Shaun will meticulously make sure that the cat will have everything it could possibly need once it decides to stay with him. He’ll make sure that the food he buys is the best possible for any and all nutrition, and he’ll make sure its collar is very clear on the precise address of his apartment. But aside from the essentials, he’ll buy a bunch of extra stuff, like countless toys for when it gets bored, and a scratching post for it to climb and play on. He’ll buy catmint and treats and two different kinds of brushes. He’ll get the softest and comfiest bed available in the pet store, and he’ll even buy a little heating pad for when it gets cold— he’ll go all out.
And once he brings this all home, entirely prepared for any possible need it may have, the cat won’t touch a single thing he got. It won’t sleep in the bed he bought; it’ll curl up right by him and fall asleep. And it won’t play with the toys either; it’ll spend all its free time just sitting by Shaun and purring when he pets it. It won’t glance at the scratching post— it’ll just rub up against Shaun’s legs when he’s sitting down, instead.
It won’t want anything at all except to be able to lay down by him, or sit with him. Shaun will waste all his money on stuff the cat won’t even look twice at; he won’t mind at all, though, because he’ll kind of prefer things that way anyway.