Carolyn Holm

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Category: Poppy

Halloweenish

Dear Mom,This vegetable was outside on our porch. XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I know, honey. You needn’t bark at it any more. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Mia says the children left it. She says they do that every year.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,No, I put it there to be festive. Last night was Halloween.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,A vegetable means Halloween?XOXO […]

The Rat

Dear Alpha Mom,I miss the two back yard mice. They were fun. I don’t like the rat who replaced them. He’s intimidating. He sneers at me.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I miss the cute mice too. I liked their little white feet. I guess Rodney Rat saw their franchise and told them to get out so he […]

Drama

Dear Mom,Puffin is driving everyone crazy.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,He’s unhappy, sweetie. We just have to put up with it for a while.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,He keeps ambushing me. He’s a jerk.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,He is. But he’s our jerk. And he’s going through a rough time. Besides, you chase him too. So it sort of […]

Howl!

Dear Poppy,You were so well behaved on our car trip to Los Angeles!Love, Carolyn Dear Alpha Mom,It was terrible. Such a long drive! I was relieved when we finally arrived..XOXO Poppy  Dear Poppy,It is a long drive. That’s why I put you in your anxiety jacket, and I gave you a CBD chew. And that’s why […]

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, […]