February 2021

Editor's Note: February 2021

Author: Maggie Washo | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Not an Easy One

I present to you an issue featuring all of the things I don’t currently have. A pet, romantic love and … well, never mind. I still have my teeth.

I’m not going to lie, this was a tough one to put out. It’s the first pet issue I’ve published without having a dog. As Hunter and I traveled around town photographing local people in the pet business and their four-legged friends, it was a daily painful reminder of how much I miss my sweet Lula Belle. (For new readers, I lost my 10-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, Lucy, the day before Thanksgiving).

She was our constant companion in the CH2 office, an island mascot, and the love of my life. Everyone keeps telling me to go out and get another pooch, but I just cannot bring myself to do that. I’m sure eventually the time will come, but I think you must take time to grieve properly before rushing into a new “relationship.”

And speaking of “relationships,” let’s talk about how February is the month of Valentine’s Day, and LOVE and all things candied hearts and roses. One of our biggest features this month is on several local couples. We chatted with them about everything from who is the messiest, how they keep their marriage “spicy,” and what advice they might offer for newly married couples. Be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes video of these interviews on our Facebook page. Hilarious … and also a reminder of how very single I am.

So anyway, on to the next special section: dental health. Cheryl Alexander wrote an excellent article highlighting all of the new technologies in dentistry, and we feature four local dentists on page 77. (Thank God I still have my teeth.)

If you also recently lost your pet, broke up with a long-term love, or had a tooth pulled, drop a line; we can be sad together.


Until next month!
Candied Hearts + Roses,

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