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					                              THe MaN WITH
Dr. Rose, with wife
Cindi, son Ben,
daughter Erica and


                              The Golden
grandpups “Shayna”




                              touch
and “Hampton”




                                s      DR. FRANkLiN Rose
                                     ANoiNts ouR New Look
                                              By Michelle Mantor, Photos by Evin Thayer


                              H
                                          ow do you launch a “facelift” of a           In collaboration with our design team of An-
                                          magazine? After much “noodling”           drew Burwell and Desiree Walton, we did a few
                                          on the subject, I thought it would be     enhancements, augmentations and reconstruc-
                              fitting to invite one of the most renowned plastic    tion to give you a fresh new face for 2010 and
                              surgeons in the U.S. that resides right here in the   beyond. The cosmetic makeover was not the
                              Bayou City, Dr. Franklin Rose, to help us kick off    only impetus behind the changes. We wanted to
                              our new look. I have met Dr. Rose and his family      give you, our reader, an editorial style of more
                              at numerous pet-related events over the years and     information “bytes” for quick readers while still
                              I thought with his connection to animals and his      maintaining the integrity of more informative
                              extraordinary eye for transforming things into a      and detailed articles.
                              more beautiful version of its former self, he was        Lastly, our culture has become more focused
                              the man for the job!                                  on getting back to nature with holistic ap-
                                 As you have hopefully noticed, our “look” has      proaches to health and eco-conscious products
                              changed to reflect the start of a new decade and      and practices. To that end, we have created a
                              also to celebrate Houston PetTalk turning 10 in       new section called Back To Nature. You will
                              2010! Reaching a 10th anniversary in the world        also continue to see interesting travel editorial,
                              of print magazines is quite an accomplishment         product previews, compelling feature stories
                              and we are thankful to our advertising sponsors       and local resources in support of Houston’s pet
                              (we wouldn’t be here without them) and our loyal      community.
                              readers. We would love to hear from you regard-          We hope you enjoy the new face of PetTalk
                              ing our “facial rejuvenation” and any ideas for       and we thank Dr. Rose and his two-legged and
                              content that you would like to see in this coming     four-legged family for giving us a great send-off
                              year.                                                 as we sail into 2010!



                              A Rose Like No otheR –                                rotations in med school, I was fascinated when
                              DR. FRANkLiN A. Rose, MD                              I encountered cosmetic surgery. It was a way to
                              Born to be a doctor is how I would describe           combine my medical knowledge with my love
                              Franklin Rose. He grew up in Colorado and             of art.” It has been said that the best plastic
                              followed his older brother’s footsteps to medical     surgeons are those who have an artistic ability,
                              school. “I loved medicine but I also had a great      hence one of the reasons Dr. Rose is so well
                              appreciation for art. My mother and my wife           respected in his industry.
                              are artists”, says Franklin with his signature           Not only did Franklin love medicine and
                              smile. He adds, “when I was going through my          art growing up, but he also had an affinity for

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  Cindi’s culinary
  skills are legendary
  and the dogs are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Rose relaxes
  ready to sample her                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               with Shayna and
  delicious creations!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hampton




                                    nature and animals. He, along with his wife            been featured on Dr. Phil and MtV’s I Want A           Most recently, Cindi began writing a column        ones), Hampton is rambunctious and full of
About Dr. Rose                      Cindi, his son Ben and his daughter erica, have        Famous Face.                                        on beauty and health for absolutely! In The           energy. after our photo session and many funny
                                    had a plethora of furry creatures throughout the          His achievements are too numerous to men-        Loop magazine. Her advice is always centered          antics from the big golden boy, all agreed that
                                    years including dogs, cats, turtles (not so furry!),   tion but a few endeavors deserve the spotlight.     around respecting nature, never harming               Hampton would benefit from a few training
• Board Certified Plastic Surgeon   rabbits, ducks and horses. But the pet that really     First, he and Cindi created the Rose Ribbon         animals (no products developed using animal           sessions but that he was destined to be a great
• Board of Trustees of the River    stole his heart was a Golden Retriever named           Foundation in 2005 to provide free reconstruc-      testing are allowed in Dr. Rose’s spa, Utopia         dog. and, we think Ben is destined to be a great
  (for disabled children)           Napoleon. “When my big brother went off to             tive surgery to post-cancer patients who are        Med Spa) and finding the balance and healing          lawyer too!
• Generosity to Mankind Award -     college, my parents thought I needed company           not able to afford health insurance. Dr. Rose       properties of the natural elements.
  American Diabetes Association     given that I was only 13 and would be at home          performs dozens of surgeries annually.                 One of the most notable aspects about Cindi        Meet eRicA Rose
• Board of Trustees - Houston       for a few more years. They got Napoleon and               In addition to the Rose Ribbon Foundation,       is that she is a distinguished silhouette artist.     erica has always been a pet lover and she laughs
  Ballet                            we were inseparable. He lived to be 14 years old       Franklin has donated his surgery expertise on       She has been creating beautiful silhouettes           as she explains the numerous pets she has some-
• C0-Founder of the Rose Ribbon     and he passed away when I was in med school.           many other occasions for which he was awarded       since she was a young girl, all the way from          how managed to talk her parents in to over the
  Foundation for post-cancer        It was years before I could bring myself to have       the “Marvin’s angel” award for charitable sur-      Houston to Hollywood and Disneyworld. She             years. Her current love is Shayna, a five year old
  patients                          another pet”, says Franklin.                           gery numerous times. He is also involved with       has produced silhouettes for elvis, Queen eliza-      King Charles Cavalier.
• Founder of Utopia Med Spa and        But alas, as all pet lovers do, temptation and      the american Diabetes association, Houston          beth, Barbara Bush, Peter Fonda and others.              Currently in law school with an intent to uti-      Silhouettes by Cindi Rose
  Plastic Surgery - Uptown Park     heartstrings take over and we find our selves          Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, the Human                 always aware of those in need, Cindi creates       lize her skills in the entertainment industry, erica
  www.plasticsurgeryrose.com        “pet parents” once again. He and Cindi decided         Rights Gala and Citizens For animal Protection.     Silhouettes For Survivors through the Rose Rib-       spends time in L.a. where she has been involved        cindi is one of the preeminent
                                    to get a Maltese because their young daughter                                                              bon Foundation and she also creates pet silhou-       with animal charities including the amanda             silhouette artists in the u.s. to have
                                    erica wanted something to cuddle. “Puff”, as           Meet ciNDi Rose                                     ettes and donates a portion to charity (see inset).   Foundation and the Cesar Millan Foundation.            a silhouette created from your pet’s
                                    she was called, passed away a few years ago at         Talented and giving, Cindi is an accomplished                                                                Here in Houston, erica and Cindi competed           photograph, contact cindi through
                                    the age of 18. Hmm…is there some anti-aging            artist, very active in charitable causes, a cham-   Meet BeN Rose                                         in the TV reality show “The Great Raise” where         her website, www.silhouettesbycin-
                                    property in the Rose’s water?                          pion of the environment and nature and most         Charming and effervescent, Ben is in law school       they won the “raise” part of the contest raising       di.com. A portion of the proceeds go
                                       as a surgeon, Franklin is nationally re-            that know her are well aware of her amazing         but his real challenge right now is his 7-month-      the most money for charity and they have both          to citizens for Animal Protection.
                                    nowned, board certified and oversees his own           cooking abilities. Yes, she prepares unbeliev-      old Goldendoodle, “Hampton”. Ben is quite a           been honorees at the Citizens For animal Pro-
                                    plastic surgery practice and medical spa. He has       able creations every day for her family’s meals.    proud father but as puppies go (especially big        tection Gala.

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