PABLO’S DECADE-LONG DIS­AP­PEAR­ANCE

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Real Life -

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.

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