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.

Beach Dogs
Posted on August 16, 2018

Don't worry, little one, those are just waves. They are just made of water. You know, like the toilet, but not drinkable.

Back-Seat-Driving Cat
Posted on August 15, 2018

Watch out for the car! You're riding on the wrong side of the street! Wait! Should you even be on the street?

French Bulldog Puppy
Posted on August 14, 2018

What? Of course I am chewing on the cup. I want to get every last bit of lemonade out of it!

Ice Cream Pug
Posted on August 13, 2018

Mmmmmm. *snort* One of the best things about hot summer days is getting to cool off in the evening with an ice cream cone.

Elephant Siblings
Posted on August 12, 2018

He ain't heavy. He's my brother. Okay. He is heavy because he's an elephant, but he's still my brother.

Dog and Pony
Posted on August 11, 2018

Hm. I usually ride Western. Since this is a Shetland pony shouldn't I be riding English?

Foraging Mouse
Posted on August 10, 2018

It may still be the dog days of summer, but I have got to be busy preparing for the winter.

Amish Uber
Posted on August 9, 2018

In this day and age of electronics, fast cars, and get there in a hurry, there is one kind of "Uber" driver out there who is bucking the trend. His Uber ride is just one horsepower -- in the form of a Morgan horse.

Ice Cream Squirrel
Posted on August 9, 2018

I scream, you scream, even squirrels love good ice cream!

Posted on August 8, 2018

The groomer at my vet's office went a little crazy on vacation. New Zealand will never be the same again.

Bark Whisperer
Posted on August 7, 2018

You've heard of horse whisperers, cat whisperers, dog whisperers, and, well, just about any kind of animal whisperer you could think of  What about a "bark whisperer?" Okay. Not at all in the same vein at all.

Napping Fox
Posted on August 7, 2018

When you spend your summer nights hunting for tasty snacks of mice and voles, you need a nice, cool place to curl up for a nap during the day.

BFFs (Best Fur Friends)
Posted on August 6, 2018

I love you, cat. You make a really nice and cozy snout warmer!

Back to School Lioness
Posted on August 5, 2018

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am really ready for it to be back-to-school time. Let's get this bus moving!

Thirsty Koala
Posted on August 4, 2018

Boy it is hot today! I know that this is supposed to be a bird bath, but today it is a koala fountain.

Watermelon Dog
Posted on August 3, 2018

Mmmm. *snarf, snarf, snarf* This watermelon stuff is pretty darn good for not being Snausages or Pupperoni.

Posted on August 2, 2018

Ah, Evinrude, keep your motor running. I love it when you tickle my nose!

Beach Dog
Posted on August 1, 2018

It can't be time to come in! The sun is still up and I haven't sniffed everything on the beach yet!

Dino the Dinosaur
Posted on July 31, 2018

Dino the Dinosaur was television's original purple dinosaur (technically a "snorkasaurus").

Drinking Cat
Posted on July 31, 2018

We have one motto in our house during the summer --- "Be well hydrated."

Trampoline Pig
Posted on July 30, 2018

I am so glad that I am considered one of the family. That means I get to play with all of their toys. Woo-hoo!

Funny Tiger
Posted on July 29, 2018

You said I should say "cheese?" I thought you said I should sneeze.

Tickled Dog
Posted on July 28, 2018

One of the things I like about summer is all of the new friends you get to meet!

Mailbox Cat
Posted on July 27, 2018

Hai! I am waiting for the mailman here in this mailbox.

Butterfly by Briggs Geister
Posted on July 26, 2018

Butterflies are delicate and beautiful but they are also important to our ecosystem as pollinators. Amateur photographer Briggs Geister takes the occasional photo of their beauty on her daily walks.