KURT SCORED HIS FIRST EVER SOCCER GOAL!!!!!
I just knew he would get his first goal today. Contrary to what Karra expected, I did NOT run out onto the field and hug and kiss him. I did hop & down on the sidelines and dance around and yell – "He did it!!!" The parents of the kids that we played with last fall, that have seen how far Kurt has come this year, were just as excited as I was. It has meant so much to me that they have been rooting just as hard for Kurt. The kids got their little trophies today & Kurt can’t wait until I put a shelf up in his room to put it on. He’s pretty excited about getting to play again in the fall.
Before we left this morning, we had a scare with Catnip. One of kids was carrying him down to the basement & he wiggled out of their arms and fell a few steps to the cement floor. He let out a quite distressed yowl & then had a sneezing fit. The vet had told us that he might develop a cough or sneeze since he did have a little bit of a runny nose, but this was scary. His little eye teared up & he looked scared, like he couldn’t breathe very well. He walked away, but when he tried to eat, he kept sneezing. Joel sat & petted him & his nose was bleeding a little – I freaked out that he had internal injuries, but he wasn’t sneezing blood. In a few minutes his little nose was all swollen up & Joel thinks he must have hit his nose when he fell although Karra said he kind of landed on his back/side. Poor baby. Karra stayed home from the soccer game to keep an eye on him & he slept, ate & drank, and sneezed some. He’s up & playing and acting like Catnip. He may be moving a little slower, but he’s probably sore. I was going to call the vet on Monday to get an antibiotic for his sneeze, but I think we’ll take him back in & have the vet check him over. He’s got a little bit of a bump on his side that wasn’t there before.
When we got home this afternoon from our potluck, Catnip has been upstairs & playing around with the kids. I’ll feel better when he sees Dr. Lynn on Monday & we get the OK.
Garden weeding & compost pile moving are on the evening agenda (followed by 4-wheelin’ since Joel got Badger fixed & ready for a Kurt lesson). We did harvest our first 3 strawberries last night – Joel got the first one, I got the second two – since I was weeding.
And that’s what’s happening on the homestead.