This is Ellie Haywood, a 28-year-old in Melbourne, Australia, and her new kitten, Asbestos. The pair found each other in a very unusual way, Haywood told BuzzFeed News.
Haywood lives with two housemates in what she describes as a "old and decrepit property" that's "totally falling apart."
However, living in a home like this comes with its own set of challenges, especially when it rains. Last week, the news predicted "unprecedented" rain, she said.
"I was already kind of worried (but weirdly excited) for what that would mean for our leaky waterlogged house," she said. "We even joked about preemptively calling the state emergency service. So we emptied all our leak buckets to prepare for the onslaught."
During the storm, Haywood was getting ready for bed when she heard scratching in the wall. She assumed it was a possum.