…..2:33 am at the computer. Five of our seven dogs are engaged in some sort of barking ritual up by Carlos' house and I can't get back to sleep. I do want to let those of you who read this blog know that I am bringing back "The Pet of the Week Award" here at Casa de Las Ranas. People asked me why I stopped and I really had no answer. I could have and probably did make some sort of excuse up. Upon returning from the States last week, I have realized how deeply entwined Richard and I have become with this cast of critters and all the joy and love that they bring to our hearts. So …this weeks' winner is none other than Cielo: The Queen of the Love Groove…the Ultimate Cat Cuddler…she rules the Cat Scene both in and outside of this funky lil' folly we call home…she arrived here about 6 years ago with her brother Sueño. A neighbor woman found the kitties out at the dump, she had them nestled in a shoe box outside her restaurant. Our curiosity was too much and it was love at first purr. The lil' ones needed a home and that was us. Richard took on the duties of teaching the two lil' critters how to eat and shit and all those things a mother cat would do…Cielo, stole our hearts from the beginning…and the love continues to grow. Congrats to Cielo, we love her dearly ….by the way, the dogs are still barking up the hill….