Finley dog mys­tery

Beloved pet re­turned with fresh new hair­cut

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - By Sophie Burge

A dog be­lieved to have been taken from a Finley yard has been mys­te­ri­ously re­turned to her owner sport­ing a new hair­cut and a sham­pooed coat.

Pixie, a white fluffy Mal­tese cross, went miss­ing from owner Kaye Cooper’s prop­erty dur­ing the early hours of Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 23.

Kaye, who is in her 80s, said she be­lieves her pet was taken by some­one.

Kaye said a well-se­cured piece of mesh — de­signed to keep Pixie inside the yard — was dam­aged enough so a per­son could have grabbed her through the fence.

‘‘I did hear a car pull up dur­ing the night she went miss­ing, how­ever it was strange she didn’t bark,’’ she said.

‘‘Liv­ing on my own, I didn’t think to get up and wan­der out­side as it was about 2am. Per­haps it was some­one who knew Pixie, it’s bizarre.’’

Kaye said she was left dis­traught for the four days Pixie was miss­ing, adding she’s glad she’s back. ‘‘I was lost,’’ she said. ‘‘I drove around in my go­pher look­ing for her, and my daugh­ters Judy and Tanya were also look­ing for her.

‘‘Tanya de­cided to share that she was lost on Face­book, which seemed to work. On the Satur­day, I woke up from a nap and as I was mak­ing a cup of tea I saw her lit­tle face and I was stunned. I thought, ‘God, where did you come from?’.

‘‘She was clipped and sham­pooed with quite a nice smelling one . . . I’d ac­tu­ally like to know what brand it is!’’

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