PABLO’S DECADE-LONG DISAPPEARANCE
The Clixby family were stunned when they were reunited with their precious pet Pablo Picasso – more than nine years after he disappeared.
Gabby Clixby was 12 when her moggy went missing and, after two months of desperately searching the streets surrounding their home, the family finally gave up on finding their pet.
Luckily, the feline was microchipped, so when a kind-hearted jogger found him on the steps of Parliament House in Perth’s busy CBD on January 23, she took the frightened animal to Perth Cat Hospital, where they tracked down his original owners.
“I couldn’t believe it when Dad texted and told me,” 21-year-old Gabby says. “His personality is exactly the same – he still loves a good scratch and loves his food. He was wearing a pink collar, though, so he’s obviously had a different owner.”
The family reunion was extra-special for Pablo’s brother, Salvador Dali.
“He gave him a bit of a sniff, and I think it was more of a ‘Where you been, mate?’ rather than ‘Who are you?’ ” Gabby adds.