Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin


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 […]

Taking Turns

Cher Madame,The new game, she is very exciting.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’m glad you think so! You both seem to have a good time with it.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,It is like a flying bug.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Who knew that a piece of wire with a couple of cardboard chips on the end […]

The Tuxedo

Cher Madame,Il faut that we discuss last week’s wedding.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Seriously? I thought we had finally finished with that. I wish you wouldn’t tell the others that we were probably eaten by predators, just because we came home late from that wedding.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,It does make them sit up and listen […]

The Rejoinder

Cher Madame,The Winston has no respect for this Senior Cat.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,What has he done now?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,He has no comprehension of the critical role that this Senior Cat has in the household. The Responsibilities. The precision and care of the Daily Schedule. To alert Madame of the Meal Times. The […]

The Game

Dear Puffin,I have to say, I love watching you every evening when we play The Game. Your form, your focus, your skill – you are an outstanding player.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Madame is too kind.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You don’t waste any time. You go straight for the capture. And then walk your prey over […]


Cher Madame,Everything is early now. It is mayhem, Madame.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s the time change. I’m sure it is completely confusing for all of you.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Cats do not become confused. Alors, it is Madame who is confused and doing everything early.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I don’t know how you always […]