Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Poppy

The Award

Dear Mommy, I won an award! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, That’s so exciting! What is it for? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, You should know!!!!!! You told me about it!!!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I did? Are you sure? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, You did!!!!! But Mia says you say that all […]


Dear Mommy, Am I a Korean Pop Star? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Where on earth did you get that idea? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Molly used to say that you call me that. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I have no idea what she was talking about. I would love to get inside […]

The Crush

Dear Mommy, The new house is so exciting! Love, Mia   Dear Mia, I’m so glad you like it! I know it’s a bit of an adjustment. You have a great attitude. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, I know I do. Not like Puffin. Love, Mia   Dear Mia, No, Puffin has been rather dramatic […]

Cat Trouble

It’s our 4 Year Anniversary! This is the last of our celebration of four years of weekly Interspecies Memos by sharing some old favorites. This one is from September 23, 2016: Dear Mommy, I don’t understand cats at all. XOXOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Don’t worry, you’re not alone in that. Love, Carolyn   Dear […]

Dead Weight

Dear Poppy, When I ask you to get off the bed, you make things really difficult. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, I don’t want to make anything hard for you!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, But you turn into a dead weight. I can hardly move you. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, That’s […]

Annus Horribilis

Dear Alpha Mommy, Mia says we need to keep an eye on the time, because the Annus Horribilis will be over at midnight on the 31st!!!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, She is a very clever cat. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, It’s not nice of her to talk about her anus! XOXO Poppy […]


Dear Alpha Mommy, Why am I all dressed up? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I wanted to see how that ribbon looks on you. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Are we having a party? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, The family will be here for Christmas Eve. I was just planning ahead. Love, Carolyn […]


Dear Alpha Mommy, When it’s cold people pile on extra clothes. I don’t know why. I just want this thing OFF. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Sorry. I was just playing with you. If you’ll stop thrashing around I’ll take it off. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Dogs and cats wear the same thing […]


Dear Alpha Mommy, I’m glad you didn’t make me wear this costume for Halloween. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, No, I could tell you really weren’t on board with it. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, I didn’t like Halloween at all. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Why not? Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, […]


Dear Poppy, You were barking in your sleep again last night. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, I barked in my sleep? Why don’t I know about this?????? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Because you were asleep when you were doing it, doofus. But it’s not like a real bark. It’s more of a series […]