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.

Monkey Christmas Tree
Posted on December 14, 2016

How do you help a monkey celebrate Christmas? Cover his Christmas tree with lots of tasty fruit.

Santa Lucia Horse
Posted on December 13, 2016

For Swedes and many Swedish-American today is Santa Lucia Day, an important and fun part of the holiday season. Thinking of skipping it? Just say neigh.

Christmas Horse
Posted on December 13, 2016

Today is the National Day of the Horse and as such horses everywhere want to wish us all a Merry Christmas.

Christmas Pomeranian
Posted on December 12, 2016

I just love Christmas time!  Mom calls me her little holiday decoration.

Furry Cat Ornament
Posted on December 11, 2016

Hey, look. I can see a tiny little cat in this ornament . . . and he looks just like me.

Horse and Dog Christmas Kiss
Posted on December 10, 2016

"This mistletoe thing is a great idea!" "I agree. Just don't eat any. It's poisonous." "Uh-oh!"

Mysterious Skeleton
Posted on December 9, 2016

When veterinarian Maria Lombard took a walk on Waitarere Beach north of Wellington, New Zealand, several months ago she hardly expected to make news. Then she noticed something strange that had been washed up on the beach.

Christmas Sweater Pug
Posted on December 9, 2016

Dang! My sweater is just too cute. I will never win an ugly sweater contest with this!

Doctor Whoof
Posted on December 8, 2016

Today I am being a Time Lord to celebrate Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day. I guess that makes me Doctor Whoof!

WWII Coast Guard Dog
Posted on December 7, 2016

Today is the 75th anniversary of the day the Japanese bombed the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This little dog was lucky enough to be part of the Coast Guard instead of the Navy so he was in a different place at the time.

Corgi Claus
Posted on December 6, 2016

Okay, Mom! I am Corgi Claus! I am ready to give out all the gifts from under the tree!

Deer in an Orange "Scarf"
Posted on December 5, 2016

Wisconsin hunter Brian Powers is no Elmer Fudd. Even though he was out hunting in deer season he set aside such thoughts when he saw a very young buck wearing an orange "scarf." The surprises didn't end there.

Hedgehog Bathtub
Posted on December 5, 2016

It's bathtub party time! These little hedgies are multi-tasking by doing their laundry while they party in the tub.

Cheetah Family
Posted on December 4, 2016

It's a great time of year to get a family portrait taken. I don't know how she managed to get all five of her kids to sit still at once.

Cat-mas Tree
Posted on December 3, 2016

O Cat-mas Tree, o Cat-mas Tree, how lovely are thy whiskers! You meow for dinner every night, and each morning ere first light!

Merry Christ-Mutt
Posted on December 2, 2016

As so many dog owners know, mutts can make the best pets. A good dog is a good dog, regardless of the bloodline. Wishing everyone a Merry Christ-Mutt!

Zoo Lights
Posted on December 1, 2016

At this dark time of year people don't usually think of braving the cold to go to the zoo -- especially at night.

Penguin Noogie!
Posted on December 1, 2016

Oooo, look a penguin noogie! Wait! Do penguins even have knuckles?

Nativity Doxie
Posted on November 30, 2016

Hi! I put up the Nativity scene for you this year. Doesn't it look nice?

Christmas Light-Checking Cat
Posted on November 29, 2016

Okay. Yep! Yep, there's a bulb burned out in here. Hand me another bulb and I'll put it in.

Christmas Puppy
Posted on November 28, 2016

Okay, the first item on the Christmas to-do list is untangle the lights. I've got this one!

Holiday Kitten
Posted on November 27, 2016

"Deck the cats with boughs of holly!" What? It's supposed to be Deck the Halls? Whew! What a relief!

Christmas Bulldog
Posted on November 26, 2016

Ho, ho, ho-boy! Mom and Dad thought it would be fun to have me on their Christmas card.

Goat Kid
Posted on November 25, 2016

Yay! We're going Christmas shopping! Wait! Am I awake yet?

Thanksgiving Aftermath
Posted on November 24, 2016

*groan* I can't believe I ate the whole thing! Oof! It's a good thing these fur coats don't have belts!