Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin

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 […]

The Bird

Cher Madame,The evening visits with the magical bird are much appreciated.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Ah, the feather wand. I like to wear Winston out before bedtime. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This bird game is for the Winston?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Oh, it’s for you too. Definitely for you.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Sometimes when Monsieur plays the […]

Hierarchy

Cher Madame,This ruffian Winston, he wants my job. This cannot be allowed.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Which job is this?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Which job?! Ouf. Must this pauvre cat explain everything to Madame? I am le Chat de Bureau.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Office cat? You mean where you sit next to my laptop with […]

Technology

Cher Madame,The situation of the food is impossible.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Are you referring to the new feeding system?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,But of course. Mon dieu, a system? Why does Madame need a new system? Why does Madame need a system at all? The old dishes they worked very well.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear […]

Boxes

Cher Madame,The boxes they are coming every day. From the loud truck. The loud doorbell. The strange delivery people appearing on the porch. It is all de trop. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Why are you so grumpy, sweetie? Is this kitten angst? Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,What does Madame imply? That another kitten will pop out of one of […]

Marbles

Cher Madame,This pauvre petit cat must admonish Madame. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Oh dear. Now what?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Madame has lost her marbles.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Okay, I’ll bite. What marbles would these be?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Les marbles in her head. Because, a kitten? Seriously? Madame is going to bring home a kitten?Regards, M. […]

The Promotion

Dear Puffin,Now that Mia is gone, you’re the new Head Cat! How does that feel?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’est trop. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Too much? Too much of what, sweetie?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,La pressure. This pauvre petit cat is overwhelmed with la pressure.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Seriously? Pressure? Being the cat of the house […]

The Loaf

Dear Puffin,You have your disapproving look on you. Sitting there like a loaf of bread.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Pourquoi this name-calling? Madame calls this petit cat a loaf of bread? What next? The fat-shaming?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I was just referring to the sitting position, sweetie. When cats sit like that I always think they […]