Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin

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 […]


Cher Madame,Things have been very strange here.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You’re telling me.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,I’m telling you?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s an expression. It means I’m emphatically agreeing with you. That things have become very strange everywhere.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This pauvre petit cat was hoping that peut-être Madame would explain le strangeness.Regards, […]

Bear Hunt

Cher Madame,Je suis worried about the window.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,The window? Which window? Honey, how can a window be worrisome?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Il faut point out that there are two creatures sitting in our window. By the front door. They are not alive. But they are provocative. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I get […]

Delivery Danger

Dear Puffin,There is no need to tear out of the room when someone delivers a box to our doorstep.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’est le Delivery Danger.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,No, seriously, there is no such thing as Delivery Danger. And since we are having everything delivered these days, all this drama is becoming really annoying.Love, […]

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 […]