Bunnies Huddle Around Dog They Perceive As Mom For Protection

In a video posted in May of 2020, these 26-day-old bunnies think that the family's golden retriever is their mother. The internet fell in love as these bunnies snuggled up to who they thought was their mother. 

Bailey is a beautiful and good-natured golden retriever. She has flaxen hair and a great attitude. She loves the bunnies who share her home with her. Bailey's humans, you see, love all animals. Something about their gentle, loving attitude must have rubbed off on their four-legged little girl, because she loves their bunnies, too. In fact, she and the rabbits seem to think that she's their mom.


In a way, it makes sense. Bailey is bigger than they are. She's warm and loving. Most importantly, she snuggles and even plays with them. Bailey's family has taken in over 20 rabbits. They adore Bailey, cuddling up next to her for warmth while they sleep. They even hop all over her sometimes. Bailey loves nothing more than to hang out with them, often on her humans' bed.

Bailey is never aggressive with the bunnies. She has accepted them in the same way a mother dog accepts the puppies in her own litter. Bailey will sometimes nudge them playfully or groom them, but they're never in danger with her. Even more amazingly, Bailey's family also includes a parakeet. Yes, her humans really do love all kinds of animals. Sometimes, the parakeet will even hop around with the bunnies as they play with Bailey.

Bailey's heart is so big that she is able to nurture anyone. Not only does she care for other animals, her spirit shines through with people, too. She's taught her humans that it's possible for a dog to be a friend to so-called prey animals. 

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