Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Bad-Ass Dog Pack

Dear Poppy,When my daughter came for a visit with her dog Mika, we were having such a lovely time, until we all went out for a walk. What the heck was that all about?Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,That walk was EPIC!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,And by epic, you mean insane and obnoxious? Because it was a horrible […]

Tongues

Dear Mommy,I can speak in tongues.Love, Mia Dear Mia,I don’t think you know what that means.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,It means I speak many languages.Love Mia Dear Mia,Well, no it doesn’t. And I don’t think you do.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,I speak Feline and English, for starters.Love, Mia Dear Mia,That is pretty much the default around here.Love, […]

The MouseNip

Cher Madame,This prey is confusing.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s a mouse, sweetie.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This prey is not a mouse. She is vaguely of the mouse appearance. But mouse she is not.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s a catnip mouse.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Catnip is a different classification. From le mouse classification.Regards, M. Le Poufin […]

Shoes

Dear Alpha Mom,I don’t understand shoes.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,It’s a human thing. We humans sure do love our shoes.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mom,You have so many!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Me? Not as many as some people.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mom,But much more than you need! And what are these teeny tiny shoes?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,They were […]

The Summer Solstice

Dear Mommy,Happy Summer Solstice!Love, Mia Dear Mia,Thank you! But how do you even know about that?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,I listen to the radio. To NPR. Just like you do. And I’m so excited!Love, Mia Dear Mia,Excited about the Solstice? Or the radio?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,About the presents!Love, Mia Dear Mia,What presents?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,The Summer […]

Catfish

Cher Madame,Je suis confused. This toy she is a fish, non?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Apparently. I think it’s supposed to be a catfish.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This is what is a confusion pour moi. Seriously, the fish that is the cat?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s not a cat, sweetie, it’s a kind of fish […]

Notifications

Dear Alpha Mom,It’s a lot of work to keep us all safe. I have to be alert at all times!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Yes, well I’m glad you brought that up. We really need to talk about the alert level.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mom,Did I miss something??????? I try to bark at everything!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Yes […]

Toys

Dear Mommy,We need some new toys!Love, Mia Dear Mia,You have plenty of toys, sweetie.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,Poppy destroyed our catnip mouse.Love, Mia Dear Mia,I’m sorry, that was my fault. I let her into the bedroom while you were playing there.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,She also shredded the magical flying bird toy.Love, Mia Dear Mia,That’s why I […]

Neglect

Cher Madame,You went to Paris again WITHOUT MOI. C’est un outrage.Regards,M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Calm down, sweetie. It was just a stopover. We never even left the Paris airport. We were on our way to Bonn.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’est un outrage regardless. Just a stopover? And yet before she left Madame was brushing up on […]

Human Beans

Dear Mommy,Dad said this is a good book. It’s all about your people.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,About my people?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,Your people. Sapiens. Human Beans.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Ahhh, you mean my people humans as opposed to your people dogs. Well, it is indeed a good book. Are you reading it?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,I’m trying. I thought I should. […]