by Kathy Durdick
Ristokat Himalayans

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Published November 2005

I'd like to introduce you to a brand-new website for Himalayan lovers...

HimalayanCatsOnline.com - or HCO, for short.

The goal of HCO is to create a "one-stop" online resource for information regarding Himalayans and CPCs – their history, photos, pedigrees, show results, etc. For me, the creation of HCO was a way for me to combine my passion for the Himalayan breed, my love of web design, and my interest in history and writing – and a way to hopefully create something that will become useful to the breeders of the future as well. This 100% free access website will be a place for breeders to share information, photos, and pedigrees on our beautiful Himalayans. So, how in the world did the idea for HCO come about? In July of 2004, I had just finished creating a website for the Somali Breed Council, for a friend of mine, Tammy Roark, who is the CFA Breed Council secretary for Somalis. Tammy spent many hours researching information about the breed and its CFA show results and history, which we included on the site. When the Somali Breed Council Website was completed, a several friends and I were musing about how nice it would be to have a website with the same kind of information available to Himalayan breeders. The idea was born! Of course, an idea like that doesn't happen overnight... It's been a slow process, with many, many hours of work, to take that simple idea to reality. And it will continue to be an ongoing process - with everyone's help. A sincere thank-you to all those breeders who have generously shared photographs and pedigrees, to help make this site a wonderful resource for Himalayan breeders – both today, and into the future!

But, for HCO to continue to grow and improve, we need the participation of all breeders and admirers of the Himalayan. If you have photos or pedigrees that you are willing to share, please see the “Contribute” page on the site for more details on how you can become a part of the legacy. Please also feel free to e-mail me with any questions, comments, suggestions, etc for the site! I hope you enjoy your visit, and return often in the future...

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