Since then he has not forgotten about the snake. At least a couple of times a week he will comment about how he hope he can find one. When we were on vacation he threw some coins in a fountain and told us he wished for a snake.
Today his wish finally came true. We stopped by a consignment sale and he found a bag of assorted toys that had the snake in it. The snake is in his bed tonight. All is right with his world.
And at my mom's request, here is what my hall frame currently looks like.