Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Month: December, 2023


Dear Mom,Having guest dogs staying here over the holidays is exhausting.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You can’t be serious. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I’m always serious. I’m not a cat.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Fair enough. What’s so exhausting?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,All that defending.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Okay, I’m glad you brought that up. The cats don’t need defending. For one thing, both […]

Shiny Toys!

Hey Mom!You’ve put out so many shiny toys for me!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,Those aren’t toys, sweetie. That bowl of ornaments is part of our holiday decor. And you’re not supposed to even be on that table.Love, Carolyn Mom,But they ARE toys!!!! They roll when I tap them. Winston Dear Winston,Please leave them in the bowl!Carolyn Hey Mom,They […]

The Tenor

Dear Puffin,I’ve never known a cat who communicated with such a wide range of vocalizations. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat is gratified to participate in the conversations.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear PuffinYou do indeed. I love your quiet little chirps. And your cheerful “hello” meow when you enter the room. You always have something to […]

Holiday Plans

Mom!!!!!The holiday decoration boxes are out of the closet!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Yes, it’s that time again! We’ll start decorating the tree tomorrow.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,When we have holiday decorations, that means we will have holiday guests!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Yes, it does! Very observant of you. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,And this means your daughter’s two dogs will […]

Crazy Boy

Hey Mom,Sing my song again!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,Your song?Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,The song you sing that is all about ME!!!!! Winston Dear Winston,Ah, the crazy boy song from West Side Story. It IS about you!Love, Carolyn Mom, I love it when you sing it.Winston Dear Winston,I like it too. The words are perfect for you.           Hey boy, crazy boy!            Get […]