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.

Elk Caught In Volleyball Net
Posted on March 5, 2020

One unlucky elk in Evergreen, Colorado had a run-in with a volleyball net. It tangled in his antlers and he got away but the net came with him. It was tangled together and hanging over his face.

Balaclava Dog
Posted on March 5, 2020

I really hate it when Dad makes me wear a balaclava when it is cold out. It always makes me look like I'm about to rob a convenience store.

Piano Possum
Posted on March 4, 2020

I'm practicing my piano playing so that I can get a job down at that piano bar on 4th and Main.

Snow Bird
Posted on March 3, 2020

How can it not be spring yet? It seems like I've been putting up with this for months now.

Houseplant Cat
Posted on March 2, 2020

If this were summer I would be napping out in the garden with a quick snack of grass close at paw.

Little Piggy
Posted on March 1, 2020

Soon I will have posted that I am comfortably roasted and toasted. No invitations for dinner though.

Pig and Goat Pals
Posted on February 29, 2020

Most humans probably wouldn't think that we would be friends since we are from different species.

Desk-Napping Dog
Posted on February 28, 2020

I don't know why Dad insisted I come to visit the loan officer at the bank with him, but whatever.

Baby Polar Bear
Posted on February 27, 2020

Oh, dear Lord, please send more ice to the Arctic. We really need it. It is getting way too warm here.

Cold Cat
Posted on February 26, 2020

Mom thinks that I should go outside for awhile but I'm not keen on getting too cold out there. So I'm making her bundle me up.

Mardi Gras Cat
Posted on February 25, 2020

I'm the king of the world! Well, okay. I'm the king of Mardi Gras to humans.

Spotted Zebra Foal
Posted on February 25, 2020

I know you've heard tell of the "horse of a different color." What about a zebra of a different stripe? Yes, it is true that not all zebras have stripes.

Mardi Gras Dog
Posted on February 25, 2020

It's Mardi so I'm ready to party. Okay. It's Mardi Gras, but that doesn't flow as well.

Bartending Dog
Posted on February 24, 2020

Hi, folks, how are you doing today? What can I get you? Our special is a cocktail honoring our Japanese allies. It is a saki and Coke.

Dog Biscuit Dog
Posted on February 23, 2020

I'm a good and patient dog and I'm not gonna go for this tasty homemade dog biscuit until Dad gives the word.

Japanses Macaque
Posted on February 22, 2020

Okay, guys, I didn't quite make the strike, but I'm going to get the 7-10 split. Those icicles are going down!

Sweater Duck
Posted on February 21, 2020

I love my new sweater and I am rocking this look. It's a little tight around the wings, but I can handle it.

Fireside Cats
Posted on February 20, 2020

If there was ever an animal destined to be by the fire it would be the cat. They are like furry little heat-seeking missiles.

Cracker Jack Raccoon
Posted on February 19, 2020

"Candy-coated popcorn, peanuts, and a prize. That's what you get with Cracker Jack." Dang. Now I'm gonna have that stupid jingle in my head all day.

Wine-Drinking Cat
Posted on February 18, 2020

For many people there is nothing like kicking back after a long day than kicking back with their cat and a glass of wine. Cats have their own version of wine.

Presidential Dog
Posted on February 17, 2020

Whatever your views on the current administration, it is sad that there are no pets in the White House.

Sleepy Kitten
Posted on February 16, 2020

Whether you are a kid or a kit you expend an awful lot of energy and fight taking a nap with all your might.

Posted on February 15, 2020

Even though this hippo looks quite friendly they are one of the worst tempered animal in the world. So you really don't want to approach one on your own.

Guinea Pig Cupid
Posted on February 14, 2020

I want to make sure that you really feel the love all around you this Valentine's Day. It won't hurt a bit.

Valentine's Day Chihuahua
Posted on February 14, 2020

What a great way to wake up on Valentine's Day. Oooo! I love my new blankie!