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In response to the classic “Wassup?” Harlequin’s Editor-at-Large Leslie Wainger had this to say:
“Iâ€™m mostly being surrounded by pets. I still have cats (three), and attached are pics of my puppy, Kaiya:
and my sugar gliders, Bug and Gobo:
There are definite advantages to working from home!”
And I said…WHAT are sugar gliders? Aside of the cutest things ever! Kaiya is pretty adorable tooâ€”looks smaller than a Chowâ€”just young or something different?
And Leslie said, “Sugar gliders are tiny Australian possums. They’re marsupials, like our possums, but otherwise very different. They glide (like flying squirrels) and have been kept as pets over here for about 15 years. In this picture you can see the gliding membrane folded up along their sides.
And Kaiya’s a Shiba Inu (a Japanese breed). She’s 10 months old and small for a female, but not by a lot. The perfect female is 14″ at the shoulder and around 17 lbs., so they’re a bit like very mini Akitas. They have big-dog attitude, though. She has no idea how small she is.
…And I thinkâ€”yes, it’s all about attitude. On the other hand, cuteness does count!