Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Poppy

Alert Rules

Dear Poppy,We need to have a talk.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I love our talks!!!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,We need to talk about the barking.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Barking is hugely important. XOXO Poppy Dear PoppyOnce in a while. A lot of the time it is hugely annoying.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,It’s how I protect you!!!!! You need to be notified!!!!!!! XOXO […]

Cereal Killer!

Dear Mom,I’m a cereal killer!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You’re a what?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,A cereal killer!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Okay, I think you mean a serial killer. First of all, I don’t think you know what that means. And, second, you are not really a killer.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I might be! I FINALLY caught a squirrel!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,We don’t […]


Dear Mom,The car is a terrible terrible terrible invention.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I’m sorry, I know you hate it, but we had to take you to the Vet.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I am not sick!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,No, you’re not! Isn’t that wonderful? But you still have to go in once a year for an annual exam and some […]

Security Alert!

Dear Mom,I don’t like wearing this coat. XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,We won’t leave it on today. I’m just fixing one of the Velcro pieces, for next time you need it.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,I don’t need a coat.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I know, sweetie, normally you don’t. But I think this one helped you during the Fourth of […]

The Three Stooges

Dear Mom,Who are the Three Stooges?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,They were a so-called comedy group from years ago. Mostly slapstick pratfall comedy. I didn’t think they were very funny.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,But you call us the Three Stooges!!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Ouf, you caught me out. That’s right, I do. But it’s not that I think the […]

Groom Attack

Dear Mom,Why do you attack me with the comb?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,It’s not an attack, sweetie. You’re being over-dramatic. You know I’m just grooming you.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,But I don’t like it.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I know. I’m sorry, it’s necessary.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Can’t we just let my hair fall out when it wants to?XOXO Poppy […]

Spring Grass

Dear Mom,Bad Ass Kitty wanted to attack us again.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,We probably shouldn’t call her that. I’ll bet she’s actually a very sweet cat.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,No, probably not. She was waiting for us to pass by her front hedge. She was going to charge at us. I’m glad we crossed the street.XOXO Poppy […]

Mix Up

Dear Mom,I didn’t know that dogs could have birthday parties!!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,That was fun, wasn’t it? Four of our neighbor’s dogs with their people, gathered to celebrate Spencer’s birthday. He’s a very popular dog.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,There were Pupcakes!!!!!!!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Those were cute! And you all got along so well. I was glad […]

The Power

Dear Mom,Something scary is going on! Puffin says it is an April Fool’s joke!XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Wait, what?Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,April Fool’s Day is tomorrow. He says that’s why you have been muttering about Power.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Oh, so all this has been because the universe is pranking us? With epic storms knocking down trees […]

Bell Musician

Dear Mom,Am I supposed to do something with this thing?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,Yes! You can ring that bell when you want to go outside!Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,But I can just come to you, put my paw on your knee, and look up into your eyes to say I want to go outside.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,But […]