Hi, I'm hoping you would be able to help. 3 weeks ago, I managed to rescue 4 kittens (about 4-5 weeks old) after her owner wanted to drown them so I managed to get them off her and then they were taken in by Blue Cross. I took in a female tortie kitten ( known as P) after the rest of the kittens found homes (I took her in earlier than 8 weeks which means she'll be alone) However I have a 9 years old female BSH cat known as M (I've read some articles that it's not really a good mix with regards to older cat to kitten which I'm little worried), and we used to have another cat who was sadly put to sleep last year after sudden undiagnosed illness so M has been used in other cat company. Also M used to be a mother of two litters (I've no intention of making her mother the kitten cos the kitten is very independent) I've kept the kitten in a separate room way away from the cat for approx two weeks, have tried to scent swap (not very well), let the cat approach the kitten few times. On few occasions she has spat and smacked the kitten which is obviously a normal behaviour, I gather. However I have a big dog cage that I put the kitten in with food/drink and litter tray in the kitchen so that she can stay over night. I think I am going about it in the wrong way about it because we only have two bedrooms and no spare rooms, which means P is in the kitchen and M uses upstairs. P is now about 7 weeks old, and I do not want to keep her in the dog cage for too long (because my mum isn't keen on having her house wrecked!) My mum and I shower M lots of affection to let her know she's the top cat in the house. When is the best time to let P to roam the house as I'm nervous about putting M off or am we right to use the dog cage? I've looked at lots of articles to find out the best approach but I'd like to have some reassurance or advice that whether I'm doing the right thing or not. Hope you can help.