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.

Mouse in Tulip
Posted on April 27, 2020

Excuse me. I have a very important question to ask you.

Pretzel-Eating Porcupine
Posted on April 26, 2020

Don't look at me like that. Just because I am a porcupine doesn't mean that I don't enjoy pretzels as much as you do.

Red Hat Donkey
Posted on April 25, 2020

It is once again time for ladies in the Red Hat Society to cheer another year of being older and bolder. Of course, some take the celebration way too far.

Pig in a Blanket
Posted on April 24, 2020

This may look strange to you, but I think that purple is really my color.

Spring Lamb
Posted on April 23, 2020

It has been a long year already but I see hope. Yep. The daffodils are in bloom. *sniff* *sniff* I wonder what they taste like.

Cat "Jelly Beans"
Posted on April 22, 2020

Did you know that the pads on cat toes are called jelly beans? They do look remarkably like jelly beans.

Queen Elizabeth Corgi
Posted on April 21, 2020

You've heard tell of pets and humans that look alike. It is a rather amazing phenomenon, and some are more amazing than others.

Armadillo Lizard
Posted on April 21, 2020

Evolution is amazing in how it has managed to provide so many different animals with ways to defend or protect themselves.

Beautiful Bulldog
Posted on April 21, 2020

This is a great time to take the opportunity to remind everyone that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Goose Shuttle
Posted on April 20, 2020

Here I am riding across the pond on a goose. It's giving me a whole new perspective on water.

Springtime Horse
Posted on April 19, 2020

I think that I am having a Mister Rogers moment here because it is a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Sniffing Fox
Posted on April 18, 2020

All of you humans are in a difficult situation right now. My recommendation is to take this time to stop and smell the roses, er, um, daffodils.

Ghost Bat
Posted on April 17, 2020

This is a picture of a ghost bat. We are so used to black or dark brown bats that it is hard to imagine these creatures.

Elephant and Panda Friends
Posted on April 16, 2020

We're the bestest friends. We both love eating bamboo and taking long walks in the rainforest.

Banana Dog
Posted on April 15, 2020

Here I am dressed as my favorite superhero, Banana Boy. He roams the world stamping out bad nutrition.

Dolphins
Posted on April 14, 2020

We are dolphins and we enjoy acrobatic swimming. We are beautiful, intelligent, and free.

Springtime Raccoon
Posted on April 13, 2020

One of the best things ever about spring is all the great sniffs out here. *sniff* *sniff*

Easter Chipmunk
Posted on April 12, 2020

I always knew that the Easter Bunny liked me best, and now he's proved it!

Easter Pup
Posted on April 12, 2020

Look what I found in the living room. Some rabbit left it here.

Easter Kittens
Posted on April 11, 2020

Dude! Wake up! I just discovered that we aren't supposed to be delivered to the kid until tomorrow.

Bunny Slipper Bulldog
Posted on April 11, 2020

Because of COVID-19 I have been wearing my bunny slippers all day every day for the past three weeks.

Easter Calf
Posted on April 10, 2020

So, you may be wondering what a calf has to do with Easter. It goes way beyond the bunny ears.

Silly Easter Goose
Posted on April 10, 2020

I know I'm just a silly goose and that I will never be able to replace the Easter Bunny, but that doesn't mean I can't pretend!

Soda Pup
Posted on April 9, 2020

Dogs have been our working partners for thousands of  years. While few dogs actually have to work anymore, the current crisis is putting some of them into the canine labor pool.

Easter Hound
Posted on April 9, 2020

Okay. I've checked the basket out thoroughly and it is ready for Easter deliveries. And it is very spacious.