Thank you all for your kind words.
Thinking about it over the weekend I came to the conclusion that while it was a hard thing to do it was actually not a hard decision to make. He was ready to go and it was beholden on me to see that he could with as much grace and ease as possible.
Being the fabulous friend that she is Missus Moog arrived bearing armloads of fabulousness; a bottle of her delicious rosehip syrup to soothe my horrid cough and this - a stunning project zip bag she made complete with some of that clever, tricksy free-motion picture making stuff all the clever people do.
Can you recognise it?
It is a picture of my ReggieSneggie Black Dog standing on his wall.