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Jessie’s Belated Birthday Party

Jessie didn’t get to celebrate her birthday on December 26th because she was sleeping after the long trip around the world.  The elves love Jessie and they decided to hold a belated birthday party for the dog.  So, Chloe, Jessie’s friend headed up a committee to make the dog’s birthday dreams come true.balloons

Jessie woke in the morning to the smell of sausage and eggs.  Molly had set a plate at the table and smiled when the dog trotted into the kitchen.  “Happy belated birthday, Jessie.  Today is your special day.  The elves have a day of fun scheduled for you.  So, eat up and get your coat on.  Then we’ll go to Claus park.”

Jessie hopped up to the table and in record time cleared the plate of food.  She jumped down, wagged her tail and walked over to Molly to have her coat put on.  “Look, Jessie.  To celebrate your birthday, I sewed you a new coat.  Don’t worry it’s black like your   last coat.  It just doesn’t have all the rips and tears that you put in it.”

Molly put the new coat on Jessie and clipped the dog’s harness on her lead.  She then led the dog out the door and headed towards Claus park for the celebration.  It was a beautiful day.  The snow was starting to small in small wisps.  Just ahead the sun shone brightly.  Jessie stopped every few feet to sniff all the wonderful smells of the day.  Molly sighed but patiently waited for the dog.  Soon, they made it to Claus park and came upon Santa and Chloe talking.

“Well, happy birthday, girl.  You don’t look a day older.”  Santa smiled and stroked the dog’s back.  “Chloe has prepared a day of fun for you.  I hope you enjoy every bit of it.”

Chloe came forward and took the lead from Molly.  She led Jessie to the center of the park chattering away at the dog.  “I hope you like sled races, Jessie.  Angel is leading our local team.  Let’s go watch.”

Jessie happily followed Chloe out to the racing field and sat in the stands.  She barked as Angel and her team came into view. The teams got ready at the starting line and soon were zooming around the course in Claus Park.  Jessie happily wagged her tail and jumped up and down as the dogs ran past her in circles.  When the final lap came, Angel lead her team to a win.

“Look’s like the home town won, Jessie.  High five!” Chloe thumped her hand against Jessie’s paw and then led her off the stands.  “It’s agility tests, Jessie.  Do you want to try?”

Jessie yipped and waited as Chloe entered her into the contest.  Jessie shuffled back and forth waiting her turn and then when her turn came she zoomed off before the starter could start his watch.  Jessie flew through the tubes and around the pylons but got hopelessly caught in the rope maze.  It took her a long time to make her way out before catching several Frisbees that Chloe threw at her.  Jessie did not win the contest.  In fact, she did not even come in second or third but Jessie loved playing with her friends.

The rest of the day was filled with other fun things like a doggie fashion show, a polar dip and ball games.  At the end of the day Chloe led Jessie back to Molly and Santa at a table by the Claus house.  Sitting on the table was one of the largest wrapped boxes Jessie had ever seen.  “It’s your birthday present, Jessie.  We hope you like it.”  Molly lifted the lid and waited for the dog to explore the box.

Jessie hopped up to the table and poked her nose in the box sniffing.  The box was a dog’s delight.  There was a new doggie bed, a big stuffed replica of her friend Bilbo the Orangatang, chewies, a blanket and new heated booties.

Jessie pounded her tail in appreciation and turned around in a circle.  Her tongue hung down below her mouth.  It had been a good birthday.  She’d enjoyed all of the activities in her honor but the best part of all was spending time with her family and friends.  Nothing could be better than that.

Jessies Favorite Top ten list

Trudy Talow asked Santa to tell her some of Jessie’s favorite things.  This is the top ten items from the list he gave her.

Jessie with her favorite blanket.


  1. Sugar Cookies – With or without sprinkles.  She is particularly fond of them with eggnog.
  2. Riding in the sleigh with Santa.   She likes to have her eats blow in the wind as the reindeer travel faster and faster.
  3. Running with the dog sled team.  Jessie has been practicing with the sled team and has become an official back up for the team in case of emergency.
  4. Her blanket.  She’s been known to drag her blanket away and hide it when other dogs visit.
  5. Walks down main street with Molly and Santa.  Jessie likes to visit with her friends and adores getting petted by people as they pass by.  She stops every walk to visit with Cuddles the poodle down the street and play squeaky ball.
  6. Molly’s singing voice.  Molly likes to sing Christmas carols in the house.  Jessie likes to listen to her sing and will come from anywhere in the house to hear her.
  7. Having her coat brushed.
  8. Visiting the animal hospital with Santa.  Jessie likes to cheer up sick patients.
  9. The pillows on Molly’s couch.  Molly is constantly shooing her off of them.
  10. Chasing cats.  The last cat she encountered she chased up the main Christmas tree in the village.

Jan 11th – Jessie joins a sled team.

Jessie ran into Angel’s pen and enthusiastically licked her across the face. She whined and thumped her tail against the ground.

Angel patiently waited for Jessie to stop and when she didn’t she let out a low but friendly growl.

Santa laughed. He had been so busy lately he hadn’t had chance to visit the farm where Angel lived. Santa wanted Jessie to have friends and he had to check on the care of the sick animals,   So Santa  packed Jessie onto his snowmobile and headed out towards the outskirts of the village.
Santa was pleased that Angel and Jessie got along so well. He wanted Jessie to be happy at the North Pole and having friends would help.

“I’m heading in to check on Willy the polar bear. His paw got caught in a trap, and has a nasty infection. Why don’t you hang around here until Myles comes by Jessie,and then meet me at the veterinary clinic.”

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