The original comments I wrote to accompany the videos on YouTube are included here to show what I was experiencing when I posted the videos. On September 28th, I added the following to the first two videos:
I'm updating my description because I'm learning more about cat behavior than I knew before and also because Garfield's personality is really coming out. Garfield has the energy of a kitten and he is dominant in some areas while Chester is dominant in others. Chester is much more accepting of Garfield and now Garfield seems to be the one chasing Chester but it seems to be out of social aggression and wanting to play. Since the two boys are still adjusting and cat behavior is dynamic, I expect more changes.
Description from July 2012: Chester is the alpha male and Garfield is more than willing to let Chester retain that status.
Description from July 2012: Formerly stud cat Chester is the dominant cat in the household. Not only is our new rescue cat Garfield more than willing to be Chester's subordinate, but he'll keep behaving accordingly until Chester receives the memo. Note: This is completely appropriate cat behavior and no one is "better" than the other cat here. We are actively working to create a harmonious household for all inhabitants, including us humans, and will are will change our own behavior if need be so these two guys live happily.
August 1, 2012: Garfield just had a bath and blow dry. Chester started to clean Garfield but Garfield wanted to play instead.