Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin


Cher Madame,Je suis EXHAUSTED. Today was an outrage.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I know, you are upset.Love, Carolyn Cher Madam,This poor innocent petit cat was kidnapped. KIDNAPPED. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You weren’t kidnapped, honey.Love, Carolyn Cher Madam,I was! I was kidnapped this morning. C’était outrageous.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,That wasn’t kidnapping, Puff honey. […]

Teeth and Claws

Cher Madame,Il faut dire, Madame is very loud today.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Because you chewed through another phone charger cord dammit.Carolyn Cher Madame,Why this makes Madame irritable is a curious thing.Regards, M. Le Poufin Puffin,Of COURSE I’m irritable. You chewed right through it. Who DOES that?Carolyn  Cher Madame,Does Madame ask a rhetorical question?Regards, M. […]


Dear Puffin,I wish I knew what you are trying to tell us when you walk around the house yowling.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,The cats, we do not yowl.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Okay, then. That very loud sound. While you walk around. What does that mean?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,To what does Madame refer?Regards, M. Le Poufin […]

The Introvert

Cher Madame,Il faut dire, this petit cat is not much loved. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,How can you say such a thing? Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,I throw my head back to signal that I want a chin scratch, and nobody notices.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,We can’t see everything! Why don’t you just speak up when you […]


Cher Madame,Il faut dire, the dinner last night was excellent! Madame she has surpassed herself.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’m so glad you liked it! I wasn’t sure you would.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Moi, I can’t imagine why Madame would not be sure. C’était delicious.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,We had a little problem last night. Love, Carolyn […]


Cher Madame, Mia says il faut that I make a New Year’s resolution. C’est necessaire? Regards,M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin, You don’t have to, honey. I don’t do that. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame, Mia makes remarks about my weight. She is telling me that a diet should be the subject of mon resolution. Regards,M. Le Poufin […]

Good Behavior

Cher Madame, That Poppy, she gets treats. Such enormous treats. Toujours. All the time. Ouf. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, You get treats too! Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Mais pas toujours. Not all the time like that mutt. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Okay, she does get more of them. […]

The Cat Door

Dear Puffin, Which one of you is kicking the litter out of the litter boxes? Carolyn   Cher Madame, Why does Madame address this question specifically to moi? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Because I hear a whole lot of scritch-scratching in there, and then you emerge from the litter closet. So I’m […]


Dear Puffin, Yesterday when Poppy and I got home from our walk, it was after five, and Monsieur had already fed you two, but he said you wouldn’t eat. What’s up with that? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Monsieur broke le protocol. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, He did not! He told me […]

High Drama

Dear Puffin, What on earth HAPPENED last night? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, C’était un disruption. Un disruption très serious. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, I’ll say. Why did you fly off the bed so suddenly in the middle of the night? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, This pauvre cat was discombobulated. Madame […]