Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Pretty Girl

Dear Poppy, So, aren’t you a pretty girl! Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Mia tells me that this dog picture I’m looking at is really me. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, You don’t think it is? Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, No, I think Mia is pulling my leg. That cat likes to […]

Good Behavior

Cher Madame, That Poppy, she gets treats. Such enormous treats. Toujours. All the time. Ouf. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, You get treats too! Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Mais pas toujours. Not all the time like that mutt. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Okay, she does get more of them. […]

Messages

Dear Alpha Mommy, I found your dark glasses!!!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Thanks for locating them! You’re the best. I’ve been looking everywhere. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, But why are you laughing? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, We laugh because we think it’s funny when you hold your foot up like that. […]

The Table

Dear Mommy, You yelled at me. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, Is this regarding the little kerfluffle we had last night? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Yes!!!!! I was just sitting there and you yelled at me. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, I did indeed. To get off the dining table. Love, Carolyn   Dear […]

The Cat Door

Dear Puffin, Which one of you is kicking the litter out of the litter boxes? Carolyn   Cher Madame, Why does Madame address this question specifically to moi? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Because I hear a whole lot of scritch-scratching in there, and then you emerge from the litter closet. So I’m […]

Intense

Dear Alpha Mommy, Why do you and Dad get so agitated when you watch the news on TV? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, It’s just human stuff sweetie. I hope it isn’t upsetting you. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Sometimes you shout at the TV. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Oh dear. I don’t […]

Candy

Dear Mommy, When you put this mask on you look completely different!!!!!! Love, Mia   Dear Mia, I know, isn’t that cool? That’s what masks do. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Why would you want to look different? I like you the way you are. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, It’s just something people like […]

Protocol

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 […]