Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

The Regulated Schedule

Cher Madame,The breakfast she has not been on schedule lately. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,What do you mean? You are all fed on a very timely basis.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,There are some mornings when Madame is resisting the wake up.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,For heaven’s sake, Puff, Monsieur feeds you when I sleep late. […]

The Roster

Dear Poppy,Today was such a lovely spring day for our walk! I think Winston wanted to come along.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,He wouldn’t know what to do. Cats don’t understand about walks.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,It’s just walking around. I’m sure he could figure that out, if we could convince him to walk on a leash.Love, Carolyn […]

Acronyms

Dear Puffin,I am so impressed with how you play with the catfish toy. All your focus and practice is paying off. You leap and twist and snatch that thing right out of the air. Your artistry is beautiful to watch!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’est kind to say so. Madame’s games are much anticipated every evening. Though […]

Spring Break

Hey Mom,I’m all excited! I want to go to the party!Winston Dear Winston,First of all, do you even know what a party is? You’re a pandemic kitten. Lockdown is all you know. You’ve never even seen a party.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,It’s like when I race around the house out of control!!!!!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,That certainly is […]

Molly’s Advice

Dear Mom,Dad said that you will start going places again.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Now that we’ve been vaccinated we feel like we can venture out a bit.  This afternoon I’m going to the fish market! That’s so exciting!Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Buying fish is exciting?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Fresh fish from one of the best fish shops in the […]

One Year

Cher Madame,Qu’est-ce que c’est? What is this grande mountain of trash? Has Madame lost her marbles?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s not exactly trash. These are some of the grocery bags and take-out containers we’ve been accumulating. Kind of a sad tribute to a really weird year.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Et pourquoi so many? Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear […]

The Assistant

Hey Mom,What are you going to do next? I’m ready to help you!Winston Dear Winston,Thank you, sweetie, but I’m good. I’m going to check my email and then have lunch. I think I can manage that.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,Can we fold some more laundry?Winston Dear Winston,We’re done for now. You were definitely a presence for […]

Pack Politics

Dear Mom,I love it in the evening when we all hang out in the living room after dinner.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,It’s very cozy, isn’t it? Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,We are all together. You and Dad reading, and the three of us with you.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,That’s when we have a quorum.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,A quorum? Am […]

The Athlete

Cher Madame,The moronic cur wants to horn in on our games.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Let’s not start with the name-calling. But you’re right, Poppy does get excited when you cats start playing.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,The barking. The lunging. The interference. C’est très annoying. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I know. It can put the kibosh […]

Sweet

Hey Mom,Puffin says this heart box is for treats.Winston Dear Winston,That’s true. It’s for very special treats. Valentine treats, because Sunday is Valentine’s Day. They are not only tasty treats, but they are sweet symbols of love. Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I really don’t care if treats are symbolic. Any treat is fine with me.Winston Dear Winston,I […]