, 2018

Hai! I have cleverly disguised myself as a honey bee so that I can go out and visit the garden safely. Those bees are scary!

Drawer Cat
Posted on August 17, 2018

I have an idea. Now, I'm just fur-ballin' here, but if you stored a nice fluffy towel in here I could use it as a napping spot.