Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin

The Hunter

Dear Puffin, You look like a real hunter! Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, I am a real hunter. This catfish toy is my prey. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Of course it is. And it is excellent exercise. You are looking very svelte these days! Congratulations! Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Mon diet […]

The Accident

Dear Puffin, I was wakened by a loud noise last night. Carolyn   Cher Madame, Does this concern moi? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, You know it does. I came downstairs this morning and found this vase on its side on the floor. Water everywhere. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, C’est un terrible […]


MEMO TO: Mia, Puffin and Poppy FROM: Carolyn Everyone needs to calm down. Now.   Dear Mommy, Puffin has been bullying me again!!!!!! He just chased me away from my magazine. He doesn’t appreciate a well-informed cat. Love, Mia   Cher Madame, That Mia, she sniffed my ear and then like a crazy cat she […]


Cher Madame, I found a pile of money! Je suis rich!! Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, I think you probably should hand it over. Dude, you totally owe me. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Pah, je suis un pauvre petit and innocent cat. How can it be that I owe you? Regards, M. […]

Vive la France!

Dear Puffin, I see you are celebrating Bastille Day! Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, English speakers, you are toujours ignorant. You call it Bastille Day. This is not correct. Non. En France we call it la Fête nationale. Ou, le 14 juillet. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, I stand corrected! Thank you. Love, […]

The Disrupter

Cher Madame, Il faut dire, Madame is très grumpy with moi, un petit et innocent cat. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, I have to say you are neither petit nor innocent. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Toujours les complaints. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, I’m sorry, but you have been exasperating […]


Dear Puffin, You must stop eating my plants. Carolyn   Cher Madame, Moi, I am un pauvre chat, an innocent petit cat, who must have sustenance. M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, No you don’t. You get plenty of food. And chewing on my houseplants just makes you barf. On my rug. By the way, […]


Dear Puffin, You look a bit grumpy this morning. Is something bothering you? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Poppy says Sunday will be Mother’s Day and that it is especially to honor her. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, She’s right about Sunday. It is Mother’s Day. But it’s not just for her. It’s […]

The Pony Upstairs

Dear Puffin, When you are playing upstairs it sounds like a large animal running around overhead. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Mais oui! I am one! Je suis un large animal! Je suis un big strong cat! Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, You are big, but I was thinking more along the lines of a […]

Communication Skills

Dear Puffin, You seem unsettled and angry. Is everything okay? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, This morning you said something très unfortunate. C’est unforgivable. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, I did? I’m sorry, I was not aware of saying anything unfortunate! Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Oui, très unfortunate. That you were going […]