Sort of like Twilight, except everyone kept their shirt on.

Guys, meet Wolfy. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing* and, as pictured above on the left, a gift from my fourth birthday. As you can see, I also got a Snoopy Sno-cone Machine** that day. It was a very good year.

Wolfy was one of the few stuffed animals I truly loved as a child and one of the very, very few that I managed to keep all these years. Cloaked as a simple lamb, his job was to sit at the foot of my bunk bed and guard against monsters and bogymen, ready to bust out of his disguise, bare his teeth, and rip apart any potential source of danger. Sort of like Twilight, except everyone kept their shirt on.

*Note, I only recently learned that the expression A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing, is a bad thing. Apparently it comes from the Bible and is something one is supposed to avoid (Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves)…Does everyone know this except me? And if so, why would they make stuffed animals of false prophets? This is slightly disturbing, but somehow, it makes me appreciate Wolfy (and Twilight) a little more.

**Speaking of false prophets, I have a critical news flash: SNOOPY’S SNO CONE MACHINE IS STILL IN PRODUCTION.  Buy it here and you can have it in hand before this blessed heat wave is over. Your welcome. 


  1. michele says

    I had a snoopy snow cone machine too. I got it for easter onr year and my cousin and I decided that if we took all the candy we liked and mixed it with all the candy that we didn’t like that it would turn out fantastic! I don’t know where our parents were all this time because, let me tell you grinding up all that stuff wasn’t quick. Total shocker, it was disgusting and we had to throw away all our easter candy and my snoopy machine (although I am sure this could have just been cleaned and my mother didn’t want to). We all still talk about “the McCullen crunch” when we get together. Also I see snoopy snow cone machines at garage sales all the time if your looking- better than buying new and probably never really been used anyway.

  2. says

    Isn’t there a wolf in sheep’s clothing in the story of the three little pigs, too? I think this might be the reason for the stuffed animal more so than the bible reference. I actually didn’t realize it had a biblical history… But basically it’s a “bad thing” because it refers to something menacing or predatory (wolf) masquerading as something benevolent and harmless (sheep).

  3. says

    PS. I heart wolves & it’s a bummer they’ve been cast as the bad guys.

  4. says

    I’ve heard of the bible reference before. But what sticks out more in my mind on that phrase is all the looney tune cartoons with that wolf that would run around in sheep’s wool.

    He’s a super cutie either way. 🙂

  5. says

    Oh, I just love Wolfy! Pay the bible verse no mind, he meant something good to YOU. And it worked, look, you are still here, ungotten by the bogeyman!

  6. says

    Hi Wolfy! So nice to meet you. I don’t think we’ve been properly introduced… My name is Michele and I’m an admiring fan of your mamma. You’re cute beyond your years and I think your coat is to die for! We should all be so lucky to have a friend as loyal as you. Thank you for taking such fine care of our Peaches all these years. xo

  7. says

    Once at a party I attempted to make shaved ice for Mint Juleps with a Snoopy Sno-cone Machine. Turns out you make snow with these contraptions by freezing Kool-Aid (or the ersatz Fla-Vor-Aid) mixed with water and sugar, which makes a flakier, easier to grind cube. I spent 45 minutes grinding one plain water ice cube into a miniscule and quickly-melting pile of slush. The hostess of the party was so charmed by my ineptitude that she married me! (Granted, there were a few more steps in there.)

  8. says

    I like your version of a wolf in sheep’s clothing much better! 🙂 So cute.

  9. says

    Aesop silly! I used to teach that story as part of our Fable section of literature!! Beware a wolf in sheep’s clothing! *I was an HS English teacher in my previous life.

  10. says

    There is a cartoon from back in the day where the sheep dog was chasing after a wolf who kept trying to get his flock. Then, when a whistle blew, the wolf and the sheep dog punched the clock to go home. I know the wolf (although, now I know it to be a coyote) wore sheep’s clothing.

    I found it on YouTube (of course!) it shows them punching in.

  11. says

    I’m so jealous. I wanted one of those when I was younger. Didn’t get one. I’m totally going to buy one and rub it in my parents’ face!

  12. says

    Love this post/photos and Wolfy… and thanks for the link. I just might have Snoopy Sno handy for the Baby Grands, this summer. Also, just noticed your “Rambling” label… I might have to borrow it to use for my entire blah, blah, blah blog! You’re a joy, Peaches.

  13. says

    Holy crap. I know I’m late to the party, but I totally had the wolf in sheep’s clothing as a kid. Actually, probably still do at my parents’ house somewhere. I feel awful for totally forgetting about him. Must call parents ASAP.

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