Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Fake News

Dear Mommy,I read the newspaper every day now!!!!!!!Love, Mia Dear Mia,I’m so proud of you! It’s very important to be informed.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,I’ll know all about how to vote when it’s time.Love, Mia Dear Mia,I love your enthusiasm, sweetie, but I’m sorry, cats can’t vote.Love, Carolyn  Dear Mommy,That’s voter suppression!!!!! I don’t know why […]

The Spot

Dear Puffin,There’s something I hope you can explain to me.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,I am at your service. What does Madame need to know?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Well, every morning you carry on, yelling at us to wake up and feed you. So some mornings I get up first, and I feed you. And some […]

Pockets

Dear Poppy,I can’t help but notice that you still have a crush on Cody.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,He barely looks at me.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,That’s a shame. You show him all your best moves.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,He just lies in the middle of his lawn, smiling.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,He is one very calm Malamute.Love, […]

The Scary Bunny

Dear Mommy,I want this little suitcase!!!!!!!Love, Mia Dear Mia,It’s perfect for you, isn’t it! Except that you don’t need a suitcase. You don’t go anywhere.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,Did this come from the Scary Bunny?Love, Mia Dear Mia,The what?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,Back when Molly was still alive, she told us that there was a giant Bunny that […]

Kidnapped

Cher Madame,Je suis EXHAUSTED. Today was an outrage.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I know, you are upset.Love, Carolyn Cher Madam,This poor innocent petit cat was kidnapped. KIDNAPPED. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You weren’t kidnapped, honey.Love, Carolyn Cher Madam,I was! I was kidnapped this morning. C’était outrageous.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,That wasn’t kidnapping, Puff honey. […]

Rainy Day

Dear Poppy,We really do need to take you outside.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,Is it still raining?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Well, yes, sweetie, it is, but it’s not a heavy downpour.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,But it IS still raining.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Yes, but you REALLY need to go outside. This morning you just stood in the doorway and […]

In Charge

Dear Mommy,When you said “My cat would make a better President”, which of us did you mean?Love, Mia Dear Mia,Oh, of course I meant you. Puffin would be a terrible president. He’s a bit of a bully.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,So you think I’d be a good President?Love, Mia Dear Mia,Oh dear, well, that was just […]

Teeth and Claws

Cher Madame,Il faut dire, Madame is very loud today.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Because you chewed through another phone charger cord dammit.Carolyn Cher Madame,Why this makes Madame irritable is a curious thing.Regards, M. Le Poufin Puffin,Of COURSE I’m irritable. You chewed right through it. Who DOES that?Carolyn  Cher Madame,Does Madame ask a rhetorical question?Regards, M. […]

The Schedule

Dear Poppy,I don’t know how you do it. You always know what time it is.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,I DO??????XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Well, not exactly clock time, but you know when it’s time for something on the schedule. You are right on top of it!Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,The SCHEDULE?????XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Like when it’s […]

Titles

Dear Mia,You are such a sweet girl! I love our snuggle when I stretch out on the sofa to read.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,I like it too.  And I like the bedtime cuddle.  But last night you were thrashing around.  I wish you would lie quietly.  When you push me off, Puffin comes to steal the good spot.Love, Mia Dear […]