Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
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InterSpecies Memos

Category: Winston

A Sinister Visitor

Hey Mom,What are we supposed to do with this thing?Winston Dear Winston,It’s a toy!Love, Carolyn Hey,We’re supposed to play with it?Winston Dear Winston,Yes, play with it! I don’t know why you and Puffin keep looking at it so suspiciously. Love, Carolyn Hey,It’s just weird.Winston Dear Winston,The ads on TV show cats going wild over this toy.Love, […]


Hey Mom,Poppy says we’re on different teams.Winston Dear Winston,She’s referring to the differences between cats and dogs. We had a talk about that recently.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,Are we?Winston Dear Winston,Are you what?Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,On different teams?Winston Dear Winston,Sometimes. In this household the team thing is fluid.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,So which team am I on?Winston […]

The Keyboard

Hey Mom,Poppy and I heard that there are cat videos on this thing. Where are they?Winston Dear Winston,I’ll play them for you. I don’t want you meddling with my laptop.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,You yell when I step on the keyboard.Winston Dear Winston,You noticed.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,You don’t yell every time. Sometimes you smile.Winston Dear Winston,That’s […]


Mom,You left us.Winston Dear Winston,I know, but not for long, sweetie.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,It was a long long long long time. We were abandoned.Winston Dear Winston,No, you weren’t. You were well taken care of by Cathie.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,She’s ok, but it wasn’t the same. But I have a plan for next time. I’m just […]


Dear Winston,I think this stretch is your signature look.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I’m stretching because it feels so good!!!!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,I can see that. I’ve just never known a cat who did anything quite like that on a regular basis. You strike that pose a lot. Usually when you are playing and excited.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I […]

Spring Break

Hey Mom,I’m all excited! I want to go to the party!Winston Dear Winston,First of all, do you even know what a party is? You’re a pandemic kitten. Lockdown is all you know. You’ve never even seen a party.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,It’s like when I race around the house out of control!!!!!!!!!Winston Dear Winston,That certainly is […]

The Assistant

Hey Mom,What are you going to do next? I’m ready to help you!Winston Dear Winston,Thank you, sweetie, but I’m good. I’m going to check my email and then have lunch. I think I can manage that.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,Can we fold some more laundry?Winston Dear Winston,We’re done for now. You were definitely a presence for […]


Hey Mom,Puffin says this heart box is for treats.Winston Dear Winston,That’s true. It’s for very special treats. Valentine treats, because Sunday is Valentine’s Day. They are not only tasty treats, but they are sweet symbols of love. Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I really don’t care if treats are symbolic. Any treat is fine with me.Winston Dear Winston,I […]


Hey Mom,I’m hungry.Winston Dear Winston,I just fed you.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I’m still hungry.Winston Dear Winston,I appreciate it when you tell me you are hungry, with your voice, instead of acting out with biting and scratching. Hunger turns you into such a vicious beast! Anyway, I just fed you. Again.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I’m hungry.Winston Dear Winston,You don’t have […]


Hey Mom,Why were you and Dad up so late last night?Winston Dear Winston,We were celebrating the New Year!Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,But it was a night like any other.Winston Dear Winston,No, it wasn’t, sweetie. It truly wasn’t. It was the end of 2020.Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,That’s why you both kept clinking your glasses together and saying […]