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.

Harlie and Zephyr
Posted on November 26, 2017

Three abandoned kittens were found hiding out under a shed in Liverpool, England. They were in sorry shape from their ordeal. They all had the flu which had led to pneumonia. They also had severe conjunctivitis with ulcerations of the eyes.

Cake-Scarfing Dogs
Posted on November 26, 2017

Archie and Blue aren't being naughty dogs. They are enjoying a happy Cake Day with their very own cake.

Christmas Cat Tail
Posted on November 25, 2017

Do you ever get the feeling that Christmas is sneaking up on you?

Shopping Dog
Posted on November 24, 2017

I can't believe Dad got me up to go shopping at 5 a.m. just because he wants to buy a big screen TV for himself this Christmas.

Thanksgiving Tur-Cat
Posted on November 23, 2017

Mom is making one of those turducken things for Thanksgiving. It sounds like that was one confused bird.

Thanksgiving Corgi-copia
Posted on November 23, 2017

I don't know why, but I have the feeling that Mom is trying to turn me into a Thanksgiving centerpiece.


Thanksgiving Pugs
Posted on November 22, 2017

Here we have a lovely tableau depicting the first Thanksgiving -- if everyone involved had been pugs.

Turkey Turtle
Posted on November 22, 2017

I've got my weird Thanksgiving sweater on and I'm ready for the family to arrive.

Indian Cat
Posted on November 21, 2017

Here it is -- Thanksgiving time again. And here I am dressed as an Indian ready to kick some Pilgrim butt. 

Wonder Dog
Posted on November 21, 2017

When I told Dad I wanted to be Wonder Woof I am pretty sure he took it the wrong way.

Turkey Hunting Dogs
Posted on November 20, 2017

Hi Dad! We caught this turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. It was really easy too!

Computer Kitten
Posted on November 20, 2017

Hi there! My name is Snow. I think I shall name you Fred. I will love you, and nap on you, and chase your mouse.

Paw Print Pumpkin Pie
Posted on November 19, 2017

There we go. I'm not going to tell Dad that I've decorated the pie for him. I'm just going to let him be surprised when he serves it.

Toilet Cats
Posted on November 19, 2017

You're kidding meow! They do that in there? You mean they drown it instead of burying it?

Mickey Mouse Mutt
Posted on November 18, 2017

I'm not much of a mouse-hunting dog, but I love Mickey Mouse. You could say I'm his smallest fan.

Owl Friend
Posted on November 17, 2017

Sure, owl be your best friend forever. And owl always love you. Hahahahaha!

Ram Statue
Posted on November 16, 2017

Humans have been fascinated by the stars since the dawn of man -- so much so that they connected those celestial points of light with earthly qualities. From there they connected everyone of us to the stars through the zodiac.

Burger and Fries Dog
Posted on November 16, 2017

I know I beg for burgers and fries an awful lot, but I meant that I wanted to eat them not wear them!

Fridge-Cleaning Cat
Posted on November 15, 2017

Oh, hi! I was checking around in here to see if there was anything I could clean out for you.

Goats at Work
Posted on November 14, 2017

This year has been one of the worst wildfire seasons ever. This problem is especially acute in the Western states. The best way to fight these fires is to prevent them from happening in the first place. That means starving the fires of fuel.

Pickle Pup
Posted on November 14, 2017

It may sound a bit cliché but this pup has really found himself in a bit of a pickle.

Comfortable Kitty
Posted on November 13, 2017

During the cold months of the year nothing says home quite so much as a warm fire and a cozy kitty curled up in front of it.

Red Neck Rover
Posted on November 12, 2017

Give me a shot gun, a Ford truck, and a cheap can of beer and then I might be a redneck.

Posted on November 11, 2017

There was a time in the United States when all the phones had rotary dial, most of the televisions were only black and white, and the most popular animal around was a dolphin named Flipper.

Military Dog
Posted on November 11, 2017

On this Veteran's Day let us take a moment to remember the dogs that have also served in the military as loyally and valiantly as any soldier or sailor.