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.

Hawaiian Hog
Posted on August 18, 2017

I've been invited to a luau! Kewl! I could eat my way through a couple of pu pu platters and a mountain of poi.

Pelican and Cat
Posted on August 17, 2017

"You can't eat a cat. You're a pelican!" "Like hell I can!"

Firefly
Posted on August 16, 2017

The light of a firefly comes from the bioluminescent chemical reaction created by special organs in the beetle's lower abdomen.

Miss Crustacean Contestant
Posted on August 15, 2017

In Ocean City, New Jersey it is time for a beauty contest down at the beach. Tomorrow the contestants will arrive, along with the crowds of spectators, and a few protesters.

Dog Fan of Minnie Mouse
Posted on August 15, 2017

Finally my dream is coming true. Today I will finally get to meet Minnie Mouse in person!

Country Cat Fountain
Posted on August 14, 2017

It was so nice of Mom to put a fountain out in the garden for me. It tastes almost as good as the water from the bathroom sink.

Dog and Horse Play
Posted on August 13, 2017

C'mon horsey. C'mon horse. Come play with me will ya? Huh? Huh?

Elephant Tooth Care
Posted on August 12, 2017

Even elephants have to take care of their teeth, though they do need help with the brushing.

Begging Bunny
Posted on August 11, 2017

You let the Easter Bunny in. Why won't you let me in?

Keeping up with the Kattarshians
Posted on August 10, 2017

Reality TV seems to be a thing that has come to stay, no matter how much people protest the genre. Iceland has a show that puts the rest of them to shame by "out-cuting" them all.

Ice Cream Rat
Posted on August 10, 2017

One of the best things about summer is that the heat makes the perfect excuse for eating ice cream.

Dog Ride
Posted on August 9, 2017

It's a good thing I love this kid or I'd be ready to bite her right about now.

Goldfish in a Pond
Posted on August 8, 2017

Believe it or not, goldfish are a great way to control mosquitoes in and around your yard, garden, or stable -- anywhere you might have resting water.

Swinging Mouse
Posted on August 8, 2017

Hanging out on this swing is the closest I'll ever come to flying. At night I can pretend I am a bat.

Hot Squirrel
Posted on August 7, 2017

It is WAY too hot out here for me to have eaten an entire cob of corn. I won't be able to move until October!

Dog Revenge
Posted on August 6, 2017

Rigby chooses just the right moment at the family barbecue to get Brian back for his heinous part in a terrible crime.

Mustard Dog
Posted on August 5, 2017

This wiener costume really makes him a hot dog. He was going to join the army but he got mustard out.

Firefly
Posted on August 4, 2017

Many kids in the US spend some or many of their summer evenings chasing fireflies. It has been a traditional childhood activity for just about forever.

Badger on CU Campus
Posted on August 3, 2017

Okay, the University of Colorado mascot is a Buffalo but  the news came out yesterday that there is a badger wandering around the sprawling campus.

Watermelon Chickens
Posted on August 3, 2017

Here we have photographic proof that everyone loves watermelon. Everyone who gives a cluck, that is.

Cool Cat
Posted on August 2, 2017

Here is how to help keep your cat cool in the summer when you live in an apartment.

Pool Dog
Posted on August 1, 2017

You've heard of people having a pool boy. Here is one family who has a pool dog instead.

Sloth
Posted on July 31, 2017

Most of us remember the excitement of getting to go on a sleepover when we were kids. For most girls the slumber party was a significant rite of passage.

Cannonball Crocodile
Posted on July 31, 2017

See ya later alligator. After awhile crocodile. I'm outta here!

Peeping Bear
Posted on July 30, 2017

Oooo! Sweet camera! I'm just going to take one quick peek through this awesome telephoto lens before I maul the photographer..