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.

Nest-Building Cormorants
Posted on May 14, 2019

These cormorants are spending their spring days building themselves a new nest. I wonder if that means she's feeling a bit broody.

Insomniac Dog
Posted on May 13, 2019

I don't know why it is that when I'm really tired I can't sleep. And in my mind I'm still chasing all of those birds that tried to land in my yard.

Mother's Day Cat and Kitten
Posted on May 12, 2019

This beautiful mother calico cat and her kitten. They remind me of Cleo and her son McDougal a mother and son cat pair that belonged to my mother's boyfriend when I was a kid.

Mother and Son
Posted on May 12, 2019

On Mother's Day it is important to remember that not all children are human just because the mothers are.

Sandhill Crane
Posted on May 11, 2019

This beautiful bird in flight is a crane in flight over the Sandhillls of Nebraska. Sandhill cranes are native to North America and a small area of northeastern Siberia.

Phone Ferret
Posted on May 10, 2019

Finally I get my one phone call. Hey! Do I need to dial 9 first?

King Cat
Posted on May 9, 2019

They say that the lion is the king of beasts. In some ways it is really the house cat because they rule us all. It's good to be the cat.

Morning Dog
Posted on May 8, 2019

I am giving Mom my biggest-eyed, most pathetic look because she hasn't gotten up and fed me yet. She didn't even respond to the cold wet nose treatment.

Pekingese Siblings
Posted on May 7, 2019

Noki is wondering what good sisters are supposed to be when they outsmart you and end up with the good toys.

Nerd Girl Chihuahua
Posted on May 6, 2019

Today is my least favorite day of the year and there is not thing one I can do about it.

Posted on May 5, 2019

It's an incredible moment when you finally meet your soulmate -- especially when it is cross-species.

Star wars Pugs
Posted on May 4, 2019

It's that time of year again -- Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with You!

Patio Peacocks
Posted on May 3, 2019

There is nothing like having a few birds around to help wake you up in the morning, even though a few song birds might make a more pleasant noise.

Cousin Dog
Posted on May 2, 2019

This is Tally. She is a distant "relative." She was staying with my cousin Karen recently while she was recovering from surgery.

Cat Revenge
Posted on May 1, 2019

I'll get Mom for leaving me alone while she goes off to work, shopping, church, and hanging out with her friends.

Sleeping Dog
Posted on April 30, 2019

They say that you should let sleeping dogs lie. However the dog owners I know Willl wake them up to wear them out with play so they will sleep at night.

Seagull Catching a Crab
Posted on April 29, 2019

This lovely seaside view is on the coast of Whitby Island, located on Puget Sound in Washington State. This fortunate seagull just caught himself a nice crab for supper.

Posted on April 28, 2019

This is River the Wonderdale and his purple plaid snout pillow. Just try to get it away from him without losing your dignity.

Cat Power
Posted on April 27, 2019

Okay everyone, our plan to take over planet Earth is on schedule, but our little brother here has made the biggest inroads into making humans our slaves.

Ginger Cat
Posted on April 26, 2019

Skippy has become very talented at playing charades even though English is not his first language. Here he is trying hard to get his mom to guess "croissant."

Take the Puppies to Work
Posted on April 25, 2019

Okay, puppies, this is where Mom goes to work every day. It is my job to help the rancher move this woolly bunch around the pastures.

Bad Hair Day Dog
Posted on April 24, 2019

Mom took me to the groomer today and now I can't do a thing with my hair. Of course running my head across the carpet a dozen times when we got home didn't help.

Black Cat
Posted on April 23, 2019

Beware! Even though I love you and can purr so that you can hear me in the next room I come equipped for sword play!

Cat in the Box
Posted on April 22, 2019

This is Knox. And this is Knox's box. She doesn't appear to have socks, but word is that she is partial to lox.

Easter Puggs
Posted on April 21, 2019

Researchers have discovered a  new type of Easter egg this year. With traditional colorful decoration, the eggs also bear a very strong resemblance to pugs.