Photo by kc kratt; cover design by Chastity Taber; photo-manipulation by Josh Flanigan.
Jarod Miller, pictured with Aldabra tortoise, King vulture, spider monkey, Siberian lynx, slow loris (on shoulder), and Brazilian tapir.

Since we last covered the local pet scene in 2005, pet ownership is bigger than ever. But we’ve noticed a shift in focus toward pet rescue, animal conservation, and better ways for pets to lead healthy lives in a world designed for humans. In this issue, you’ll meet TV host Jarod Miller, some dedicated local veterinarians, a pet communicator, and more folks who live to help animals. And we’re not just talking dogs and cats—you’ll see horses, birds, and more. It’s a jungle in here—share it with a pet you love.
By Bruce Adams, Matthew Biddle, Bruce Eaton, Jana Eisenberg, Lauren Green, Maria Scrivani, Joseph M. Verrastro, and James Walkowiak

The wild world of Jarod Miller
By Maria Scrivani

Women vets in WNY
No glass ceiling, just a menagerie

By James Walkowiak; photos by kc kratt

A dog tale
A true story of dumb stunts, doggie downers, and true devotion

By Bruce Adams

Neighborhoods: Columbus Parkway: a treasure on the edge
By Jana Eisenberg; photos by kc kratt
Cool Stuff: A living urban structure at Griffis Park
By Jennifer Wettlaufer
Cool Stuff: Imagination thrives at Holiday Hollow
By Kevin Fryling
The Hot 5: An opinionated to-do list
By Christopher Schobert
Spree Insider: Celebrating twelve years of DIVAdom
By Christopher Schobert
Spooky Stuff

Profile: Bringing Buffalo Bushido to life
By Laura Silverman
Theater profile: Sarah Bay-Cheng, Buffalo’s globetrotting theater theorist
By Ron Ehmke
Visual art: JCC’s global visions
By Elizabeth Licata

Great indoors: A panoramic waterfront view
By Barry A. Muskat
Style: Fun, trendy frames
By Jana Eisenberg
Gardening: Diagnosing your yard tree
By Sally Cunningham
Health: Cancer awareness
By Terri Parsell Hilmey
Gadget planet: Diagnosing your yard tree
By William C. Altreuter

A review of Sinatra’s, tasting Southern Tier beer, the Foodies on olive oil, a downtown Pubcrawl, and the month in charity events and galas.
By Lisa Brown, Julia Burke, Ron Ehmke, Terri Parsell Hilmey, Vicki G. Marshall, and Margaret M. Toohey

Take one: Nice and easy: Singing the praises of Sinatra's
By Vicki G. Marshall and Margaret M. Toohey; photos by kc kratt

Editor’s letter, Deadlines
Dining guide
Shopping Spree
Cultural listings
Index of advertisers
Who was there

Bflo Days:
Moving past bad press
By Ron Ehmke