The Internet is a great place for discovering outstanding felines around the world. From Grumpy Cat to Lil Bub, we love them all! So, who’s the latest kitty to go viral?
Meet Monty! Due to a chromosomal mutation, this charming fellow was born without a nasal bridge — a condition that is responsible for his “signature” look. He luckily hasn’t had any major breathing problems due to his nasal abnormality, but he does sneeze more than the average cat.
While he’s adored for his unconventional appearance, his current owners explain that it was Monty’s laid-back yet affectionate disposition that made them really fall in love with him and decide to adopt him from a Copenhagen animal shelter.
“The first time we met Monty, there were no doubt in our minds that he [would] come live with us,” his devoted humans explain. “His special appearance makes him look so incredibly cute, but his personality, [which] he showed from the very beginning, is rare as a diamond!”
After his adoption, Monty joined a household that already had two cats — Malle (top right) and Mikkel (bottom). While it can sometimes be notoriously difficult to introduce cats to each other, it didn’t take long for this trio to acclimate to each other and become inseparable buddies.
Being different from others doesn’t mean you can’t be fantastic or make an impact in the world, so Monty’s owners hope that he can “be an ambassador for ‘crooked’ cats, or cats that may not look perfect in everyone’s eyes.”
Follow Monty’s adventures on his Facebook page or Instagram (@Monty_Happiness), and if you are really enthusiastic, you can even buy some official Monty merchandise. All proceeds are donated to the cat shelter where Monty was adopted. Scroll down for more unbearably cute photos of this new Internet star:
While whiny news stories continue to pile up about how disappointingly un-historic the recent snow storm was it’s good to know that something good came out of Juno…
The improbable tale of a lost dog, a friendly fireman, and a winter storm, starring Burt the Whippet!
Burt, an excitable whippet puppy from Manhattan, had been missing since late August.
His owner Lauren Piccolo had searched far and wide, even setting up a Facebook page called Bring Burt Home in an effort to find her lost pet but after five months the outlook was grim.
As luck would have it it was the impending snowstorm and the dire predictions surrounding it that led to Burt’s unlikely rescue when a Lieutenant in the New York Fire Department, Dave Kelly, noticed the lost dog sniffing around the FDNY Bureau of Training grounds on Randall’s Island – 3 miles from where he was last seen.
Kelly had seen the dog looking for food in the area for several weeks and with the blizzard looming late on Monday he decided to trap Burt using food scraps and bring him in from the harsh weather. Kelly then tracked down Burt’s owner online and the pair was soon reunited.
You know if you just make the fireman and dog-owner both animated characters, along with the dog, and make the setting of the story Christmas Eve, you’d have half the script to a Disney movie. Possible titles include “The Lady and the Fire Department Lieutenant” and “All Good Dogs Go To Randall’s Island.”
The biggest sporting event on American soil is the Super Bowl. This year, the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots will go head to head in Glendale Arizona, for the 49th Super Bowl.
Over 100 million people will be glued to their TV on February 1st. Families and friends from all over the country will get together to witness the big game. If you are hosting this year’s Super Bowl party, be aware that some people will watch the game, others will only want to see the halftime performance and some might only be interested in the commercials, but everyone will be interested in the food!
We came up with our list of delicious foods that you need to have at your Super Bowl party. All of these foods are guaranteed to make your guests happy, no mater how the game turns out.
#1. Blue Cheese Bites
This simple three-ingredient recipe will start your party off on the right foot. It combines the taste of melted butter and crumbled bleu cheese on a soft warm biscuit. Click here for this recipe: blue cheese bites
#2. Pulled Pork Sliders with Ranch Coleslaw
When the game gets going and the appetites have been whet, now is the time to bring out the sliders. These sliders made are the best. They have the heat of the pork barbecue complimented nicely with the cool coleslaw and ranch dressing. Click here for the complete recipe: pulled pork sliders with ranch coleslaw
#3. RedHot Buffalo Chicken Wings
Don’t let the hot sauce fool you. These wings are absolutely the best. They are spicy enough to need a drink from your favorite beverage but not too spicy to burn your tastebuds. Serve with bleu cheese dressing and plenty of napkins. Click here for this easy recipe: franks redhot buffalo chicken wings
#4. Prosciutto Wrapped Roasted Asparagus
These mouthwatering delights are a great way to incorporate some vegetables into your Super Bowl mix. Delicious roasted asparagus spears wrapped with a lightly smoked Italian prosciutto. Click here for this easy recipe that will delight all your guests: prosciutto wrapped asparagus
#5. Brie Cheese with Brown Sugar Bourbon Walnuts
This towers over any cheese appetizer I have ever had. The recipe is simple and if you have a little bourbon leftover it may necessary for the cook to sit, sip and relax for a moment. Click here for this repeatable recipe: brie cheese with walnut
#6. Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese
These are also known as devils on horseback. At first, I was reluctant to try these, but once I did, I couldn’t stop. They are sweet and salty, creamy, crunchy, and chewy. Absolute scrumptious bites of ambrosia. I would suggest cutting the dates in half prior to cooking. They will be easier to eat and they may last until the second commercial. For the complete recipe click here: bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese.
#7. Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Chicken Dip
If you want buffalo wings without the mess, this robust creamy dip is for you. Serve hot with celery sticks, veggies, tortilla chips or your favorite crackers. Click here for this easy recipe:franks redhot buffalo chicken dip
#8. Kale & Artichoke Dip with Five Cheeses
This creamy warm dip is outrageously delicious. Serve with your favorite dippy dos. See full recipe here: hot kale artichoke dip with five cheeses
#9. The Ultimate Whoopie Pie
How about an easy dessert with a little football flair to them? For this easy recipe click here:The Ultimate Whoopie Pie
#10. Black Bean Nachos
No party is complete without nachos! Tortilla chips covered with black beans, delicious melted cheddar and pepper jack cheese, sprinkled with jalapeno peppers, sweet red peppers, your favorite salsa and a dollop of sour cream. OMG! Click here for the complete easy recipe: black bean nachos
#11. Cheesy Bacon Potato Skins
Who doesn’t like a baked potato skin covered in melted cheese and topped with bacon, scallions and a large dollop of sour cream? This classic recipe is from Betty Crocker. You can either bake these in the oven or cook them in a deep fryer, the choose is yours. Click here for this classic recipe: cheesy bacon potato skins
#12. Easy Skor Bar and Caramel Apple Dip
The has to be one of the easiest recipes. You can very easily change it up with different candy bars. I have tried Butterfingers and Heath bars. I think Heath bars are my favorite, but I will try them both again to make sure. Click here for the recipe: Easy Skor Bar and Caramel Apple Dip
#13. Andouille Blue Cheese Sliders
Fabulous sliders with the great taste of Andouille sausage mixed with bleu cheese. The sliced pickled okra is a must for this sandwich. Click here for the complete recipe: Andouille Blue Cheese Sliders
#14. Mississippi Mud Cake
Imagine the richest, darkest, most indulgent chocolate dessert you’ve ever eaten. Now add some marshmallows, and you’ve got this decadent yet simple-to-bake cake. Click here for the recipe: Mississippi Mud Cake
#15. The Classic Pig in a Blanket
No party is complete without some variation of pigs in a blanket. This is a classic recipe. I like to substitute smoky links for the cocktail wieners. Click here for the recipe: Classic Pig in a Blanket
#16. Chorizo Pigs with Cilantro Dip
Take the classic pig in a blanket and substitute the hot dog with some spicy fresh packed chorizo and then dunk it in some refreshing cilantro dip. Click here to find this easy recipe:chorizo pigs with cilantro dip
#17. Taco Dip
Everybody loves a good taco dip and this one will have all your guest wanting more. An easy recipe combining the great flavor of cream cheese and taco seasoning with the nice crunch of peppers and lettuce. I would not substitute any of the ingredients with the light varieties as suggested to maintain the full rich flavors.Click here for this simple, yet delicious recipe: tonis taco dip
#18. Southwest Quesadilla with Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream
Anybody can make a quesadilla, but this recipe adds the flavor of fresh sweet corn and the powerful taste of cumin. The cilantro lime dipping sauce is a must! Click here for the recipe:southwest quesadilla with cilantro lime sour cream
#19. Pesto, Sausage and Tomato Pizza
Some parties may have store bought and delivery pizzas. Your party will stand out with this easy to make pie. How can you go wrong with a topping of fresh pesto and sausage? Click here for this easy recipe: pesto sausage pizza
#20. Spicy Peanut Butter Bacon Sliders
I don’t know who decided to put peanut butter with jalapeno peppers, but the idea is ingenious! This slider has more flavors than you can imagine. You will discover that every bite has a little different flavor than the last. Enjoy your delicious classic burger, topped with crisp(seasoned if you like) french fries, gooey melted cheese, fried bacon, onions (of course) and topped off with the zing of sriracha sauce. Click here for this unforgettable recipe: Spicy Peanut Butter Bacon Sliders
#21. Oreo Truffles
How can a recipe be bad if it contains Oreos and cream cheese? The delicious little devils are easy to make. I found the hardest part was having some left for the guests when I was finished making them. Click here for the recipe: Oreo Truffles