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.

Battle Cat
Posted on June 18, 2020

Here I am ready to ride into battle against the dog next door. Sadly, I do no have a suit of armor or a coat of mail.

Summer Horse
Posted on June 17, 2020

I'm so glad that my human doesn't have to social distance from me. I'd miss the hay. And the oats. And the apples and carrots.

Sea Turtle
Posted on June 16, 2020

What are you doing underwater, human? You really don't belong here.

Lobster
Posted on June 15, 2020

Don't you find that some creatures make you wonder who was the first desperate human to look at the animal and say "Now there's good eating!"

Flag Day Puppy
Posted on June 14, 2020

Flag Day commemorates the day in 1777 that the Stars and Stripes were originally adopted as the official flag of the fledgling United States.

Sewing Kitten
Posted on June 13, 2020

It always looks like so much fun when Mom plays with this thing. I've gotta try it myself.

Water Dog
Posted on June 12, 2020

What? You expect me to drink running water? No bowl of tepid, stale water?

Dragon Invading the Castle
Posted on May 31, 2020

Okay. I come all this way, climb the castle battlements and ramparts, in search of the beautiful princess. What do I find instead?

Social Distancing Cat
Posted on May 30, 2020

Well, this is about as close as I'm going to get to hanging out at the pool this summer, unless it rains hard and it fills up the pothole in the driveway.

Plumbing Dogs
Posted on May 29, 2020

Here we see photographic evidence of the rare plumbing dogs. Their mission in life is to assist plumbers with their duties.

Rat Burger
Posted on May 28, 2020

To tell you the truth, I would really, REALLY rather eat a hamburger than wear one.

Camel
Posted on May 27, 2020

I really thought tree could throw more shade than this. Oh, well, at least this is an oasis and I can load up on water while I'm here.

Bathing Birdie
Posted on May 26, 2020

Singing in the bathtub. La ti da ti da! There is nothing so sweet as being the first one in a freshly cleaned birdbath.

Weird Snake
Posted on May 25, 2020

What do you mean what kind of snake am I? How should I know? I'm just a snake, no matter how weird you think I am.

Deer Sharing
Posted on May 24, 2020

Teach your children well, to share freely, and love without restraint. No one ever said that everyone has to be human.

Tortoises
Posted on May 23, 2020

Don't worry about me. He ain't heavy. He's my brother.

Maritime Dog
Posted on May 22, 2020

Here I am, ready for a nautical adventure. Mom and Dad have retired and they want to spend their reclining years at sea on their sailboat.

Skateboarding Parakeet
Posted on May 21, 2020

I'm the coolest parakeet you'll ever seen on four wheels and I've got some killer moves.

Shroom Squirrel
Posted on May 20, 2020

These mushrooms sure are tasty. I just hope that they aren't poisonous or I'm going to be one sick squirrel.

Parrot Hug
Posted on May 19, 2020

I love this human so much that I can't stop trying to hug her the human way.

Golden Laced Sebright Chicken
Posted on May 18, 2020

This incredible looking bird is a Golden Laced Sebright Chicken. It is a British breed of chicken that has been spread world wide.

Horse's Tail
Posted on May 17, 2020

I think my mom needs to get out of the stable a little more often and find herself some human gal pals.

Hairy Horse
Posted on May 16, 2020

I don't know whether to call this little mare a hairy horse or a fairy horse.

Catosaurus Rex
Posted on May 15, 2020

Cat owners know that their precious pusses can get in moods that would scare the scales off of a T-Rex.

Dog Biscuit Dream Come True
Posted on May 14, 2020

Biscuits mean different things to just about everyone. From something to sop up the gravy to having something to have for tea. In the case of dogs they are the stuff of dreams.