Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin

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. […]

Acronyms

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 […]

The Athlete

Cher Madame,The moronic cur wants to horn in on our games.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Let’s not start with the name-calling. But you’re right, Poppy does get excited when you cats start playing.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,The barking. The lunging. The interference. C’est très annoying. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I know. It can put the kibosh […]

Bully Redux

Dear Puffin,I wish you would stop bullying Winston.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat does not do the bullying.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,What do you call it, then, when you come up to Winston while he is peacefully taking a nap, loom over him, and give him The Look? So that he nervously jumps up […]

Ripped

Dear Puffin,Monsieur tells me he found you in a compromised situation.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat never does the compromise.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,He walked in the door and found you on the dining table. You know perfectly well the table is off limits. He says you looked totally ripped.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,What exactly […]

Reality

Dear Puffin,When you come to tell me it’s dinner time, you forget that I have a watch.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Surely there is a point here that Madame would like to make?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Of course I have one. My point is I know what time it is. And I know that you are […]

Thankfulness

Cher Madame,C’est true that yesterday was the day for thankfulness? Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It was indeed. I thought a lot about how grateful I am for all my wonderful friends and family, and how much I miss seeing them in person. Thanksgiving usually involves a big family feast, but not this year. In its […]

Vigilant

Cher Madame, Le strange cat who visits us is quite alarming.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You were clearly gobsmacked the first time he showed up.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat does not do the gobsmack. That is a rude word.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’m sorry. It’s just an expression. It means you were surprised.Love, Carolyn […]

Boundaries

Cher Madame,The Winston is very annoying at mealtimes.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I thought the new set-up was working quite well!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Le set-up, as Madame likes to call it, is très strange. Mais we have un autre problème. Le problem de Winston is this: le coquin does not follow the rules.Regards, M. Le […]