Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Month: May, 2020

The Ruse

Dear Mia,You are looking good this morning! But what are you doing with my pillow case?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I was trying to explain your new morning routine to Puffin. He is confused. Because you haven’t been the one to get up and feed us breakfast.Love, Mia Dear Mia,I don’t have to. Dad has been doing […]


Dear Poppy,It’s time for our walk!Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Our walks have become so weird. What’s going on?????????XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Maybe you could be more specific?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,All the humans with covers on their faces. I thought that was a passing thing. Like Halloween. But you are all still doing it. I don’t like it.XOXO […]

The Guest Room

Dear Mia,Your illness has saddened everyone. It came on so fast. From one week to the next you went from your normal spunky self to unsteady and feeble. It’s heartbreaking.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,It’s final. I understand that.Love, Mia Dear Mia,You must have had this tumor for a while.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,It was too much for […]


Cher Madame,Things have been very strange here.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You’re telling me.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,I’m telling you?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s an expression. It means I’m emphatically agreeing with you. That things have become very strange everywhere.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This pauvre petit cat was hoping that peut-être Madame would explain le strangeness.Regards, […]

The Deal

Dear Mom,Puffin and Poppy want me to ask you to stop vacuuming the house.Love, Mia Dear Mia,That’s not going to happen, sweetie. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I don’t worry too much about it, but it terrifies Puffin, and it makes Poppy nervous.Love, Mia Dear Mia,I’ve noticed that it puts Puffin in a panic. You’d think I was […]