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.

Bubble Bath Bird
Posted on January 8, 2017

After a long day of chewing my cuttle bone and banging my beak on my bell I like to take a nice bubble bath and relax my wings.

Pinecone Puppy
Posted on January 7, 2017

One of the things I like about winter is that it makes it easier to find pinecones. Well, unless it snows. Or if the wind is blowing, or . . . . Well, you get the idea.

Sherlock Holmes Bunny
Posted on January 6, 2017

Oh, Watson! How are we supposed to solve crimes when you keep contaminating the evidence?

Hippo and Birds
Posted on January 5, 2017

I just love having all my friends over for a party. Fortunately they all fit on my back and enjoy eating my bugs.

Spaghetti Dog
Posted on January 4, 2017

What? Stop laughing! I'm just all dressed up for National Spaghetti Day. It's not that strange.

Rose Parade Surfing Dog
Posted on January 3, 2017

This year's Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, really went to the dogs this year. While all the floats in the parade were as beautiful as usual, there was one parade float that was particularly "fetching" in its appeal.

Drinking Cat
Posted on January 3, 2017

Ooooo. I hope that Mom bought herself a catnip shake this time. Or at least a tuna one.

Captain Kirk Dog
Posted on January 2, 2017

Okay Scotty! Get those engines up to Warp 9 or I'll turn you into a doggie chew toy!

Hanukkah Shadow Cat
Posted on January 1, 2017

And so we say goodbye to Hanukkah for another year. This Hanukkat is done and ready for it to be over.

New Year's Aftermath Kitten
Posted on January 1, 2017

Me-Wow! That was some party. I hope it is worth the headache that I am about to have.

Happy New Year Dogs
Posted on December 31, 2016

It's here! It's here! The year 2017 is finally upon us! May God have mercy upon us!

New Year's Party Dog
Posted on December 31, 2016

I am ready to see 2016 on it's way out and bring in a whole new year. When does the party begin???

Hanukkah Cockatoo
Posted on December 30, 2016

Every (or is that aviary?) member of the family deserves to be in on the fun at Hanukkah.

Winter Horse
Posted on December 30, 2016

I just thought I'd look out and see if winter was really here. Guess what? It is. *neigh*

Cold Cat
Posted on December 29, 2016

You don't need to look at the thermometer when you get up in the morning when your cat takes your warm spot in the bed and won't get up even to be fed.

Hanukkah Sweater Dog
Posted on December 28, 2016

Other dogs get toys for Christmas. But I am a Jewish dog so I got a sweater for Hanukkah. It's hard to play with a sweater without shredding it.

Fireside Dog
Posted on December 28, 2016

Ahhhhhh. There is nothing quite like a comfy nap by the fire on a cold winter day. Only one thing could make this moment even better . . .

Kwanzaa Dog Shirt
Posted on December 27, 2016

Okay, I'm ready! Bring on the Kwanzaa festivizing! Yeah, I know that's not really a word, but English is not my first language. Woof!

Hanu-cat
Posted on December 26, 2016

"Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech HaOlam, asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu l’hadlik ner shel Hanukkah." Wait a minute! Where's Max? He's supposed to be lighting the candles.

Reindeer Rest and Recovery
Posted on December 26, 2016

Whew! It's over for another year and I can finally relax. I could use a large bucket of hot cocoa and a bale of hay!

Christmas Shih Tzu
Posted on December 25, 2016

Santa sure knows how to spread the love around at Christmas -- by sharing cute puppies with the world!

Stocking Stuffer KittensThi
Posted on December 25, 2016

Waking up to this on a Christmas morning is how you know that Santa Claus is real! Well, it is if you are crazy about cats.

Christmas Eve Kitty
Posted on December 24, 2016

You know you really don't need any presents for Christmas. I am a gift to you every day of the year.

Christmas Eve Reindeer
Posted on December 24, 2016

Okay, Santa, we're ready to go! But, well, dude, you need a breath mint! You could drop Donner at 12 paces.

Rockin' Christmas Kitten
Posted on December 23, 2016

"Rockin' around the Christmas wreath! Have a happy meowliday!"