Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos


MomWhere did you GO?????????Winston Dear Winston,Last night? We were at a wedding.Love, Carolyn MomYou were very late. Winston Dear Winston,I know, sweetie. It was an evening reception and then a long drive home.Love, Carolyn MomPuffin said you probably were not coming home. That you were most likely eaten by predators.Winston Dear Winston,Not that again! When are we ever […]

The Soldier

Dear Poppy,I think it is interesting that every night, when you see that it’s time to turn off the light and go to sleep, you get up and quietly leave the room.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Why are you bringing this up?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You clearly know it’s odd. You stop in the doorway and look over […]

The Rejoinder

Cher Madame,The Winston has no respect for this Senior Cat.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,What has he done now?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,He has no comprehension of the critical role that this Senior Cat has in the household. The Responsibilities. The precision and care of the Daily Schedule. To alert Madame of the Meal Times. The […]

The Plan

Hey Mom,You left your laptop open!!!!!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,I don’t like the sound of that.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,Now there’s music coming out of it!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,That’s the Tord Gustavsen Trio. You must have stepped on iTunes again. I hope that’s all you did. Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,There was a Word file open, and I added wse4r32@ […]


Dear Mom,<3 <3 <3 !!!!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Hearts! That’s so sweet!Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Hearts?????XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,The little heart symbols that you made – that’s so very sweet!Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Those aren’t hearts, they’re noses.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Noses? You are sending me noses?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Yes! Like when I nudge you with my nose to […]

The Game

Dear Puffin,I have to say, I love watching you every evening when we play The Game. Your form, your focus, your skill – you are an outstanding player.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Madame is too kind.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You don’t waste any time. You go straight for the capture. And then walk your prey over […]

April Fools!

Hey Mom,I turned upside-down and now I can’t walk!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahaha!!! April fools!!!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,Dad must have told you about April Fools’ Day. Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,There’s a mouse in the house!!! April Fools!!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,You had me fooled for a moment there.Love, Carolyn Mom,Oh no!!!!!! The back door was left wide open!!! April Fools!Winston Dear […]


Dear Mom,How long are we going to babysit Mika?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Two weeks. You have a pal to hang with! Of course, the cats aren’t thrilled. Mika needs to stop barking at them. But she’s already getting better about that. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Mika says she is the senior dog. So, I’m supposed to let […]


Cher Madame,Everything is early now. It is mayhem, Madame.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s the time change. I’m sure it is completely confusing for all of you.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Cats do not become confused. Alors, it is Madame who is confused and doing everything early.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I don’t know how you always […]


Hey Mom,I found my crinkly toy!!!!! It was under the sofa!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,I’m so glad you found it.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I love our new game!!!!Winston Dear Winston,It is fun, isn’t it! Who knew that tossing a crinkly foil ball high in the air would be such a great game. You are so good at leaping […]