It’s pretty rooted in history that pups and rabbits aren’t naturally the best of friends, especially given the fact that rabbits have been considered prey for wild dogs and hunting dogs for a long time.
That’s probably why Mindy Hayes was a little nervous about introducing 11-month-old Sophie the rabbit to her pet pups when she brought the bunny home last year. But when this Erie, Pennsylvania resident introduced Sophie to the rest of the family, a connection was instantly forged between the bunny and Grace, a rescue pit bull pup just 2 years of age.
Before long, Sophie and Grace were joined at the hip. Grace would always follow behind Sophie, bathing her and showering her with kisses. They would curl up together on the sofa for cuddles and naps. The two could almost never be seen apart!
Many are shocked when they see the gently, loving bond these furry friends share. Grace, before being adopted, had been used as a fighting dog, so those who see her interactions with Sophie are surprised by her loving kindness.
To Hayes, though, this isn’t a surprise! If anything, she’s glad that Grace’s gentleness is battling stigma against pit bulls and other fighting dog breeds.
Sophie is already quite a large rabbit, but being less than a year old, she does have some more growing to do. It won’t be long till she may look nearly as large as Grace!
For now, though, she enjoys basking in Grace’s affection, sitting with her Mom and Dad and giving them kisses, and being the social, happy-go-lucky bunny she is – especially with a pup like Grace by her side.
Images & Feature Image Source: Mindy Hayes