Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
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Category: Mia

Farewell Mia

Originally this post was going to discuss Mia’s fifteenth birthday, which is sometime in June, but she passed yesterday morning after a rough month of illness. So, in addition to celebrating her fifteenth birthday, we’ll celebrate her life! Mia was sweet, smart and sassy. She was a stunning beauty. She was the athlete of the […]

The Ruse

Dear Mia,You are looking good this morning! But what are you doing with my pillow case?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I was trying to explain your new morning routine to Puffin. He is confused. Because you haven’t been the one to get up and feed us breakfast.Love, Mia Dear Mia,I don’t have to. Dad has been doing […]

The Guest Room

Dear Mia,Your illness has saddened everyone. It came on so fast. From one week to the next you went from your normal spunky self to unsteady and feeble. It’s heartbreaking.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,It’s final. I understand that.Love, Mia Dear Mia,You must have had this tumor for a while.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,It was too much for […]

The Deal

Dear Mom,Puffin and Poppy want me to ask you to stop vacuuming the house.Love, Mia Dear Mia,That’s not going to happen, sweetie. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I don’t worry too much about it, but it terrifies Puffin, and it makes Poppy nervous.Love, Mia Dear Mia,I’ve noticed that it puts Puffin in a panic. You’d think I was […]

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 […]