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.

Valentine's Dog
Posted on February 14, 2019

With all the people who have relationship problems in the world you can guarantee love in you life by getting a dog.


Ginger Kitten
Posted on February 13, 2019

There is a theory out there that baby animals are all cute so that we will care for them in the absence of their parents. Hm. Maybe.

Snoozing Cat
Posted on February 12, 2019

Shhhh. Doc here doesn't like staying up late just to watch sports with the family. On the other hand he doesn't want to miss anything either.

Guitar Cat
Posted on February 11, 2019

Music is a great way to relax, but it is a whole lot easier to make music when there isn't a kitten in your guitar.

Umbrella Dog
Posted on February 10, 2019

Believe it or not, spring is coming. You want to be prepared to avoid that wet dog smell however you can. Especially when it's raining cats and dogs.

Ferret Fetch
Posted on February 9, 2019

Let's try this one again. I roll the ball land you fetch it. Got it? Fetch the ball, NOT the ferret!

Chinese New Year Dog
Posted on February 8, 2019

I may come from French origins, but I am really rocking this beautiful Chinese outfit.

Bulldog Ballerina
Posted on February 7, 2019

Here I am, the very first bulldog to appear in a junior performance of Swan Lake. It should be fun except for one thing . . .

Chinese Panda
Posted on February 6, 2019

I am all dressed up to celebrate the new year -- the year of the pig. Lucky me. I love bacon!

The Wolf and the Lady
Posted on February 5, 2019

I am charged with protecting milady from the local vampires. In exchange I receive fine scraps of food and the occasional belly rub.

Pair of Kings
Posted on February 4, 2019

We were playing king of the hill here for nearly and hour and then we realized that a pair of kings beats one of a kind.

Cat Loaf
Posted on February 3, 2019

Hai! Don't mind me, I'm just "loafing" around. HA!

Posted on February 2, 2019

Mom, do you think Pooh and Piglet are going to be all right?  And what's a heffalump?

Dieting Cat
Posted on February 1, 2019

I have managed to keep my New Year;s Resolution and have lost two and a half ounces. The additional exercise from attacking Mom's shoelaces seems to be doing the trick!

Handsome Hound
Posted on January 31, 2019

Ellsbury is a fashion-conscious dog and he decided that it was time to update his look. Argyle does seem to work well for him, doesn't it?


Posted on January 30, 2019

I know that my ancestors chased sheep, but I am more evolved. I chase sticks. Now throw it! Preferably into the water so that I can take a swim.

Tootsie Pop Owl
Posted on January 29, 2019

In North America and Europe we consider owls to be symbols of knowledge and wisdom. This belief goes back thousands of years. The Greek goddess Athena (Minerva in the Roman pantheon) was the goddess of wisdom and war.

Curmudgeon Cat
Posted on January 29, 2019

I don't know if you noticed, but I have found the bottom of my food dish. Oh, and I stuck a paw in the litter box so it needs to be smoothed out again. And you are behind on giving my my 3 o'clock ear scratch.

Guilty Dog
Posted on January 28, 2019

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to. I will never do it again. I promise. By the way, what did I do?

Posted on January 27, 2019

I am getting so sleepy but Grandma is coming over and I don't want to fall asleep before I get to lick her face!

Hypnotic Dog
Posted on January 26, 2019

Focus on the motion of my tail: back and forth, back and forth. At the sound of my bark you will share your food with me! Woof!

"Dog Bed"
Posted on January 25, 2019

In this world being small is considered to be a huge drawback, but it does have some compensations. Like being able to redefine the term "dog bed."

Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner
Posted on January 24, 2019

Once upon a time a man named Chuck Jones came up with an idea for a new cartoon. The whole dog chasing cat and cat chasing mouse thing had kind of been done to death even in the 1940s.

German Shepherd
Posted on January 24, 2019

"This is my parents' dog, Tucker. They went to the Animal Control office last spring to pick up a kitten for my aunt and fell in love with this guy while they were there."

Pretzel Pup
Posted on January 23, 2019

Shayna spent WAY too much time begging pretzels today.