Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Puffin

The Rejoinder

Cher Madame,The Winston has no respect for this Senior Cat.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,What has he done now?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,He has no comprehension of the critical role that this Senior Cat has in the household. The Responsibilities. The precision and care of the Daily Schedule. To alert Madame of the Meal Times. The […]

The Game

Dear Puffin,I have to say, I love watching you every evening when we play The Game. Your form, your focus, your skill – you are an outstanding player.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Madame is too kind.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You don’t waste any time. You go straight for the capture. And then walk your prey over […]


Cher Madame,Everything is early now. It is mayhem, Madame.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s the time change. I’m sure it is completely confusing for all of you.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Cats do not become confused. Alors, it is Madame who is confused and doing everything early.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I don’t know how you always […]


Cher Madame,The youngster has been whacking me. He whacks me and runs.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,You two have been sparring a bit, haven’t you! But you should not be surprised, sweetie. You’ve been whacking him, just as you did Mia before him, whenever you’re hungry and irritable.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,But Winston is the junior […]


Cher Madame,There is very much waiting in this household.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Are you referring to something specific?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Non, non, but there is much time hanging around. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,That’s true. I realize Poppy has to hang around waiting for our walk every day.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,Not only the dog […]


Dear Puffin,Good news! The vet says your blood work results came in and they show you are extremely healthy!Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,C’est horrifying. Blood work? C’est morbid.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,It’s just a medical expression, sweetie. They take a little bit of your blood to test for all kinds of things. The vet was pleased with […]

Holiday Cheer

Dear Puffin,I hope you are not removing the ornaments from our holiday tree. Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,These are the ones that Winston removed from the tree. I am keeping an eye on them for Madame.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Thank you for that. Fortunately Winston isn’t a climber. When I was a child we had a […]


Cher Madame,We have noted that there is a new water bowl. Thank you, Madame for this.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’m glad to hear I did something right for a change! I thought it would be convenient for you if there was one more, and the bathroom seemed like a good place for it. Love, Carolyn […]


Hey Mom,Puffin cussed at you just now. Winston Dear Winston,He did indeed.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,He does that a lot. Hissing at you when you move him from your chair.Winston Dear Winston,He does. But not a lot. He’s just saying “F— off” in a general sort of way. I don’t take it personally.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I don’t […]

Time Change

Cher Madame,The Schedule she is now une catastrophe totale.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,That sounds extreme. What makes it a catastrophe?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,The Schedule she has completely broken down. Every meal is late. Toujours. The evening playtime has been late. Malheureusement, there is no longer a comfortable feeling of regularity. And when we bring […]