Paningning is the youngest of a litter born to Cua’s dog Baobei. Now three months she is the only tri-colored of her siblings. Originally her owners named her ‘Maningning’, which translated to bright in Filipino, because of her distinct coloring. But her daughter wanted her name to start with ‘P’ so it became Paningning.
Paningning’s successful Instagram account was created by one of her adoring fans, “Later on, he turned over that page to me so that I can continue to post pictures and videos of Paningning,” Cua explained. The account features more than just sleeping photos and her popularity has evolved into Paningning merch.