The Mall

Dog Term


Longpaw Term


Book Appearances

The Empty City

The Mall is an abandoned building when the Big Growl had struck.


The Mall had once been made of huge sheets of clear-stone.[1] Before the Growl, longpaws would go in and out of the building all the time, sometimes carrying food. There were Food Houses in the mall, with longpaws who all wore the same blue fur.[2] There are "fake longpaws" in there that had no smell, no warmth, and no movement. These fake longpaws are unblinking and knocked sideways. After the Big Growl, they had been stripped of their fur.[1]

After the Big Growl, the mall's clear-stone has shattered.[3]


In the Original Series

The Empty City

Lucky approaches the mall, and he us wary at first, as he got kicked out of the mall before when he tried to enter it before. After wandering through the deserted mall, he finds Old Hunter. Old Hunter is guarding stacks of meat, and Lucky, being hungry, asks him for a piece. Old Hunter at first denies, but then gives Lucky a piece after Lucky saves him from a power cord. Lucky gratefully takes the meat, and then starts to leave the mall. However, a group of foxes find him, and he is forced to run away, to be able to keep his meat.To try and escape, he uses his cunning to hide. But the foxes detect him, and Lucky is nearly attacked.
Before the lone dog is attacked, a group of leashed dogs come to his aid. They attack them and drive the foxes away, making Lucky thankful. He leaves the meat he was given on the counter as he speaks to them, realizing that one of them is his sister, Squeak, now Bella.
Since Lucky is in their debt, he suggests they share the meat, and they do so. Lucky is grateful, but being a lone dog, he tried to leave, thanking them. However, Bella convinces him to stay, and the friends spend the rest of the day playing. The next day, they leave the mall.


  • The fake longpaws in the Mall, although unconfirmed, could likely be mannequins.[4]

References and Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Revealed in The Empty City, page 57
  2. Revealed in The Empty City, page 58
  3. Revealed in The Empty City, chapter 57
  4. Revealed on Wikipedia