Mannie’s Legacy


Most of you know my dear friend Kristina Werner. And if you know Kristina and watch her videos, you likely also know Mannie, her adorable cat.

On Friday, Mannie passed away after suddenly becoming ill. Over the years, Mannie made many of us smile through his pictures and guest appearances in videos.

After many requests, Jana Millen (another dear friend) and I decided to start a small “Mannie’s Legacy” fundraising page. The money goes directly to an organization near Kristina that helps animals in need.

If you are interested in donating, you can find information HERE.

Thank you! (I will be back soon with a video. I just felt this was a bit more important today. 🙂

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136 thoughts on “Mannie’s Legacy”

  1. Thank you for posting this. I had read several of Kristina’s posts on FB a few days ago, and was going to head over there next to see if there was an update on Mannie. My heart and prayers go out to Kristina.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with Kristina. I know how it is to loose a beloved pet. Thanks for letting us know.

  3. Jennifer, what a very sweet and loving thing to do. I immediately made a donation to Mannie’s Legacy. Some people just do not know how a pet can become a part of one’s family and Kristina was so loving to her little B&W furkid.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I, too, have grown to love Mannie ( I love all kitties. I will hug mine right now) my heart and prayers are with you.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Mannie. I know the heartache of losing a beloved pet all to well and my heart goes out to Kristina My dog and cats are my babies and when you lose them it is so very hard. My thoughts and prayers are with her.Mannie was precious I will miss hearing him in her videos.Hugs are sent to you Kristina

  6. I’ll miss Mannie’s meow in the videos. Love that Kristina is a cat fan and does cards with kitty stamps.

  7. This was a great idea Jennifer. Sounds just like you. I will gladly donate and this is a way for Mannie to help other cats. I am so sad he is gone, I can’t imagine how Kristina feels. Thank you.

  8. Thank you for doing this for Kristina in honor of her Mannie. You are a very good friend. I feel so sorry for Kristina and the loss of her very special buddy. Praying for Kristina and sending big hugs. God bless. Mannie will be missed, so sad.

  9. Dear Jennifer and, of course, Kristina:
    I am so terribly sorry about dear fur baby, Mannie. Hearing about him passing away brings such sorrow to me and reminds me so dreadfully of the pain Kristina is going through at the moment. This is a horrible time and it will take quite a while to even start to get over it all. I wish there were something I could do — but the only thing which can comfort Kristina is to know that there are people around who love their dear fur babies as much as she has always loved little Mannie, and to know that we are here for her.
    All my very kindest and most sympathetic wishes go out to Kristna.
    Sally in France xo

  10. Kristina – my heart is broken for you, as over time we all realized how very much you loved Mannie, as we did too. Memories are so special – keep them in your heart.

  11. Hi Jennifer, thank you & Jana for organising this for our dear friend Kristina! Feel so very sad for her. I’m sure Mannie’s Legacy fundraiser will mean such a lot to her and help ease her pain at losing him.
    The end of your post “Just felt that this was a bit more important today” says it all about you. Thank you for being a wonderful friend to Kristina at this sad time.

  12. Sorry for the pet loss of your fur friend, Mannie. I rescued adopted a 7 yr old Lab/Retriever Mix named Daisy last yr and she has brought me joy since having to put down due to tongue cancer my dog of 14 yrs, Teddy, last yr.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  13. We will all miss seeing and hearing Mannie in Kristina’s videos. I agree with her though that sometimes you have to take comfort that they did not suffer long. We went through this with our dog several months ago and I still miss him. My thoughts will be with her.

  14. I am so very sorry for her loss. I could tell how much she loved Mannie! i sit here crying with my fur baby beside me and I just wanted her to know i am so very sorry for her loss. Blessings

  15. I’m so sorry about your kitty. I’m sure he meant a lot to you. May he live on in your crafty work and his spirit inspire you.

  16. Kristina… I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s hard when yourdear friend dies. Only time helps and remembering the good times.

  17. Kristina… I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s hard when yourdear friend dies. Only time helps and remembering the good times.

  18. Oh Kristina I am so sorry for your loss of your precious Mannie I truly how how your heart is broken. Nannie was your baby boy and you definitely shared so many sweet stories about him and loved,his video appearances he will be missed. my heart so goes out to you.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    I know this was so hard for you Jennifer to share this sad new you are a wonderful friend.

    God bless you and Kristina.


  19. I am so very sorry to hear about Mannie they are just not our pets but they are family. I know first hand how it is to suddenly lose a good and loveable buddy I still think of my sly often he was the best little dog. I will miss hearing about Mannie please know Kristina you are in my thoughts and Mannie remember Mannie has left that loveable paw print on your heart.

  20. Jennifer thank you for setting this up. We will definitely miss Mannie, but what a wonderful way to honor the joy he brought to Kristina and all of us who listened for his sweet voice.

  21. So, so sorry for the loss of Mannie. Myhusband and I know all to well how hard it is to lose your 4 legged kid so our heart goes out to Kristina. God Bless and our prayers are with you.

  22. Oh, I am sorry to hear of Mannie passing away, Well, just cherish the fun times that you had with that pretty kitty. It was one of the most beautiful cats I’ve ever seen.

  23. Jennifer you are so kind to start this legacy for Mannie!! You are a true friend to Kristina and a wonderful person! We all appreciate you both and will miss little Mannie!!

  24. So glad you did this! Been thinking about her since he got sick- we all know what she’s going through and it is SO hard to lose a dear pet. I am so happy that we could all come together to support Kristina and honor Mannie. I know these donations will help many other “Mannies” that need a home.

  25. So very sorry to hear about Mannie! It will time time to heal and I extend my sympathy to everyone for your loss! A great idea to help one of the local organizations in Mannie’s name!!

  26. So sorry for the loss of Kristina’s fur baby. They bring us much joy and love. I lost my 16 year old Yorkie in Oct. and just found out I have a cat with cancer. To lose a pet is akin to losing a family member. I will remember her in my prayers.

  27. Kristina and Jennifer, I don’t know you guys except through your wonderful work and your videos. But somehow I feel connected even though you don’t have a clue who I am. I lost my baby a few years back. It hurt so bad I got the shingles. So when I saw Manny’s face on Jennifer’s Mail I knew instinctively something was very wrong. I grieve with you. God bless you.

  28. I’m so so sorry. Typically nothing we say can get rid of the pain. All of us that have fur babies understand your pain. Namaste.

  29. My heart goes out to Kristina for Mannie. I lost my cat two years ago who looked just like Mannie. Mannie gave me much comfort and fond memories of my Miss Kitty as he made appearances through Kristina’s social media stages. I’m very sorry to hear of her loss and hope that she will find comfort and love in all of her memories, photos and loving way she shared him with the world! I will definitely be donating and thank you Jennifer and Jana for being wonderful friends to Kristina in her time of loss. My prayers and thoughts are with her.

  30. So sorry to hear of Mannie’s passing. He was such a cute cat. Loved to hear his voice on Kristina’s videos. He will be sorely missed by us all. Big Hugs to Kristina.

  31. My heart goes out to Kristina. I too lost a beloved cat and I lost a part of my family. Mannie was a joy in her videos and I will really miss his cuteness and meows!!

  32. Jennifer, thank you for letting us know about Kristina’s loss. Your idea for Mannie’s Legacy was wonderful and I have sent my contribution. You are a very kind person to have thought so much about Kristina. My prayers are with her.

  33. You are a great friend and this was such a wonderful thing for you to do.
    Even the smallest of donations will help!
    So I hope everyone will help to reach the goal for such a heartwarming cause.

  34. Sending prayers, tears and many hugs to Kristina on the sudden loss of Mannie. I think all of loved Mannie through Kristina’s videos, and those of us who have or have had pets know they are truly our family. Thank you Jennifer for letting us know and for starting a fundraiser in Mannie’s name. Kristina is blessed to have such caring friends at a time like this.

  35. Prayers for your beloved kitty. I know your heart is sad but know that you were a great human for her.

  36. Jennifer, this is so thoughtful. Kristina, I am so very sorry to hear of Mannie’s passing. My heart and prayers go out to you. There is a special place in heaven (or wherever you believe you go after leaving this earth) for animal lovers. You are a very special person and I hope your memories of Mannie will ease the ache in your heart.


  37. Thanks Jennifer for letting us know about Mannie, I have been wondering. My heart aches for Kristinia’s loss as I well know what’s she’s going through. I will pray for her and hope she finds some peace in her memories of Mannie. This is a great thing you’re doing to honor Mannie and help other animals.

  38. My heart breaks for Kristina! Furbabies are so precious to us and it is so hard to lose them. I wish I could donate but having just spent over $600 to go to the hospital and get my foot treated I can’t afford a pot to pee in! When I am able to though I will donate a couple 25 lbs bags of food to my local pet shelter in Kristina and Mannie’s names! You are so kind to do this for them!

  39. Sorry to hear of Mannie’s passing. I am a huge cat lover as well and know how hard this is. Send my condolences.

  40. Kristina,
    This is a difficult time for you, but don’t forget that Mannie had a wonderful life, even though it was short…it was sweet.

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