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.

Question Mark Cat
Posted on April 5, 2019

Believe it or not, we cats happen to be very good with punctuation. With out tails we can do exclamation points, commas, and question marks. We do periods with our noses. Got that?

Posted on April 4, 2019

"Bring on the rat food! Put down the phone! Bring on the barrel and roll us home. 'Cause it's supper -- supper, supper, supper, supper -- super pepper-upper, supper, super-duper suppertime!"

Black Cats
Posted on April 3, 2019

Black cats can really have it tough in life. All of the old superstitions about them have never totally gone away with some folks. They don't get adopted as often and they are often abused.

Singing Ferrets
Posted on April 2, 2019

It is National Ferret Day and time for us to celebrate! We start the day singing ferret carols and eating scrambled eggs.

April Fool's Cat
Posted on April 1, 2019

Ha ha! I had you thinking you had a drinking problem. April Fools!

McDonald's Puppy Meal
Posted on March 31, 2019

McDonald's finally came up with a Happy Meal for adults. It's called a McDonald's Puppy Meal. I just don't know how it get it home with my Big Mac still intact.

Posted on March 30, 2019

This alligator looks like he is hunting for a bit of lunch in Florida's Myakka River.

Horse Talk
Posted on March 29, 2019

Hey Alvin! I've heard that you are the hottest little stallion in the stable. Wanna come over to my stall?

Stacked Dog and Bird
Posted on March 28, 2019

When you live in a small space being able to stack your pets is a great space saver. Of course the pets have to be friends to accomplish this.

Kitten on a Knee
Posted on March 27, 2019

I heard someone say "take a knee," So I did. Do you want it back now?

Bathmat Cat
Posted on March 26, 2019

Yes, I know that I am lying on the bathmat. I came here to take a bath. Is it my fault I fell asleep in the middle of it? Your shower can wait until I'm done -- in a couple of hours.

Darling Dachshund
Posted on March 25, 2019

Here I am pretending to be asleep. But just let anyone crinkle paper and I will be there like a shot to make sure I can get a share of any food.

Inspection Cat
Posted on March 24, 2019

Okay, I will give this careful inspection before you use it. You can have it back in three hours after I have napped on it.

Posted on March 23, 2019

*snuggle, snuggle, snuffle* Oh yes, it is so good to be the puppy!

Cat Shatner Fan
Posted on March 22, 2019

Cone on . . . Captain . . . Kirk. Get those . . . aliens! The only thing . . . Spock will do . . . is to tell them to  . . . live long and . . . pros-purr!

Kitten at Play
Posted on March 21, 2019

This is my mom's magic wand. I know it is magic because of how wonderful I feel when she lets me play with it.

Cool Dog
Posted on March 20, 2019

I can't believe that spring is finally here! I have been waiting ever so long. Now the future is so bright I gotta wear shades.

Chicken Line-Up
Posted on March 19, 2019

If these were crows this line would be called a "murder" of crows. I think a line of chickens would be called a "cozy."

Labradoodle and Goldendoodle
Posted on March 18, 2019

Hey! We may not be twins, but we are still double the trouble and double the fun!

Irish Kitten
Posted on March 17, 2019

This St. Patrick's Day here is one Irish kitten to go with love.

St. Patty's Day Dog
Posted on March 17, 2019

Okay. I am ready to party! Bring on the green dog biscuits!

Posted on March 16, 2019

Yeah, you'd be this happy too if someone had just set your favorite food in front of you.

Guard Dog
Posted on March 15, 2019

Mom just told me that I have a new baby brother. You just don't look a thing like me.

Cat Still Life
Posted on March 14, 2019

I have officially dubbed this photo "Still Life with Cat." Phoebe is one of those cats who just knows where she looks her best.

Dog Naps
Posted on March 13, 2019

Oh, yes. **sigh** It's good to be the dog on a day like today. Mom isn't going to make this bed any time soon!