well, the kitten does share his room and his bed with him. he actually does play with the kitten, but sometimes he gets a little more aggressive than i think he realizes he is getting. of course the kitten thinks he is playing, and seems to always come back for more. there are times when he says he wants to hold the kitten, then when we catch her for him to hold, he just lets her go and she gets his hands or his shoes. i guess over all, he is doing well with the kitten around.