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.

Sewing Machine Cat
Posted on June 13, 2018

I know you are getting ready to be all busy and stuff here, but you aren't paying enough attention to me.

Guinea Pigs
Posted on June 12, 2018

Guinea pigs originated in South America though there are no longer any left in the wild. They are a popular food in areas of Latin America and Africa. For the rest of us these gentle little rodents are pets.

Bar Squirrels
Posted on June 12, 2018

Belly up to the bar, son! We need to get eating before the birds show up.

Corn Dog
Posted on June 11, 2018

I just love a good romp through the corn fields. It is so full of good summertime sniffs.

Duckling Surprise
Posted on June 10, 2018

Guess what! Um, no, that's not it. Guess why! Nope, not it either. Ah, guess who!?!

Alien-Hunting Kitten
Posted on June 9, 2018

Mom? Dad? I just found this alien from the planet Furballlis 9 under the refrigerator. Don't worry. I will save us all!

Mounted Police Dogs
Posted on June 8, 2018

Okay, Charlie, I know it was my idea that we join the police force, but this isn't what I had in mind at all!

Shrew on a Toilet Bowl Plant
Posted on June 7, 2018

Ask any gardener and they will tell you that animal poo is something natural that really helps your garden grow. There is a whole industry dedicated to processing and sale of animal manure.

Cat and Ferret Friends
Posted on June 7, 2018

Look, I swear that Mom has gone to work for the day. I'll open the cupboard door and you knock over the bag of cat food.

Spaghetti and Hedgehog
Posted on June 6, 2018

I've had spaghetti a lot of different ways, from spaghetti and meatballs to spaghetti with clam sauce, but I've never had spaghetti with hedgehog before!

Bedazzled Maraquech Beetle
Posted on June 5, 2018

Once upon a time on the Yucatan peninsula there lived a beautiful princess who fell in love with the prince of a rival tribe. Their love was forbidden and they could never marry. When the prince was caught he was sentenced to death.

Seahorse Father Giving Birth
Posted on June 5, 2018

In the aquatic world of seahorses it is the father that gives birth to the babies. Here is a photograph of a dad in labor pushing out the young.

Cat and Dog "Hug"
Posted on June 4, 2018

For those who don't know, the pet version of a head is the head bonk. Strangely, this comes across as more affectionate than a hug.

Egg-Laying Cat
Posted on June 3, 2018

Yep. I laid these eggs all by myself. Just kidding. But I am laying ON these eggs all by myself.

Determined Cat
Posted on June 2, 2018

Come on! Let me in! Your HAVE to let me in! I have decided to adopt you!

Doughnut Dog
Posted on June 1, 2018

Oh, boy! Dad's doing doughnuts and coffee for breakfast. Quick! While he's checking his phone!

Freaked Out Kitten
Posted on May 31, 2018

I kinda want to play with you but I am also kinda scared of you. What are you anyway?

Sad Cat Diary
Posted on May 30, 2018

PetsLady blogger John P. Barker passed away unexpectedly earlier this month. In addition to a variety of articles he was best known for sharing Animal Videos of the Day. In his honor I bring you a video that he would have loved: Sad Cat Diary.

Curious Kitten
Posted on May 30, 2018

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it did take nine times to do so. Enter a tub full of water balloons . . .

Flamingo Crossing
Posted on May 29, 2018

Step lively feathered friends! There will be no pink roadkill on my watch!

Vietnam Solder Dog Memorial
Posted on May 28, 2018

Memorial Day is for remembering all of the soldiers who have served our country. It is also a great day to remember that not all of those soldiers were human.

Drive-Thru Dog
Posted on May 28, 2018

Okay, boy, that was a rare burger, hold everything except the cheese, and a large toilet water.

Bear Tree
Posted on May 27, 2018

Okay everyone! Let's calm down. Everything is going to be okay.

Squirrel Sneak Attack
Posted on May 26, 2018

Here we have photographic evidence that some squirrels, like some humans, are complete jerks.

Bear Reaction
Posted on May 25, 2018

Oh, no! Not again! I've been trying to teach Max to dive but he keeps doing belly flops instead. That's gotta hurt!