Carolyn Holm

One Dog, Two Cats
Grand Ideas
InterSpecies Memos

Tag: French cat


Dear Mom,Am I a Viking?XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You are clearly a Spitz, which was indeed originally a Nordic breed. The Viking dogs were your people, but I’m not sure any Viking would recognize you.Love, Carolyn Dear Mom,Why not???????XOXO Poppy Dear Poppy,You are a gentle spirit, sweetie. I’m sure the Viking dogs were a pretty wild […]

Empty Words

Cher Madame,The dinners, they have become sparse. Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,I’m sorry, but we have to tighten up the diet, sweetie. Your weight is going the wrong direction.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,This pauvre petit cat needs much more sustenance than a tiny cup of food. If Madame is truly sorry, she would feed the food […]


Dear Puffin,When Poppy and I were in Los Angeles recently we saw your old neighborhood.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,My old neighborhood? En France?Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Of course not France, Puff. Los Angeles. Where you were found as a teeny tiny kitten. A wide-eyed toddler, lost and wandering the streets of South Central LA. Love, Carolyn […]


Dear Puffin,I wish I knew what you are trying to tell us when you walk around the house yowling.Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,The cats, we do not yowl.Regards, M. Le Poufin Dear Puffin,Okay, then. That very loud sound. While you walk around. What does that mean?Love, Carolyn Cher Madame,To what does Madame refer?Regards, M. Le Poufin […]

Origin Stories

Dear Alpha Mommy, Mia says we are all Rescues. XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Yes indeed! All three of you are! Love, Carolyn   Dear Alpha Mommy, Why did we need to be rescued? XOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, It’s a different Origin Story for each of you. You were found racing around a little […]

Cat Trouble

It’s our 4 Year Anniversary! This is the last of our celebration of four years of weekly Interspecies Memos by sharing some old favorites. This one is from September 23, 2016: Dear Mommy, I don’t understand cats at all. XOXOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Don’t worry, you’re not alone in that. Love, Carolyn   Dear […]

Cat Trouble

Dear Mommy, I don’t understand cats at all. XOXOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, Don’t worry, you’re not alone in that. Love, Carolyn   Dear Mommy, Right? Cats are confusing! Especially Puffin. I can’t understand half of what he says! It’s all garbled! He makes no sense at all. XOXOXO Poppy   Dear Poppy, That’s because he’s […]

Upstairs Downstairs

Cher Madame, La moronic dog, she is vraiment out of control. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, Okay, what is it this time? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Moi, I put my petit face in le doorway of le kitchen, to see if Madame realizes that la clock she says c’est dinnertime, et cette […]

The Measuring Cup

Cher Madame, Pour le New Year, je fis une résolution. Mais il faut point out that Madame has not kept up her end of la résolution. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Dear Puffin, My end? Now what are you complaining about? Love, Carolyn   Cher Madame, Ma résolution. Tout le monde makes les résolutions. Most […]

The Vase

Cher Madame, Attention! Regardez ici, c’est un grand mess for Madame to attend to. Regards, M. Le Poufin   Puffin! You broke my vase! Carolyn   Cher Madame, Le vase, c’est important? Cette pile of trash? Regards, M. Le Poufin   Puffin, It’s trash now, but it was lovely! And, by the way, it was French. […]