Asher's mom here.
We finally let our resident kitty, Asher (4 years old), interact with the new kitten (6-8 weeks old). We stayed near by in case we had to break up any fights.
The kitten seems to have no fear. He puffs up and hunches his back and walks sideways at Asher. He even jumps after him when Asher turns his back and he swats at Asher too. Asher does the same thing back to the kitten....puffs up, hunches his back, walks sideways. He only swatted a couple of times each time making gentle but firm contact with the kitten's head. Asher would lay down across the room and watch the kitten very closely. The kitten would run and hop toward Asher and the whole "standoff" would begin again.
Asher never once growled or hissed at the kitten. This is just day 1 of the intro process. So far does Asher's behavior sound normal? I know this is just the first day of many but does it sound like things are going well so far?