A giraffe poked his head in my window
And my heart leaped into my mouth.
I couldn’t think of a thing to say,
So he licked my nose and headed south.
I thought, as I groped for my hanky,
— And I pass this on to you —
That if a wild animal comes to call,
Say a tiger, or meerkat, or ‘roo…
If, like me, you want him to stay,
Or even come back another day,
Then, perhaps, it would really pay to say,
"Welcome!" and "How do you do?"!
— A Giraffe Poked His Head In My Window, by Julie Andrews.