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.

Sun-Bathing Cat
Posted on August 4, 2020

Here we see the average cat doing what cat's love to do -- lounging in the sun.

Watermelon Turtle
Posted on August 3, 2020

They always say you are what you eat. So Mom made me this cool watermelon sweater.

Wet Pug
Posted on August 2, 2020

Oooooo! Dad knows just how to spoil me rotten on a hot day like this!

American Bison
Posted on August 1, 2020

Okay, I know that this is really an American Bison, but in my neck of the woods we call them buffaloes. Like the University of Colorado Buffaloes.

Backpacking Pup
Posted on July 31, 2020

We have a saying in the Rockies -- "Pack it in, pack it out." Ordinarily this means trash and garbage, but it can just as well mean pets.

Bathing Beauty Bunny
Posted on July 30, 2020

I never thought I'd end up as a a bathing beauty and a centerfold. I never thought of myself as that kind of gal.

Thirsty Tigers
Posted on July 29, 2020

Belly up to the bar, boys. This watering hole ain't gonna last forever.

Pool Pup
Posted on July 28, 2020

I love getting to spend time in the pool on these hot summer days.

Pond Pooch
Posted on July 27, 2020

Okay. I admit it. I am just sitting in a shallow pond like some doofus.

White Lions
Posted on July 26, 2020

These amazing white lions live in a zoo in the Czech Republic. There are four more cubs in the family as well.

Beach Dogs
Posted on July 25, 2020

Hey! Is there something in the water over there? Go and look, will ya?

Swimming Chickens
Posted on July 24, 2020

Everyone loves to cool off by going swimming on a hot day, but who knew chickens would do it. They are probably trying not to get fried.

Hot Dogs
Posted on July 23, 2020

It's that time of year for dogs to feel really hot. Some make a rather pointed statement about it.

Posted on July 22, 2020

If I didn't look so darn fetching in this outfit I'd be really mad at Mom.

Snacking Squirrel
Posted on July 21, 2020

Of course I love Cheetos, but my plan for this bag is to get my paws covered in Cheetos dust.

Sliding Dog
Posted on July 20, 2020

There are some days when I wish I wasn't so dead set on being just like my humans.

Sunset Dog
Posted on July 19, 2020

Water, woods, woofing at wildlife -- it's been a wonderful day.

Posted on July 18, 2020

This is a perfect day to stop and smell the flowers, but we gotta walk and smell the flowers.

Popsicle Pup
Posted on July 17, 2020

Wow! Today was so hot that Dad let me run through the sprinkler to play fetch.

Vine Snake
Posted on July 16, 2020

This snake looks so weird! It looks like a cross between a hair ribbon and a creepy snake.

Frisky Foal
Posted on July 15, 2020

Hey! Hey you! Stop petting my mama and pay attention to me.

French Fido
Posted on July 14, 2020

Ah, ma petit chou! I have brought bread and wine. All I need now is you. No?

Cow-Loving Cat
Posted on July 14, 2020

There is nothing like a cow for a good cuddle. Well, except for a horse, a deer, a ferret, a human, a . . . your get the idea.

Potato Pug
Posted on July 13, 2020

Who needs burgers when there are french fries? And chips. And wedges. And tots. And baked, boiled, fried, and pancakes.

Gardening Guinea Pig
Posted on July 12, 2020

When Dad said that everyone in the family had to do their share of the summer chores, he really meant it.