OK, so it's not quite the new friend he really should have yet. I know, I know ... it's my new year's resolution as soon as I can dedicate sufficient time and resources to bond him! In the meantime, I ordered this from Amazon the other day. It's made by snugglesafe, is called a 'Pet Companion' and has a secure compartment for the heatpad to go in. It's designed for puppies really, but as I'd been intending to find a suitable soft toy for Buddy to snuggle up to anyway I thought I'd give this a try since it will double up as extra heating! It's a little bigger than I expected, but I will see what Buddy thinks about it later. He'll probably chew it to shreds within a week anyway...!