Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin

The Athlete

Cher Madame,The moronic cur wants to horn in on our games.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Let’s not start with the name-calling. But you’re right, Poppy does get excited when you cats start playing.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,The barking. The lunging. The interference. C’est très annoying. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I know. It can put the kibosh […]

Bully Redux

Dear Puffin,I wish you would stop bullying Winston.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat does not do the bullying.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,What do you call it, then, when you come up to Winston while he is peacefully taking a nap, loom over him, and give him The Look? So that he nervously jumps up […]


Dear Puffin,Monsieur tells me he found you in a compromised situation.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat never does the compromise.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,He walked in the door and found you on the dining table. You know perfectly well the table is off limits. He says you looked totally ripped.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,What exactly […]


Dear Puffin,When you come to tell me it’s dinner time, you forget that I have a watch.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Surely there is a point here that Madame would like to make?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Of course I have one. My point is I know what time it is. And I know that you are […]


Cher Madame,C’est true that yesterday was the day for thankfulness? Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It was indeed. I thought a lot about how grateful I am for all my wonderful friends and family, and how much I miss seeing them in person. Thanksgiving usually involves a big family feast, but not this year. In its […]


Cher Madame, Le strange cat who visits us is quite alarming.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You were clearly gobsmacked the first time he showed up.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This petit cat does not do the gobsmack. That is a rude word.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’m sorry. It’s just an expression. It means you were surprised.Love, Carolyn […]


Cher Madame,The Winston is very annoying at mealtimes.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I thought the new set-up was working quite well!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Le set-up, as Madame likes to call it, is très strange. Mais we have un autre problème. Le problem de Winston is this: le coquin does not follow the rules.Regards, M. Le […]

The Bird

Cher Madame,The evening visits with the magical bird are much appreciated.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Ah, the feather wand. I like to wear Winston out before bedtime. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This bird game is for the Winston?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Oh, it’s for you too. Definitely for you.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Sometimes when Monsieur plays the […]


Cher Madame,This ruffian Winston, he wants my job. This cannot be allowed.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Which job is this?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Which job?! Ouf. Must this pauvre cat explain everything to Madame? I am le Chat de Bureau.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Office cat? You mean where you sit next to my laptop with […]


Cher Madame,The situation of the food is impossible.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Are you referring to the new feeding system?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,But of course. Mon dieu, a system? Why does Madame need a new system? Why does Madame need a system at all? The old dishes they worked very well.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear […]