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.

Christmas Puppies
Posted on December 22, 2018

No matter how hard you try there is one in every family.

Holiday Hedgehog
Posted on December 22, 2018

Christmas time is here and I am Santa's littlest biggest fan. Sort that thought out!

Blind Amphibian Named for Trump
Posted on December 21, 2018

Strange but true -- a newly discovered amphibian in Panama has been named for Donald Trump. And, for those of you who are wondering, it is not an act of admiration or appreciation. It is quite the opposite actually.

Christmas Dreaming Puppy
Posted on December 21, 2018

Somehow I don't think there are sugar plums dancing through his head.

Humbug Dog
Posted on December 21, 2018

Bah! Humbug! Just because it is nearly the 25th of December does not mean that I need to be dressed up this way!

Santa Paws
Posted on December 20, 2018

Okay, I get the hat. I'm supposed to be Santa Paws. But these booties are ridiculous.

Blue Christmas Puppy
Posted on December 20, 2018

I thought maybe Mom forgot and mixed up Christmas and Hanukkah this year. She said she was just in her blue period.

Cat in the Box
Posted on December 19, 2018

"If it fits, I sits," got taken just a few miles too far for one cat in Nova Scotia, Canada. About 700 miles too far. Just like any other cat one-year-old Baloo is fascinated by boxes.

Christmas Golden Retriever
Posted on December 19, 2018

We're going to go caroling tomorrow night so I had better get my voice in shape. "O howly night! The stars are brightly whining!"

Mexican Wolf
Posted on December 18, 2018

Despite what some people may assert, there is not a wild wolf population living in Colorado. Sightings within the state have come from wolves that managed to wander in from other states on their travels.

Reindeer
Posted on December 18, 2018

Okay, team, we're almost ready to handle yet another Christmas. Now we just need to work on our language skills.

Ben Hur Brown
Posted on December 17, 2018

The new reboot of the TV show Murphy Brown has much of the charm and incisive bite of the original show. In one very vital way the new show has really kicked it up a notch -- Murphy now has a dog. Not just any dog either.

Christmas Guinea Pig
Posted on December 17, 2018

Sheesh! I love Christmas but I could do without all the cold and snow.

Christmas Lily Cat
Posted on December 16, 2018

This beautiful white Lily cat knows just where to sit among her mom's Christmas decoration to make her look her best.

Curious Christmas Cat
Posted on December 16, 2018

I don't know what this thing is supposed to be but it looks kinda fun. And I keep thinking I see a cat in there making fun of me.

Reindeer Dog
Posted on December 15, 2018

Christmas is starting to get to Juno. She is feeling like she's been run over by a reindeer. Rudolph to be specific.

Santa Dog
Posted on December 15, 2018

Hey, Mr. Santa, I just wanted to apologize for nipping you ankles last year. I didn't know you were supposed to sneak into the house.

Santa Delivers Cat for Christmas
Posted on December 14, 2018

The very best thing that Santa Claus could bring any of us is love. For Austin Brooks, 12, that is exactly what happened this week. Last month the family cat passed away and he was devastated by the loss but he carried on.

Reindeeer and Santa
Posted on December 14, 2018

Okay, boys! Let's get a move on! We're in training for the big night!

Jingle Horse
Posted on December 13, 2018

I am totally rocking this Christmas look AND getting to wear jingle bells without pulling a sleigh.

Poinsettia Pooch
Posted on December 12, 2018

I live by Miss Piggy's words of wisdom -- "When in doubt, overdo." So I look absolutely fetching.

Christmas Sleigh Cat
Posted on December 11, 2018

I don't care if I do look like the trimming on Santa's suit, I am not dressing like a reindeer this year!

Christmas Pekes
Posted on December 10, 2018

Noki and Autumn are anxiously awaiting Christmas morning so that they can open their presents.

Jewish Chihuahua
Posted on December 10, 2018

Um. Since I am a chihuahua and my people come from Mexico doesn't that mean that I should be Catholic and celebrating Christmas?

Hanukkah Hound
Posted on December 9, 2018

This year Dad baked me some homemade dog biscuits for Hanukkah. They are in the shapes of Stars of David and menorahs.