Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Poppy


Dear Mom,The cone is coming OFF???????? XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I think so. I checked you, and you look okay. I have a call in to the vet to get the go-ahead to remove it.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,It has been driving me crazy.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,It’s been driving me crazy too. Going for a walk has not […]

A Very Bad Day

Dear Poppy,I’m sorry. I really am. But you’ll need to keep that thing on for a while.Love, Carolyn Dear Poppy,I know you are unhappy, baby. Can you try to walk now? Love, Carolyn Dear Poppy,Maybe start with standing up. Love, Carolyn Dere Mm,I camf do arythng with ths hingon mh hdPoppy Dear Poppy,I know it’s hard, sweetie. […]


Dear Mom, Is Winston going to take ballet with us? XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I’m sure he will, but of course he won’t be as experienced as you are. He’s never taken a zoom class before. You know just where to lie to be part of it. On your back with one foot up.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,You […]


Dear Mom,This is the BEST SURPRISE EVER!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,The kitten? I’m so glad you are excited! But we don’t want to overwhelm the baby, do we?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I’m not going to overwhelm him! I just want to play with him!!!!!!! And snuggle him!!!!! And chase him!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Ok, let’s dial that down […]


Dear Poppy,You don’t seem to be at all alarmed by the booming sounds every night.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Oh no!!!!!! Should I be alarmed? XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,No, sweetie! I just wanted to check in with you on it. A lot of the dogs in the neighborhood have been freaking out. Seems like folks have been going […]

Wild Life

Dear Mom,The calico cat has been coming into our yard.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I suspect she is interested in the Meadow Mice.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,We’re ALL interested in the Meadow Mice!!!!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I wish you’d dial that back a bit. I don’t want you to kill any more of them. I like the mice. I […]


Dear Poppy,It’s time for our walk!Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Our walks have become so weird. What’s going on?????????XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Maybe you could be more specific?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,All the humans with covers on their faces. I thought that was a passing thing. Like Halloween. But you are all still doing it. I don’t like it.XOXO […]

Social Distance

Dear Mom,Everyone was standing in the street yesterday! It was so exciting. Rosie was there. And Spencer. And Cody.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Yes, a lot of us brought our dogs. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,But why were we standing in the street?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,We were all keeping a safe distance from each other while we chatted. Love, Carolyn […]


Dear Mom,The cats say the world outside our house is dangerous now.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I’ve told you not to listen to the cats. Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,But they both watch television. They know what is going on. I don’t usually listen to Puffin, but Mia is very smart.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,She is. But the world outside […]

The Take-over

Dear Mom,I think Mia has something up her sleeve.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,She’s a cheeky cat. I’m sure she probably does.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Seriously, she is planning something. And she’s being sneaky about it.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Cats are always sneaky. Unlike dogs. I wouldn’t worry about it.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,She’s been playing with me. She races […]