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.

Posted on November 10, 2020

Hm. Where is that dumb kid? I could really use a Tootsie Pop right now.

Autumn Horse
Posted on November 9, 2020

Okay, the sky may be falling, but it tickles on the way down.

Autumn Guinea Pig
Posted on November 8, 2020

One of the great things about fall is that there are plenty of places to find camouflage against the enemy.

Kangaroo Bear Hug
Posted on November 7, 2020

This is my best friend. I call him Bear. He has kept my loved since my mom went away.

Autumn Horses
Posted on November 6, 2020

It is so nice and somehow comforting to have autumn leaves rustling around your hooves.

Bassett Hound
Posted on November 6, 2020

*sniff*, **sniff, sniff**, ****SNIFF!**** Oh, this is one great day to work at my hobby.

Inscrutable Black Cat
Posted on November 5, 2020

I may not look like it, but this is my favorite time of year. There are lots of new sniffs and little critters rustling under the leaves.

Miserly Squirrel
Posted on November 4, 2020

Yes. I admit it. I have hoarded all the gold I could find. It is quite an impressive pile. But there is more than meets the eye.

Voting Parakeet
Posted on November 3, 2020

I realize that birds are not allowed to vote, even though one candidate does tweet a lot.

Dog with Leaves
Posted on November 3, 2020

This may be my first fall season, but I have my suspicious about all of this. Dad says these flying things are just leaves falling from the trees.

Black Cat
Posted on November 2, 2020

Whew! I've made it though another Halloween without major trauma from paranoid humans.

Autumn Dog
Posted on November 1, 2020

There is nothing better than getting to roll in the leaves. Unless it's treats, or dinnertime, or Dad is barbecuing . . .

Posted on October 31, 2020

Once again we face the witching hour of All-Hallows Eve when the dead have risen to visit the earth-plane once again. Bwahahahahahaha!

Trick-or-Treating Squirrels
Posted on October 31, 2020

Trick or treat! We're so sweet we know you'll give us something good to ear!

Refrigerator Dog
Posted on October 30, 2020

Mom, I swear that the fridge is haunted. Knowing you it is probably the Ghost of Leftovers Past.

Halloween Tortoise
Posted on October 30, 2020

Mom and Dad got me a new sweater for Halloween. It is nice and toasty warm for these fall days.

Howl-oween Dog
Posted on October 29, 2020

Okay, Dad, I've got this photo op together. I smile and say "fleas!"

Black Cat and Friend
Posted on October 29, 2020

Yes, I am one spooky black cat. Part of my spookiness is sitting next to my friend here and my serious, penetrating gaze.

Halloween Scaredy Cat
Posted on October 28, 2020

All I did was lie down to take a nap for a few hours. What the heck happened here?

Panda Witch
Posted on October 28, 2020

Oh, if everyone back in China could see me now. They would be certain that I have gone totally crazy.

Batty Tortoise
Posted on October 27, 2020

Okay. I'm going after that witch this year and I'm ready to fly. Time to get the landing gear up.

Wolf Singing Lessons
Posted on October 26, 2020

That's it kids. Really get that snout up in the air so that you can project that howl right from the diaphragm.

Halloween Otter
Posted on October 25, 2020

I'm not sure that I really understand this whole Halloween thing, but someone was kind enough to put some fish in here.

Super Pitbull
Posted on October 24, 2020

It's a bird! It's a squirrel! It's an autumn leaf! Super pittie is ready to chase anything!

Doberman Mummy
Posted on October 23, 2020

This mummy costume is a great way to keep Mom from figuring out that I've been playing with the toilet paper again.