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.

Beagle Chef
Posted on February 25, 2017

Today on The Beagle Chef we will be making chili! The perfect food for football, basketball, hockey, baseball, fetch, and Frisbee -- not to mention lying on the couch and watching Lassie reruns.

Bartending Hamster
Posted on February 24, 2017

All right, who ordered the saki spritzer with a pea pod twist? Very funny.

Arnold Ziffel
Posted on February 23, 2017

Film and television has made many an animal famous -- particularly dogs, cats, and horses. Pigs have had a tougher time making the cut in this respect.

Dining on Dog Biscuits
Posted on February 23, 2017

I just love dining al fresco on dog biscuits. With the wind blowing through my fur it is like a mini-picnic.

Margarita Chihuahua
Posted on February 22, 2017

You made me a frozen margarita for National Margarita Day? How sweet of you. I love it!

Competition Bunny
Posted on February 21, 2017

When you think or show jumping you think of horses, or maybe even dogs, but bunnies? Believe it or not this really is a thing that people engage in with their pet rabbits. The "sport" is enjoyed in many European countries.

Kangaroo in Pajamas
Posted on February 21, 2017

Hey, dad, please read me another story before I fall asleep. Do the one about Pooh, Piglet, and Kanga, and Roo!

President Obama and Bo
Posted on February 20, 2017

I just love it when dad would stop to discuss foreign policy with me. After all my ancestors were Portuguese immigrants. Woof!

Raccoon Eating Cracker Jack
Posted on February 19, 2017

Yum! **nom, nom, nom** This stuff is crackerjack! Oh, wait! That's were the name comes from.

French Bulldog and Wine
Posted on February 18, 2017

When you asked me over for a wine and cheese party I thought you meant a whine and jeez party. This is much better.

Soldier Crabs
Posted on February 17, 2017

Here we are at National Crab Races Day! The crowd here is incredible. Take that New York Marathon! Eat my sand Boston Marathon! These crustaceans are here to win.

An Alligator at NASA
Posted on February 16, 2017

When you think of NASA's Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida you tend to think of science and technology not of alligators and other wildlife.

Grumpy Cat and Friend
Posted on February 16, 2017

I don't care if it is Do a Grouch a Favor Day! I do not need you to go out and find me a friend. All I need are servants and I have you for that.

Baby Hippo
Posted on February 15, 2017

*rowr* I am a big scary hippopotamus. *rowr*

Rhea, the Naked Birdie
Posted on February 14, 2017

Birds of a feather may flock together, but when a bird contracts a virus called Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease it loses all of its feathers and has to be kept away from other birds.

Valentine Pig
Posted on February 14, 2017

I may just be a little piggy, but I've gone hog wild over you!

Kitten Heart
Posted on February 14, 2017

If you won't be my Valentine, my heart will be blue. HA!

White Humpback Whale
Posted on February 13, 2017

This is a rare white humpback whale that lives off the coast of Australia. The popular cetacean has been named Migaloo, which means "white fella" in the aboriginal language.

Valentine Puppy
Posted on February 12, 2017

I am the perfect thing to give for Valentine's Day. I fit in a heart-shaped box and I don't have the calories of candy.

Guitar Cat
Posted on February 11, 2017

Today is National Get Out Your Guitar Day. This is the day you get out your guitar so that your cat has another place to curl up and take a nap.

A Moose on the Loose in the Hoose
Posted on February 10, 2017

In some places, no matter how hard you try, a wild animal will get into your house. And I'm not talking about the run of the mill flies or ants.

Rainy Day Dog
Posted on February 10, 2017

I am all ready to celebrate umbrella day with my umbrella. Too bad it keeps raining. That could ruin the whole thing.

Valentine Kitten
Posted on February 9, 2017

I'm ready for the big day! Yep. I've got this Valentine's Day all boxed up. Wait a minute!

Chinese New Year Bulldogg
Posted on February 8, 2017

I don't care if it is still the Chinese New Year. This joke is wearing out. I am a FRENCH bulldog and I am no longer amused.

Raccoon Ballerina
Posted on February 7, 2017

I can appreciate that you've created an all new all raccoon ballet called Dumpster Dancing, but on the whole I'd rather go fishing for koi out in the pond.