My sincerest condolences. Hugs to you and yours.
I'd like to offer:
Before humans die, they write their last Will & Testament.
They give their home and all they have, to those they leave behind.
If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I'd ask...
To a poor & lonely stray, I'd give my happy home.
My bowl and cozy bed, soft pillows; all my toys.
The lap, which I loved so much, the tender, loving touch.
The hand that stroked my fur; the sweet voice which called my name.
I'd Will to the sad, scared Shelter dog/cat, the place I had in my human's loving heart of which there seemed no bounds.
So when I die, please do not say,
"I will never have a pet again for the loss and pain is more than I can stand."
Instead, go find an unloved One who's life has held no joy or hope, and give MY place to HIM.
This is the only thing that I can give...The LOVE I left behind.