Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
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InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin

Noodled

It’s our 4 Year Anniversary! Throughout the month of February we are celebrating four years of weekly Interspecies Memos by sharing some old favorites. This one is from March 3, 2014: Bonjour Madame, I have un question. Did Madame buy us? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, No, you were all rescued. Though Molly […]

The One Per Cent

Cher Madame, The water bowl, she is not filled to the top. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, It’s almost to the top, sweetie. I filled it this morning. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Il faut to keep it completely filled. C’est your job as ma domestique. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, […]

The Resolution

Dear Puffin, Mia tells me you made a New Year’s Resolution this year. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, C’est vrai. I have made one of these resolutions. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Are you going to tell me what it is? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Oui, if you must know, it is […]

Scrumptious

Dear Puffin, You look marvelous on your exotic little blanket. Such a handsome cat! And I’ve never known a cat with such a silky thick coat. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Moi, I am not thick. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Well, actually you are, but I was referring to your coat. I […]

The Conversation

Dear Puffin You are not as noisy as you used to be. You used to make all kinds of noises in your sleep. Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Alors, these noises, to what does Madame refer? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Oh you used to grunt and moan and chirp and meow in […]

Catastrophe!

Cher Madame, Je suis terrified. Monsieur says we will perish in le fire. C’est true? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, We’re fine, sweetie. He didn’t exactly say that. But it’s true that we are concerned about wildfires. The last two weeks have been frightening. There have been terrible fires all over Northern California, […]

The Sneeze

Dear Puffin, Why are you looking so worried? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, C’est vrai, is it true, Madame and Monsieur are going to divorce? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Of course not! Where on earth did you get this idea? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Monsieur said this. Regards, M. Le Poufin […]

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 […]

Strife

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 […]