Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: 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 […]


  Dear Poppy, I left a surprise in your red toy. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, PEANUT BUTTER!!!!!!! It’s peanut butter! I LOVE peanut butter!!!!!!! XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I know you do. That should keep you busy for a while. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, My tongue can barely reach it all! XOXO […]

Labor Day

Dear Mommy, I’ve got a plan for Labor Day weekend. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, That’s lovely! So what is your plan? Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, I’m going to have puppies. I’m practicing for it with my bunny. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, What do you mean you’re going to have puppies? Love, Carolyn […]


MEMO TO: Mia, Puffin and Poppy FROM: Carolyn Everyone needs to calm down. Now.   Dear Mommy, Puffin has been bullying me again!!!!!! He just chased me away from my magazine. He doesn’t appreciate a well-informed cat. Love, Mia   Cher Madame, That Mia, she sniffed my ear and then like a crazy cat she […]


Dear Alpha Mommy, You told me I’m the Best Dog Ever. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I did indeed! Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, But according to Puffin you said that about Molly. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, I thought Molly told you never to pay any attention to what the cats say. Love, […]

Molly’s Life Lessons

Dear Poppy, I’ve always been mystified by the way you dogs take the kibble nugget out of the bowl and eat it somewhere else in the room. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, This is what Molly taught me. Do you remember Molly? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Of course I remember Molly. She was part […]

The Star

Dear Poppy, You are looking very patriotic! Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Patriotic? I thought this t-shirt says I’m a star. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Well, maybe both. You are a star, honey, and you are wearing red, white, and blue. Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, I don’t understand patriotic. What does […]