Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin


Dear Puffin,Do you realize we’ve been corresponding for ten years now? Every week for ten years!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Mais oui, of course. We all know this. Did Madame only come to that conclusion now? Did we need to spell it out for Madame?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,There is no need to be sarcastic, sweetie. […]


Dear PuffinI wish I knew how it is that you know exactly what time it is.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Surely Madame herself knows the time.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,But I rely a clock for that! Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Humans are so helpless.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Do you listen for the chimes of our old pendulum clock? Count […]

Stress Eating

Cher Madame,Those miserable curs still reside in our house. The elderly one and the tiny one. Two miserable curs.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Let’s not start with the name-calling. Mika and Musso are two sweet dogs who are part of our extended family. We are babysitting them for my daughter while she is traveling. I […]

The Tenor

Dear Puffin,I’ve never known a cat who communicated with such a wide range of vocalizations. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat is gratified to participate in the conversations.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear PuffinYou do indeed. I love your quiet little chirps. And your cheerful “hello” meow when you enter the room. You always have something to […]

Comfy Spots

Cher Madame,This Thanksgiving Dinner that you went to yesterday. It was all about pie, non?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You are very observant. Pie was involved. But I’d rather think the event is centered on gratitude. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Dinner is toujours something to be grateful for. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Well, ok. But Thanksgiving is […]

Night Sounds

Dear Puffin,You were making cute little grunting sounds in your sleep last night.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat does not do the grunting.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It won’t hurt your reputation for dignity, sweetie.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,It is probably the Winston. He does the snoring all night long.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,He does, […]


Dear Puffin,You are back to your old enthusiasm for the evening game! And racking up high scores lately! Usually you get 6 or 8 points, but last night you got 22 points! Good job!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Madame is too kind. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You love it when I shout “Good job” when you make […]


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 […]