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.

Santa Lucia Dogs
Posted on December 13, 2017

We are all ready for Santa Lucia Day. We may not be Swedish dogs, but Mom and Dad are. So we love to help them celebrate.

Christmas Stallion
Posted on December 13, 2017

Okay. Enough with decorating the horse for Christmas. I'm handsome enough just as I am.

Hanukkah Budgie
Posted on December 12, 2017

I am always ready for Hanukkah with my stylish blue and white feathers.

Poinsettia Cat
Posted on December 12, 2017

I can't see anything but red. It's freaking me out.

Christmas Mail Cat
Posted on December 11, 2017

Mom sent me out here so that I could let her know when the Christmas cards come.

Christmas Bulldog
Posted on December 10, 2017

I am totally underwhelmed by this whole gift wrapping thing. I am even less whelmed by Mom thinking she is being funny by covering me with bows.

Christmas Donkey
Posted on December 9, 2017

I am all ready for Santa to come. I want him to pick me for his sleigh team. I mean, what's more meaningful than a donkey for Christmas?

Time-Traveling Dog
Posted on December 8, 2017

Today is Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day and I am all ready to go! I am pretending to be the robotic dog that traveled with Doctor Who. His name is K-9.

Canadian Woman and Dogs
Posted on December 7, 2017

Last month a woman in British Columbia, Canada, was on a hike in the forest with three dogs when she fell, became injured and unable to continue. In the process she also lost her phone.

Christmas Cat
Posted on December 7, 2017

I'll just move this one ornament a little to the left. And left. And right, And left . . . and woo-hoo I love Christmas! Stop me before I tear down the whole tree!

Santa's Kitten
Posted on December 6, 2017

I'm so glad I got to sit on Santa's lap this year. I told him that I want a human family of my very own.

Bathtub Dogs
Posted on December 5, 2017

We aren't crazy about bath time but Mom has made it a party with funny hats and toys.

Cookie Cat
Posted on December 4, 2017

I have made a decision about this Christmas. I hope Mom doesn't mind. This year we won't have thumbprint cookies. We'll have paw print cookies.

Christmas Cat
Posted on December 3, 2017

I don't know about getting these lights untangled. It would probably be a whole lot easier if I had thumbs. Damn evolution!

Christmas Travel Dog
Posted on December 2, 2017

Okay. I've packed my chew toys and am ready to go to Grandma's house!

Naughty Penguin
Posted on December 1, 2017

This bear is at the wrong end of the planet! I'd better wake him up and tell him that.

Cat Carrying Puppy
Posted on November 30, 2017

One day last summer a woman saw a cat carrying a puppy in its mouth through her mobile home park. She thought the worst until she realized that the cat was actually stealing the puppy and was taking it home.

Christmas Terrier
Posted on November 30, 2017

Hey, Dad! There's something really wrong with this ornament you put on the tree. Come and look!

Donkeys Being Realeased from Jail
Posted on November 29, 2017

In news of the absurd, a herd of eight donkeys were jailed for four days in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India. Shockingly, this was done without a proper arrest and without due process.

Fudge the Hamster
Posted on November 29, 2017

If you didn't know that hamsters can hibernate you'd be right along with most hamster owners. If they get cold enough they shut down to conserve their bodily resources. This can happen for a few days to a week. A mother in Oxfordshire, U.K.

Christmas Cat
Posted on November 29, 2017

I am here to make your Christmas purr-fect -- and the most beautiful one ever.

Migratory Birds
Posted on November 28, 2017

Israel is finding itself inundated with millions of extra birds. The birds, which usually use Israel as a stopover on the way to Africa, are opting to stay in cooler climes and hanging out in the country.

Black Bear
Posted on November 28, 2017

A lot of people like to go out shopping for their Black Friday Christmas deals. In Tahoe, California, this is apparently extending to the local bear population.

Christmas Gardening Bulldog
Posted on November 28, 2017

Mom! Mom! I found these weeds growing in that pot by the front door. They weren't there yesterday!

Puppy Visiting Santa
Posted on November 27, 2017

Dear Santa -- for Christmas this year I would really like to have my very own human family. A really good one with treats, and toys, and lots of snuggles.