The Garden


Jon has a garden.  He fenced it in, built a swinging gate and a compost box, raised his beds and even built a double birdhouse with solar lighting!  It’s a few blocks away in our community gardens… a wonderful place to take Bo and Emma for time out in nature.  Bo even has his own chair there.

It’s not often that Bo goes, but last night Jon took him (and a big cup of ice cream) to sit  while he checked on his tomatoes and corn and harvested some beautiful vegetables.

I drove Emma down to take a walk, but she had only one thing in mind:  get to Bo. And when she discovered him eating ice cream …. !  They ended up sharing the same spoon.  Oh, well.


It’s hard to believe Bo could even be sitting in the garden after the year that he has had.  I’m not sure he understood what he was doing there, but in his usual easygoing nature,  he just seemed to enjoy it.

I left with Emma, then Jon  finished pulling weeds and they went riding … and riding … and riding.  Came home at midnight!  He said Bo was enjoying himself so much,   keeping time with Jon’s loud music, “conducting” with his hands,   smiling and laughing,  that he just kept on driving.

The thing is that Jon can do things with Bo that I can’t because he’s strong and can handle any situation.    If Bo needs help walking or needs a restroom,  Jon’s there to help him.  I wouldn’t take him to the garden or to a picnic in the park because if he became too weak to walk, as often happens,  or if he fell,  I couldn’t handle it.  Jon can.



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8 Responses to The Garden

  1. Mike Good says:

    I love the garden, it looks wonderful. It’s nice that you have Jon and Emma helping Bo. I also have a friend whose dad also loves road trips and ice cream : )

  2. Mary Smith says:

    I so enjoyed seeing Jon’s garden and Bo and Emma enjoying their ice cream together.

  3. Maureen says:

    Beautiful pictures,beautiful garden, beautiful story!!!

  4. Paula says:

    Bo and you are both very lucky to have Jon! He is a jewel for sure!

  5. Elaine says:

    You are so blessed to have a person to share caregiving with. I cared for my mom. I know how much that role can eat you up if you don’t have help.

  6. kategresham says:

    Wonderful garden, wonderful person, wonderful dog… and wonderful you. Thank you.

  7. Arleen Stolzenberger says:

    So love the pictures! Jon is truly an angel. I’m so glad you have him and Emma to help you on this journey.

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