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.

Wrapped-Up Christmas Kitty
Posted on December 1, 2020

To tell you the truth I don't think Mom should have been chugging Frappucinos the whole time she was wrapping gifts.

Christmas Lights Dog
Posted on November 30, 2020

I'm trying to help Dad with the outdoor decorations this year. So I thought I'd untangle the lights.

Christmas Wrap Cat
Posted on November 29, 2020

I'm helping Mom wrap presents today. She's got an awful lot to do.

Christmas Rat
Posted on November 28, 2020

I know it's hard to believe, but I beat Mom in the ugly Christmas sweater contest this year.

Shopping Pig
Posted on November 27, 2020

Here we go, Mommy! Whee! Even the grocery store is fun on Black Friday!

Barely Patient Pooch
Posted on November 26, 2020

Ooooooo! My tail is wagging and the rest of me is starting to go too! Please let there be enough for the dog! Oh, please!

Funny Thanksgiving Cat
Posted on November 26, 2020

Jeez! I just don't take a good photo, especially on holidays.

Bird Dog
Posted on November 25, 2020

Okay, I've heard of having a monkey on your back, but a bird on your head?

Pilgrim Dog
Posted on November 25, 2020

Oh, I have so much to be thankful for this year. Mom and Dad and my human brothers had to stay home and spend more time with me.

Posted on November 24, 2020

Are you sure this isn't a unicorn costume? It doesn't smell at all like turkey and what you call a beak seems for like a horn coming out of my head.

Bulldog Thanksgiving
Posted on November 24, 2020

Man, I think we look ridiculous! Who would mistake us for a Pilgrim and an Indian?

Cat's Turkey Tie
Posted on November 23, 2020

Most people don't get really formal for Thanksgiving dinner, but we cats live by a different code.

Turkey Dog
Posted on November 23, 2020

I thought I'd help Mom out with Thanksgiving dinner this year. So I am giving her my turkey.

Pumpkin Corgis
Posted on November 22, 2020

Hey, Mom! We found the perfect pumpkins for you to make pie, and cake, and dog treats, and pudding, and . . . and . . .  and . . .

Thanksgiving Cat
Posted on November 22, 2020

Okay. I get it. I don't want it, but I got it. Enough with the centerpiece. Bring on the food.

Highland Cow
Posted on November 21, 2020

"Home, home on the grange, where the dukes and the baronets play."

Pony and her Person
Posted on November 20, 2020

If there is one thing that is wonderful in this world when you are a small pony, it is to find a human best friend who is just your size.

Flushing Feline
Posted on November 19, 2020

Eeeew! Ick! I just hate it when my human brother doesn't take care of his business properly.

Disney Dog
Posted on November 18, 2020

It's a big day for me because it is my favorite actor's birthday. His name is Mickey Mouse. Maybe you've heard of him?

Deer Mouse
Posted on November 17, 2020

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but these seeds are so delightful. And since it's not going to snow . . .

Fast Food Cat
Posted on November 16, 2020

I know I wanted to start a career in advertising, but I didn't think that would include filling in for Ronald McDonald when he got called for jury duty.

Refrigerated Puppy
Posted on November 15, 2020

Hey, Mom. It's that time of year again. It's Clean Out Your Fridge Day! I am waiting here to help you get rid of all the old leftovers.

Fetching Dog
Posted on November 14, 2020

The great thing about fall is that the trees are all ready to play fetch with me.

Autumn Goats
Posted on November 13, 2020

When I was a very little girl I went to a preschool that had been put together on an old farm in Colorado. They still had some animals for the kids to interact with, including a few goats.

Siamese Cat
Posted on November 12, 2020

Man, I hate fall. All of these stupid leaves make it harder to catch mice. It gives them too many places to hide.