TV, Zooming, Meeting Richard Tetrick and Meeting Emma

Good morning, world!  It’s bright and beautiful and I’m going to be on Daytime Tri Cities on WJHL TV today.  Tetrick Funeral Services is co-sponsoring the 13 week GriefShare program with First Christian Church in Johnson City and Laura and I are going to be guests on the TV show and interviewed by the beautiful Amy Lynn.  I am so excited!  I’ve never been on TV before.  Laura told me that I must be a good boy and sit still in her lap but that’s next to impossible to be so still when you are a puppy.

We did the Zoom interview and what fun.  I was introduced to the viewers of the TV show and hope to see them in person some day.  Please stop in and meet me or I’ll see you around town when I’m bigger and better behaved.

 I could not stay still but tried very hard to be good.  Several times I had Laura’s necklace in my mouth and was trying to chew it in two.  She had to wrestle it out of my mouth several times and pretend she was just petting me -like a Mama pinching her child in church to be good but smiling while she does it.

 This is wonderful!  Richard Tetrick just called to see if I’m available to meet him.  Am I!  So, Laura opened the back door and I ran out the door, down the back sidewalk and tried with my little short legs to jump up in his arms.  He reached down and scooped me up and it was love at first sight for both of us, I hope.  He calls me Richie the Wonder Dog and we had so much fun.  I’m so glad that he likes me and wants me to grow up and be the best therapy dog ever.

 This afternoon (Friday, the 14th)  I met my veterinarian, Ron Scott, DVM at Mountain Empire Animal Hospital.  Laura and Richard Tetrick went to school with him at the now University School so they only wanted him to be my vet.  Dr. Scott checked me from stem to stern, gave me a shot, and a test.  I was scared when they took me in but he made me feel like the special pup that I am.  They even gave me a toy when they took me back to the car.  Whew!  I’m glad that’s over with for a month when I have to go back for another shot series.

 After work we went to pick up Laura’s granddaughter to come and spend the night because she wants to spend time with me!  I can’t wait to play with Emma.  You can see a picture of her with her tiara on and me on her lap.  We had so much fun together.  I hope she comes back again.

 Next week I have my first training session with Laura and Laurie Johnston is going to be our trainer.  I hope we both obey and do well.  I’ll let you know how it goes and how my week is going.

 Happy Trails, everyone!

**Pictured Above – Emma and Little Richie Doodle**


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Laura Graham

Laura Graham

Founded by Maynard S. Cannon and later led by the Bowman family, Appalachian Funeral Home has been a cornerstone of compassionate funeral services in Johnson City, Tennessee, since 1921. From humble beginnings on N. Roan St. to our present location on E. Unaka Ave., we've served our community with dignity and care for over a century. With a modern chapel built in 1956 and a legacy spanning four generations, we continue to honor the memories of loved ones with respect and professionalism.

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