Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

The Blue Hour

Hey Mom,Sometimes you drool when you sleep.Winston Dear Winston,Thanks so much for pointing that out.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,No problem! I prowl around and watch everyone. I like the early morning when the air is blue.Winston Dear Winston,That’s a beautiful time of day, isn’t it?Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I don’t know about beautiful. I like it because […]

On It!

Dear Poppy,I’ve been so annoyed by your barking, sweetie, and now I read an article about Spitz breeds and find out it is a feature of the German Spitz!Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,German Spitz? Is that me?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,It is indeed.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,What does feature mean?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,It means they think it’s a good thing. […]


Dear Puffin,When you walk in the room saying “Mao-Wah???” I know something needs attention. What is it this time?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Your bed, she is in disarray. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Oh sweetie, I forgot to finish making the bed. I got distracted and didn’t put the comfy furry cover on it. I know that’s […]


Hey Mom,So many scary noises!!!!!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,I saw you tear out of here when that thunder rolled overhead!Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,That was thunder? I thought the house was falling down! So, what’s thunder?Winston Dear Winston,It’s the sound a storm makes when it comes in and starts banging around.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,Like you when you are […]

Important Words

Dear Mom,Every year you people talk about a new year, but then the year doesn’t feel new at all. They all feel the same. I don’t understand New Year’s.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Don’t worry about it. Time rolls on, and “New Year’s” is really just words.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I know about words!!!!! XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I’m sure […]

Le Chaos

Cher Madame,C’est tout chaos. Madame must do something.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Our Christmas Party is always a bit disorderly, sweetie. It’s wonderful to have a lot of family visiting us. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Alors, Christmas was a week ago.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I explained this to all of you. We changed the date for the family […]


Dear Mom,Where are all the people who were coming for Christmas Eve?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Our plans got completely changed, sweetie. Life threw an epic wrench in the works. Between a medical emergency and a Covid case, our plans unraveled bit by bit. So, it turns out we’ll have a nice quiet Christmas Eve here together. […]


Hey Mom,What’s a Meezer?Winston Dear Winston,It’s a nickname for Siamese cats. Siamese. Siameezer. Meezer. Get it?Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,And I’m a Meezer?Winston Dear Winston,You are indeed. You are a gorgeous, glossy, Seal Point Siamese cat. Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,Puffin says I’ve inherited all the Meezer traditions from Mia.Winston Dear Winston,I guess you did. Mia was another […]

Assigned Beds

Dear Mom,Sometimes Winston sleeps in the Death Bed.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,There is no death bed, sweetie. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,He sleeps in Mia’s bed. Puffin says that’s the Death Bed.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,No honey, there is no death bed. I thought we all settled that. Just because Mia died after she slept in that bed doesn’t […]


Cher Madame,Il faut dire, this morning Monsieur was mocking this petit cat.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,He was just imitating your “hello” meow.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat does the polite thing, to greet everyone upon entering the kitchen.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You do, and I love that about you. You are very chatty. […]