Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin

The Plague

Cher Madame,It is wonderful, n’est-ce pas, that Madame and Monsieur remain home all the time now! You are always here to keep the food bowls full!Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Do you ever think about anything other than yourself? You are a funny old cat.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,It is not just pour moi. It is […]


Cher Madame,Pourquoi Monsieur insinuates a joke about le bathroom paper et moi?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,That’s from your kitten days. We still laugh to think about it.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,You laugh at my kittenhood?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s that or cry. But seriously, you were hilarious.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This hilarious activity, it was […]

The Gauntlet

Cher Madame,Mia and I have noted that Madame has thrown down le gauntlet.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,The what?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Le black Terror. Le angry black gauntlet. Le Mitt.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You mean the grooming mitt. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,If you wish to call it that, it is for Madame to say.Regards, M. […]


Cher Madame,Il faut examine les resolutions of the New Year. I am ready to list them.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s not absolutely necessary sweetie. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Comment*???!!!!! Not the necessary thing?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,No, not really. I don’t make resolutions. I haven’t for years.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,That would explain a lot. Regards, M. […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]