Guest Column

Rosie on the Other Side

Arlene Michel Rich's dog, Rosie. Credits: Courtesy of Arlene Michel Rich
Arlene Michel Rich. Credits: Courtesy of Arlene Michel Rich
Allow me to tell you about our little Rosie who stole everyone’s heart. We adopted Rosie when she was 10 months old. Rosie is an English Cocker Spaniel with the most beautiful loving brown eyes. Over the years everyone who ever pet her commented on how silky and beautiful her coat was. But it is the love that she exuded in those eyes that captivated all who met her.
Rosie was part of our family for almost 16 years. People would call me Rosie’s mom, they may not have remembered my name but they remembered hers!
When it was time for her to leave this lifetime it was very emotional for everyone. We knew that we had to make the decision to let her go in peace, dignity and not to have her suffer anymore. The day we took her to the vet I held her and told her how much we loved her and how much happiness she had brought to our family and everyone’s lives she touched. I held her in my arms when she took her last breath.
Afterwards I was driving to meet my friend at the park to walk & listening to my car radio. I asked God to give me a sign Rosie was ok now. As a Spiritual Medium I have brought through for my clients many animals that have crossed over. I immediately heard a voice say turn on your CD. Player. I have a 10 CD changer that I do not use regularly. The answer came in these words as a direct response to my question, “I’ll walk with God from this day on. There is no death though eyes grow dim, there is no fear when I’m near to him” Then in my mind’s eye I “saw” Rosie as a young 10 month old frolicking in a beautiful meadow, she was very happy and healthy again! 
I was amazed!!! This was not a CD I had played even in the last year, nor is that the first song on the CD or were they the first words of the song! What a gift I had been given.

When I met my friend at the park I was crying but not tears of sorrow, tears of gratitude that I had my answer, Rosie was “home” being well taken care of once again. The signs didn’t end there. As we were walking we saw a puppy exactly like Rosie, a Black English Cocker Spaniel about 10 months old! This color and type of dog is rare to see! But I had been given another symbol just to make certain I knew she was ok. I started laughing through my tears and looked up to the sky and said “Thanks God! Thank you for answering my prayers.”
It was such a blessing to receive these messages for myself and my family. Rosie has been gone physically from my life for 4 years now but she is still very much a part of my life. I can tell by our other dogs, especially Remi (pictured with Rosie) who was Rosie’s pal for 5 ½ years that she comes to visit! I hope by telling Rosie’s story that it brings comfort to everyone who has ever loved and had to let go of their beloved pet. You will be with them again someday and they are being well taken care of! 
For more info about Arlene please visit or email her at Arlene@ or 973-398-0169.
Story featured in the book, "Defining Moments."

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