Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Month: September, 2022

Wild Dog

Dear Mom,I’m ready to go up on the Ridge now!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,The Ridge is up in the mountains, sweetie.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I know!!!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,We can’t go today, we just got back from the cabin yesterday.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,We can’t go today?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,No sweetie. It’s a four-hour drive.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I […]


Dear Puffin,Winston says you told him he was an amuse bûche, a little appetizer for one of our local predators. But didn’t you mean amuse bouche? A “mouthful”, rather than a “log”?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Non, I meant that. C’est un pun. Madame does not know of the pun? Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear PuffinA pun? Seriously? […]

The Appetizer

Hey Mom,What’s a puma?Winston Dear Winston,Pumas are mountain lions. Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I’M A LION?????????Winston Dear Winston,No sweetie, you are not a lion.Love, Carolyn Mom,But you call me your Resident Puma!Winston Dear Winston,We call you that as a term of endearment. Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,But I look like one, right?Winston Dear Winston,You have the small head and […]


Dear Mom,Why were you yelling at the TV?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I wasn’t yelling. That was vocal exasperation. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,You said you wanted to stab that man.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I did. He has it coming.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,That’s violent!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Don’t worry, sweetie, I’m not really violent. I just get frustrated at the people in […]


Cher Madame,The Poppy is unfortunately a very rude creature.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,She’s not rude, she’s a very sweet dog.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,She doesn’t act properly.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Ahh, we’re talking about proper, now. And in what way?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,She doesn’t show proper solidarity with us.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,With […]