Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin


Cher Madame,Spots are très important.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin, Yes, you have some very nice spots. One like a badge on your chest, and a nice round spot on each heel.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Not that kind of spot, Madame. The kind of spot where this petit cat can spend the morning. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear […]


Cher Madame,The household cannot continue with this insufferable chaos.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’m sure you refer to the work being done on the house. I’m afraid we’re going to have to live with that for a while.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’est impossible. Le noise, and dust, and noise, and the invasion of strangers. Ouf. And […]

Empty Words

Cher Madame,The dinners, they have become sparse. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’m sorry, but we have to tighten up the diet, sweetie. Your weight is going the wrong direction.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This pauvre petit cat needs much more sustenance than a tiny cup of food. If Madame is truly sorry, she would feed the food […]

The Precious

Cher Madame,Monsieur keeps calling my Precious a banana.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,He’s being literal, sweetie. Don’t pay any attention to that. We all know it’s your Precious.Love, Carolyn  Cher Madame,The impudent youngster keeps stealing my Precious.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Of course he does. You’re not the only one who loves catnip, sweetie. But […]


Dear Puffin,Why am I finding playing cards all over the floor?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’est le business between Monsieur and myself.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,That sounds a bit secretive. What are you up to, Sweetie?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Up to? What is this up?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Okay, now I know something is going on. […]

Ça va?

Cher Madame,Ça va? Is Madame okay?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Thank you for asking, sweetie. I’m fine, I didn’t mean to alarm you.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,The grimace, the huff and puff, the gasping, this petit cat was concerned about Madame.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Okay, okay, I’m not that bad. You make it sound like […]

The Birder

Cher Madame,There is a book on the windowsill that is all about les snacks. Why does Madame require this book?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I don’t know of any such book, sweetie.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Mais oui, Madame has opened the book many times and exclaimed over the snacks there. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I am […]

The Regulated Schedule

Cher Madame,The breakfast she has not been on schedule lately. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,What do you mean? You are all fed on a very timely basis.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,There are some mornings when Madame is resisting the wake up.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,For heaven’s sake, Puff, Monsieur feeds you when I sleep late. […]


Dear Puffin,I am so impressed with how you play with the catfish toy. All your focus and practice is paying off. You leap and twist and snatch that thing right out of the air. Your artistry is beautiful to watch!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’est kind to say so. Madame’s games are much anticipated every evening. Though […]

One Year

Cher Madame,Qu’est-ce que c’est? What is this grande mountain of trash? Has Madame lost her marbles?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s not exactly trash. These are some of the grocery bags and take-out containers we’ve been accumulating. Kind of a sad tribute to a really weird year.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Et pourquoi so many? Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear […]