Noah and the Bunnies

Someone sent me this great story from a place called the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch ( and it made me feel so good that I wanted to share it with you today!

These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned. Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these three were not doing very well. Enter Noah—the non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove that we have here in rehab. Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in—even sleeping in front of the door to the cage. Then, 2 days ago, I only counted 2 bunnies in the cage, so I hurriedly picked Noah up from the front of the cage so I could look inside. And to my surprise—there was the tiny bunny—under Noah’s wing—sound asleep!

The bunny had crawled through the cage—preferring a feather bed, no doubt. Now, they are all together, and the bunnies are doing GREAT. When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah’s feathers, he extends his wings out to surround them—and they snuggle. When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his beak!

Update on Noah the Pigeon:

After finding many posts online featuring Noah and the bunnies and reading about the many lives he has touched (his story has been forwarded around the world) we thought we’d post a follow-up and a few new photos. We knew there was something special about Noah the moment we saw him.

Although the bunnies seem to be his favorite, Noah helps out with many rescue babies here at the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch…

Noah’s first litter of bunnies, almost raised and ready for release.

Now, Noah helps out with many rescue babies here at the ranch…

How wonderful it is to have a full-time soft-feathered nurturer here at the rescue ranch! He cuddles with all the babies as they snuggle under his warm feathers…and he “coos” as if singing them to sleep with a lullaby.


Noah is truly, truly a God-send.

20 thoughts on “Noah and the Bunnies

  1. Yes, I agree Lynne! what a wonderfully mysterious world ….and oh so many lessons and on oh so many levels. Thanks Mary…

  2. The Universe is truly an awesome place…and so are her creatures, if we just look around us.

  3. Wonderful story! Saw a similar one about a rescued greyhound that nurtured all the newcomers in a wildlife rescue facility. These stories warm your heart. Thanks, Mary.

  4. What a beautiful way to start the day! Noah’s little Ark of Love! I often wonder what happened to the baby bunny I saw last Wednesday in front of our house tucked under the Mama’s tummy – no bigger than a rodent – I read online that the mothers nurse their young but only for a precious few days – how do they survive in this desert heat, so many coyote and predators? And yet the mother was grooming the little one’s head as the baby nursed, with all the focus of a mother’s love, her little gift to the world. Life is so grand and so awesome. Thanks for a beautiful story Mary!

    • I love this…..”freakin’ amazing” just happens to be one of my favorite expressions!

  5. Beautiful story…I love Noah! Warms my heart! Very timely here at my house, each year without fail I raise a lovely nest of bunnies in my garden. This year as I was picking strawberries I felt a soft head and saw these lovely bunny eyes looking up at me. I have a nest of 6 bunnies in my garden this year. They grew to a certain size and off they go… From year to year my gardening seems to be a challenge in one form or another, but I am pretty good at producing healthy litters of bunnies! So cute!

  6. My 8- year old granddaughter was telling me about her bible school classmate who has “high blood pressure.” Some classmates thought she was annoying but my granddaughter wanted to make sure she felt included and tried to be extra kind to her.

    What a better world we’d live in if we learned from our 8-yr olds and noah . . .

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