Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin


Dear PuffinIt’s so sweet when you walk around the house yowling for me.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat does not do the yowl.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,But you do! I sometimes hear you in another part of the house, yowling loudly, and I figure you’re looking for me so I answer, calling out “Here […]


Dear Puffin,You gave me a scare last night!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,The last time this petit cat gave Madame a scare, a hose was turned on him.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’ve apologized for that, sweetie. No, this was different. I woke up in the night, and found you were hogging the blanket, curled up on […]

Food Fight

Cher Madame,The kitchen she is in disorder. Complete disorder. The feeder doesn’t march. And this pauvre petit cat is starving.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I know you are upset, Puff honey, but we had to make some changes.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,One does not care for changes, Madame.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,All this time we […]

The Hose

Dear Puffin,You gave me a HUGE scare this morning!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame, Everything, EVERYTHING, Madame, was dérange. Quelle horror.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Poppy was whining and looking at that bush like there was a small animal in it.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame, There was, Madame.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,And then you came running out! I was […]


Dear Puffin,You seem so relaxed! And glad to see us!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Why would Madame make such a remark?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’m so relieved that you are not giving us the frosty treatment, for being away for a couple of weeks.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’était a terrible thing for the two of you to […]


Cher Madame,Monsieur was behaving very strangely while we were playing last night’s game.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Strangely?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,He was yowling. He sounded ridiculous.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Oh that. He was trying to imitate you.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Imitate? Pourquoi? Why would one imitate?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear PuffinYou do a lot of […]

Game Change

Cher Madame,The game was completely changed last night.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You could say that.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,The prey, she was flying around in a different part of the house. Madame altered the game.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,The game has been gradually evolving, sweetie. That’s what is so extraordinary about it! You and […]


Dear Puffin,I thought you’d be glad to see us, now that we are home from our weekend away. But you are so frosty! Poppy is still jumping up and down with excitement, Winston races around saying “You came back!!!!!” and you, Puffin, you barely raised your head to look at the front door, and then […]


Cher Madame,The Poppy and I, we greet each other. It is cordial. I enter the room and walk up to her and we do the amiable acknowledgement. I sniff her ear. We do the head bump. C’est une situation heureuse.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You two get along very nicely.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Oui, nicely. Though, […]


Cher Madame,The Winston, he is being obnoxious. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Because he sometimes sleeps in your spots?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,These spots they are special Boss Cat Spots. They are not for the adolescent Siamese upstart.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,We’ve talked about this, sweetie. The vet pointed out that Winston has reached Social Maturity. […]