Crawling With Gift Ideas (Limerick)

Crawling With Gift Ideas (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

It’s too late for a Valentine’s broach?
Need a holiday gift plan to poach?
Well, here’s something new
From the helpful Bronx Zoo:
Give your sweetie her name on a roach.

From the Bronx Zoo, a strange and limited Valentine’s Day Offer:

Can’t decide on what to get that special someone for Valentine’s Day? Sometimes the answer is all around us, and right where it’s been for millions of years—like cockroaches!

Naming a Madagascar hissing roach in honor of someone near and dear to your heart shows that you’ve noticed how resilient, resourceful, and loyal that person is. You’re not afraid to say, “Baby, you’re a roach!”

WCS’s Bronx Zoo has 58,000 of these brown, iridescent beauties, and most go humbly by “whatchamacallit.” With a $10 donation, you can name one for your sweetie, and send a truly unique certificate of honor.

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9 Responses to “Crawling With Gift Ideas (Limerick)”

  1. Mark Kane says:

    OK my sweet now I know what I’m getting you NEXT YEAR!

  2. I’m not sure what’s worse: having a roach named after you, or having to pay for that service. I think I’m ok with my not having a namesake.

  3. Karen Rhodes says:

    Valentine’s special day did approach,
    You wanted my name on a roach?
    My darling life’s fire,
    All you’ll require
    Is a physiotheraphy coach!

  4. RMP says:

    that’s just positively weird…and a tad disturbing.

  5. madkane says:

    To hubby Mark Kane: Just try it, buster! :)

    Fun limerick, Karen!

    Thanks everyone for your comments!

  6. JulesPaige says:

    What’s worse your name on a roach or having to each chocolate covered bugs?

  7. Sara v says:

    Okay, that’s imaginative, but gross

    It would take someone unique
    To not have their ire piqued
    To give without reproach
    A gift of a roach
    The recipient would have to be a geek

    And I mean “geek” in the nicest possible way, I am one myself…

  8. madkane says:

    Fun limerick, Sara!
    Jules, that’s a good question! :)