Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Poppy


  Dear Poppy, I left a surprise in your red toy. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, PEANUT BUTTER!!!!!!! It’s peanut butter! I LOVE peanut butter!!!!!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I know you do. That should keep you busy for a while. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, My tongue can barely reach it all! XOXO […]

Labor Day

Dear Mommy, I’ve got a plan for Labor Day weekend. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, That’s lovely! So what is your plan? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, I’m going to have puppies. I’m practicing for it with my bunny. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, What do you mean you’re going to have puppies? Love, Carolyn […]


MEMO TO: Mia, Puffin and Poppy FROM: Carolyn Everyone needs to calm down. Now.   Dear Mommy, Puffin has been bullying me again!!!!!! He just chased me away from my magazine. He doesn’t appreciate a well-informed cat. Love, Mia   Cher Madame, That Mia, she sniffed my ear and then like a crazy cat she […]


Dear Alpha Mommy, You told me I’m the Best Dog Ever. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I did indeed! Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, But according to Puffin you said that about Molly. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I thought Molly told you never to pay any attention to what the cats say. Love, […]

Molly’s Life Lessons

Dear Poppy, I’ve always been mystified by the way you dogs take the kibble nugget out of the bowl and eat it somewhere else in the room. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, This is what Molly taught me. Do you remember Molly? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Of course I remember Molly. She was part […]

The Star

Dear Poppy, You are looking very patriotic! Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Patriotic? I thought this t-shirt says I’m a star. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Well, maybe both. You are a star, honey, and you are wearing red, white, and blue. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, I don’t understand patriotic. What does […]


Dear Alpha Mommy, Alpha Dad says we are surrounded by wildlife!!! Does that mean there are tigers and giraffes? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, No honey, nothing like that. Actually he was referring to the Walking Stick insects we find on the front door. But still, we have a lot of wildlife in our garden. […]


Dear Alpha Mommy, Am I a Working Dog? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Why do you ask? Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Puffin said I’m not a Working Dog. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Okay, I’ve told you not to pay attention to what the cats say. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Well, […]

The Encounter

  Dear Alpha Mommy, This morning was so exciting!!!!!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Maybe a little too exciting. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, That skunk was lurking in the bushes waiting for me!!!! But we showed him. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I think he was hoping we wouldn’t notice him. Love, Carolyn […]

The Suitcase

Dear Alpha Mommy, Mia and I are extremely worried about this suitcase. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I know, Sweetie. I completely understand. But you all need to relax. It will be okay. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, It means you are leaving us. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Just for a bit. We’re […]