Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Mia

TP Redux

Dear Mia,Please don’t play with the toilet paper! It has become a precious commodity.Love. Carolyn Dear Mom,Of course it is precious! Toilet paper is SO MUCH FUN!!!!!Love, Mia Dear Mia,It may be, but that’s not the reason it is precious. It’s because people have gone batshit crazy hoarding the stuff. The grocery shelves are bare. […]


Dear Mom,I’m protecting the earth from climate change.Love, Mia Dear Mia,That’s good to hear! We all have to step up, even cats.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,That’s me! I AM stepping up!!!!!!!Love, Mia Dear Mia,That’s wonderful! So, meanwhile, what are you doing with that bowl of ice cubes?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I’m stepping up to protect the earth […]

Hissy Fits

Dear Mia,You two cats were not very nice to Dad last night. First Puffin hissed at him. And then you bit him. You two hurt his feelings.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,It was his fault.Love, Mia Dear Mia,His fault for stroking the two of you?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Of course. He did not observe the rules.Love, Mia Dear Mia,Did he […]

The Toy

Dear Mom,You have some strange stuff.Love, Mia Dear Mia,That’s an old toy horse. I think it’s kind of cool.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I don’t see the point of it.Love, Mia Dear Mia,There is no point. It’s just sweet and reminds me of childhood.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Did you ride this horse when you were little?Love, Mia Dear […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photo Bomb

Dear Mia,That was supposed to be a picture of Poppy. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Oh. Well, now it’s a picture of me!Love, Mia Dear Mia,Just because you are a senior doesn’t mean you can get away with being rude. You had to have noticed that I was taking a picture of Poppy.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I don’t […]


Dear Mia,You ate my yogurt!Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Not all of it. Just a little. You ate most of it.Love, Mia Dear Mia,You are not supposed to be eating any of it! I wasn’t finished!Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,You walked away from it.Love, Mia Dear Mia,I just went to get a glass of water! I left it […]

Performance Art

Dear Mom,This last week was the WORST WEEK EVER!!!!!! We were SO upset.Love, Mia Dear Mia,YOU were upset! Think about Poppy! Both of her beds getting filled with puddles of pee. Each time I cleaned it up, it happened again. I was at my wits end.Carolyn Dear Mom,We couldn’t figure out why you didn’t get […]