Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos


Dear Mom,Sometimes I don’t know what you are going on about. Like when you laugh loudly.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Dogs don’t really have a sense of humor.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Humor is when one of us falls down?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,What?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,You laughed when Winston fell off the windowsill. XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,That really was funny. […]


Dear PuffinIt’s so sweet when you walk around the house yowling for me.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat does not do the yowl.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,But you do! I sometimes hear you in another part of the house, yowling loudly, and I figure you’re looking for me so I answer, calling out “Here […]


Dear Winston,I love it when you and Poppy promenade around the house together.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,We what??????Winston Dear Winston,Promenade! You walk side-by-side together. In tight formation, shoulder to shoulder. I turn around and see you two following me like that, from room to room. Love, Carolyn Mom,Poppy is my pal.Winston Dear WinstonIt’s sweet that you love […]

Alert Rules

Dear Poppy,We need to have a talk.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I love our talks!!!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,We need to talk about the barking.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Barking is hugely important. XOXO Poppy Dear PoppyOnce in a while. A lot of the time it is hugely annoying.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,It’s how I protect you!!!!! You need to be notified!!!!!!! XOXO […]


Dear Puffin,You gave me a scare last night!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,The last time this petit cat gave Madame a scare, a hose was turned on him.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’ve apologized for that, sweetie. No, this was different. I woke up in the night, and found you were hogging the blanket, curled up on […]


Hey Mom,You told Puffin not to get his knickers in a knot. His knickers?????Winston Dear Winston,It’s just an expression. Knickers are pants.Love, Carolyn Mom,We don’t wear pants.Winston Dear Winston,I know, sweetie. I was just entertaining myself. Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,Yesterday you said Puffin is wearing his Holstein outfit. What does that even mean???????????Winston Dear Winston,Holsteins are […]

Cereal Killer!

Dear Mom,I’m a cereal killer!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You’re a what?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,A cereal killer!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Okay, I think you mean a serial killer. First of all, I don’t think you know what that means. And, second, you are not really a killer.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I might be! I FINALLY caught a squirrel!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,We don’t […]

Food Fight

Cher Madame,The kitchen she is in disorder. Complete disorder. The feeder doesn’t march. And this pauvre petit cat is starving.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I know you are upset, Puff honey, but we had to make some changes.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,One does not care for changes, Madame.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,All this time we […]

Hot Dot

Hey Mom,We have new games!!!!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,We do! I thought we needed some new ideas because Puffin seems bored with the old game.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,He’s not bored with it. He just stops playing so he can go to Dad’s desk for a treat.Winston  Dear Winston,That’s become an every-evening tradition.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,You […]


Dear Mom,The car is a terrible terrible terrible invention.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I’m sorry, I know you hate it, but we had to take you to the Vet.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I am not sick!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,No, you’re not! Isn’t that wonderful? But you still have to go in once a year for an annual exam and some […]