Again, I've got a three year old female and recently brought home a 10 month old male. He's very laid back in general, but over the last couple of days he's been actively seeking her out and raising his paw toward her. Then they start batting at each other for a few seconds. There's no hissing, although sometimes a little growling from the female. She's a pretty dominant cat who likes to sit high up on windows or couches and he's quite content to keep a low profile on the floor. Is he rying to just play with her or is he trying to battle for dominance? Neither has been hurt and I haven't noticed claws coming out, but wasn't sure if this was just playful or not.