With TC's sad departure from the household foreseen by us for some time, we had decided that we should get another cat to be a playmate for Casey as soon as possible. So we've been back to the shelter, where we found Artemus, or Artie for short.
He's a youngster of 6 or 7 months (they were not sure at the shelter as he had been a stray). He's so schmoozy that we thought his name might better be "butt head", but thought better of it.
We introduced him to Casey, after his first check-up, and we hope the two of them will play well together. Casey was always disappointed that TC would not play. So far, though, Casey has been quite hostile and/or scared of Artie, though things are slowly improving.
We also took some videos. The first two here show Artie one of his first days with us, when he was doing the butt head act.
In playing with Artie we've discovered that he loves to play with the leather string we had for TC, but when he catches it in his mouth he'll play tug of war and lead you around by the string. We have three videos of that here.