KAL KAN, or Whiskas, as we know it, wanted to know that the keds would not recognize their owners’ voice long after they heard it.
The 10-year-old adult cat Ku-chan was seperated 2 years ago from the former owner, Ono-san. Ono-san stayed in Sendai, Japan, and carried Ku-chan but the kitty had to leave because of medical reasons. Whiskas (locally known as KAL-KAN in Japan) wanted to know if cats remembered the voice of the owners of the cat, with the experiment called “KALKAN Sound Distribution”.
According to a study in 2016, the average lifespan of kits in Japan is close to 15 years, and Japanese cat owners are 7 years or older. Japan is known for the longest period of human life. Obviously not only the people in the country, but also the keds have a long life. Whiskas prepared this experiment to celebrate his long life and to reveal a special bond between the cat and the owners.
Ku-chan had no problem recognising his owner’s voice even after all those years apart, which made Ono-san very happy. “I’m glad. I’m so glad. I don’t know what to say,” Ono-san said. “I miss you Ku-chan”.
There was a bitter sweet ending to the video as Ku-chan and Ono-san were reunited – although it’s unclear whether the pair remained together or Ku-chan went back to his new home in Sendai, over 200 miles from his old owner.