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.

Squirrel's Snowman
Posted on February 12, 2018

There. I am finished with my snowman. I shall name him Fred and I will love him and hug him and keep him forever.

Guitar-Playing Kitten
Posted on February 11, 2018

"You ain't nothin' but a hound dog cryin' all the time. You ain't never caught a rabbit and you ain't no friend of mine."

Olympic Dachshund
Posted on February 10, 2018

If Jamaica can have an Olympic bobsled team then so can a dachshund. Well, in theory anyway.

Snoozing Cat
Posted on February 9, 2018

Order up! One toasted cat on a afghan for the crazy cat lady at table number one!

Snowy Owl
Posted on February 8, 2018

Bird watchers in Colorado are all a-twitter about the fact that snowy owls have returned to the state after many years.

Ballerina Pig
Posted on February 7, 2018

Everyone kept telling me that I needed to become more active. I couldn't see me going to the gym, so I took up ballet.

Fireside Dogs
Posted on February 6, 2018

I don't know why humans are so into watching television. It's always the same show. It is nice and warm though.

Snow Horses
Posted on February 5, 2018

Oh, my darling. I love you so much. We are so beautiful together -- especially in a snowstorm.

Mail Dog
Posted on February 4, 2018

Hey, Mr. Mailman! I just wanted to thank you for bringing me the mail every day.

"Red" Squirrel
Posted on February 3, 2018

I was really stylin' yesterday when I went out running errands all over the forest on Wear Red Day.

Punxsutawney Phil
Posted on February 2, 2018

Every February 2nd it's the same thing. I'm half asleep and someone grabs me by the scruff and drags me out of my hole just to look for the sun.

Snowbound Dog
Posted on February 1, 2018

Um, you let me out to take a whiz in a snowstorm and then your cell phone rang. I think you need to review your priorities.

Happy Monkey
Posted on January 31, 2018

Even monkeys have the good taste to catch snowflakes on their tongues.

Birthday Cat
Posted on January 30, 2018

Today would have been my mom's 89th birthday. So this feline with plenty of "catitude" is for her.

Dear Deer
Posted on January 29, 2018

I know your Mom won't let us in the house anymore. But would she let you come out and play?

Ranch Dog
Posted on January 28, 2018

Okay, guys. I'm heading out to the north forty to check on the herd. We're going to take them some hay. That is if Freddy here can make it without eating it.

Fireside Cat
Posted on January 27, 2018

*sigh* The fire feels so good even my whiskers have relaxed. What next? Humans like to sing by the fire. I'll settle for a solid purr. *prrrrrrrrrrr*

Mr. and Mrs. Owl
Posted on January 26, 2018

Oh, my darling, I just love the way you always smell of fresh mice! You make such a good provider for our owlets!

Funny Napping Dog
Posted on January 25, 2018

When the urge to nap strikes it can be really hard to ignore it.

Starling and Snowman
Posted on January 24, 2018

If they think that this kind of a scarecrow is going to scare me then they have another think coming. For starters I'm not a crow. I'm a starling.

Lab by the Fire
Posted on January 23, 2018

It's cold out and I would love to curl up closer to the fire, but the cat is bound to show up and want to curl up by the fire too.

Snow Bunny
Posted on January 22, 2018

I don't know. Noses aren't generally something I include in my diet, but this one is delicious.

Zen Kittens
Posted on January 21, 2018

In a totally Zen moment, these kittens are happily hanging out with a Buddhist monk while he is chanting.

Emperor Penguins
Posted on January 20, 2018

"I'm the king of the world!" "No son, you are an emperor penguin." "Okay, I'm the emperor of the world!"

Movie Binge-Watching Dog
Posted on January 19, 2018

I've watched so many Jack Nicholson movies I am starting to look like him. I have also developed a severe case of popcorn breath.