Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Category: Winston


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 […]

Quilt Shark

Hey Mom,Puffin says I have the most names.Winston Dear Winston,The most names? Do you mean nicknames?Love, Carolyn Hey Mom,I guess. He says you have more names for me than you have for him or for Poppy.Winston Dear Winston,He may have a point there. We do have a lot of nicknames for you. Sometimes I call you Junior. […]


Hey Mom,Puffin says I’m disfigured. With a spot.Winston Dear Winston,You’re not disfigured, sweetie. But the spot does make you unique. There isn’t another Meezer with a mark like that.Love, Carolyn Mom,I can’t see it, so I’m pretty sure there is no spot. Winston Dear Winston,You can’t see it because it’s behind you, on your shoulder. Right […]


Dear Mom,The cats have been making me crazy.XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,I know. You get very excited when they play. They race around, you follow them barking, and this place becomes a madhouse.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,You call the cats The Loud Boys. XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,They are loud indeed. I don’t know how a pair of animals […]