With the loss of Gandalf, we and TC felt that the house was a little empty, so Kathy and I went off to the shelters today and came home with a 40 pound hamster!
Actually, we brought home a two and half year old female kitteh called "Korbel" from the Northeast Animal Shelter. We've renamed her "KC" or "Casey" (still undecided) for "Korbel Champagne".
She is very curious and is remarkably comfortable for being in a new environment. Schmeary and purry as well. We're hoping that the introduction to TC goes smoothly.
Here are some pictures from KC's first few minutes in the isolation chamber (guest room) where she'll be living for the next week or so.