Kessie is a small bluebird adopted by Rabbit, after he saved her life during a snowstorm when she was just a nestling. Also, she tends to call Rabbit "Rabby", a name she gave to him when she was a baby. She first appeared in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh television episode "Find Her, Keep Her" in 1988. Rabbit raised her for a many months, until she was ready to fly south. It was very difficult for him to let her go. Kessie reappeared twice to visit Rabbit and the gang: in the episode "A Bird in the Hand" in 1990 and during Christmas, at the end of the special Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving. She only Appears in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh .