Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Heart Box

Dear Mia,Thank heavens I found you and Poppy with the Valentine box before it was too late!Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,You were very abrupt. That was rude.Love, Mia Dear Mia,It wasn’t rude. There are chocolates in that box. I took it away from the two of you to save you from eating some. That would have […]

The Introvert

Cher Madame,Il faut dire, this petit cat is not much loved. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,How can you say such a thing? Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,I throw my head back to signal that I want a chin scratch, and nobody notices.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,We can’t see everything! Why don’t you just speak up when you […]

The Worry List

Dear Mommy,My worry list is different than Molly’s was.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I would imagine it is. Molly had a very long list of concerns. Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,Her list included some things that I’m not worried about. Like thunder and fireworks. XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I’m so glad they don’t frighten you. Your biggest worries seem to be people who […]

Animal Art

Dear Mommy,I love this thingy! It’s Cat Art!Love, Mia Dear Mia,I’m glad you like it. And I’m glad I was able to catch it when you nearly knocked it off my desk.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,That was an accident. I was examining it. The cat is very realistic. It is much better Animal Art than all […]

Substitution

Cher Madame,Il faut dire, the dinner last night was excellent! Madame she has surpassed herself.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’m so glad you liked it! I wasn’t sure you would.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Moi, I can’t imagine why Madame would not be sure. C’était delicious.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,We had a little problem last night. Love, Carolyn […]

Stoner

Dear Mommy, Am I a stoner? XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy, Where do you get your ideas? No, you’re not a stoner honey. Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy, Mia said I am. XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy, Mia said! How many times have I told you not to listen to the cats? Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy, She said I […]

Petit

Cher Madame, Mia says il faut that I make a New Year’s resolution. C’est necessaire? Regards,M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin, You don’t have to, honey. I don’t do that. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame, Mia makes remarks about my weight. She is telling me that a diet should be the subject of mon resolution. Regards,M. Le Poufin […]

Partay!

Dear Mommy,So as I understand it, we need some of these red cups to have a party.Love, Mia Dear Mia,Only if you are having a frat party, honey. Normal people use regular glassware at their parties.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,But red cups are so festive!!!!!!Love, Mia Dear Mia,Are you planning a party?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,Maybe.Love, Mia […]

Family!

  Dear Alpha Mommy, A present!!! It must be time for Christmas Eve! Does this mean I will have to dress up in a ribbon? XOXO Poppy     Dear Poppy, Oh, just for a bit, sweetie. Okay? Everyone will want to see you all dressed up for the holiday dinner. Love, Carolyn     […]

The Predator

  Dear Mommy, I just found out that I’m very very important!!!!!!!!! Love, Mia   Dear Mia, That’s wonderful! And I agree. Our household just wouldn’t be the same without you. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, You don’t understand. I’m talking about my place in the world. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, Well you do have […]