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.

Sleeping Bear
Posted on August 29, 2020

It is amazing to think that one of the animals that we think of as so cute could easily kill us.

Cat Nap
Posted on August 28, 2020

One great thing about us cats is that we can get comfortable and nap just about anywhere.

Sugar Glider
Posted on August 27, 2020

I have found the banana mother lode with the help of this very strange human. He keeps holding something in front of his face so I can't get a good look at him.

Naughty Dog
Posted on August 26, 2020

I'm so sorry, Mom. I didn't mean to do it, but it kept teasing me and I just had to do something.

School Dog
Posted on August 25, 2020

I showed up for school and I am the only one here. Apparently all the other kids are going to school online.

Herding Cat
Posted on August 24, 2020

It's a good thing that these guys don't know what I am. All I had to do was show up and they all followed me home out of curiosity.

Gardening Cat
Posted on August 23, 2020

A lot of cats are rather lazy. However, I really enjoy getting out and helping Mom in the garden. Especially at harvest time.

Posted on August 22, 2020

Seahorses are incredible creatures -- from the resemblance of their heads to the land mammals they are named for to the fact that the males are the ones that get pregnant.

Vacationing Dog
Posted on August 21, 2020

Finally, my family and I are on vacation. It's a chance to lounge poolside with a nice, cold Arnold Palmer and dream of life in Hawaii.

Happy Camel
Posted on August 20, 2020

Ah, there is nothing like relaxing in the shade after a long trek through the desert. Okay, so there isn't much shade.

Rabbit Ears
Posted on August 19, 2020

I usually get great reception on these ears, but it rained last night. Now it's all screwed up.

Grumpy Bird
Posted on August 18, 2020

Okay, I may not be the handsomest bird on the pier, but you have to admit I'm the grumpiest.

Black Cat
Posted on August 17, 2020

The Black Lives Matter crusade has been gaining momentum over the past couple of months -- with good reason. There is just one other kind of black life that should also matter.

Bratwurst Dog
Posted on August 16, 2020

A dog with a hot dog would be a bit redundant. This precious pup takes it up a notch by enjoying a bratwurst.

Honey Bee
Posted on August 15, 2020

The bee is very possibly the most important creature on the planet. And the honey bee even more so because it makes our lives so much sweeter.

Kayak Cat
Posted on August 14, 2020

When Dad took up kayaking I thought I wouldn't see him very often. I was sad.

Paranoid Kittens
Posted on August 13, 2020

Dude! I keep getting this strange feeling that we are being followed.

Hungry Elephant
Posted on August 12, 2020

Darn! Why are the best snacks out there just out of reach? I swear I'm gonna get it!


Cool Kitty
Posted on August 11, 2020

You may think that I am just hanging out in the shade to keep cool. The truth is that I'm sitting above the thermometer to show just how hot I am.

Bird Dog Puppy
Posted on August 10, 2020

When hunting season starts I will be trained to hunt with Dad. So I thought I'd get a head start chasing birds now.

Pig Shark
Posted on August 9, 2020

It's that time of year again! Shark Week starts tonight. I'm ready, are you?

Dog Photographer
Posted on August 8, 2020

With this COVID-19 thing going on, Dad needed to find a new hobby that he could do alone. Well, except for me. So we took up photography.

Corn-Loving Bunny
Posted on August 7, 2020

One of the best things about summer is getting to eat your fill of corn on the cob.

Posted on August 6, 2020

We hang out at the beach a whole lot. And we argue about which one of us is David Hasselhof.

Canoeing Cat
Posted on August 5, 2020

Okay, okay, okay. I promise never to sharpen my claws on the couch again.