Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Tricks

Dear Mommy, I want to start earning money. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, That’s ambitious! Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, I want to start turning tricks. For money. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, Oh my gosh you made me snort coffee out my nose. Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Why is that so funny? Love, Mia […]

Dead Weight

Dear Poppy, When I ask you to get off the bed, you make things really difficult. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, I don’t want to make anything hard for you!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, But you turn into a dead weight. I can hardly move you. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, That’s […]

The Resolution

Dear Puffin, Mia tells me you made a New Year’s Resolution this year. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, C’est vrai. I have made one of these resolutions. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Are you going to tell me what it is? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Oui, if you must know, it is […]

Annus Horribilis

Dear Alpha Mommy, Mia says we need to keep an eye on the time, because the Annus Horribilis will be over at midnight on the 31st!!!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, She is a very clever cat. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, It’s not nice of her to talk about her anus! XOXO Poppy […]

Presents!

Dear Mommy, I love the holidays! Love, Mia   Dear Mia, It’s a fun time, isn’t it? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, I love decorations! Love, Mia   Dear Mia, We all do. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, I love presents! Love Mia   Dear Mia, We all do. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Is […]

Dress-up

Dear Alpha Mommy, Why am I all dressed up? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I wanted to see how that ribbon looks on you. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Are we having a party? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, The family will be here for Christmas Eve. I was just planning ahead. Love, Carolyn […]

Bling

Dear Mommy, I found this box! Is it a surprise for me? Love, Mia   Dear Mia, No honey, it’s just a box. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, No it’s not just a box. It’s a Gucci box. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, It’s a repurposed Gucci box. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, I’m so […]

Scrumptious

Dear Puffin, You look marvelous on your exotic little blanket. Such a handsome cat! And I’ve never known a cat with such a silky thick coat. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Moi, I am not thick. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Well, actually you are, but I was referring to your coat. I […]

Clothing

Dear Alpha Mommy, When it’s cold people pile on extra clothes. I don’t know why. I just want this thing OFF. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Sorry. I was just playing with you. If you’ll stop thrashing around I’ll take it off. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Dogs and cats wear the same thing […]

Thankful

Dear Mommy, I’m thinking about all the things I’m thankful for. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, Getting a jump on Thanksgiving! Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, I am! I’m thankful that Puffin doesn’t like my cat tree. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, I don’t think having your cat tree all to yourself is really the […]