Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin


Dear Puffin,When you walk in the room saying “Mao-Wah???” I know something needs attention. What is it this time?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Your bed, she is in disarray. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Oh sweetie, I forgot to finish making the bed. I got distracted and didn’t put the comfy furry cover on it. I know that’s […]

Le Chaos

Cher Madame,C’est tout chaos. Madame must do something.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Our Christmas Party is always a bit disorderly, sweetie. It’s wonderful to have a lot of family visiting us. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Alors, Christmas was a week ago.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I explained this to all of you. We changed the date for the family […]


Cher Madame,Il faut dire, this morning Monsieur was mocking this petit cat.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,He was just imitating your “hello” meow.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat does the polite thing, to greet everyone upon entering the kitchen.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You do, and I love that about you. You are very chatty. […]

Standard Time

Cher Madame,The schedule she has changed. Madame has changed it. All is not as it should be.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Changed the schedule? Of course I haven’t, sweetie! Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Vraiment, the schedule is disturbed. Madame has changed the meal times.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You are referring to the Time Change! This […]

Puff Enough

Cher Madame,It is not fair. The Poppy gets all the nicknames.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Everyone gets nicknames around here. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,The Poppy gets her own special nicknames. Poppers, Popsicle, Popchek, Even Honeypie.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I call you Sweetie.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Ouf, Madame calls everyone sweetie. Everyone. And baby. And even honey. Mais il faut dire, […]


Dear Puffin,Winston says you told him he was an amuse bûche, a little appetizer for one of our local predators. But didn’t you mean amuse bouche? A “mouthful”, rather than a “log”?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Non, I meant that. C’est un pun. Madame does not know of the pun? Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear PuffinA pun? Seriously? […]


Cher Madame,The Poppy is unfortunately a very rude creature.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,She’s not rude, she’s a very sweet dog.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,She doesn’t act properly.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Ahh, we’re talking about proper, now. And in what way?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,She doesn’t show proper solidarity with us.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,With […]


Cher Madame,It is très intéressant that humans invented furniture. Very inventive for an animal that is otherwise limited. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Limited?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Your claws are inferior. Your fur is inadequate. No wonder you invented clothing and furniture. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You enjoy our furniture. The bed is a huge hit with all of […]

The Defender

Dear Puffin,You were magnificent this morning.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Madame is too kind. Ce n’etait rien. Nothing at all. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Nothing! That was certainly not nothing! Sweetie, we were all quite impressed.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,That neighborhood riff-raff will not come back here any time soon.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Well, I wouldn’t call Louis riff-raff. That […]


Cher Madame,The mutt Poppy gets les treats all day long. Toujours les treats.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You get treats sometimes too, sweetie.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Zut alors, not all day long!Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Maybe she does get a few more. I’ve been working with her on her barking.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,A few more? Madame deludes […]