Lauren England, 43, pulled a feral kitten from a flooded drain pipe during a typhoon.
The rescue cat bonded with another feral kitten in foster care, so she took home both, naming one Sir Ian McKellen and the other Brian Blessed.
But it was not smooth sailing.
“They were just going crazy when I was in bed at night, and I could just hear things in here smashing and being torn,” England said, describing the kittens’ first week at home.
“It was just like a whirlwind had come through,” noting that she had several plants before the kittens, but was now left with just one.