Everybody Needs Help Sometimes

Photo by Angela Kirk

Needless to say these are some strange times we are going through, but if ever there was a life lesson to be learned it is this…we need to support each other.

Since Doc’s nephew Zach and his girlfriend Audrey were laid off from their jobs and Doc needed some help with landscaping, a deal was struck. ¬†As for myself, I was just excited that I was going to see someone besides Doc. I knew that they would welcome my assistance with moving the mulch and the dirt around and I also planned to proudly show them the landscaping holes I had designed under the fence in case they needed some ideas.

It was a beautiful spring day when they arrived and they worked hard for hours.The two of them did just as good of a job weeding, edging and munching all of the flower beds as professional landscapers. We even took some breaks to play “keep away” when I stole their garden gloves. It was the most fun day we had since the pandemic started and I know how much Doc appreciated their help.

I get it, not everyone has family they can count on and Doc and I know we are lucky. The good news is, if you don’t have the family you need, you can create the one you want. For example, my buddy Norman that lives next door is literally my brother from another mother. You don’t have to be blood related to be family, its the trust and the bond that define what true family is. It’s so important to have a supportive network to celebrate the good times and to walk with us through the bad, especially now.

Hopefully some good will come from the pandemic and the pause we have been forced to take. It certainly is a reminder that we rise and move forward when we lift each other up.


  • Robert Neyman
    May 13, 2020

    Grover you are a dirty dog .you always remind me of how insensitive i have become instead of growing as a person .That saying is wrong,old dogs can learn new tricks. Keep posting there’s still more road ahead. Tell doc and our “extended family”keep safe ,your in our thoughts and prayers

  • Rebecca
    May 14, 2020

    This is so true Grover,it’s what I have done since most of my family is gone and my only close family lives in another state,it can get really lonely and the family I have made for myself help alot!