This is Suika, who was thought to have left for the Rainbow Bridge after disappearing on March 11, 2011 – the day of the earthquake and tsunami – from his home in Ofunato.
Kazuko and Takeo Yamagishi, his staff, spent three months searching for the cat across the city, which was badly hit by the tsunami. They then abandoned any hope that he may have survived the disaster.
However a strange black cat was recently spotted in a neighbouring town. Lots of black cats are seen around the place I’m sure, but this one was wearing a collar. Because of the collar, he was picked up and taken to the authorities. The Yamagishis were contacted and reunited with Suika.
No one knows where Suika has been and he’s not telling.
See the moral in this story? Stop trying to take your collar off!