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.

Perplexing Puss
Posted on January 22, 2019

I think Bing just asked his mom the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.

Baby Squirrel With Stuffed Mouse
Posted on January 21, 2019

Everybody needs a stuffed animal -- no matter what the species. It is like a guaranteed cuddle on demand.

Three Dog Night (Plus a Cat)
Posted on January 20, 2019

When you live in the mountains of Colorado it often gets cold enough for you to have a three dog night.

Popcorn Dog
Posted on January 19, 2019

Okay, Dad, are we watching a movie or is this just another really poor meal choice?

Hidden Cat
Posted on January 18, 2019

I don't care if it is morning! I'm not coming outta here until it stops being winter. Or until I hear you open a can. Whichever comes first.

Adele Penguin
Posted on January 17, 2019

Believe it or not, scientists are using satellite images of penguin poop, or guano, to study changes in penguin populations and climate change.

Snow Dogs
Posted on January 17, 2019

Hey, Mom! It's so cool out here, well, so cold out here. Why aren't you coming out to play with us? Woof!

Fireside Dog
Posted on January 16, 2019

Hai Mom! I thought that now would be a good time for a chat. A fireside chat.

Pilates Dog
Posted on January 15, 2019

Shayna, our centerfold dog for today, enjoys long walks, a fine vintage dog food, and the love of a good human.

Organized Cats
Posted on January 14, 2019

There are several things you need to consider -- elevation, sunlight, view, and napping opportunities.

Kitten and Rubber Duckie
Posted on January 13, 2019

There are days when it feels like my rubber duckie is the only color in my life. But then . . .

Ginger Cat
Posted on January 12, 2019

Come on, give us a kiss! It is International Kiss a Ginger Day! Don't I have enough ginger fur for you? Well . . .

Lazy Cat
Posted on January 11, 2019

Hey, Mom. Go ahead and get up. Once you have food in my dish I will catch up with you!

Dreaming Dog
Posted on January 10, 2019

Woof! It's been a long day of chasing squirrels and birds out of the yard. I hope I dream of actually catching one . . .  zzzzzzz.

Birthday Party Dogs
Posted on January 9, 2019

"Yappy birthdog to you! Yappy birthdog to you!"

Blue Line Bears
Posted on January 8, 2019

The Thin Blue Line is the line of law enforcement officers who stand between us and those who would do us harm. In that service they risk their lives and some fall.

Bubble Bath Bulldog
Posted on January 8, 2019

Bubbles always make bath time lots of fun. I'm just having a great time. Can't you tell?

Napping Dog
Posted on January 7, 2019

Both cats and dogs are experts at finding the warmest spot in the house for a nap. Human laps and legs figure prominently in this ability.

Cuddle Dog
Posted on January 6, 2019

This is my friend Alyson having a cuddle with her beloved Dillon, a yellow lab, after he brought a chew bone to share.

Posted on January 5, 2019

It is hard to believe that such a beautiful bird could be referred to as a "flying rat." However, getting 20 or 30 of them together and the perception changes.

Spaghetti Dog
Posted on January 4, 2019

Yum! I just love spaghetti. It's so nice and stringy!

Napping Dog
Posted on January 3, 2019

Shawna has found the perfect spot for a warm nap on a cold winter day. Just close enough to the fire to feel the heat but not close enough to singe her fur.

Darth Vader Dog
Posted on January 2, 2019

This is Sammy. He recently found a new forever home in Boulder, Colorado. Every day he gets to help out at an architectural firm.

New Year's Cat
Posted on January 1, 2019

Shhhhh! I am meditating upon my New Year's Resolutions!

New Year's Dog
Posted on January 1, 2019

Oh! What a way to start a new year! I never should have drunk all that toilet water last night. What as I thinking?