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.

Pug Romance
Posted on May 7, 2018

"Even a day in the rain is beautiful when I'm here with you!"

Space Cat
Posted on May 6, 2018

We all know that cats are really invaders from outer space, it's just that some folks are still in denial.

Mexican Hamster
Posted on May 5, 2018

I am on my way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with my amigos. We are a band called The Mini Mariachis de Mexico.

Jedi Puppy
Posted on May 4, 2018

Come, young Padawan, and I will instruct you in the ways of The Force. You will become a fine young Jedi!

Pika
Posted on May 3, 2018

This adorable little creature is a pika. While they look a lot like rodents they are actually related to rabbits.

Harry Potter Pug
Posted on May 2, 2018

Hi! My name is Harry Pugger and I caught the Golden Snitch. I am a winner!

Corgi Hood
Posted on May 1, 2018

I am the valiant Corgi Hood! I steal from the rich to give to the poor!

Pack Horse Librarians
Posted on April 30, 2018

After the stock market crashed in 1929 the United States was plunged into The Great Depression. It thrust much of the country into unemployment and poverty. To combat this President Franklin D.

Fawn and Kitten Friendship
Posted on April 30, 2018

"Now just sit still and let me wash your face for you. This is one way that we show love. I should wash the rest of you, too, but I don't think I've got that much spit."

Doughnut Dreaming Pug
Posted on April 29, 2018

When I grow up I want to be a policeman, er, um, police dog. That way I can hang out in doughnut shops and eat all the doughnuts I want!

Bathroom Budgie
Posted on April 28, 2018

I like to have a little space of my own where I can kick back and ignore the entire family for a little while.

Ball Dog
Posted on April 27, 2018

When I took this job as a ball boy I thought it would be a lot easier. I just am not getting the hang of this net thing.

Cat and Kid
Posted on April 26, 2018

You know, I love Mom, and I love Dad, but you are my very bestest friends ever little one!

Red Hat Society Dog
Posted on April 25, 2018

I don't know why but when Mom dresses me up like this I think that I start looking like Eleanor Roosevelt.

Donkeys
Posted on April 25, 2018

Hi. We don't mean to intrude, but we are looking for Eeyore. It's his birthday today. We were hoping to give him more than a broken balloon and an empty hunny pot.

Unicorn Pig
Posted on April 24, 2018

Okay, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close up. Miss Piggy never looked so good.

Goat Kids
Posted on April 23, 2018

Hi there! *giggle* We're just kidding around! Get it? HA!

Jelly Bean Pug
Posted on April 22, 2018

I've found it! At long last I've found it -- Mom's secret stash of jelly beans. It is even bigger and more magnificent than I had dreamed!

Daredevil Sheep
Posted on April 21, 2018

Wool-d you be willing to risk your fleece every day to get back and forth to your grazing land?

Springtime Cow
Posted on April 20, 2018

Do you think if I ate all of these flowers that I would give apple blossom-flavored milk?

Spring Horse
Posted on April 19, 2018

I really don't know why they put a salad in my mane. Now I have to scrounge my own from the trees.

Horse and Rider
Posted on April 18, 2018

This is weird. When I said I wanted to go for a ride I meant that I wanted to get in the car and go to the dog park. This is not at all what I had in mind.

Baby Bat
Posted on April 17, 2018

Hey! Stop taking my picture! I'm supposed to be totally scary!

Happy Elephant
Posted on April 16, 2018

"I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain. What a glorious feeling. I'm happy again."

Banana Dog
Posted on April 15, 2018

I know that Mom thought I was going bananas today, but I think that dressing me this way was a bit of an extreme response.