January 19th – Jessie and Santa visit Mangle’s Department Store

Mangle’s department store was set at the very center of town just across from the Claus house.  Jessie loved to look out the front window and watch the Elves busily going in and out of the building.  It wasn’t strange for Jessie to see one of her friends entering the building.  Everyone in the North Pole went to Mangles. There was no better place to shop.

Each morning Santa had his coffee and then took Jessie for a walk through Mangles.  He  always joined one or two of his friends at the Mangle’s coffee shop for tea and scones.

Mr. Mangles, the store CEO,  ran the coffee shop himself.  Just for Jessie he had a bag of dog chewies behind the counter.  Mr. Mangles was one of Jessie’s favorite people. Continue reading January 19th – Jessie and Santa visit Mangle’s Department Store


Jan. 18th – Jessie’s top 9 locations to visit at Santa’s Village



  • Mangle’s Department Store – Santa and Jessie get to meet all of her friends in town and gossip.  Jessie loves to see the children and visit the toy department.
  • Sybil’s Sleigh Shoppe – Sybil repairs the sleigh for Santa.  Every time Jessie visits Sybil adds a new item to the sleigh for Jessie.  So far shes added a dog biscuit dispenser, a blanket holder and a heater.  Jessie also likes to watch the fish in Sybil’s large fish tank.  She has all sorts of aquatic life including sharks!
  • Petey’s Polar Post – This is where all of the children’s HOHOHO letters go.  Santa’s elves pick up bags all year long.  Jessie likes the crackly packing and popping the bubbles in the bubble wrap packing in the store.
  • Posey’s Vet Clinic – When  Jessie’s sick Posey makes Jessie feel better in no time.  She also loves the healthy treats Posey gives her when she visits.
  • The Reindeer Roof – Jessie likes to visit the babies as they are learning to fly.  She watches as they jump off of hay bales and swoop and sweep over the Arctic ice.
  • Tundra Health and Fitness – Jessie gets to play basketball with the local children’s team.  Go, Bears! Go!
  • Claudia’s Cake and Cookie Creations – Claudia the Elf creates all the sweets for Santa’s Christmas stockings.  She bakes a special dog cookie for Jessie and as a treat Santa lets her go to the store every morning
  • The Husky Home – This is where the sled dogs play and rest when they are not traveling with Santa.  Jessie has made a lot of friends in the Husky Home.
  • Mumble Jumble Museum – A museum that holds the relics from all the Santa’s of the past.  The spirits of the past Santas also live there.  Jessie loves to meet the current Santa’s ancestors and see all of the old toys.

Jan. 17th – Jessie gets all wet

Crash! The bowl smashed on the loor flinging orange and white goldfish across the room. They flopped and flopped on Molly’s antique carpet.

Jessie jumped back and pinned her ears down to the ground. She flopped to the ground with her nose between her paws,  closed her eyes and waited.

Jessie shivered. Her back was covered in stinky fish water and she smelled like a bog. What was Molly going to think?

Jessie got up off the floor and walked to the kitchen. She sat on her back haunches with her head down and just stood there waiting for Molly to notice her.

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Jan. 16th – Jessie blows bubbles

It stretched high above her. Green, silver and rusty, the machine chortled and grunted as it mixed Santa’s special bubble mixture together.

When the mixture cooled Molly planned to package the bubbles in candy cane colured bottles with clover leaf bubble blowers. She said the clover leaf would bring the children luck. Once they were package, Santa would place the bubbles in the children’s Christmas stockings next season.

The mixture was gurgling away and Molly had come over to the manufacturing facility to oversee the bottling of the product.

Since Santa was away at a conference  Jessie had accompanied Molly to the facility.

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One dog's Chronicles of a year in Santa Claus's life

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