Ohhhh, this is a story to share … and tear up and smile all at once!!! Please meet Manaya and her cat, Sugar!(IMPORTANT NOTE: Manaya was JUST diagnosed on August 5th!)
Hello, Sugar, who hails from West Virginia in the USA. She lives with her family, mom (Kristen), dad (Travis) and 4 beautiful children (3 boys and 6 year old Manaya). I’ve copied Kristen’s comments about Sugar, with all her enthusiastic formatting … you can just feel the love!
This is Manaya & her cat about a month before Manaya was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Our momma cat had this baby cat & Manaya named her sugar & we decided to keep her .
Sugar started to sleep on Manaya clothes, follow her around, love on her, never left Manaya’s side … so we always called Sugar Manaya’s cat. She was the only cat that would go in Manaya’s room & stay. She would lay on Manaya like a baby! Manaya would play with her!
Call me crazy but this cat knew the whole time my baby girl had diabetes because she would act so clingy to Manaya. Below is a video of them now! As you can tell, she won’t leave Manaya alone! And the cats NAME IS SUGAR! Manaya named her sugar before she knew she was a type 1 diabetic!
This cat wasn’t trained to act this way. She just always has and we never knew Manaya had t1d. But I do believe she always knew something was wrong. And it’s crazy that Manaya named her Sugar way before she was diagnosed with t1d. It all goes together & the cat loves her!
(Side note: Manaya is also a pageant girl … totally precious!!!)
Manaya on T1D Management (to the sounds of TikTok)