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.

Posted on June 22, 2017

Hippopotamuses are not exactly the cutest critters on the planet, but we are very attached to them anyway. They aren't exactly the best tempered creatures either, but we still love them.

Cat with Lizard Regrets
Posted on June 22, 2017

Okay. This day now officially sucks. Mama told me that there would be days like this. She just didn't mention the lizard.

Posted on June 21, 2017

Oooo! Cake! This must really be my day!

Brown Cow
Posted on June 20, 2017

We live in the information age and yet people seem surprisingly uninformed. Apparently a whopping 7% of Americans truly believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

Scuba Dog
Posted on June 20, 2017

Summer is a great time to take up scuba diving. I'm going to chase after every catfish I can find!

Math Cat
Posted on June 19, 2017

Homework? I can help you with your math. One plus one equals time for a cuddle!

Father and Son Lions
Posted on June 18, 2017


Someday, Son, you will be the king of the beasts and all of this will be yours.


Father and Son Dogs
Posted on June 18, 2017

Which do you want me to read you first? Garfield or Snoopy?

Bridal Cat
Posted on June 17, 2017

Yes, I always wanted to be a June bride. It is such a lovely time of the year for a wedding. There is only one problem . . .

Swinging Cat
Posted on June 16, 2017

If you are not going to push me what is the point of putting me in here?

Dog at Cafe in Greece
Posted on June 15, 2017

On the Greek island of Lesbos in the north Aegean Sea there is a small coffee shop along the waterfront in the town of Mytilene where all the stray dogs come to hang out.

Lobster Dog
Posted on June 15, 2017

You don't know how thankful I am that this stove burner is not turned on. I am also thankful that Dad knows where to draw the line on taking a costume joke too far!

Flag Cat
Posted on June 14, 2017

There are a lot of people who have been accused of being flag-wavers and annoying others with their rampant patriotism, but few are flag huggers.

Elephant Dung
Posted on June 13, 2017

When it comes to global warming animal dung is high on the list of offenders for creating methane. When it comes to commerce animal dung is really big business -- and we're not just talking fertilizer here.

Sewing Cat
Posted on June 13, 2017

How does Mom make this thingy go? It looks like so much fun and she just isn't getting the most out of it.

Jiff, the Superdog
Posted on June 12, 2017

This is Jiff, the Teddy Bear Pomeranian. He has a personality three times his size. He is Superdog!

Corn Dog
Posted on June 11, 2017

*nom, nom, nom** Snoopy may be the most famous beagle ever, but I have corn on the cob.

Knitting Rat
Posted on June 10, 2017

I suppose that I should have decided what I was knitting before I started. It doesn't really matter . . .

Canoe Pup
Posted on June 9, 2017

Okay, I'm ready to go. What about the rest of the family? Am I going to have to dog paddle this canoe myself?

Bulldog in a Bag
Posted on June 8, 2017

For most cities the biggest dog controversy is over leash laws. Naturally in New York City things are always bigger -- and often very creative.

Party Cat
Posted on June 8, 2017

When Dad wants to have a drink he puts me in this box. That way he can say that he never drinks alone.

Vacation Cat
Posted on June 7, 2017

I swear on my whiskers, Mom is not going on vacation without me this year!

White Raven
Posted on June 6, 2017

White ravens have long been a subject of myth and legend. One legend from the indigenous tribes of the Northwest says that raven was originally white but was turned black from the smoke when it brought fire to man.

Lawn-Mowing Dog
Posted on June 6, 2017

I think Dad is going overboard in thinking of me as his child. Now he wants me to start doing chores.

Captive Squirrels
Posted on June 5, 2017

"Okay, Lou, stop eating birdseed and help me figure out how we are going to get out of here!" "Sure, Bud, uh, no problem."