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.

Fireside Dog
Posted on December 28, 2016

Ahhhhhh. There is nothing quite like a comfy nap by the fire on a cold winter day. Only one thing could make this moment even better . . .

Kwanzaa Dog Shirt
Posted on December 27, 2016

Okay, I'm ready! Bring on the Kwanzaa festivizing! Yeah, I know that's not really a word, but English is not my first language. Woof!

Posted on December 26, 2016

"Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah." Wait a minute! Where's Max? He's supposed to be lighting the candles.

Reindeer Rest and Recovery
Posted on December 26, 2016

Whew! It's over for another year and I can finally relax. I could use a large bucket of hot cocoa and a bale of hay!

Christmas Shih Tzu
Posted on December 25, 2016

Santa sure knows how to spread the love around at Christmas -- by sharing cute puppies with the world!

Stocking Stuffer KittensThi
Posted on December 25, 2016

Waking up to this on a Christmas morning is how you know that Santa Claus is real! Well, it is if you are crazy about cats.

Christmas Eve Kitty
Posted on December 24, 2016

You know you really don't need any presents for Christmas. I am a gift to you every day of the year.

Christmas Eve Reindeer
Posted on December 24, 2016

Okay, Santa, we're ready to go! But, well, dude, you need a breath mint! You could drop Donner at 12 paces.

Rockin' Christmas Kitten
Posted on December 23, 2016

"Rockin' around the Christmas wreath! Have a happy meowliday!"

Christmas Decoration Cat
Posted on December 22, 2016

Okay. I'm not crazy about it. I don't like wearing anything but my own fur, but I have to admit that it does really pop against my white fur!

Christmas Bulldog
Posted on December 21, 2016

Bah! Humbug! I am so over with this whole Christmas thing! Where is the Grinch when you need him?

Nativity Animals
Posted on December 20, 2016

There are many myths and legends associated with Christmas. For some Christmas itself is a legend (or even a myth).

Country Christmas Dog
Posted on December 20, 2016

Howdy, ya'll! One way that those of us who live the country life celebrate Christmas is to decorate the trusty old truck. Woof!

Guinea Pig Christmas
Posted on December 19, 2016

*sniff, sniff* Hey, maybe this human Christmas holiday thing isn't so weird after all. It smells pretty tasty.

Christmas German Shepherd
Posted on December 18, 2016

All I want for Christmas is to remain this incredibly handsome. Buuuuut . . . . I wouldn't say no to a rawhide bone and extra time with Mom and Dad.

Ratty Christmas
Posted on December 17, 2016

I don't know about this tree. Shouldn't it be made of something edible? Or at least have frosting on it?

Star Trek Cats
Posted on December 16, 2016

Illustrator Jenny Parks has managed to marry two of my favorite things -- cats and the world of geeks and nerds -- into a wonderful series of art.

Star Wars Nativity
Posted on December 16, 2016

Unto us a movie is born. Unto us a film is given. The latest cinematic Star Wars adventure "Rogue One" comes down to Earth today.

Happy Holi-Dogs Pug
Posted on December 16, 2016

Well, the holly is nice, but I wish it was mistletoe. I could really use some kisses right now.

Cat Christmas Tree
Posted on December 15, 2016

There is a reason that there isn't a book titled "Cat Herding Made Easy" for two reasons. One is that cat herding isn't easy. And two -- it can't be done.

Monkey Christmas Tree
Posted on December 14, 2016

How do you help a monkey celebrate Christmas? Cover his Christmas tree with lots of tasty fruit.

Santa Lucia Horse
Posted on December 13, 2016

For Swedes and many Swedish-American today is Santa Lucia Day, an important and fun part of the holiday season. Thinking of skipping it? Just say neigh.

Christmas Horse
Posted on December 13, 2016

Today is the National Day of the Horse and as such horses everywhere want to wish us all a Merry Christmas.

Christmas Pomeranian
Posted on December 12, 2016

I just love Christmas time!  Mom calls me her little holiday decoration.

Furry Cat Ornament
Posted on December 11, 2016

Hey, look. I can see a tiny little cat in this ornament . . . and he looks just like me.