I'm hoping someone can help me. I assume my rabbit has just formed a strong bond with my kitten, but just wanted another person's perspective on the matter.
So, my cat is only four months old. However, she has been with my rabbit since she was very little. Estimated at around 5-6 weeks, I found her abandoned covered in fleas and stone cold. She instantly took a liking to my rabbit upon first introductions; my rabbit is free roamed indoors. They were introduced in a mutual part of the house. At first, he was a little unsure of the kitten and expressed his dominance, a little growl here and there and the odd chasing around the house. However, he never expressed aggression. I've never left them alone unattended, they are quite attached to me and follow me around so they are together often.
However, as my cat has started getting bigger she has started wanting to initiate play with my rabbit. She likes to sit above him on an object and try to tap his head. Recently, I've noticed a change in my rabbit's behavior. He's gone from wanting to be dominant to submissive. He is a very big rabbit compared to her, so it's strange. He will let her climb all over him and try to get his ears. He'll just sit there and accept it, no grunts or growls. No attempting to bite. If he has enough he kind of just gets up and walks away. Although sometimes it's like she chases him afterward and tries to mount him. She hasn't shown any signs of aggression and he seems very happy and content. He still blinks and flops and seems to enjoy her company. My main worry was the weird turn to being submissive.
My question is, is this normal behavior, should I be worried, and how would you interpret this?