Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Mia

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 […]

Cream

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 […]

Turn of Phrase

Dear Mom,Why do humans worry about Friday the 13th?Love, Mia Dear Mia,Humans are a very superstitious species. Some folks even think black cats are bad luck.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,That makes no sense. If a cat wants to be bad luck, it has nothing to do with her color.Love, Mia Dear Mia,You are absolutely right. Go […]

The Study

Dear Mia,I heard that there is a recent Japanese study that concludes that cats know their own names!Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,That’s insulting. Of course we do.Love, Mia Dear Mia,It’s not all that obvious. Cats usually act like they don’t. In fact, the study pointed out that they generally prefer to ignore their humans.Love, Carolyn Dear […]

Flash Mob

Dear Mommy,I’ve been trying all evening to get all five of us in the living room. All at the same time.Love, Mia Dear Mia,Why is this so important?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,It’s a secret.Love, Mia Dear Mia,Well now you’ve brought it up so you’ve got me wondering.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,If I tell you then you won’t […]

Tongues

Dear Mommy,I can speak in tongues.Love, Mia Dear Mia,I don’t think you know what that means.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,It means I speak many languages.Love Mia Dear Mia,Well, no it doesn’t. And I don’t think you do.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,I speak Feline and English, for starters.Love, Mia Dear Mia,That is pretty much the default around here.Love, […]