“There’s a snake in my boot!”

woody with hat
‘You’re my favorite deputy!”

 

 

Little did we know that back in 1995 when we were first introduced to the movie, Toy Story, that Woody, Andy’s favorite toy would become a family favorite who would still be with us over 20 years later. His arm is torn, his buttons are loose and his string doesn’t work, but I think the old guy has held up pretty good considering his age.

 

 

 

 

woody up on shelf
“Reach for the sky!”

 

Woody has found himself in a number of predicaments over the years. And sadly, due to accidents from so much playing, he’s been shelved from time to time…for his own safety, of course. He always kept a watchful eye over the household while he was out of commission. Sort of an off-season Elf on the Shelf, you might say!

 

 

 

 

woody hangingLucky for Woody his pals- Buzz, Jessie and Bullseye- are usually nearby and willing to help him out when he’s in need of a friend.

“I can’t stop Andy from growing up. But I wouldn’t miss it for the world!”       -Woody, Toy Story

all the woodies

“Now Woody, he’s been my pal for as long as I can remember. He’s brave, like a cowboy should be, and kind and smart. But the thing that makes Woody special is he’ll never give up on you…ever. He’ll be there for you, no matter what.”—Andy as he finally decides to hand Woody over to Bonnie.

Woody is a frequent guest subject in my photographs and the really cool thing about this is that with the exception of the photo of the four Woodies, his photos are not staged. Whether it’s compliments of the big kids (ages 27 and 22) or the little kids (ages 8 and 3), Woody continues to live an active life full of adventures- and I love it!

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9 thoughts on ““There’s a snake in my boot!”

    1. Thanks, Tina! The subject really presented itself. I never know where Woody will show up next. (In fact, I just looked over at the corner where he usually hangs out and he’s apparently the winner of a king of the hill challenge that took place on the rocking chair.)

      Have a great day!

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  1. Your title caught my eye for sure! When my grandson was younger, that was what he went around saying all the time, only for some reason he’d say it in kind of an Irish accent… “There’s a snake in me boot”. So funny what kids latch onto sometimes. 🙂

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