Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Poppy

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 […]

Stoner

Dear Mommy, Am I a stoner? XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy, Where do you get your ideas? No, you’re not a stoner honey. Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy, Mia said I am. XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy, Mia said! How many times have I told you not to listen to the cats? Love, Carolyn Dear Mommy, She said I […]

Family!

  Dear Alpha Mommy, A present!!! It must be time for Christmas Eve! Does this mean I will have to dress up in a ribbon? XOXO Poppy     Dear Poppy, Oh, just for a bit, sweetie. Okay? Everyone will want to see you all dressed up for the holiday dinner. Love, Carolyn     […]

Pretty Girl

Dear Poppy, So, aren’t you a pretty girl! Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Mia tells me that this dog picture I’m looking at is really me. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, You don’t think it is? Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, No, I think Mia is pulling my leg. That cat likes to […]

Messages

Dear Alpha Mommy, I found your dark glasses!!!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Thanks for locating them! You’re the best. I’ve been looking everywhere. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, But why are you laughing? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, We laugh because we think it’s funny when you hold your foot up like that. […]

Intense

Dear Alpha Mommy, Why do you and Dad get so agitated when you watch the news on TV? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, It’s just human stuff sweetie. I hope it isn’t upsetting you. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Sometimes you shout at the TV. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Oh dear. I don’t […]

Origin Stories

Dear Alpha Mommy, Mia says we are all Rescues. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Yes indeed! All three of you are! Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Why did we need to be rescued? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, It’s a different Origin Story for each of you. You were found racing around a little […]