Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Side Hustle

Dear Mom,Look what I found!Love, Mia Dear Mia,That’s a violin. Please don’t touch it. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I’m being gentle!Love, Mia Dear Mia,It’s not a toy, sweetie. Please don’t play with it.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,When I pluck the string with my claw it makes a wonderful sound!Love, Mia Dear Mia,Not all that wonderful, sweetie. Please be […]

Moving Parts

Dear Mom,The best thing about babysitting Mika is going on walks together. So why are you taking us out separately?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I know you and Mika like to go out together, but it’s just too much hassle.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,We’re a hassle?????XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Not you, just the experience. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,We thought it […]

Airborne

Dear Mom,Your daughter’s dog Mika is SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,It was nice to have her here while we babysat her. A bit chaotic, but fun.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,The cats were a little upset. XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,A little? More than a little. They were very upset about it. They didn’t realize that Mika was barking because […]

CBD

Dear Mom,I’m a little worried about the new treats.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Why are you worried? Have the cats said something about them? I’ve told you not to listen to the cats!Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,No this time it’s Dad. He says I’m going to get stoned on the new treats.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Oh dear. He’s kidding, […]

Improvements

Cher Madame,Il faut examine les resolutions of the New Year. I am ready to list them.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s not absolutely necessary sweetie. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Comment*???!!!!! Not the necessary thing?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,No, not really. I don’t make resolutions. I haven’t for years.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,That would explain a lot. Regards, M. […]

Merry Gifting!

Dear Mom,It’s time for presents!Love, Mia Dear Mia,It is indeed. Are you going to help me with the gifts?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I am! Puffin and I have been peeking in all the bags.Love, Mia  Dear Mia,Have you found anything interesting?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Just people stuff. Why don’t you give cat treats to everyone in your […]

Whack

Dear Mom,Have you recovered?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,From what?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,From your psychotic episode.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,My what???Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,That’s what Mia said it was. When you got violent this morning.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I was violent?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,You were. It was terrifying.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,It seems like I should remember something like that.Love, […]

Cat Mint

Cher Madame,Mon Dieu, what is this?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s Nepeta. Cat mint. Catnip.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Where did this interesting vegetation come from?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I brought it in from the garden. As a treat for you two cats.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’est like the magic! I am forgetting what I was about […]

Black Friday

Dear Mom,Today is Black Friday! That’s so exciting!Love, Mia Dear Mia,Exciting? Seriously? Do you even know what Black Friday is?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Not really, but I like that it’s about money – look at all the money I found on Dad’s dresser!Love, Mia Dear Mia,You plan to use that for some Black Friday shopping?Love, Carolyn […]

Carnage

Dear Poppy,I’m sorry, I’ll have to take your stuffy away.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Why????? It’s so much fun!!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You are pulling the stuffing out, and you were trying to tear off the head. That was horrifying.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I know!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You are such a sweet creature, but you are a terror with […]