Cat avatars on the Dope


This is thread shitting

This is essentially a cat appreciation thread. Feel free to write about how much better dogs are than cats in some other thread. But please leave this one to the cat lovers.

Eddy and I thank you kindly for the compliment.

He’s my sweet boy, and a real lap cat.

I made exactly that mistake myself! (And I confessed to @JaneDoe42).


“Shitting?” I see this as leavening - total cat guy, here, have owned a dog (but not willingly), been owned by about twenty-five cats over fifty years, and don’t mind a doggo horning in. Don’t know where I expected to go with this post, but I’d like to know if someone reported Wolfpup. Or was that a spontaneous…thing?


I always figured it was a clam, a flower, or some sort of pastry with powdered sugar. Only after her post here did I look at her profile page to see it was a cat. Oops.

Pssst: See my ATMB thread.

Never mind, needscoffee has covered what I wanted to say.

I thought it was a clam, too! Now I’ll forever think of it as a cat arising out of a sea shell, all Venus-like.


Do not debate or discuss moderation in regular threads. If you have a beef, put it in ATMB. Thanks to @needscoffee for pointing out the correct thread. Thanks.

Thank you - how’d I miss this? Very nice. Busy now, but I will study this thread later, for a hint of how to apply elegance to my crude babblings.


Sorry, had no idea about ATMB, never looked! Will try to get my head right, later today. Cat person, y’know.


Geeze Louise!!! I get it, I’ll fix it, LOL!!!

I picked that one because @nelliebly said it made GG look like he was jumping over the moon, hence the “the cow and the fiddle” thing.

The last 10 years of my working life (civil service), we were “strongly encouraged” to have a profile pic attached to our intranet accounts. I’m proud to say that when this was announced and we were told to report to our supervisors to have our picture taken, I was the first to refuse*. A few hours later, there was a new announcement saying that we just needed to have a distinctive pic, so I downloaded a picture of my cat.

*I had many, MANY good and valid reasons for that, but just the above was probably a bit of a hijack.

This is Steve. He was the Best Cat in the World and died too young because he came pre-loaded with FIV which caused his immune system to go nuts so he would lick himself bloody. The meds to stop that problem also messed with his immune system and when he shut down, it happened fast and hard.

I still miss him, and will probably change pics shortly. I’m getting misty eyed already.

You didn’t need to do that !
It’s our problem, not yours. :cat:

Cat burger! Cat burger!

As you can see, my cat avatar is not one to mess with!:wink:

I just don’t understand why orange tabby’s are way over represented in avatars. It’s a cult of orange out there.

I usually don’t even bother trying to figure out what’s in the atavars; most of them I can’t tell unless I click on them to enlarge them, and some of them I can’t tell even if I do.

Have been clicking in this thread, and most of those vague blurs do turn out to look like cats, after all.

thorny – terrible eyesight probably since birth but good with cats! – locust

Same thing happened when the school wanted our mug shots on the Faculty page. I uploaded a headshot of Darth Vader. The Superintendent thought it was funny, but said I needed a picture of me. So I found a Vader headshot someone had “Hawaiian shirted.” That has been my profile picture ever since.

I hold that the Monster in the Dark is really Aslan.

I’ve asked politely, but these two troublemakers are refusing to be an avatar.