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.

Trail Dog
Posted on June 8, 2019

Hey, Mom! I just love being out hiking the trail with you. I don't even care if it is only to one through the dog park!

Bathroom Bear
Posted on June 7, 2019

I don't know. Is he just keeping his eyes forward out of habit or is he trying to read the graffiti on the wall?

Swimming Tiger
Posted on June 6, 2019

Unlike your average house cat, tigers are not only okay with getting wet, but they embrace it as a part of their lifestyle.

Morning Cat
Posted on June 5, 2019

Humans! Sometimes you can't get them out of bed in the morning no matter how empty the food dish is. You just gotta curl up and love them anyway.

Cat Hug
Posted on June 4, 2019

Sometimes you just gotta hug your cat, even if dad is taking your picture and mom is acting like a jerk in the background.

Camping Dogs and Cats
Posted on June 3, 2019

June is National Camping Month and that means it is a great time to start spending more time in the great outdoors -- no matter who you are.

Adored Dog
Posted on June 2, 2019

When you are named after a motorcycle it can be hard to know how much you are really loved by your family. And then Mom hangs a sign that says "love" right over your bed. All doubts erased.

Armadillo Cat
Posted on June 1, 2019

Here we have photographic evidence of the extremely rare armadillo cat. It is significant proof that things are weirder in Texas.

Pooped Puppies
Posted on May 31, 2019

You know you've found just the right dog toys when you can poop out a whole bunch of puppies all at once.

Darling Dog
Posted on May 30, 2019

This is Hannah a Belgian Malinois mix, lying in luxurious repose during her off hours. I used to find my days totally brightened up when her mom brought her in to spend the day in the office.

Mama and Baby Otter
Posted on May 29, 2019

You "otter" take a really good look at this photo of a mama otter and her sweet little baby.

Bird-Watching Cat
Posted on May 28, 2019

I don't know why Mom watches that TV thing so much when this window is on all day long and it stars birds. The only drawback is that I can't catch them from here.

English Springer Spaniel
Posted on May 27, 2019

Mom calls me her best buddy. When she says "Sam" I know she loves me. When she yells "Sam!" I wrack my brains to remember if I misbehaved somewhere.

Turkey Vultures
Posted on May 26, 2019

A group of crows is called a "murder" and they do look like they are up to something. This is a group of turkey vultures. I guess they are the clean-up team.

Senior Dog
Posted on May 25, 2019

Everyone wants to adopt animals when they are adorable little puppies and kittens. However, there are great rewards to caring for a senior pet. A little snow on the muzzle just means a warmer heart.

Indigenous Child and Kitten
Posted on May 24, 2019

The whole world may view you as impoverished, but you are wealthy beyond measure if an animal loves you.

Posted on May 23, 2019

This beautiful reptile is a tortoise which is a member of the turtle family. It looks like he is taking a little time to relax in the sun.

Beluga Whale
Posted on May 22, 2019

This beautiful Beluga whale resides at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. He is getting a gentle kiss goodbye from a visitor.

Boxing Cat
Posted on May 21, 2019

Okay. I fits. I sits. Now I will claw it to bits. All I need is glitz and you would think it is a magic show.

Curious Chabdelier Cat
Posted on May 20, 2019

I don't know why Mom adopted that thing, but I like it. I just have one question: why did she put it so far out of my reach?

Buddha-Loving Monkey
Posted on May 19, 2019

This little monkey looks like he is seeking refuge in the arms of Buddha.

Guilt-Producing Dog
Posted on May 18, 2019

Just one question. If you are going to keep leaving me behind, do I really need a collar and leash? Seriously!

Bee Butt
Posted on May 17, 2019

This little bee butt doesn't look all that little when noshing on crocus nectar like this.

Ghost Cat Markings
Posted on May 16, 2019

Am I crazy or does anyone else see another cat, a little tabby's head and face, imposed on the front cat?

Amazon Cat
Posted on May 15, 2019

The smile Amazon puts on their shipping boxes -- NOW I get it.