Animal Attraction

Animal Attraction by Anna David Amazon Digital Services(e-book)

Sunday, 20 May, 2012, 12:00am

Cat breeds can have wildly differing personality traits, even within the same litter

Do you think your cat has a unique personality, or is it just like others of the same breed?

'Some cats are more aloof and act like they don't really need you, then you have others that are the complete opposite - as soon as you touch them they start purring,' says Michelle Temple, co-founder of Hong Kong Alley Cat Watch.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Man held over attack on kitten with air gun

A man was arrested last night in connection with an animal-abuse case last week in which a kitten was seriously injured by an air gun.

The 38-year-old man, who works in gift shop that sells air guns, is accused of shooting the kitten when he was testing an air gun on a mezzanine floor above the shop in Temple Street last Thursday.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Dewey's Nine Lives

Dewey's Nine Lives by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter Simon & Schuster HK$122

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

A fabulous feline look that only the real cats in town can pull off

What's new, pussycat? 'Fabulous Felines' dominated the catwalk at the launch of M.A.C's autumn-winter collection. The cavernous ArtisTree space in Taikoo Place was transformed to recreate the ambience backstage at a fashion show.

12 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Unlikely friends fight for survival

The Underneath By Kathi Appelt Published by Simon and Schuster ISBN 978 1 84738 310 5

Novels with animals as the central characters are notoriously difficult to pull off. Animals don't speak, or experience human emotions. Any writer who humanises animals for a novel for older readers is asking for trouble.

29 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

I am used to all kinds of surprises appearing in my waiting room. While we generally take clients on an appointment-only basis, it is impossible to plan a medical emergency around an appointment book.

20 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: stray cats

13 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: Strays

After years of living in Happy Valley and heavy suburbia, I decided last year to move to a more rural lifestyle in Sai Kung with my whole family of pets. The air was fresher and it was infinitely quieter, and I certainly don't miss the noise of rattling trams in Happy Valley.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Lucky escape for boy who tried to save cat

A 13-year-old boy cheated death yesterday when he fell through the roof of a Sha Tin mall. At about 3.20pm, the 73kg teenager, surnamed So, jumped onto the roof of the mall at Chun Shek Estate from a higher position in an attempt to save a kitten stranded on the roof.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Feline better

Cat lovers who suffer feline allergies have long had to deny themselves the companionship of a cuddly moggie or risk the onset of sneezing fits and other unpleasant symptoms. Now, a research laboratory in the US claims to have solved the problem by breeding hypoallergenic cats.

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Kittens too much of a good thing

Atomic Kitten disappointed fans when they pulled out of Harbourfest, so it's reasonable to expect their third album, Ladies Night, is up to scratch - and they haven't let us down.

14 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Purr-fectly chilling

YOU WILL NEVER LOOK at a cuddly kitten the same way again after you have read this story. A kitten is sweet and it is the most natural thing in the world to want to pick it up and stroke it, right?

8 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Kittens or puppies need over 10 years of care, attention

Anyone who wants a kitten or puppy for Christmas must be absolutely clear about one thing. It will not be a toy.

A toy is easy to look after - it stays the same size. But a puppy will grow, and if it is a mongrel you may have no idea when it will stop! The SPCA has had many puppies handed in after only a few months because they 'grew too big'.

21 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Youth held after burnt kitten dies

A 16-year-old youth was arrested after a kitten was burnt to death and three injured in a park in Sun Tsui Estate, Sha Tin. Police found the kittens in a plastic bag. A cigarette lighter and paint thinner was found on the suspect.

The three surviving kittens were in the care of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals last night.

20 Mar 1997 - 12:00am