Rescue Cat Finds Everlasting Friendship with Rescue Rabbit

A rescue cat who never met a rabbit prior to moving to her forever home, found an everlasting friendship with a rabbit. They love each other mutually and share a lot of naps together.

“Melba was an older rabbit rescue who had been living at a shelter longer than all the other rabbits there and not living much of a life in very small pen…. Kara was an older cat rescue and wasn’t raised around rabbits like our other 3 cats,” wrote Liz, the human mom.

“Instead of getting another rabbit and try to bond it with Melba, I gave her more time out with the adult cats, Kara and Bongo… Melba would spend afternoons with Kara and Bongo who mostly slept during that time. They knew her and were accepting of her presence and vice versa but that was the extent of their connection. During the early months of 2011 out of the corner of my eye I started to see Kara and Melba with their heads nestled together but as soon as I would turn my head to look, they’d move away from each other. It kept happening and they were very guarded about letting me observe them. The only photo I had of them together up to that time was one where Kara was in Melba’s hay box with her. There were a number of times when I tried to get a photo of them together but they were just too quick for me.”

Then one day, Liz decided to confront them about it. “…after again seeing them together one second and apart the next, I sat down and had a talk with them and told them I knew they were friends and that it was okay. I’m sure they didn’t understand a word I said and it was probably just a coincidence that they slowly started being more open about their friendship,” Liz added.

“Kara can groom Melba all she wants and Melba never tires of Kara’s attention. They share a special bond with each other and the fact that they’re different species makes no difference to them.”

Kara and Melba, two rescues found each other and became best of friends

Bath time


Kara, Melba & Rudy. It’s a cuddle puddle.

Photos courtesy of ©Liz. More photos of these furry friends on flickr.

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26 Responses to “Rescue Cat Finds Everlasting Friendship with Rescue Rabbit”

  1. Dee says:

    OH MY GOODNESS, I am so in love with this story…and what beautiful souls they are. To whomever rescued them, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

    • ~Liz says:

      Thank you for your kind comments on my rabbit Melba and cat Kara’s friendship story, and to the others who commented as well. Please don’t miss their Love in the Afternoon video at which links to it at flickr.

  2. Ruth says:

    Such a sweet animal family!

  3. vix says:

    I love these stories!

  4. Cattywumpus says:

    I just wanna dive into the snuggle puddle and join the party!

  5. C says:

    Those sweet, sweet little people!! And the snuggle puddle! I could just bury my face into those sweet, warm little bodies!

  6. jeff says:

    Who ever rescued these two….If you are ever in central Florida, I want to meat you!

  7. jeff says:

    urrr sorry that’s meet you….hahahaha

  8. Cindy says:

    This is the best story. Wish humans could do the same.

  9. julecm1 says:

    Haha, the love that dare not speak its name! So funny they were so coy about it. Love the pics.

  10. Andy says:

    They are sooo cute! I would love to rub noses with them!!!

  11. Ellie says:

    Inter species love is the best.

  12. vonneybeth says:

    My cat and rabbit were friends too. It’s amazing how accepting animals are.

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  14. Hanna says:

    Awww! That’s so sweet! I’m glad they became friends. I love interspecies friendships. ^_^

  15. Nana says:

    Awwww… this is too cute for words! :)

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  17. Debra says:

    So Beautiful.

  18. Fernanda says:

    aaaaw so cute

  19. Eve says:

    This is so beautiful, it gives me tears! Picture #3 is too lovely :D

  20. ingrid says:

    This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing <3

  21. Gabriella says:


  22. Karen says:

    Hi, this really made me smile…the power of love :) Ahhhhh! Thank you for sharing. Christmas blessings to Melba and Kara X

  23. Humble the Bunny says:

    I love your story so much, but I do believe that animals can understand human languages, especially their caregivers’. This is what I had already discovered and learned from my buuny since she came to our home in 2008. Thank you so much for sharing the wondeful and warm “LOVE” story.

  24. Edgar says:

    I have been following Liz’s photos on Flickr for a while now, and it is great to see photos of Melba and the kitties!

  25. Cindy says:

    Love the cuddle puddle!

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