Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Mia

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, […]

The Summer Solstice

Dear Mommy,Happy Summer Solstice!Love, Mia Dear Mia,Thank you! But how do you even know about that?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,I listen to the radio. To NPR. Just like you do. And I’m so excited!Love, Mia Dear Mia,Excited about the Solstice? Or the radio?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,About the presents!Love, Mia Dear Mia,What presents?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,The Summer […]

Toys

Dear Mommy,We need some new toys!Love, Mia Dear Mia,You have plenty of toys, sweetie.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,Poppy destroyed our catnip mouse.Love, Mia Dear Mia,I’m sorry, that was my fault. I let her into the bedroom while you were playing there.Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,She also shredded the magical flying bird toy.Love, Mia Dear Mia,That’s why I […]

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 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 […]

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 […]