Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Month: July, 2020

The Newbie

Dear Lady Mom,Is it time to play?Winston Dear Winston,It’s always time to play! But why do you call me Lady Mom?Love, Carolyn Dear Lady Mom,I have lots of moms. First there was my cat mom, though I barely remember her. Then my foster mom who raised me. She is wonderful! You are my third mom. So, you need a […]


Cher Madame,The boxes they are coming every day. From the loud truck. The loud doorbell. The strange delivery people appearing on the porch. It is all de trop. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Why are you so grumpy, sweetie? Is this kitten angst? Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,What does Madame imply? That another kitten will pop out of one of […]


Dear Mom,This is the BEST SURPRISE EVER!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,The kitten? I’m so glad you are excited! But we don’t want to overwhelm the baby, do we?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I’m not going to overwhelm him! I just want to play with him!!!!!!! And snuggle him!!!!! And chase him!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Ok, let’s dial that down […]


Cher Madame,This pauvre petit cat must admonish Madame. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Oh dear. Now what?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Madame has lost her marbles.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Okay, I’ll bite. What marbles would these be?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Les marbles in her head. Because, a kitten? Seriously? Madame is going to bring home a kitten?Regards, M. […]


Dear Poppy,You don’t seem to be at all alarmed by the booming sounds every night.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Oh no!!!!!! Should I be alarmed? XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,No, sweetie! I just wanted to check in with you on it. A lot of the dogs in the neighborhood have been freaking out. Seems like folks have been going […]