Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin

Cat Mint

Cher Madame,Mon Dieu, what is this?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s Nepeta. Cat mint. Catnip.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Where did this interesting vegetation come from?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I brought it in from the garden. As a treat for you two cats.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’est like the magic! I am forgetting what I was about […]

Sharks

Cher Madame,The dinner hour is upon us and Madame is late with the preparation.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Dinner time is 5:00. It is 4:56. I am not late.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Alors, the preparation, she must begin before 5:00 if Madame is to serve promptly at 5:00.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Is that why all three of […]

Heritage

Dear Puffin,When Poppy and I were in Los Angeles recently we saw your old neighborhood.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,My old neighborhood? En France?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Of course not France, Puff. Los Angeles. Where you were found as a teeny tiny kitten. A wide-eyed toddler, lost and wandering the streets of South Central LA. Love, Carolyn […]

Torture

Cher Madame,Il faut bring up a serious problem. An epicurean crisis.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I suspect I know what this is all about.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Les standards of the kitchen, they are collapsed.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I understand that you are upset. But I can’t give you what you want.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,It […]

Jump!

Dear Puffin,You have been very jumpy lately. Is it the noise across the street?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat appreciates that Madame understands! Oui, the noise she is excessive.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It has been noisy, hasn’t it? I’ll be glad when they are finished with that endless house remodel. The pounding, the sawing, the […]

The Lawyer

Dear Puffin,This morning you lied to me. I have to say, I’m disappointed in you.Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat does not do the lying.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You did this morning. As soon as I woke up you were all over me, crying that Monsieur hadn’t fed you.Carolyn Cher Madame,One should ask Monsieur about […]

Snack!

Cher Madame,There is a cat café in Berkeley. I don’t understand why a cat would want to go to a café.Regards, M. Le Poufin  Dear Puffin,That’s a kind of café where people can have coffee and pet cats.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,That sounds like a terrible idea. This café is evidently French, but they spelled “cat” […]

The MouseNip

Cher Madame,This prey is confusing.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s a mouse, sweetie.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This prey is not a mouse. She is vaguely of the mouse appearance. But mouse she is not.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s a catnip mouse.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Catnip is a different classification. From le mouse classification.Regards, M. Le Poufin […]

Catfish

Cher Madame,Je suis confused. This toy she is a fish, non?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Apparently. I think it’s supposed to be a catfish.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This is what is a confusion pour moi. Seriously, the fish that is the cat?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s not a cat, sweetie, it’s a kind of fish […]

Neglect

Cher Madame,You went to Paris again WITHOUT MOI. C’est un outrage.Regards,M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Calm down, sweetie. It was just a stopover. We never even left the Paris airport. We were on our way to Bonn.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’est un outrage regardless. Just a stopover? And yet before she left Madame was brushing up on […]