In July 2008, my life forever changed. I went to a BREW adoption event in Alexandria and met Kingston, a beagle of approximately 8-10 years old. Kingston immediately caught my attention and he affectionately stayed by my side as if we had been together for years. Before I knew it I was quickly signing adoption papers and I couldn't wait to have him home with me. At the time, I thought I was the one being the hero to rescue a dog. But little did I know that Kingston was really the one who rescued me.
Kingston quickly became the love of my life. He was my buddy, my protector, my companion, my hero. Life was better because he was here. Whatever life threw my way, I knew I could handle it because Kingston was by my side to comfort me and to love me. And I would do anything in return for him. There are a million stories I could tell about Kingston. He brought me such happiness each and every day.
I lost Kingston in March 2015 after 6 ½ years of being together. He was approximately 14-16 years old. Even though he lived a good long life, it wasn’t enough. Time went by much too quickly. I miss him so much and I am heartbroken, but I know I am a better person because of him and I am so very grateful for our time together. I look forward to seeing him at the Rainbow Bridge, and until then he will forever be in my heart. I love you Kingston!