When Michael finished he looked only to find the kitten was gone. Worried for his well being he left out some food and water before settling in for the night.
The very next evening, while continuing his project, he heard a tiny meow and saw his old friend had come back for another visit. Perhaps he had been on the search for a forever home and decided Michael was the chosen one?
He walked right on up to his new human friend wanting cuddles, how could Michael resist?