Once Shaun lures the cat into his home, he is going to be the most protective, gentlest cat owner that ever graced this planet. He’ll be very soft and gentle when he pets it, and if he ever has to pick it up, he’ll do so slowly, and he’ll make absolutely sure that the cat is perfectly safe and comfortable in his arms before he even thinks of moving. And when he sets it down, he’ll crouch down real slow on his knees and lower them to the ground before letting them go. He’ll be very careful not to hurt it in any way— almost overly so.
And if anyone comes over to his house and leans down to pet it, Shaun will always meet the effort with a small but firm “Be careful.” And if they ask if they can pick it up, the answer is always “No.” Unless it’s someone he trusts, like Doctor Glassman, and even then Shaun hovers very anxiously just to make sure that if he hurts it, or if he drops it, he’s right there to take it back.