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 Still Life
Posted on March 14, 2019

I have officially dubbed this photo "Still Life with Cat." Phoebe is one of those cats who just knows where she looks her best.

Dog Naps
Posted on March 13, 2019

Oh, yes. **sigh** It's good to be the dog on a day like today. Mom isn't going to make this bed any time soon!

Heterochromic Cat
Posted on March 12, 2019

This handsome guy is one very unusual cat. First of all he has complete heterochromia iridium which is having a different color for each eye.

Black Cat
Posted on March 11, 2019

I insist that you call me "Your Majesty." I'm sure that I'm of Royal blood. Just look at me!

Highland Cow with Bagpipe and Kilt
Posted on March 10, 2019

Oh, aye, me Scottish clan of highland cattle definitely believes in learnin' to play the bagpipes.

Posted on March 9, 2019

A lot of people mistake me for a beagle because of my coloring, but I am just a good ol' coonhound. Just let a raccoon loose and I'll chase it up a tree for you!

Tiger in the Box
Posted on March 8, 2019

How do you make a tiger in captivity happy? First you remember that he is just a really big cat.

Battling Cat and Dog
Posted on March 7, 2019

Okay, let's drive Mom nuts this morning and pick a fight so that she can't make the bed or anything. Okay, cat?

Head Cat
Posted on March 6, 2019

This is MY Mom and you can't have her. Go away! Me-NOW!

Mardi Gras Ferret
Posted on March 5, 2019

I know that Mom and Dad think that I am really funny, but I thought putting a jester hat was going a bit too far.

Mardi Gras Dog
Posted on March 5, 2019

Okay, I am all ready to go to that Mardi party. I've heard that they are going to serve Gras. I'm not sure about eating French grass, but a party sounds fun.

Questioning Dog
Posted on March 4, 2019

Whatcha doin'? Can I help? Is it food? I'll be happy to eat it for you!

Cooped Up Dog
Posted on March 3, 2019

I'm feeling so cooped up! If only I had thumbs I could get myself out of this chicken outfit.

Boxed Cougar
Posted on March 2, 2019

If it fits, I sits. If it doesn't fit I give it some hits until it fits -- and then I sits.

Sunspot Cat
Posted on March 1, 2019

Here we have a classic example of the original definition of "sunspot," This sunspot activity has been practiced by cats for thousands of years before spots were discovered on the sun.

Sniffling Cat
Posted on February 28, 2019

No, Lily has not succumbed to the ravages of the cold and flu season. She is tearing up because her mom getting ready to do taxes again.

Chickadee in Snow
Posted on February 27, 2019

I am sitting here freezing my feathers off and making plans for spring. I'm going to poop on that darn groundhog the first chance I get! 

Posted on February 26, 2019

Okay. I smiled. Now can we stop taking pictures and play fetch? I need more reasons to wag my tail.

Percheron Horse
Posted on February 25, 2019

This photo of Flynn, a Percheron horse, is so amazing that it looks like an incredible painting.

Icy Eagle
Posted on February 24, 2019

During the colder months aircraft must be treated with chemical deicers to keep ice from building up on a plane's wings and fuselage. Ice can cause an aircraft to crash. Birds can have something of the same problem.

Cat Grass Nap
Posted on February 24, 2019

As cat owners everywhere know, our furry friends love to eat grass to keep their digestive systems strong and healthy. So we grow grass indoors during the winter for them. But sometimes they get spring fever.

Buck and Lorne Greene
Posted on February 23, 2019

Animals have been a part of the television industry pretty much from the start, especially in Westerns where horses were a necessity.

Mini-Yorkie/Mini-Pinscher Mix
Posted on February 23, 2019

Come on, dad, I really need a dog biscuit! I need to put on some weight . . . and height.

Pair of Pugs
Posted on February 22, 2019

I think there is something wrong with my eyes -- I'm seeing double. Oh, wait. There are two dogs there.

Posted on February 21, 2019

This lovely dog is a Goldendoodle named Lily. You can tell that she is well trained and knows exactly where to stop to keep from walking across the hardwood floor.