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.

Izzy the Burnese Mountain Dog
Posted on October 17, 2017

These days you can hardly turn on the news without hearing about the devastating wildfires that are burning their way through California. Occasionally, amid all of the death and destruction, there comes the miraculous story of hope and survival.

Pasta Parakeet
Posted on October 17, 2017

Today I shall show you my own special recipe. It is a unique sauce to serve over pasta that is totally for the birds!

Baby Red Pandas
Posted on October 16, 2017

This past summer the Denver Zoo was keeping a little secret. Well, actually it was two little secrets.

Pumpkin Rat
Posted on October 16, 2017

Whoa! This is a whole new take on the Jack O' Lantern. I like it!

Little Red Wagon Puppy
Posted on October 15, 2017

I thought that a little red wagon would be a great way to get around when I was done playing. I just have one problem.

Sphinx Calico Cat
Posted on October 14, 2017

I bet you didn't know that calico cats have different skin colors. That way a Sphinx Cat can still be a calico cat.

Fall Raccoon
Posted on October 13, 2017

I would decorate my home for the season but Mother Nature has already done it for me.

Golden Autumn Retriever
Posted on October 12, 2017

This is the time of year I love the best. There is nothing like getting to run and play through big piles of leaves.

Horse and his Teddy Bear
Posted on October 11, 2017

This is my teddy bear. I like to bring him everywhere I go. Especially to work. It's a good thing I work at home.

Roman Licking Dog
Posted on October 10, 2017

Recently a couple of guys with metal detectors were doing their thing in Gloucester, England, when they were surprised to come across a cache of broken bronze artifacts. These pieces were from the time when ancient Romans had colonized Britain.

Bull Elk
Posted on October 10, 2017

I don't know what you do in the autumn where you live besides enjoy the changing leaves. Where I live we go to check out the bull elks bugling for a mate.

Viking Dog
Posted on October 9, 2017

I am here totally embracing my Norwegian heritage by dressing as a Viking. Okay. It is my owners' heritage.

Knitting Squirrel
Posted on October 8, 2017

There are many ways that you can tell that it is going to be a really cold winter. Like how thick muskrats build their homes or how furry some animals get.

Autumn Cat
Posted on October 7, 2017

We cats have an amazing talent. We know just where to curl up or stretch out so that we will look our very best. Of course, everything goes with basic black.

Smiling Alpaca
Posted on October 6, 2017

It may seem that we alpacas might not have a lot to smile about, but you'd be wrong.

Bat-Eared Cat
Posted on October 5, 2017

Yeah. I know. Mom had a one-night stand with a bat and this is what happened. At least that's what she told me.

Taco Dog and Dad
Posted on October 4, 2017

They say that over the years dogs and their owners start to look alike.

Split-Level Frogs
Posted on October 3, 2017

Mother Nature is an amazing woman. She even managed to supply a split-level home for these frogs.

African Cow
Posted on October 2, 2017

For many families the possession of a single cow can represent survival. And, while their cows may not look like ours, they still give milk.

Rainy Day Racoon
Posted on October 1, 2017

There are days when I really hate the rain. Fortunately one of my neighbors set up an umbrella just for me.

Koala Bear
Posted on September 30, 2017

Oh, no. Oh, no! It's coming! I can feel it! It's coming!

Kitten Photo by Harry Whittier Frees
Posted on September 29, 2017

It was over 100 years ago that the first cat memes or LOLcats were first created.

Swinging Goose
Posted on September 29, 2017

Excuse me. Would you please give me a push?

Chew Paca and Matt
Posted on September 28, 2017

In Australia male alpacas are bred to become guards for herds of sheep and goats. If these animals are not bought by the time they are two years old then they are sold to become meat.

Fish Tank Dog
Posted on September 28, 2017

Bluto finally caught the mailman today so he decided it was time to relax and check out the show on the fish tank.