Dec. 21st – Jessie helps Molly with Santa’s coat.

“Now Molly, I’ve been poked and prodded all morning. I have work to do in the manufacturing facility. Aren’t you almost finished?” Santa pushed his arms out in front of him and lifted his right leg in a stretch.

Jessie watched Santa. She thought it looked like he was trying to perform ballet but failing horribly.

“Christopher Cringle! Christmas is this week and your old suit is a disgrace. It’s the same every year. Cookie icing, soot and eggnog ground into the delicate fabric. Do you know how long it takes  to embroider the cuffs alone on this suit?’ Continue reading Dec. 21st – Jessie helps Molly with Santa’s coat.

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Dec. 20th- Jessie watches Santa grow a beard

Jessie curiously looked at Santa’s Face. His normally close shaven beard had grown overnight. It was now big, bushy and streaked in colour. As she watched the streaks were changing colour and becoming a snowy white.

More alarming, Santa’s tummy was growing incredibly fast. His normally lean frame had gained a hundred pounds overnight and he was wheezing slightly as he worked.

Jessie walked up to Santa and nudged his hand. She licked his rough hands and whined softly.

Continue reading Dec. 20th- Jessie watches Santa grow a beard

Dec. 20th – Jessie is Queen of the Carnival Parade

Jessie trotted down the avenue with Santa and Molly behind. She stopped to watch an elderly elf organizing several hundred floats  into an organized line. Jessie could see all kinds of floats. There were floats ranging from the homemade kind with children overflowing off the sides, to industrial floats with placards advertising companies like ‘Poppies Peanuts’ or ‘Millionaire Pie’.

Santa stopped at a silver and blue float adorned with several small chairs .  they were vsurrounding a huge chair made with red plush fabric. Sitting in the seats surrounded by a huge and young Elf male and females. They were dressed in royal blue fabrics to match the float. The young elves waved at Jessie as she approached. Continue reading Dec. 20th – Jessie is Queen of the Carnival Parade

Dec. 19th – Jessie and Santa attend a talent show

Santa, Molly, and Jessie sat in the front row in front of the stage. On the stage were local amateur performers competing to win the title King/Queen of the carnival. The king or queen would be crowned, and then on the next day, travel on an especially designed float for the carnival’s parade.

Jessie watched as an elf took the stage. He was dressed in a miniature tuxedo, and held a monocle in his eye. He cleared his throat. “Everyone come to attention please. It’s time to begin the talent show. ” Continue reading Dec. 19th – Jessie and Santa attend a talent show

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

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