For a long time, Meylin Hadad kept her rabbit separate from her Great Dane, Missy. It seemed like a pretty natural course of action; after all, Great Danes are very big and rabbits are very small, and she wanted to make sure everyone stayed safe.
But one day, the rabbit got out of her hutch, and Meylin knew she had to act. Besides Missy, there were other dogs in the neighborhood that she knew might not be too friendly toward a bounding bunny.
While she called for her daughter to help round up the wayward rabbit, Missy took matters into her own paws.
She went out after the rabbit and, with her very long legs, easily chased her down.
“I’m like, OK, that’s it,” Meylin remembered, fearing the worst for the rabbit.
“But when I got there, nothing had happened. She had grabbed the rabbit, but she was just holding her on the ground with her mouth. Her teeth weren’t even touching her. And when I picked up the rabbit, she started licking her. After that, I’m like, OK — this dog will never hurt anything.”
Missy has been living with Meylin and her family since 2012, when her original owners realized they couldn’t keep up with her enormous size. But despite being enormous, Missy proved that day that no matter how big you might be, you can still be loving and gentle.
And soon, she was proving that she was actually the perfect mother figure for the rest of the animals that Meylin rescued.
[H/T: The Dodo]