Introducing playful kitten to very shy adult cat
(Centurion, South Arfica)
I have a very shy and previously abused adult cat. She doesn't let anyone touch her except for my daughter, but other than that she is just lovely and she is best friends with my dogs. I rescued a stray kitten and after a few hissing incidents it became friends with my dogs.
I am a bit hesitant on how to socialize the 2 cats as I cannot read the older cat's body language. She looks at the kitten through windows and doors etc. but the few times they were together in one room (at a safe distance) the kitten hissed at her and she ran away.
What would the best course of action be?