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.

Hedgehog Bathtub
Posted on December 5, 2016

It's bathtub party time! These little hedgies are multi-tasking by doing their laundry while they party in the tub.

Cheetah Family
Posted on December 4, 2016

It's a great time of year to get a family portrait taken. I don't know how she managed to get all five of her kids to sit still at once.

Cat-mas Tree
Posted on December 3, 2016

O Cat-mas Tree, o Cat-mas Tree, how lovely are thy whiskers! You meow for dinner every night, and each morning ere first light!

Merry Christ-Mutt
Posted on December 2, 2016

As so many dog owners know, mutts can make the best pets. A good dog is a good dog, regardless of the bloodline. Wishing everyone a Merry Christ-Mutt!

Zoo Lights
Posted on December 1, 2016

At this dark time of year people don't usually think of braving the cold to go to the zoo -- especially at night.

Penguin Noogie!
Posted on December 1, 2016

Oooo, look a penguin noogie! Wait! Do penguins even have knuckles?

Nativity Doxie
Posted on November 30, 2016

Hi! I put up the Nativity scene for you this year. Doesn't it look nice?

Christmas Light-Checking Cat
Posted on November 29, 2016

Okay. Yep! Yep, there's a bulb burned out in here. Hand me another bulb and I'll put it in.

Christmas Puppy
Posted on November 28, 2016

Okay, the first item on the Christmas to-do list is untangle the lights. I've got this one!

Holiday Kitten
Posted on November 27, 2016

"Deck the cats with boughs of holly!" What? It's supposed to be Deck the Halls? Whew! What a relief!

Christmas Bulldog
Posted on November 26, 2016

Ho, ho, ho-boy! Mom and Dad thought it would be fun to have me on their Christmas card.

Goat Kid
Posted on November 25, 2016

Yay! We're going Christmas shopping! Wait! Am I awake yet?

Thanksgiving Aftermath
Posted on November 24, 2016

*groan* I can't believe I ate the whole thing! Oof! It's a good thing these fur coats don't have belts!

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.