Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos


Dear Puffin, Yesterday when Poppy and I got home from our walk, it was after five, and Monsieur had already fed you two, but he said you wouldn’t eat. What’s up with that? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Monsieur broke le protocol. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, He did not! He told me […]

Origin Stories

Dear Alpha Mommy, Mia says we are all Rescues. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Yes indeed! All three of you are! Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Why did we need to be rescued? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, It’s a different Origin Story for each of you. You were found racing around a little […]

Five o’Clock!

Dear Mia, I wish you would all calm down in the afternoons. Yesterday you were all over me when I walked in the door. And it wasn’t even five o’clock. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, It was close! We knew it was close!!!! Love, Mia   Dear Mia, I could see that. You and Puffin […]

High Drama

Dear Puffin, What on earth HAPPENED last night? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, C’était un disruption. Un disruption très serious. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, I’ll say. Why did you fly off the bed so suddenly in the middle of the night? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, This pauvre cat was discombobulated. Madame […]

The Hike

Dear Alpha Mommy, I’m EXHAUSTED. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I’m so sorry. It was quite a hike, wasn’t it? Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, And now my leg hurts. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I know. I think you pulled a muscle. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, How did that happen? We were […]

The Mouse

Dear Mommy, I’m so disappointed with Dad. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, Whatever for? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, He said he had a mouse. I thought I was going to get a snack. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, I’m sure he did not say that. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Oh he did, for sure. […]


Dear Puffin, You know that you are sitting on Poppy’s nice sofa. Why do you do that? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Je suis an innocent petit cat. To what does Madame refer? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, You know perfectly well what I am getting at. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, C’est […]

Dr. Seuss

Dear Mommy, Who is Dr. Seuss? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, He was a much-loved children’s book writer and illustrator. Why do you ask? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Because you said I had ears designed by Dr. Seuss. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Oh. I did say that, didn’t I? Love, Carolyn   Dear […]


Dearest Mia, Are you still upset about last night? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, No, but I was very very very very very angry then. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, I know you were. You drew blood when you bit my hand. It still hurts. When you go off like that you are really scary. […]

Dog Food

Cher Madame, Mia has found this interesting box. C’est food!!! Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Did Mia get on the counter again? She is such a rascal. That is not food intended for cats. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Mais je voudrait dire, this is a delicious smell. Pourquoi these starving little cats […]