Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Poppy

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 […]


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 […]


  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 […]


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. […]


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 […]

The Hike

Dear Alpha Mommy, I’m EXHAUSTED. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I’m so sorry. It was quite a hike, wasn’t it? Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, And now my leg hurts. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I know. I think you pulled a muscle. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, How did that happen? We were […]

Dr. Seuss

Dear Mommy, Who is Dr. Seuss? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, He was a much-loved children’s book writer and illustrator. Why do you ask? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Because you said I had ears designed by Dr. Seuss. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Oh. I did say that, didn’t I? Love, Carolyn   Dear […]

Molly’s Life Lessons

Dear Mommy, When we go to the mountains again, will there be thunder? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, No, no storms are predicted this time. Are you worried about it? You shouldn’t worry. The last time we had thunder you handled it very well! Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, That’s because I watched you. XOXO […]