Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

The Elder

Dear Mommy, Sometimes I wish Puffin would just go away. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, He’s been crabby today. I think it’s because I wouldn’t let him sleep in Poppy’s bed. He purposely lounges there because he knows it upsets her. So I was quite stern with him and chased him out of her bed. […]

The Award

Dear Mommy, I won an award! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, That’s so exciting! What is it for? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, You should know!!!!!! You told me about it!!!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I did? Are you sure? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, You did!!!!! But Mia says you say that all […]

Midnight Run

Dear Puffin, You were very active last night. What was going on? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Les petits cats are always active. Sometimes active while sitting and contemplating life, sometimes active while racing down le hall. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, I’m referring to the running down the hall kind of active. […]

All Heart

Dear Mia, <3 Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Why are you sending me a sideways nose? Love, Mia   Dear Mia, It’s a heart, silly girl. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, It doesn’t look like a heart. But thank you anyway. Is this because I had to go to see the vet about my heart? […]

Rules

Dear Mommy, Am I a Korean Pop Star? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Where on earth did you get that idea? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Molly used to say that you call me that. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I have no idea what she was talking about. I would love to get inside […]

The Crush

Dear Mommy, The new house is so exciting! Love, Mia   Dear Mia, I’m so glad you like it! I know it’s a bit of an adjustment. You have a great attitude. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, I know I do. Not like Puffin. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, No, Puffin has been rather dramatic […]

The Move

Cher Madame, My world she is turned up side down. Madame has done a thing très très terrible. C’est un catastrophe. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Let me guess sweetie – this is about the new house? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Oui! C’est un catastrophe!!!!! Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, […]

Cat Trouble

It’s our 4 Year Anniversary! This is the last of our celebration of four years of weekly Interspecies Memos by sharing some old favorites. This one is from September 23, 2016: Dear Mommy, I don’t understand cats at all. XOXOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Don’t worry, you’re not alone in that. Love, Carolyn   Dear […]

Due North

It’s our 4 Year Anniversary! Throughout the month of February we are celebrating four years of weekly Interspecies Memos by sharing some old favorites.This one is from March 7, 2014, with our now departed sweet dog Molly (read more about her here!) Dearest Molly, I heard on NPR that dogs face North when they poop. […]

Noodled

It’s our 4 Year Anniversary! Throughout the month of February we are celebrating four years of weekly Interspecies Memos by sharing some old favorites. This one is from March 3, 2014: Bonjour Madame, I have un question. Did Madame buy us? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, No, you were all rescued. Though Molly […]