Carolyn Holm

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Category: Poppy

Responsibility

This is a corrected version of this post! Dear Alpha Mom,I’m worried that I’m not doing a very good job.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You’re doing great! What job?Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mom,All my responsibilities. In the house. The garden. The neighborhood. It’s so much!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You’ve taken on a lot. I think you could cut […]

Bad-Ass Dog Pack

Dear Poppy,When my daughter came for a visit with her dog Mika, we were having such a lovely time, until we all went out for a walk. What the heck was that all about?Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,That walk was EPIC!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,And by epic, you mean insane and obnoxious? Because it was a horrible […]

Shoes

Dear Alpha Mom,I don’t understand shoes.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,It’s a human thing. We humans sure do love our shoes.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mom,You have so many!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Me? Not as many as some people.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mom,But much more than you need! And what are these teeny tiny shoes?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,They were […]

Notifications

Dear Alpha Mom,It’s a lot of work to keep us all safe. I have to be alert at all times!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Yes, well I’m glad you brought that up. We really need to talk about the alert level.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mom,Did I miss something??????? I try to bark at everything!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Yes […]

Human Beans

Dear Mommy,Dad said this is a good book. It’s all about your people.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,About my people?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,Your people. Sapiens. Human Beans.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Ahhh, you mean my people humans as opposed to your people dogs. Well, it is indeed a good book. Are you reading it?Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,I’m trying. I thought I should. […]

Pockets

Dear Poppy,I can’t help but notice that you still have a crush on Cody.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,He barely looks at me.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,That’s a shame. You show him all your best moves.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,He just lies in the middle of his lawn, smiling.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,He is one very calm Malamute.Love, […]

Rainy Day

Dear Poppy,We really do need to take you outside.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,Is it still raining?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Well, yes, sweetie, it is, but it’s not a heavy downpour.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,But it IS still raining.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Yes, but you REALLY need to go outside. This morning you just stood in the doorway and […]

The Schedule

Dear Poppy,I don’t know how you do it. You always know what time it is.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,I DO??????XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Well, not exactly clock time, but you know when it’s time for something on the schedule. You are right on top of it!Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,The SCHEDULE?????XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Like when it’s […]

Barky

Dear Poppy,I love your enthusiasm, but maybe we should work on your barking.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,I don’t need to work on it! I’m a terrific barker!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Like I said, I love your enthusiasm. But you are way too barky. I’m thinking we might dial it down.Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mommy,What does that […]

The Worry List

Dear Mommy,My worry list is different than Molly’s was.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I would imagine it is. Molly had a very long list of concerns. Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy,Her list included some things that I’m not worried about. Like thunder and fireworks. XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I’m so glad they don’t frighten you. Your biggest worries seem to be people who […]