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.

Paper Bag Cat
Posted on March 27, 2020

A paper bag on the couch? What a fantastic idea, Mom. Thank you.

Mittens the Cat
Posted on March 26, 2020

It may sound strange that a world capital city like Wellington, New Zealand, might have a need for mittens. Well, that's not quite what I meant.

Guinea Pig Author
Posted on March 26, 2020

There. I have finally finished my autobiography. It may be hard to believe that so much could happen in 3 years.

Posted on March 25, 2020

Hai! I'm the old manatee of the sea. You wouldn't believe all of the stories I could tell about living down here.

Saint Gertrude
Posted on March 24, 2020

Did you know that there is a patron saint of cats (and thereby cat lovers)? Well there is, sort of.

Confounded Cat
Posted on March 24, 2020

I have no idea what happened here, but it isn't good. I've never been in this position before.

Puppy Paws
Posted on March 23, 2020

Talk to the paws because these adorable ears just don't want to hear.

William Shatner and Horse
Posted on March 22, 2020

Being William Shatner's horse isn't too bad, but there is one distinct problem.

Boxed Bulldog
Posted on March 21, 2020

I'm waiting while Dad plays with his new stuff but it is really boring.

World Frog Day
Posted on March 20, 2020

Hey, Kermit! You think it isn't easy being green for a frog?

Chickens Crossing the Road
Posted on March 19, 2020

I wonder which one of these chickens is supposed to be Paul.

Spring-Fever Cat
Posted on March 18, 2020

It's March. Doesn't that mean spring? I mean the snow has melted and it's a little warmer. I need catnip!

St. Patty's Party Dogs
Posted on March 17, 2020

Dude, I think we've had way to much green toilet water today. I can tell you're in a drinking stupor.

St. Patrick's Day Cat
Posted on March 17, 2020

Can you hurry up and take the picture already? I want to curl up in that hat and take a nap.

Bamboo-Noshing Panda
Posted on March 16, 2020

Mmmmm. You humans don't know what you're missing by not eating tons of bamboo.

Pot o' Gold Pug
Posted on March 15, 2020

Okay. I've found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Now where's my leprechaun? I could use a snack.

St. Patrick's Dog
Posted on March 14, 2020

I wanted to take you out for St. Patrick's Day. I even brought you a green flower to show you how sincere I am.

K-9 Veteran
Posted on March 13, 2020

This is Bruno, a dog who was on active in with the Marine Corps in Iraq. In 2006 he was injured in a suicide bomb attack. His handler was killed.

Shamrock Cat
Posted on March 12, 2020

Mom gets kind of out of control dressing me up in costumes, but this time I think she has really gone over the top.

Shamrock Pug
Posted on March 11, 2020

I know what you're thinking. I'm really rocking this shamrock look.

Bagpipe Cat
Posted on March 10, 2020

Oh, it was the most horrible thing! It was screaming for help so I knocked it out of Jamie's hands.

Stove-Sleeping Cat
Posted on March 9, 2020

I did it! At long last I finally did it. I finally found the warmest place in the house to take a nap.

Editing Dog
Posted on March 8, 2020

Oh, hai! While you were in the bathroom I took the liberty of going over your manuscript. It's pretty good.

Sled Dogs
Posted on March 7, 2020

Another year has passed and once again the 2020 Iditarod Sled Dog Race starts today.

Snow Dog
Posted on March 6, 2020

Here I am, going through my mountain training. When I grow up I want to be a Saint Bernard.