Morticia Marie Mulyck (aka Tish, Miss Tish, Toots), the beloved pet and companion of John and Cheryl, crossed the Rainbow Bridge peacefully on Friday, August 11, 2023, at the age of 14, while being held in the arms and love of her mom and dad. Tish lost a short battle with cancer but was able to spend her last days in the comfort of home enjoying her favorite things, especially the love of her mom, dad, and little sister, Lola.
She was born on June 28, 2009, in Trempealeau, WI, and was welcomed several weeks later into the home of John and Cheryl Mulyck. From the start, Tish went to work every day at the funeral home with her mom and dad, and she soon became a valuable member of the funeral home staff. As her dad would tell her, “If you could only answer the phone and type, we’d have it made!”
Tish met and touched many people as the funeral home’s Hospitality Ambassador. She loved greeting those attending visitations, or anyone who just happened to stop in at the funeral home. To say Tish was smart is an understatement…she knew countless words and commands and was always eager to show off her many tricks, with a favorite being her ability to play dead on command. Her calm and easy-going demeanor brought great comfort to many people.
Some of Tish’s favorite things were playing with her holey roller, taking a nap in the sun or in front of the fire, being on patrol in the front window at home, and keeping tabs on and mothering her little sister, Lola. She loved snuggling, cuddling up under a blanket, treats (especially Braunschweiger), and she had an endless supply of kisses for anyone who wanted them.
Tish loved going for rides, and did many road trips in the hearse - if Watkowski-Mulyck was on the schedule at Fort Snelling, the staff there would always ask, “Is Morticia along today?” She also put on many miles running errands and making deliveries with her mom – they were a true team - DOG was mom's co-pilot!
Tish enjoyed attending Day Camp at Companion Animal Care Center where she made many friends. Her other favorite places were staying with Grandma Arline (Tish LOVED Grandma), and with Aunty Colleen and Uncle Bruce. They all loved her so much, and when things got just a little hectic at the funeral home, they took such good care of her for mom and dad.
There is the old saying that dogs are man’s best friend, and perhaps God created dogs to give us another constant reminder of His great unconditional love for us – that can certainly be said of Tish. As her dad often told her, “God was having a great day when he made you!”
As the hymnwriter tells us, “All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all. He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell, how great is God Almighty, who has made all things well.” We thank God for giving us Morticia, for reminding us of His love, and that He truly does make all things well.
We wish to extend a special thank you to Companion Animal Care Center, especially to Dr. Chaffin, Dr. O’Neill, the techs, and the Day Camp staff, for the wonderful care and love that they gave to Tish throughout her life.
Our beloved Tish…mama loves, dad loves, and sissy loves. We could not have asked for a better dog, a more faithful companion, or a truer friend. We will always remember you, and you will be greatly missed…may you enjoy your well-deserved rest.
So, good night sweet Princess, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.