Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Month: November, 2019

Black Friday

Dear Mom,Today is Black Friday! That’s so exciting!Love, Mia Dear Mia,Exciting? Seriously? Do you even know what Black Friday is?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Not really, but I like that it’s about money – look at all the money I found on Dad’s dresser!Love, Mia Dear Mia,You plan to use that for some Black Friday shopping?Love, Carolyn […]


Dear Poppy,I’m sorry, I’ll have to take your stuffy away.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Why????? It’s so much fun!!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You are pulling the stuffing out, and you were trying to tear off the head. That was horrifying.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I know!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You are such a sweet creature, but you are a terror with […]

Photo Bomb

Dear Mia,That was supposed to be a picture of Poppy. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Oh. Well, now it’s a picture of me!Love, Mia Dear Mia,Just because you are a senior doesn’t mean you can get away with being rude. You had to have noticed that I was taking a picture of Poppy.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I don’t […]


Cher Madame,The dinner hour is upon us and Madame is late with the preparation.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Dinner time is 5:00. It is 4:56. I am not late.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Alors, the preparation, she must begin before 5:00 if Madame is to serve promptly at 5:00.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Is that why all three of […]


Dear Mom,This vegetable was outside on our porch. XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I know, honey. You needn’t bark at it any more. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Mia says the children left it. She says they do that every year.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,No, I put it there to be festive. Last night was Halloween.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,A vegetable means Halloween?XOXO […]