PRINCESS ROSE AND STARLIGHT ROSE -
Miracles that return from our eternal love.
Summer July 2002, a voicemail message stated a litter of rare whites collies were available. She said that she heard about me from the folks at Southland Collie Rescue and they said I would be a wonderful adopter for one of her champion line of puppies. At the time, I was not considering the adoption of another dog. My beautiful white collie Lady Di had passed away eight months earlier at around thirteen years of age. I promised myself no dogs for two years. Later that day, there was an email from a breeder basically stating the same thing as the first voice mail. As the day progressed I read the email message and listened to the phone message several more times before I realized they were from two different breeders.
One voicemail was from a breeder up in Canada, the other from someone in St. Louis, Missouri. Being a person who believes in "signs" my intuition told me not to ignore this coincidence. Never before or since have I heard from two breeders on the same day telling me about a litter of white puppies especially given I had not been seeking a puppy.
I contacted both breeders and asked if they had a white tri headed rough female. They both said that they had one female in the litter and it happened to be their only tri headed white. Realizing how the low odds were of something like that happening, I asked both of them to email me photos of their puppies.
We spent countless hours playing fetch, taking puppy training together, going on car rides, taking walks, and generally enjoying our lives together. Everywhere we went, people commented on her beauty. Her friendly and joyful personality coupled with her sense of humor and strong intelligence made her a magnet for attention, which she immensely enjoyed and seemed to expect.
I said to the doctor if he couldn't commit 100% to saving her, I'd find someone who would commit. I told him the only option was saving her life. I asked if he was up to the challenge, and he gave me his word that together, we'd save her life. I talked to Princess and asked her to live for me. I begged her to stay. I couldn't accept that her life would be only one year long. She was such a loyal, joyful, and intelligent dog. Our love was so very deep.
My dog stood up and left the room. For the rest of her life; each time I ate a meal, she left the room. I know that she didn't want to make it hard for me, and she somehow completely understood my emotions so she politely left the room whenever I ate. This was an act of love on her part, and I will be eternally grateful for her grace and dignity in accepting the restraints her medical condition had put on us. She was my shinning star from heaven.
One day a neighbor's vicious dog got lose. He stuck his head through the poles of my gate and reached for little Joey. I was too far away from the fence to reach Joey in time. As I ran towards him, Princess charged at the gate and blocked Joey taking three bites to the face. Once again, she acted with honor and grace. She needed medical treatment but was fine, and the scars on her face eventually healed. Joey would have been killed that day had Princess not acted so heroically.
I cried in the most deep sobs I've ever experienced. I held her throughout the process and she passed peacefully with my husband, sister, and me by her side. I asked my husband how I could ever go home again without her. In truth, it never did feel much like a home after she transitioned. I privately wished I could die just to see her again.
Grief turns to Hope.
I contacted a couple of Animal Communicators but my sessions left me questioning their validity. I finally came across an AC who was really able to connect with my dog. She told me things that no one could have known had they had direct communication with Princess.
But most surprising was that she told me Princess would reincarnate in around two years as a very beautiful female collie. I consider myself to be a spiritual individual but I had not studied much about reincarnation. The concept of Princess coming back to me seemed surreal but gave me hope. I
I contacted a deeply spiritual friend and asked if he could contact Princess to ask if she was going to reincarnate. He doesn't typically work with animals but he agreed to do this as a favor to me. He told me that Princess would return within two to three years. He said she was around me almost constantly and guiding me.
My grief continued and I decided to learn more about Animal Communication. I took classes from this AC and learned the skill of communicating with animals. The process opened up my mind and senses to be more aware of signs I had been receiving from Princess and ways I could connect with her.
As time went by, the grief continued with daily tears. One night a year after Princess passed, I was feeling particularly low so I did a google search on Animal Reincarnation. Brent Atwater's name popped up with information on her books. I immediately downloaded a couple of her books and read the books staying awake throughout the night to complete them.
The next day, I scheduled a session with Brent. I was exhilarated and couldn't wait to speak with her on the telephone. When the appointment time came, Brent and I talked on the phone for three hours. She confirmed that my dog would be back (without knowing an AC and Satish had already told me the same thing). But Brent also gave me an exact description of what my dog would look like in her next incarnation describing every detail of her unique markings as a very beautiful white female collie.
She also told me that Princess had been my dog when I was five years old and was with me in previous lifetimes. She described Princess as a guardian of my soul. Brent explained that Princess was one of my teachers and would lead me and help me do work involving animals upon her return. Brent said that Princess wouldn't give a timeframe for her return but it would be when I most needed her. She said it
But when I read Brent's FB post, I knew what it meant. It was a signal that my husband would be dying soon, and Princess would wait to greet him. Once his transition was complete, she'd return to me. It all began to make sense. Suddenly I understood the reason her previous incarnation was cut short. When Princess died in 2010 at the age of 7.5, my husband and I took many trips that were on his bucket list which I would not have done while Princess was alive.
Her passing was such a blow to me that I wanted to escape from my life and my husband wanted to travel more before he died. Princess gave us the opportunity to do so by exiting. It also gave her the chance to greet my husband when his time came and assist with his transition and learnings. Her death also gave her the opportunity to return as a young puppy so we could begin the next chapter of our lives together and this time she'd be in a healthy body.
The depth of pain that I felt from her death put me on a path of seeking to know more about connecting with her in spirit form and understand more about reincarnation. Only that level of pain could have put me on such a path at that time in my life. And only losing my soul dog Princess could have caused that much pain.
Starlight Rose - Born June 5, 2012
The Journey that led to Starlight Rose
I couldn't stop thinking about the dream. I posted about it on Facebook and got many replies. Most people felt it was a sign that she was in a womb or that she had already been born. In my heart, I knew my dog had been born and was close to returning home to be with me.
Brent advised me to make sure this was Princess in my heart. I did not like the fact that she kept offering words of caution throughout the process but I didn't know how to tell if the puppy was my Princess. All I knew was that she showed up right after my dream, and I fell in love with her when I saw her photos. She had similar markings to Brent's 2011 description of how Princess would look in this incarnation. But the description was not an exact match.
I could hardly wait for my bundle of joy to arrive. Each week it seemed as though there were new obstacles to getting this particular puppy. I was feeling very anxious. One day I was looking up information on the puppy's lineage and came across a notice that a North Carolina breeder had two white tri headed female puppies. It is so unusual to have one rare white in a litter, and having two is highly unusual so I called her to learn more. She told me that she already had a deposit on one of them and sent me some photos.
As I began to become more convinced that the North Carolina puppy was the reincarnated Princess, Brent seemed to agree and finally admitted that she never felt the other puppy was Princess. Brent told me not to worry about selecting the wrong puppy because the Universe would not let that happen nor would Princess. I suddenly realized that the NC puppy had the identical markings to those described by Brent during our 2011 session. It was a 100% match to what Brent said Princess would look like in this incarnation! To help me make a decision, Brent suggested that I ask God for three very big signs, and so I did.
My career is in Human Resources although my passion has always been animals. Most of my life I didn't know what role I could play in working with animals. I am n
Brent and Princess helped me see that I can read energy, and my many years of working in Human Resources have trained me to be a coach and counselor to people in need. The work I will do when I finish my HR career in a few years will be with Starlight to help people understand that Reincarnation is possible and real. We can help give hope to those grieving. We can help people BELIEVE in the miracles of love and recognize that true love is eternal.
Star is Growing UP!