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 Cat Christmas
Posted on December 16, 2019

I'm dreaming of a white cat Christmas, just like the ones I've never known, 'cause my family's choice has always been for calicos.

Christmas Shelties
Posted on December 16, 2019

Shetland Sheepdogs, or Shelties, are beautiful and sweet dogs -- just the sort of companion you want at your side at Christmastime.

Christmas Cat Nap
Posted on December 15, 2019

Shhhh! Be very, very quiet. Ginger is sleeping under the Christmas tree.

Holiday Horse
Posted on December 15, 2019

I've got to get all these packages delivered soon or there will be many horses who won't have a Merry Christmas.

Christmas Monkeys
Posted on December 14, 2019

Hey, fellas! Look! We've got a Christmas present and boy is it a good one.

Santa Lucia Day Bear
Posted on December 13, 2019

Hai! I'm the oldest daughter in a Scandinavian family. That means that on Santa Lucia Day I wear a wreath with candles on my head and serve special buns and coffee to my parents in bed.

Hugging Horses
Posted on December 13, 2019

Chloe and Cy seem to be the best of friends in this photo. But appearances are deceiving. They would just as soon nip each other in the butt.

Cat Christmas Decor
Posted on December 12, 2019

When using your cat as a Christmas decoration there are several things you need to remember -- placement, presentation, and paw prints.

Kitten Christmas Present
Posted on December 11, 2019

I am the best Christmas present anyone could ever receive, but you need to be careful.

Dr. Leon the Lawyer Cat
Posted on December 10, 2019

While it may not be all that common, there are businesses that adopt cats.

Cat Gingerbread Attack
Posted on December 10, 2019

I don't know about starting with the chimney, but it smells just a bit like catnip. It's history!

Christmas Caroling Cats
Posted on December 9, 2019

O, Holy Night, the cats are gently purring. They are a part of our dear Savior's birth.

Guniea Pig Holiday Hat
Posted on December 8, 2019

Christmas is coming and I am getting my seasonal wardrobe going. Mom just bought me this lovely new chapeau.

Holy Kitty
Posted on December 7, 2019

Who knew that our Lord and Savior was a shape-shifter and could take the form of a cat?

Kitty Christmas Kiss
Posted on December 6, 2019

There is something about Christmas that is so romantic. Possibly the whole "peace on earth and goodwill towards men" stuff.

Wreathed Pug
Posted on December 5, 2019

Mom is trying to decorate for Christmas and she says she can't find the wreath.

Christmas Meerkat
Posted on December 4, 2019

Gee, I've never seen a tree like this growing in Africa. This fruit seems a bit dodgy too.

Dad Bod and Rescue Dog Calendar
Posted on December 3, 2019

There are a lot of unusual calendars out there and as we are staring a brand new year in the face it is time to start making your choice for the best wall calendar for you.

Christmas Dog Kiss
Posted on December 3, 2019

Oh, Mom! One of the things I love most about Christmas is getting to kiss you under the mistletoe.

Christmas Pomeranian
Posted on December 2, 2019

Can it really be Christmas time again already? That wonderful season of new squeaky toys and candy cane rawhide chews!

Christmas Penguins
Posted on December 1, 2019

Can you believe that there are still humans out there who think that we live at the North Pole with Santa Claus?

Christmas Lights Cat
Posted on November 30, 2019

I think we're good Dad. It looks like everything is plugged in. Did the lights come on?

Black Friday Shopping Day
Posted on November 29, 2019

Oh, gimme a break! I've been up since 4 o'clock this morning so that Mom could shop till she drops. I'm already pooped.

Belly Up Dog
Posted on November 28, 2019

Oooooo! I am so very full. It is a good thing that Thanksgiving comes only once a year.

Thanksgiving Cats
Posted on November 28, 2019

The day for giving thanks is finally here. I am thankful for all pets everywhere.