Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin


Cher Madame,Madame is not fair.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Because I get annoyed with you for keeping us awake with your early morning singing?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Oui, c’est ça, and also The Best Cat Ever title.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,What about it? You love to be called that! Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Yesterday you said Winston was The […]


Dear Puffin,The last several weeks have continued to be difficult.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Pourquois difficult?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Seriously? We’ve been over this many times. It’s about your early morning caterwauling. Which has been driving us crazy.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Oui, Madame has brought this up several times.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I have to say […]


Dear Puffin,We really need to have a talk about your morning routine.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,What about it requires a talk?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,We hate it.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Is that why Madame was extremely grumpy this morning? There was an unfortunate remark made.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’m sorry I called you a rude […]


Dear Puffin,Something I read recently brought up an interesting point about cats. That cats are both predator and prey. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Madame is being philosophical today. But of miniscule general interest. Because we all know cats are predators. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Well, it got me thinking. And you will find this interesting.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Probably […]


Dear Puffin,Do you realize we’ve been corresponding for ten years now? Every week for ten years!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Mais oui, of course. We all know this. Did Madame only come to that conclusion now? Did we need to spell it out for Madame?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,There is no need to be sarcastic, sweetie. […]


Dear PuffinI wish I knew how it is that you know exactly what time it is.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Surely Madame herself knows the time.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,But I rely a clock for that! Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Humans are so helpless.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Do you listen for the chimes of our old pendulum clock? Count […]

Stress Eating

Cher Madame,Those miserable curs still reside in our house. The elderly one and the tiny one. Two miserable curs.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Let’s not start with the name-calling. Mika and Musso are two sweet dogs who are part of our extended family. We are babysitting them for my daughter while she is traveling. I […]

The Tenor

Dear Puffin,I’ve never known a cat who communicated with such a wide range of vocalizations. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat is gratified to participate in the conversations.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear PuffinYou do indeed. I love your quiet little chirps. And your cheerful “hello” meow when you enter the room. You always have something to […]

Comfy Spots

Cher Madame,This Thanksgiving Dinner that you went to yesterday. It was all about pie, non?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You are very observant. Pie was involved. But I’d rather think the event is centered on gratitude. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Dinner is toujours something to be grateful for. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Well, ok. But Thanksgiving is […]

Night Sounds

Dear Puffin,You were making cute little grunting sounds in your sleep last night.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat does not do the grunting.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It won’t hurt your reputation for dignity, sweetie.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,It is probably the Winston. He does the snoring all night long.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,He does, […]