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.

Jack Russell Terrier
Posted on November 4, 2016

What are you doing taking pictures? Come on, give us a push!

Lanai Cat Sanctuary
Posted on November 3, 2016

Aloha, y'all. There is a lot to do in Hawaii, but if you are a cat lover there is one place you may not have heard of that really ought to be on your itinerary -- the Lanai Cat Sanctuary.

Cool Jellyfish
Posted on November 3, 2016

Jellyfish sometimes seem like the biggest show-offs in the ocean. And it also seems like they can't quite decide if they are animals or plants.

Cat Standoff
Posted on November 2, 2016

Hiiii-yah! I would back off if I were you! These paws are registered with law enforcement as lethal weapons! 

Cooking for Your Pet
Posted on November 1, 2016

Today is Go Cook for Your Pets Day. Cooking for your dog or cat isn't something for everyone, and most people wouldn't want to do it daily, but for now we are talking about doing it just for fun and to give them a treat.

Grilling Dog
Posted on November 1, 2016

Dad! I think the food is ready! Don't worry, I've got this!

Witch's Cat
Posted on October 31, 2016

I just wanted to wish you a Catty Halloween!


Howl-oween Dog
Posted on October 31, 2016

Aowooooo! Have yourself a Happy Howl-oween! Aowooooo!

Westie in the Fridge
Posted on October 30, 2016

What? How did I get here? I swear I wasn't looking for the leftovers! No siree! I tell you that this refrigerator is haunted.

Cute Pit Bull
Posted on October 29, 2016

October is Pit Bull Awareness Month. Now, most of us are aware of pit bulls. They've gotten a lot of bad press over the past few years.

Posted on October 28, 2016

"We can rebuild him. We have the technology . . . " Wait. That's not the right mythology. This FrankenDog is far more low rent that the six million dollar range.

Halloween Pug
Posted on October 28, 2016

I may not look it, but I am soooo happy that Dad didn't come up with some crazy Halloween costume for me. I can rock this bandanna look without getting stressed out.

Shed Defender
Posted on October 27, 2016

When a man got upset about the hair his dog was shedding all over the car it was enough to drive him mad.

Halloween Rat
Posted on October 27, 2016

Excuse me! Are you going to let me outta here or do I start gnawing the face off this dude?

Howling Wolf
Posted on October 26, 2016

Aowoooooooooo! I must contact the moon goddess every full moon. Aowooooooooo!

Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital
Posted on October 25, 2016

It is the sort of thing that wouldn't be everyone's dream job, but for Harry Kunz it has been a labor of love to be the heart and soul of the Eagles Nest Wildlife Hospital in Queensland, Australia.

Halloween Squirrels
Posted on October 25, 2016

Okay, boys, let's go! There's some gooooood eatin' in these big orange things!

Paper Art Lizard
Posted on October 24, 2016

When it comes to paper art from Japan the first thing that comes to mind is the amazing works of origami and kirigami. These days the amazing paper sculptures created by Chie Hitotsuyama is taking the world by storm.

Batty Tortoise
Posted on October 24, 2016

I believe I can fly. I believe I can touch the sky. Okay, not really. But wearing these wings does make me feel a little "batty."

Halloween Dog
Posted on October 23, 2016

Woof! There's a slight echo in here. *sniff* Boy! It smells good in here!  *lick* Tastes pretty good too!

A Lioness At Halloween
Posted on October 22, 2016

That wild time of year is here and it is a great time to support wildlife by attending your nearest Boo at the Zoo event.

Hallo-Weenie Dog
Posted on October 22, 2016

I love my Halloween costume but I wish everyone would stop calling me a Hallo-Weenie dog!

Halloween Crested Gecko
Posted on October 21, 2016

Here is one dude (or dudette) that is so into Halloween that he (or she) is always dressed for it. This is a Halloween Crested Gecko. At least this one isn't selling insurance!

Baby Sloth
Posted on October 20, 2016

What better way to celebrate International Sloth Day that looking at an absolutely adorable picture of a baby sloth?

Bat Tree
Posted on October 20, 2016

"Deck the halls with bats and spiders, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, boo, BOO!" It's time to trim your Halloween tree.