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Cat Returned To Owner NINE Years After Disappearing

There’s nothing particularly extraordinary about the fact that when Perth girl Gabby Clixby was 12, her family’s cat Pablo Picasso went missing.

What is extraordinary, however, is that Pablo was returned to her – nine years later.

“We got a call from the Perth Cat Hospital in West Leederville saying that a lady had dropped him off and had found him on the steps of Parliament House,” Gabby, now 20, told 96FM’s Paul & Lise.

Paul asked how they knew it was, in fact, Pablo.

“Well, we got him microchipped, which is what everyone should do*,” Gabby said.

Lise asked her what Pablo was like before he went missing.

“When I was 11 or 12, every night I would have the two cats and our dog on my bed and I remember Pablo just being the loudest purrer you’ll ever hear, like a dog growling.”

Gabby said she and her family were “quite distraught” when Pablo disappeared and spent hours driving around the neighbourhood.

“But, you know, after 3 to 6 months, you don’t lose hope but you just kind of have to be realistic about the situation.”

If it wasn’t already amazing that Pablo was reunited with his family, then get this: the Clixby’s also own Pablo’s brother, Salvador Dali (we think there’s a theme here).

Paul & Lise almost lost their collective minds over it, check out the video up top to find out if Pablo and Salvador recognised each other.

*The Cat Act 2011 requires that all cats that have reached six months of age are required to be microchipped, sterilised and registered with the relevant local government.

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