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Jessie Bakes

Fall is here and the trees are beginning to turn colour.  At this time of year the restaurant chains come out with everything pumpkin and Molly feels like baking some sweet treats.  Molly pulls out her mothers old, worn recipe book and bakes her special pumpkin spice muffins.  They’re the perfect treat for a cold windy day and Jessie loves them. 

This year Jessie is helping Molly in the kitchen.  She stood against the counter looking into

Jessie Bakes
Jessie Bakes

the bowl as Molly mixed and turned the batter.  When Molly wasn’t watching Jessie licked the spoon.  She wagged her tail furiously and bent to lick the batter from the bowl but Molly pushed her away so that she could portion the batter into muffin tins.  Of course she used a fresh spoon!

While the muffins were in the oven Jessie sat staring at the glass window watching them rise.  The hardest part was waiting for them to cool.  Then, when Jessie thought she could wait no longer, Molly gave her one fragrant treat.

Jessie loved the pumpkin flavour and gobbled the muffin up.   Then she stood waiting for another.

Molly smiled and waved her finger. “No more today, Jessie.  I’m glad you liked the muffin.  Everyone loves my mom’s recipe.  Do you think we should share with our friends?”

Jessie pounded her tail on the floor in agreement and Molly copied out her recipe to share.  Here it is. Continue reading Jessie Bakes

Jessie makes a friend

Jessie stomped down on the crunchy leaves and wagged her tail as she followed the path Jessie Makes a Friendbehind Santa.  They were visiting Molly’s sister in Southern Ontario where the leaves were now red, orange and yellow.  Jessie poked her nose at a particularly big one sending it scattering across the sidewalk.  She hurried after it, caught it in her mouth and pushed Santa’s leg to get his attention.

“It’s nice to see you enjoying yourself, Jessie.  Aren’t the trees beautiful?”

Jessie wagged her tail and then sniffed the air.  She looked around and up high into the oak tree.  Then as fast as she could she zipped to the tree and jumped up on the bark A deep roar came from her throat as she jumped around the tree trunk.

“Jessie, what is it?”  Santa hurried over and looked into the canopy of leaves. “Well, my goodness, it’s a squirrel.  Come here, little one.”

The  squirrel rose its tail and chattered.  It dropped the acorn from its tiny paws onto the ground.  Cautiously, the animal came forward and jumped onto Santa’s  shoulder.  It chattered in Santa’s ear.

Jessie jumped down and sat on her haunches.  She growled as the Santa talked to the squirrel.

“My, my.  I see. I’m glad to meet you Herbie.  I’m Santa Claus and this is Jessie.  She’s really a good dog.  Let’s see if we can make a new friend.”  Santa held out his hand for the squirrel to jump on it and then held it down towards Jessie.

“Jessie, you’ve all kinds of friends at home.  Can’t you make a friend of Herbie for me?”

Jessie lowered her ears and looked curiously at the squirrel. She wasn’t too sure about making friends.  She used to love chasing squirrels but if Santa wanted her to make a friend of Herbie she would.  She’d do anything for Santa.

Santa was now holding the squirrel in front of Jessie’s nose.  She sniffed its fur and then licked it on its back.

Herbie jumped off Santa’s hand and onto Jessie’s back.  He walked up to Jessie’s head and sat at the base of her ears.

Jessie sighed.  Santa said she would be friends but she didn’t have to like it.  She lowered her head so the squirrel could scramble off her head to the ground.

“Good girl, Jessie.  Let’s continue our walk and leave Herbie so that he can collect his dinner.

Good-bye, Herbie.  We walk this path often when were here.  We’ll see you again.”  Santa placed Herbie on the floor and watched as the squirrel scampered over Jessie’s paws and back up the tree.

Santa whistled at Jessie and she ran to follow Santa down the gold, and crimson path knowing they’d made a new friend.

 

 

 

 

Jessie’s top 10 things to do in the fall

Jessie loves the fall.  She likes jumping in the crispy leaves and taking long walks with Santa and Molly.

Molly and Jessie made a list of all the things they want to do this fall.  Here is the top ten list.

  1. Go apple picking with Santa and bob for apples.Jessie's top 10 things to do in the fall
  2. Go on a hay ride.
  3. Visit a corn maze.  Jessie can always find rabbits to make friends with in the corn.
  4. Watch the elves dance by a bonfire.
  5. Help molly carve Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween.
  6. Go for a frosty morning run with Santa.
  7. Watch the monarchs as they fly about getting ready to leave for the south.
  8. Take selfies with Molly and Santa in the sunflower fields.
  9. Go to the country fair and eat sausages.
  10. Greeting the trick or treaters on Halloween.

Jessie’s Christmas in July

It’s near the end of July and Jessie is getting excited.  Santa and Molly throw a great big Christmas party for the elves in July.  Jessie’s top 10 fun things to do at the Christmas party are here:

  1.  Jumping in the wading pool with Santa. Jessie's Christmas in July
  2. Licking a Popsicle under the picnic table.
  3. Watching the sack races.  Jessie likes to root for Santa and Molly.  They haven’t won a race yet but the air is filled with Santa’s ho ho ho’s all through the game.
  4. A great big bonfire with friends and  s’mores.  Jessie isn’t allowed the chocolate but she likes the gram crackers and marshmallows.
  5.  Listening to Santa reading a story about the stars by the bonfire.  Jessie likes to watch the elf children sleepily trying to keep their eyes open.
  6. Hot dogs and hamburgers at the community barbecue.
  7. Presents from Santa and Molly.  Jessie gets a new bed, a chew toy and some clothing from Molly.
  8. Watching the elf parade under the stars.  The floats are light up with bright Christmas lights and full of wacky colours.
  9. Watching the present wrapping, cookie baking, gingerbread making and sled contests.
  10. Falling asleep in her sleeping bag under the stars full of great memories for the day.