The bells on the door jangled as Santa and Jessie entered the building. They were followed by ten elves with carts ready to pick up Santa’s mail.
“Good morning, Petey.” Santa smiled and shook the postmaster’s hand. “I understand the children’s letters have begun trickling in again. How many bags do we have today? Enough to keep my friends busy.” He pointed to the elves who were standing in the corner eating ribbon candy and waiting for Petey to produce Santa’s mail.
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As she turned the corner the beast jumped towards her. Its icy body rose high above her and its sprawling hands tangled with her leash. Jessie leapt, barked and pushed Molly into a snowbank. She continued to bark but the monstrosity did not move. It just stood there taunting her from behind its dark sunglasses.
Santa laughed gently and then reassuringly patted the dog’s head. “Jessie, it’s just a snowman. Family day is coming up and the children of the village compete to see who can create the best ice creature. He’s not alive; he’s made of snow. Come closer and take a look.” Continue reading February 12th – Jessie meets a live snowman
Jessie’s ears went up as she watched Santa and Molly face downward towards the floor. Their legs stretched out behind them. Molly was more successful than Santa who couldn’t reach over his big belly to actually touch the floor.
Matilda, the yoga instructor, rolled to her side and had them try another pose. Molly recreated the position with no problem but Santa huffed and puffed as he tried. He tried hard but he couldn’t touch his foot with his hand.
Jessie stood up and trotted over to Santa. She leaned against Santa’s arms and began to rub her forehead against his stomach.