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What's with all of The Pictures of Everyone's Animals?

I am curious, why do so many chowhounds choose to put pictures of their pets on their posts as their little logo, now that we have this new option? Why dogs, cats, tigers, a llama and rabbits? Do they have anything to do with food? Not being mean, just VERY curious

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  1. Well, I think all the pictures of HOUNDS certainly fit with the theme. And cats are the most discriminating eaters on the planet...

    Not sure about the rest rabbits and tigers. I think mostly it's just a fun way for people to share a little bit of themselves with us.

    ~TDQ

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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      Well, my hound (a Norfolk Terrier) is licking up the remains of a Mont d'Or box - which he spent about 20 minutes doing and which strikes me as pretty chowish!

      1. re: The Dairy Queen

        That was my thought. Chow. Hound.

        Besides, my dog is prettier than me.

      2. I used an image that I created, hence no fear of someone coming after me for copyrighted material. I wouldn't use my own image to protect my anonymity at the restaurants I comment on here.

        1. Looks like a fun cat MC!

          1. My younger cat goes nuts over the flakes of a Masse's pastry and will break into a dead run for dungeness crab. The old chowcat -17 will do circles when the Sunday duck comes out of the oven.

            1. I was tired of seeing the little red man icon. I have more pictures of my cats than anything or anyone else, so I used the one I liked the best.