Recently, Pastor Phill has been talking about love. And a prominent idea he has preached about when he is speaking on love is this, “do not enter a dating relationship (or any relationship for that matter) to make yourself feel less lonely.” While I realized that a couple of my relationships were based solely on the fact that I wanted to appease my lonely feelings, I happened upon a funny little critter.
This is an Australian Sugar Glider, originally from… you guessed it, Australia, these marsupials (born in a pouch) love to eat fresh fruits and veggies, are nocturnal, and while in Australia, like partying with Koala bears. They are bred here in the United States.
When I first learned of this pet, I thought it was just a glorified hamster. However this delicate little guy is a companion for about 12 years.
Funny thing is, the attribute that most intrigued me was the fact that this animal is soooo attracted to its primary owner, that if it is left alone, or babysat for too long, (spring break for example) it can die! I thought, how cool is this!?! A little hamster (that can fly no less, essentially a flying squirrel) that has to be by me all the time! I was instantly in love. I wanted a companion, a glorified rodent for God’s sake, to keep me company!!
So I give you the Australian Sugar Glider, the most loyal companion one can have. Move over doggy, man’s got a new best friend.
Heck, some humans don’t even stay together 12 years..
So with this I have warned you, if you’re lonely, don’t break a girl/boy’s heart, just buy a sugar glider, (they’re easier to take care of in the long run anyway, not to mention cheaper..).
Become a proud owner of a sugar glider!
Learn more about Australian Sugar Gliders.