December 14th – Jessie gets all wound up in Santa’s workshop

Jessie’s eyes glowed with excitement. The machine had different colours of ribbon coming out of its side. Wrapping elves sat beside the machine where they pulled and cut pieces to make their elaborate bows for the presents they were wrapping.

Jessie watched as the ribbon circled counter-clockwise around and around and around the room. She spotted one length of ribbon that was shiny silver. It reminded her of the flashes of fish in a clear river. Continue reading December 14th – Jessie gets all wound up in Santa’s workshop

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Dec. 13th – Jessie and Santa Claus go to a radio station

Radio station 1313HOHO is located in a small room above a pizza parlor in London, Ontario. The all Christmas music channel was struggling and  the university students running the channel searched the Internet for a Christmas themed guest to interview. From somewhere they found the email address for Santa’s company, and  arranged to interview him. So, on a blustery morning, Santa and Jessie sat in a small room. Santa had a microphone in front of him and an ear set on his head. Continue reading Dec. 13th – Jessie and Santa Claus go to a radio station

Dec. 12th – Santa and Jessie visit Angel the Husky

Santa brought Jessie to meet Angel, hoping that Jessie could make a new friend. Angel was the head of the dog sled team that carried cheese from the local creamery to an airfield close-by where the cheese was carried to markets in the south.

The problem was that Angel was skittish around new people and animals. She tended to run and hide, or depending on her mood, tear up the husky housing area when she encountered new dogs. Continue reading Dec. 12th – Santa and Jessie visit Angel the Husky

Dec. 11th – Molly’s special shortbread

Jessie sat up and sniffed. The rich aroma of shortbread filled the air of Molly’s little kitchen. Jessie’s mouth watered, and she barked hoping for a treat.

Molly laughed, and gave Jessie a cooled cookie. “That’s all for this afternoon Jessie. I’m afraid you’re house-bound for the rest of the day. It’s my mom’s birthday tomorrow, and my family is coming for a celebration. So, no adventures for you today. Why don’t you go, and sleep by the fire. Santa and I will be cooking all afternoon and evening.” Continue reading Dec. 11th – Molly’s special shortbread

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