Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Month: June, 2015

Captive Audience

Dear Alpha Mom, I know why you got these books. Cat Sense is useless, there’s no explaining cats, but I think you were wise to get Dog Sense. I heard all about it on NPR. Your Best Dog, Molly   Dearest Molly, You are a backseat NPR listener, aren’t you? Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha […]


Dear Mommy, I have a new ambition. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, Does it have anything to do with your artful posing with the roses? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, It does! I want to be a model. In lifestyle magazines. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, Lifestyle magazines? That’s very specific. Love, Carolyn   Dear […]


Mommy! I found your slipper! XOXOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, It wasn’t lost. Love, Carolyn   Mommy, Wait, I know that, I just meant, well I found it but… XOXOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I know, I’m sorry, I’m just messing with your head. Love, Carolyn   Mommy, Why do you do that? XOXOXO Poppy […]

Le Safe Place

Cher Madame, My life est tout à l’envers, tout upside down. Madame has encore hidden le cuddly furry blankie. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Please calm down, Puff honey, I’ve just put it in the laundry. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Le laundry? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Where I wash […]