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.

Quaffing Quail
Posted on August 5, 2019

When I was a kid my parents took us out for root beer or ice cream to cool off in the summer. I guess you could say that this is the quail version. Belly up to the bar kids!

Frightebed Fido
Posted on August 4, 2019

Summer is the time for thunderstorms and frightened pets. Some of them try to come up with some pretty creative places to hide.

Pine-Fresh Cat
Posted on August 3, 2019

Cats like to find nice, quiet places to hide out and relax. Sometimes they multi-task with doing a little freshening at the same time.

Turtles
Posted on August 2, 2019

Turtles are reptiles and therefore cold-blooded. Therefore a chance to warm up in the sun is way more important than trying to get a tan. Who'd want to change those beautiful colors anyway?

Popsicle Pup
Posted on August 1, 2019

A Popsicle is a great way to cool down on a hot summer day, but you can make dogs their own special frozen treats that are far more healthy for them.

Trash Panda
Posted on July 31, 2019

Raccoons are so common to urban life that they are right up there with birds and squirrels at being common in the neighborhood. Their most notable talent is dumpster diving.

Patient Cat
Posted on July 30, 2019

For a mom there is nothing so nice as coming home to your two babies and find them getting along so well. How many cats would really put up with this kind of hug?

Urban Rabbit
Posted on July 29, 2019

Believe it or don't, this cute little bunny was found living the urban life in, of all places, Washington, D.C.

Begging Cat
Posted on July 28, 2019

Oh, please give me something to eat! You haven't fed me since you adopted me! Okay. Would you believe last week? Yesterday?

Dog and Toy
Posted on July 27, 2019

I don't know what this thing is, but i love to carry it around, chase it, fetch it, chew on it. Well, I guess it's almost everything to me.

Cat Toast
Posted on July 26, 2019

Here's to the cats we find so beautiful and love so much. Here's also to the cattitude we deal with on a daily basis so that we can have them in our lives.

Duckling Eating Salad
Posted on July 25, 2019

You may wonder why I post so many birds here. It's easy. I adore birds. When I was a baby my first word was "bird."

Summer Cat
Posted on July 24, 2019

This is my sweet furry baby sunning herself on the patio. She likes to hang out near me when I am gardening or cleaning the patio.

Turtle
Posted on July 23, 2019

And here you thought that only frogs lived on lilypads.

Great Egret and Snowy Egret
Posted on July 22, 2019

"Egrets, I've had a few, but then again too few to mention" Well, anyway, the bird on the left is a Great Egret and the right is a Snowy Egret. Some people mix them up, but when you see them together the difference is clear.

Baby Monkey
Posted on July 21, 2019

When you are a baby there is nothing so comforting as being cuddled up in your mommy's arm and chest hair.

Cygnets
Posted on July 20, 2019

I have to say that there is nothing ugly about these babies unless you are a duck and were expecting ducklings. These are cygnets, or baby swans.

Fast Food Seafulls
Posted on July 19, 2019

Food that humans leave lying around sure does make foraging easier. But I'd better run away with it before George there notices. He'll try to take it from me.

Curious Raccoon
Posted on July 18, 2019

Hey! You! What are you doing with that thing in front of your face? You've been pointing it all over the place and making a clicking noise. You'd better not be up to something!

Accidental Cat Bath
Posted on July 17, 2019

There is nothing like jumping into the bathtub for a drink of water and finding yourself taking a bath to remind you that you are 100% cat.

Garden Cat Nap
Posted on July 16, 2019

Cats are able to sleep just about anywhere, but most of them choose to nap in places that really make them look good. It doesn't even matter if it isn't all that comfortable to the human mind.

Opinionated Mare and Foal
Posted on July 15, 2019

It is finally raspberry season, but I think that these horses have misunderstood exactly what kind of raspberry we're talking about.

French Pug
Posted on July 14, 2019

Viva la France! Today is Bastille Day -- the day to celebrate freedom for the French and the storming of the Bastille. Without this even dogs may not consider snails edible.

Bejeweled Horse
Posted on July 13, 2019

Dogs and cats may get fancy collars and leashes studded with gems, but what about horses? A woman in England has taken to creating and crafting jewelry just for horses.

Sunny Cow
Posted on July 12, 2019

Today is Cow Appreciation Day and it is a great time to think of all the things we get from our partnership with cows.