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.

Cow-Loving Cat
Posted on July 14, 2020

There is nothing like a cow for a good cuddle. Well, except for a horse, a deer, a ferret, a human, a . . . your get the idea.

Potato Pug
Posted on July 13, 2020

Who needs burgers when there are french fries? And chips. And wedges. And tots. And baked, boiled, fried, and pancakes.

Gardening Guinea Pig
Posted on July 12, 2020

When Dad said that everyone in the family had to do their share of the summer chores, he really meant it.

Adventure Dog
Posted on July 11, 2020

There is no problem social distancing when you are out playing fetch in the wilderness. Of course a lake or stream offers additional possibilities for fun.

Posted on July 10, 2020

Bees are the most amazing creatures. They are actually far more gentle than humans give them credit for.

Posted on July 9, 2020

Hey! What are you looking at? I'm just having my breakfast. And lunch. And dinner.

Beach Budgie
Posted on July 8, 2020

I don't have to worry about my beach being closed. I don't have to worry about masks or social distancing.

Beach Cat
Posted on July 7, 2020

This year no humans on the beach means no dogs on the beach. This is now MY beach!

Fried Chicken Pug
Posted on July 6, 2020

Mom never should have turned her back after she brought dinner home.

Pool Pig
Posted on July 5, 2020

It is not often that you see a pet pig hanging out by the pool. There is a good reason for that.

Independent Cat
Posted on July 4, 2020

Forget the donkeys and the elephants. If there is one animal that should represent America's desire for independence it would be the cat.

Patriotic Pup
Posted on July 3, 2020

I'm all ready for the big holiday. My basic belief about both fashion and decorating is "when in doubt, over do it."

Baby Sea Turtle
Posted on July 2, 2020

I'm very small and I have a really big journey ahead to make it to the sea.

Beauty Shop Pug
Posted on July 1, 2020

Oh, no! You caught me before I'm ready! I just came out from under the fur dryer.

Cowboy Pug
Posted on June 30, 2020

I always wanted to be a cowboy, er, dog. I just have one problem I need help with.

Whale and Seal
Posted on June 29, 2020

Hey, Tommy! Here's a fish for you! This one has my "seal" of approval. Get it?

Posted on June 28, 2020

Hey everybody! Weird Wally is coming in for a landing. Run!

Well-Hydrated Squirrel
Posted on June 27, 2020

Humans have this water thinking really well planned out.

Deer and Squirrel
Posted on June 26, 2020

Thank you for having me over for brunch little buddy. I didn't realize that you found a human willing to feed you.

A Horse and his Dog
Posted on June 25, 2020

I just love it when Mom lets me dog-sit. I nuzzle him, he licks me, we make a good team.

Ant Pressing a Twig
Posted on June 24, 2020

I'm going to be the most muscular ant in the world. Every day I am pumping weights like this HUGE log.

Parachuting Sheep
Posted on June 23, 2020

Sometimes it is the footnotes in history that are the most curious and interesting. This is true with the case of the parachuting live sheep.

Posted on June 23, 2020

No matter whose baby you are you have to grow into your adult colors.

Bear Warning
Posted on June 22, 2020

No matter how many times it has happened in the past, there will always be guys who will pick up a baby bear without thinking about where mama bear is.

Lion and Cub
Posted on June 21, 2020

I love you, Dad! You're the bestest dad ever to set paw on the world.