It is with great pleasure that we announce the official addition of two talented women to the PandEcats/ ShowCatsOnline staff.
Regular readers of PandEcats and ShowCatsOnline will have noticed in the past year that several articles have featured Abyssinians in photo essays by Tracy Fasciana demonstrating everything from the birth of a kitten to the story of a kitten who had to have his leg amputated.
Contributing Author & Photographer
I first met Tracy when she asked me to design her website for Abayomi Abyssinians. When she contacted some time later, she impressed me with her photographic talents. When I asked if she could document the birth of a kitten, she produced stunning images.
Tracy is now our official photographer.
Tracy Fasciana is a graphic design graduate who attended Emily Carr, Capilano and Kwantlen College.
Married to her husband Guy in 1993, she worked as a graphic designer until after their second child was born when she decided to stay home and raise her family.
With the love for animals and meeting her very first Abyssinian while working at a veterinary clinic many years earlier, she decided to get her very first Aby. It wasn't long before she expanded her fur family and started her breeding program.
Photography was something she always enjoyed and started photographing kittens for their new owners every couple of weeks.
Mary Dickerson contacted me from Paraguay when she was first considering joining PandEcats.com in order to expand her knowledge of Persians.
It was during our initial correspondence that Mary first suggested translating some of the PandEcats articles into Spanish. What a terrific idea! So on September 1st, 2009, the first articles on PandEcats that would be written and indexed especially for our Spanish-speaking cat fanciers debuted.
Mary was born in Asunción, Paraguay. Mary studied management and accounting at the East Privet University (Universidad Privada del Este), and works as a graphic designer.
Mary always liked animals, but felines were her undeniable favorite. After getting married, she lived about three years without having a cat. Then her husband presented her with her first Persian cat - a cute male named Charles.
Mary quickly became a member of TICA (The International Cat Asociation) and joined the Allegro Cat Club. Her feline family began slowly growing with the addition of two new beautiful Persian kitties, DuKaian Paprika, a red tabby female and LeMiau Madonna, a black and white bicolor girl.
Mary recently moved to Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA and is now expecting her first child, a baby boy who will be named Howard, due on August 12th, 2010, one day before her birthday.