Unusual Friendship | Bones Pet Care | Durham, NC

One night a few years ago I was out pet sitting and I had two pugs out on a walk.  I looked over and saw the most unusual sight.  There was a domestic rabbit, white stripe down the face with white feet, sitting a few yards away.  She didn’t move to run away even though the dogs were right there.  I immediately put the dogs back for a minute so I could try and figure out what to do.  I thought for sure the rabbit would run, but I had to at least try to rescue her.  She looked very small and I didn’t think she could survive long on her own.

I walked right up to her and picked her up.  I was really surprised!  She seemed totally fine with it though, and I carried her around for a few minutes trying to figure out what to do.  I had a carrier in my car, so I pulled it out and placed her gently in the carrier.  I finished up my pet sit wondering what the heck I was going to do with a rabbit.  She came home with me that night, and I kept her in the bathroom with a litter box, food, and water.  Meanwhile, I read everything I could read about rabbits.  We called Carolina Pet Rescue in the morning, and we agreed to foster her while we looked for a placement.

Well, by the time we had her spayed a week later, we were already head over heels in love but we were very nervous about how our cats would react to a rabbit.  We finally got brave and decided to introduce them carefully.  Watch Lulu meet her new best friend, Billie, for the first time.  They are still friends to this day, and in fact Lulu seems to think she is a cat.  She is litter box trained and gets her lettuce and fruit every night when the cats get their wet food.  She brings a lot of joy to our life, but Billie is still convinced Lulu is her bunny.