Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos


  Dear Poppy, I left a surprise in your red toy. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, PEANUT BUTTER!!!!!!! It’s peanut butter! I LOVE peanut butter!!!!!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I know you do. That should keep you busy for a while. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, My tongue can barely reach it all! XOXO […]

The Hunter

Dear Puffin, You look like a real hunter! Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, I am a real hunter. This catfish toy is my prey. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Of course it is. And it is excellent exercise. You are looking very svelte these days! Congratulations! Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Mon diet […]


Dear Mommy, Poppy and me, we’re a Gurl Posse. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, What have you been watching? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, It was something on YouTube. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, It figures. Well, I like your cute spelling. What does Poppy think of this? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, She’s confused […]

Labor Day

Dear Mommy, I’ve got a plan for Labor Day weekend. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, That’s lovely! So what is your plan? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, I’m going to have puppies. I’m practicing for it with my bunny. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, What do you mean you’re going to have puppies? Love, Carolyn […]

The Accident

Dear Puffin, I was wakened by a loud noise last night. Carolyn   Cher Madame, Does this concern moi? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, You know it does. I came downstairs this morning and found this vase on its side on the floor. Water everywhere. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, C’est un terrible […]


MEMO TO: Mia, Puffin and Poppy FROM: Carolyn Everyone needs to calm down. Now.   Dear Mommy, Puffin has been bullying me again!!!!!! He just chased me away from my magazine. He doesn’t appreciate a well-informed cat. Love, Mia   Cher Madame, That Mia, she sniffed my ear and then like a crazy cat she […]


Dear Alpha Mommy, You told me I’m the Best Dog Ever. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I did indeed! Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, But according to Puffin you said that about Molly. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I thought Molly told you never to pay any attention to what the cats say. Love, […]


Cher Madame, I found a pile of money! Je suis rich!! Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, I think you probably should hand it over. Dude, you totally owe me. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Pah, je suis un pauvre petit and innocent cat. How can it be that I owe you? Regards, M. […]


Dear Mia, I’m so proud of you sweetie! Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Of course you are! I’m a wonderful artist and dancer!!!!! Love, Mia   Dear Mia, You are, honey, but that’s not what I was thinking about. I’m proud of your personal hygiene! Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Isn’t all hygiene personal? Love, […]

Molly’s Life Lessons

Dear Poppy, I’ve always been mystified by the way you dogs take the kibble nugget out of the bowl and eat it somewhere else in the room. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, This is what Molly taught me. Do you remember Molly? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Of course I remember Molly. She was part […]