my sister gave me this, photocopied. it has no author name or reference of any sort. here it is:

When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little, but not too long And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love we once shared -- Miss me, but let me go. For this is a journey we all must take And each must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart Go to the friend we know And bury your sorrows in His grace Miss me, but let me go.

the date and time are set. thursday at 6:30. the veterinarian helped me to feel more comfortable. she says that his heart is failing and he only has two or three weeks left, and they will only get more painful as his lungs fill up with fluid. i am doing the right thing. it still hurts though.