by Steve Bremner
(with apologies to Lewis Carroll)
“[Joseph Henney’s] emotional support animal is an alligator. They sleep in the same bed…
and when Henney takes him to the farmers market, WallyGator gives hugs to shoppers—
as long as they are okay with being that close to a 70-pound, 5½-foot reptile
with a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth.“
—The Washington Post
How doth this crocodilian,
Who hugs but never bites,
Get followed by a million
On social media sites!
How amiably he seems to grin,
How well controls his jaws,
And folds each Philadelphian in
His gently greeting claws!