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.

Thanksgiving Anticipation
Posted on November 24, 2016

All hail the magic holiday bird! Do you think it is ready yet? You know Mom won't tell us. It sure smells done.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Posted on November 23, 2016

When it comes to Turkey Day for many people the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is nearly as important as the bird, friends and family, and football. Well, maybe not football.

Thanksgiving Guinea Pig
Posted on November 23, 2016

I am rocking this turkey/pilgrim fashion thing. But I'm really ready to eat! Pass the salad!

Thanksgiving Doxie
Posted on November 22, 2016

Man, I don't know how guys who had to wear hats like this were able to colonize a new world. This thing is UGLY!

Thanksgiving Pug
Posted on November 21, 2016

Okay, Mom! Bring on Thanksgiving! Bring on the bird!

Computer Cat
Posted on November 20, 2016

Purr-fect! Today is Name Your PC Day. I named this one Grumpy after my favorite internet cat . . . and because of it's personality.

Goat and Monkey Inseparable
Posted on November 19, 2016

A baby monkey in Jiangxi Province, China, is demonstrating a strong instinct for survival. After being separated from its parents it found a farm with a herd of goats to be its home.

Naughty Cat
Posted on November 19, 2016

I came, I saw, I clawed. Veni, vidi, ouchee.

Steamboat Willie
Posted on November 18, 2016

If you've never heard of Mickey Mouse then you've either been living under a rock or on another planet for the last 90 years. Mickey, the mouse with the most, is celebrating his 88th birthday today.

Mickey Mouse and Pluto
Posted on November 18, 2016

It's Mickey Mouse Day! Yay! It was on this day in 1928 that the mega mouse debuted in his first cartoon, Steamboat Willie. That makes this Mickey's birthday. It looks like he and Pluto are ready to celebrate it too!

Jack Russell Terrier
Posted on November 17, 2016

Ooooo, that fire feels so good on these old bones. No wonder the cat always curls up here. Do I smell burning fur?

Artstic Squirrel
Posted on November 16, 2016

There is just something about autumn leaves that inspires many a young rodent to take up brush and palette and try to capture the beauty.

LC the Alpaca
Posted on November 15, 2016

Stray cats and dogs are a fairly (and sadly) common thing.  So that rarely makes news. However, on November 1st a stray, injured alpaca came to the attention of the Boulder County Sheriff's Department in Colorado.

Mouse
Posted on November 15, 2016

Ah. I think I've found the perfect home for the winter. Warm, light, cozy, and with great views.

Dalmation in Autumn
Posted on November 14, 2016

Can you really spot me among all these leaves? Do I give you the urge to play connect the dots?

Cat Nap
Posted on November 13, 2016

Mmm. I could get into shopping if it is always like this. Getting to test drive, er, nap, the pet beds is especially nice.

Squirrel
Posted on November 12, 2016

Okay. I've got my seat. I've got my game day snacks. Now which game to watch? The Johnson's are watching buffaloes beat up huskers. . .

Python
Posted on November 11, 2016

Once upon an ev'ning dreary'

As I wandered weak and weary,

I stepped inside the bathroom door

Veteran Dog
Posted on November 11, 2016

Not all veterans are human. Remember ALL the veterans out there today . . .  and the brothers they mourn.

Animal Best Friends
Posted on November 10, 2016

This is Aramis, Athos, and Porthos, the three musketeers. They hang out together around the stable every day.

Fishy Conversation
Posted on November 9, 2016

They sure look like they are deep in conversation, not just water. I wonder what they are talking about.

Grumpy Voter Cat
Posted on November 8, 2016

I guess it's time for me to go vote. Meh. This is a really tough one this year. Where is my quarter?

Polar Bears
Posted on November 7, 2016

(((((HUG))))) I love you Mom! Gee I don’t think she even knows I’m here. This could be a problem.

Dachshund
Posted on November 6, 2016

I love taking a nap in Mom’s purse. It always smells of turkey sandwiches and breath mints in here. *sniff, sniff* Mmmmm. There is just a hint of dog treats in here too!

Owl
Posted on November 5, 2016

I’m supposed to what? I’m supposed to know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? You’re kidding me.