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.

Cat Cuddle
Posted on March 24, 2018

A purring cat beats the best sleeping pill on earth -- and there are no side effects. Well, maybe one -- getting fur shed all over you.

Adorable Puppy
Posted on March 23, 2018

You've got to learn to behave, son. No more nipping at me tail or you'll be in big trouble!

Captain Kirk Dog
Posted on March 22, 2018

Captain's log, stardate 032218. Mr. Spock has finally located the fire hydrant system in constellation Canis Major. I have ordered Scotty Dog to proceed there at Warp 6.

Cat-Loving Goat
Posted on March 21, 2018

Even goats find cuddling a cat an enjoyable and worthwhile activity.

Hungry Frog
Posted on March 20, 2018

I am so hungry and I can't find a single insect snack around here anywhere.

Rooster-Riding Kitten
Posted on March 19, 2018

Woo-hoo! Yee-haw! Ride 'em cow-cat! We've got those hens on the run now!

Party Animal Polar Bear
Posted on March 18, 2018

I don't know what this polar bear was drinking, but it must have been some great party!

Wearin' O' The Green Cat
Posted on March 17, 2018

Okay, I kinda get the wearin' o' the green for St. Patrick's Day. And I do rock this chapeau. But I'd rather wear my green by rolling in some catnip.

Irish Dachshund
Posted on March 17, 2018

I don't know if I look all that good as a ginger, but all of this green really sets off the beauty of my blonde fur.

St. Patrick's Cat
Posted on March 16, 2018

I'm sorry, Mom, but this greenery is bringing down the  dignified class of my natural tuxedo. It will have to go.

Irish Pug
Posted on March 16, 2018

Sniff me, I'm Irish! Actually I'm not Irish but my human is. But she tells me that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

Hockey Pups
Posted on March 15, 2018

Skates? We don't need no stinking skates. Hockey sticks? We don't need no stinking hockey sticks.

Cat Basket Case
Posted on March 14, 2018

If there is one skill that cats have truly perfected, besides being able to land on their feet, it is the ability to sleep just about anywhere.

Earmuff Squirrel
Posted on March 13, 2018

It may be March with spring right around the corner but it can still be really cold. There are ways you can tell how cold it is out without looking at a thermometer.

Girl Scout Dog
Posted on March 12, 2018

I love being a Girl Scout, but I'm not very good at it. I end up eating the cookies instead of selling them.

Exhausted Dog
Posted on March 11, 2018

"It's been a hard day's night and I've been working like a dog."

Scottish Dachshund
Posted on March 10, 2018

Hoot mon! I tell ye that I dread the arrival of International Bagpipe Day every year. It didn't used to be that way, but three years ago an old Scotsman mistook me for his pipes.

Coffee Cat
Posted on March 9, 2018

I don't get it. How do you get coffee out of this thing? There's no water and no place to put your cup.

Toilet Paper Kitten
Posted on March 8, 2018

Oh, this is so nice. Two-ply, extra soft, and it's even quilted! No wonder Dad spends so much time in here!

Naughty Dog
Posted on March 7, 2018

Wow! No wonder the cat is always getting up here! There are a lot of great sniffs and they all smell of food.

Big Cat Alert
Posted on March 6, 2018

Dad! Mom! There is someone at the door for you! I think he wants to take me out to dinner.

Horse and Puppy
Posted on March 5, 2018

This blanket Mom gave me is nice and warm but adding this puppy makes for a really comfy nap.

Cat Organizing
Posted on March 4, 2018

When you have multiple cats in your house it can be difficult to keep them organized. Here we see an example of one crazy cat lady's attempt to organize her cats.

Presidential Cats
Posted on March 3, 2018

Today is What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day. Here is one example of what would happen:

Super Squirrel
Posted on March 2, 2018

Faster than a speeding kitty cat. Able to leap tall fences in a single bound. It's Super Squirrel!