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.

White Buffalo
Posted on October 4, 2018

The legend of the White Buffalo has been a part of Native American folklore for more than two thousand years. It is the tale of the mystical White Buffalo Calf Woman and how she brought to them the prophecy of peace and balance for all people.

Taco Cat
Posted on October 4, 2018

I'm just cuddled up here being a palindrome. I'm just a taco cat and by now everyone knows that taco cat spelled backwards is Tac O'Cat. Wait a minute. I'm not Irish!

Autumn Kitty
Posted on October 3, 2018

Oooo. I love fall and I just found a pile of leaves to chase my own paws through!

Chickens
Posted on October 2, 2018

When it comes to raising chickens sometimes you have to take things step by step.

White Raccoon
Posted on October 1, 2018

It ain't easy being a white raccoon. For starters it is really hard to go sneaking around in the dark when you nearly glow in the dark.

Wealthy Cat
Posted on September 30, 2018

I'm rich! I'm rich! I'm fabulously well off! No more discount kibble for me. Nothing but Fancy Feast in my future.

Duck and Dog
Posted on September 29, 2018

The AFLAC duck does more than just sell insurance. When at home he likes to relax with his best friend.

Funny Fish Tale
Posted on September 28, 2018

I have a great idea for becoming famous on the internet. When the cat tries to hunt me again I will lure him so close that he will fall in the tank.

Wolf Spider
Posted on September 27, 2018

The days are getting cooler and all those spiders you've been seeing all summer long are seeking shelter from this change in a different ways. Have you ever wondered how spiders survive the winter? They are cold-blooded creatures after all.

Guinea Pig and Kitten
Posted on September 27, 2018

I know that it was my idea to take up babysitting to earn a little extra lettuce, but I was thinking of mice, gerbils, and small hamsters.

"Happiness" Dog
Posted on September 26, 2018

A new music video by Marshmello, an electronic music producer, and featuring Bastille, an alternative rock/pop band, needs to come with a warning to have a hankie at the ready because it is a real tear-jerker.

Owl's Nest
Posted on September 26, 2018

Ah, my little owlet, my sweet nestling, soon the evening will come and the twilight will fall. Then owl go hunting and get us a nice fat mouse.

Cat Grandpa
Posted on September 25, 2018

Six months ago, when Terry Lauerman volunteered to come in and brush cats at the Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wisconsin, he had no idea that he was going to become famous. Moreover, to become famous for something mildly embarrassing.

Kitty Pillow
Posted on September 25, 2018

This new pet in the house is really awesome I don't mind being a nice warm pillow for him. I love him.

Camels
Posted on September 24, 2018

I may just be the first camel mad scientist to ever tread the Earth. You can see that I am working on my own Mini-Me.

Static Cling Cat
Posted on September 23, 2018

There are great advantages to having lovely silky soft fur. Humans are just drawn to pet it. But when you jump into the wrong box . . .

Elephant Calf
Posted on September 22, 2018

Hi! I'm Paco, the Pachyderm. Well, okay, I'm Elliot the Elephant. I am trying out a pen name. Pleased to meet you!

Tired Tabby
Posted on September 21, 2018

What a day! Boy, are my dogs tired! Well, you know what I mean. The squirrels were everywhere!

Gilmore, the Flying Lion
Posted on September 20, 2018

On February 7, 1930 a lion cub was born at Goebel's Wild Animal Farm, an animal theme park and training facility in Thousand Oaks, California. Many of the wild animals there were destined for Hollywood to appear in movies.

Pepperoni Pizza Pug
Posted on September 20, 2018

I have decked the halls, ordered in the food, and even donned my gay apparel. I am ready for Pepperoni Pizza Day!

Pirate Doxie
Posted on September 19, 2018

Aaaargh! I am off to sail the high seas, well, maybe some low ones. I'm not that good at swimming should I slide overboard.

Cloud Antelope
Posted on September 18, 2018

Mother Nature has an amazing capacity for diversity and seems to constantly amaze us. Sometimes new species are discovered that just seem completely unbelievable in their appearance.

Cheeseburger Pug
Posted on September 18, 2018

I am a Cheeseburger in Paradise as long as I get to hang out with Mom and Dad.

Playful Cat
Posted on September 17, 2018

*boop* Hey, squirrel! Stop eating and get down here. It's time for a game of tag.

Elk and Horse Friends
Posted on September 16, 2018

Hi Coat Rack Head! How's it going out in the wild today?