Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Starving

Hey Mom,I’m hungry.Winston Dear Winston,I just fed you.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I’m still hungry.Winston Dear Winston,I appreciate it when you tell me you are hungry, with your voice, instead of acting out with biting and scratching. Hunger turns you into such a vicious beast! Anyway, I just fed you. Again.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I’m hungry.Winston Dear Winston,You don’t have […]

Vacuum Drama

Dear Poppy,I appreciate your level head when I vacuum.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I really don’t like that thing.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I know, but it’s impressive the way you stay calm, and quietly exit the room when the vacuum comes roaring in.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Puffin doesn’t keep calm about it. He says it is a dangerous machine. […]

Ripped

Dear Puffin,Monsieur tells me he found you in a compromised situation.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat never does the compromise.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,He walked in the door and found you on the dining table. You know perfectly well the table is off limits. He says you looked totally ripped.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,What exactly […]

TGI2021!

Hey Mom,Why were you and Dad up so late last night?Winston Dear Winston,We were celebrating the New Year!Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,But it was a night like any other.Winston Dear Winston,No, it wasn’t, sweetie. It truly wasn’t. It was the end of 2020.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,That’s why you both kept clinking your glasses together and saying […]

Deck the Halls!

Dear Mom,It’s Christmas?????????XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Yes! I thought you knew that.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,But where is everyone?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,It’s just us this year. You and the cats and me and Dad.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,But where is your daughter? And her dog Mika? They always come for the holidays!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Not this year, sweetie. […]

Reality

Dear Puffin,When you come to tell me it’s dinner time, you forget that I have a watch.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Surely there is a point here that Madame would like to make?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Of course I have one. My point is I know what time it is. And I know that you are […]

Quilt Shark

Hey Mom,Puffin says I have the most names.Winston Dear Winston,The most names? Do you mean nicknames?Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I guess. He says you have more names for me than you have for him or for Poppy.Winston Dear Winston,He may have a point there. We do have a lot of nicknames for you. Sometimes I call you Junior. […]

Barky

Dear Poppy,I wish we could do something about your barking.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Do something?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Maybe do a little less.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Now I’m confused.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I’m sorry. But your barking has become a problem. I have to ask you to stop barking at everything.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I don’t bark at everything! There are […]

Thankfulness

Cher Madame,C’est true that yesterday was the day for thankfulness? Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It was indeed. I thought a lot about how grateful I am for all my wonderful friends and family, and how much I miss seeing them in person. Thanksgiving usually involves a big family feast, but not this year. In its […]

Marked

Hey Mom,Puffin says I’m disfigured. With a spot.Winston Dear Winston,You’re not disfigured, sweetie. But the spot does make you unique. There isn’t another Meezer with a mark like that.Love, Carolyn Mom,I can’t see it, so I’m pretty sure there is no spot. Winston Dear Winston,You can’t see it because it’s behind you, on your shoulder. Right […]