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Cicadas set to swarm US as breeding cycle begins

Cicadas in West Virginia. Photo: Reuters

A cicada "invasion" is imminent in the US, with millions of the large, cricket-like insects poised to emerge from the earth after 17 years lying in wait. The first of the bugs that are expected to blanket the US east coast have been spotted in North Carolina and New Jersey.

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013, 4:56am

Health bites

It pays to be studious

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Heirs of the dogs

When my husband and I started living together in his tiny one-room apartment in North Point, we made the decision quite early to adopt.

The living being in question was a fluffy, white Pekingese that spent the seven months we lived there refusing to go to the toilet anywhere but on the floor of our flat.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pick a dog breed that is suitable for Hong Kong

If you are thinking about getting a dog, but have never owned one before, what should you get? A big dog, small dog, smart dog or simple-minded dog?

Rosalind Cheung at HK Dog Training provides some insight on which of Hong Kong's most popular dog breeds may be best for you.

12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Toy poodles win hearts with Christmas pageant

Poodles and their owners descended on a Kowloon Bay mall yesterday, stealing hearts and drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd as they danced, leapt and cleared obstacle courses.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Stellar spy dogs earn their badges

Monchu does not need a disguise when she goes undercover because she already has the perfect camouflage: her fur.

Twelve-year-old Monchu, a quiet and tame golden retriever, has helped the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department bust illegal dog hotels which offer temporary housing for pets while their owners are away.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Animals feel the thrill of performing in quest for Best in Show

In 2009, Tommy Ho and his Standard Poodle show dog named Michael stepped into the ring at a dog show for the first time. 'I was very excited and nervous. It was my first experience and I didn't know how to walk with him,' Ho says. 'When the judge came to touch him, Michael started backing away. He was very nervous, too.'

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Wasao (Film)

Following in the footsteps of Quill and 10 Promises to My Dog, Wasao arrived in Hong Kong cinemas with high expectations. The fact that the new Japanese movie featuring a dog was based on a true story only added to its appeal. But it turned out to be a disappointment.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Pets' hopes of flying Cathay have taken a nosedive

Some of the most popular pets in Hong Kong have been banned from flying Cathay Pacific.

From Monday flat-faced or snub-nosed dogs and cats - or, to give them their scientific name, brachycephalic animals - will not be allowed on board by the city's flagship airline amid fears for their health.

15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Minority Pumi burst into song and dance to breathe life into culture

They herd sheep and toil on farmland by day, often sporting comfortable, cheaply made western-style clothes. But at night, they don ethnic costumes and hustle around their villages, urging neighbours to join in with traditional song and dance.

10 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Dogs survive poisoning

Two dogs survived an attack believed to be by the notorious Mid-Levels dog poisoner, who has killed scores of pets over the years with insecticide-laced meat in the area.

The two pets - a labrador and an Airedale terrier - were jogging with their owner along Black's Link when they swallowed poisoned meat at about 4.30pm.

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: Vexing problems

I have spent a considerable amount of my life studying to be a vet and then upgrading my knowledge with further education. Now that I have been a vet for 10 years, you would think that I can solve any pet problem presented to me. That is true for the most part, but there are cases that stump me totally and it can happen quite often.

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: Some desexing myths

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Website gives dogs on death row last chance

Sweet William, a young black Labrador retriever in Illinois, has one day to live. Sandy, a golden female Korean Jindo in New York, also has just one day to live. Kate Hepburn, a female Boxer in California, has 17 days to live.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Bad dogs good for border patrol

Badly behaved beagles and labradors are being sought to help keep Hong Kong free from bird flu and rabies.

Up to five dogs will be trained to detect meat, live birds and other animals on the border with the mainland under a government contract awarded to Australian dog-training firm Hanrob.

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am