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.

Bouncy Airdale
Posted on May 13, 2020

Okay. Dad showed me how this worked. I can just jump and it will be fun. But every time I take a step the ground moves.

Posted on May 12, 2020

Among humans there are many types of families. So it should come as no surprise that the same sort of thing can happen among animals.

Dog and Hawk Besties
Posted on May 11, 2020

No one ever said that you and your best friend had to be the same. You just need to like hanging out with each other.

Mother Koala and Baby
Posted on May 10, 2020

One thing about your mother is that she represents your first everything -- first food, first cuddle, first love.

Mother Bird and Chicks
Posted on May 10, 2020

Mothers do what they have to do to provide for their chicks, even if it means moving into some strange places to get by.

Sandhill Cranes
Posted on May 9, 2020

Sandhill Cranes like these are very popular with bird watcher's in the west as they migrate north and south each year.

Lapping Cat
Posted on May 8, 2020

Spring makes one of the best mixed drinks in the world. No bartender could match it.

Dew-Covered Dragonfly
Posted on May 7, 2020

Some creatures have a harder time with morning showers than other, even if it is just dew.

Scholarly Puppies
Posted on May 6, 2020

"Guys! Why are we here in the library when it's No Homework Day?"

Cinco De Mayo Chihuahua
Posted on May 5, 2020

Once again it is time to celebrate Mexico's independence day. And to that I have just one thing to say.

Ewok Dog
Posted on May 4, 2020

Oh, dear! It's that time of year again. Mom and Dad are renewing their vows. I'm barking about their vows to remain Star Wars fanatics until death they do part.

Cat Tail
Posted on May 3, 2020

Wait! What? Jeez! I know you have my six, but DON'T sneak up on me like that!

Harry Potter Cat
Posted on May 2, 2020

You can call me Hairy Pawter. I got my letter from Hogwarts 8 lives ago. We'll see if I can get through the rest of school with just that 9th life.

Happy Rhinoceros
Posted on May 1, 2020

How can you tell that I'm happy right now? My ears are perky, my eyes are shiny, and I've got a smile on my face.

Shelter Dog
Posted on April 30, 2020

Today is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. With the coronavirus shutting down our world lately it has been difficult for people to adopt a pet from a shelter.

Gambel's Quail
Posted on April 29, 2020

I was thinking of going into politics and becoming vice president of the United States. Then I found out a guy named Dan already did it.

Prairie Dog
Posted on April 28, 2020

Ah, yes! Spring is here and the dandelions are starting to bloom! *sniff* *sniff*

Mouse in Tulip
Posted on April 27, 2020

Excuse me. I have a very important question to ask you.

Pretzel-Eating Porcupine
Posted on April 26, 2020

Don't look at me like that. Just because I am a porcupine doesn't mean that I don't enjoy pretzels as much as you do.

Red Hat Donkey
Posted on April 25, 2020

It is once again time for ladies in the Red Hat Society to cheer another year of being older and bolder. Of course, some take the celebration way too far.

Pig in a Blanket
Posted on April 24, 2020

This may look strange to you, but I think that purple is really my color.

Spring Lamb
Posted on April 23, 2020

It has been a long year already but I see hope. Yep. The daffodils are in bloom. *sniff* *sniff* I wonder what they taste like.

Cat "Jelly Beans"
Posted on April 22, 2020

Did you know that the pads on cat toes are called jelly beans? They do look remarkably like jelly beans.

Queen Elizabeth Corgi
Posted on April 21, 2020

You've heard tell of pets and humans that look alike. It is a rather amazing phenomenon, and some are more amazing than others.

Armadillo Lizard
Posted on April 21, 2020

Evolution is amazing in how it has managed to provide so many different animals with ways to defend or protect themselves.