The More You Know: 3 Easy steps to new avatar art!

Hey! Did you know that you can EASILY make your very own avatar (what’s an avatar!?) by grabbing one of the images from the Top 4 stories above? Here’s how!

1. Whenever you see a Top 4 image you like, simply right-click on it
2. Save the image to your desktop
3. Update your image in your account! (Don’t have an Account? Get one.)



  1. What, no thumb of little-kitteh big foote?
    I keed! 😛

  2. My puppeh would be very insulted if I put some stranger up as my avatar. But for the sadly petless among us, this is good idea!

  3. brinnann says:

    Gravatar doesn’t like me. 😦 It won’t load on my computer.

  4. mamarosa says:

    Where is Stains?
    I want Stains!!!

  5. mamarosa says:

    What is a Top 4 image?

    [See those four images at the top? That’s them. – Ed.]

  6. Oh little birdie,
    That gigantic nutlike thing
    Won’t fit in your beak.

  7. Very nice! But I see only _one_ hamster! 🙂
    Good idea. Maybe we´ll create some gravatars of our hamsters, too…

  8. mmmcrisp says:

    testing out my avatar…la la LA la LA (singsong voice)

  9. Heh heh, all day I’ve been palpably delighted by those jaunty pups careening o’er the fence.
    Was it a post once? Pray tell.

    Which reminds me. Sometimes, when I click on the CO sugar cookie, my computer careens over to WordPress…

    Ah well. Now back to your regularly avatarred program….

  10. mmmcrisp says:

    oops, that’s the old one…sigh

  11. I demand witty and original hovertext for each of those thumbnails!!! 😉

  12. eastiegirl says:

    Okay…trying this out…

  13. silalumenn says:


  14. 5^^now8ing says:

    Re: planetary maintenance floating pups — howEVER did I miss that great post! Just want to say all the commenters were wrong, though — the dogs were clearly channelling Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, clearing the barbed wire on his motorcycle in the Alps.

  15. 5^^now8ing says:

    Umm … dumber than dumb question: How do I know whether I have an account to add an avatar to? (shrinking in embarassment) Last time I tried to add an avatar, WordPress (I think it was WordPress) wouldn’t let me create one with my 5^^now*ing, and that’s *who* I am!

  16. chicky82 says:

    drama cat is so cool!!

  17. 5^^now8ing says:

    Alas, I tried again, and my gravitar name can’t have my kitty ears — wah! Make them change it! I have a great pic of all 5 cats. (Do you have any idea how hard it is to get 5 cats to pose together?!)


    A new snow leopard exhibit in the Central Park Zoo– Check out beautiful Zoe and Chocolate, soon to be joined by Bo!!

  19. berthaservant says:

    I suppose it’d be asking waaaaaayyyyy too moische to ask for super clever hovertext on every single sample avatar pic…..

  20. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    I saw hamsters, but I didn’t see any rats. ;-(

  21. So my gravatar will show up now? Cool!

  22. KSully — I think you have to go into your WordPress account and enable your Gravatar, somehow. Haven’t tried it, myself.

  23. walkinge says:

    Hmmm, let’s see if this avatar thing works…

  24. Walkinge says:

    Testing the avatar

  25. tamsindonner says:

    this is really me, WANNADANCE. tamsin donner was my great great grandma, so *watch out*!

    lemme see if this works…

  26. tamsindonner says:

    hmmmmm. can’t really see my avatar. too bad, it’s a good one…

    anybody know what to do???

  27. wannadance says:

    aha, changed back to ‘wannadance’, still cannot see avatar. can anyone see it?

  28. I see it fine, WD. “Stayin Alive” in what looks like crayon. It borders legibility, though, ’cause it’s so small; I can’t tell what’s in the speech bubble at all.

  29. [doubletake!]
    Wannadance, was your great-great-grandma a party girl?

  30. fiaspice says:

    Let’s see if my new avatar works

  31. fiaspice says:


  32. Lerrinus says:

    Gravatar test!

  33. Lerrinus says:

    Still the old one!?

  34. baileysgrandmom says:

    OK, one more avatar test–no fair, I wanted the flying doggies first!

  35. baileysgrandmom says:

    Whoo-hoo! It actually worked! Thanks, CO (or whomover thought up this fun thing)

  36. snorglepup says:

    OK. I’ll try. I still don’t have a face on my facebook!

  37. wannadance says:

    theo, i don’t know if she was a party girl, unless you mean donner party. yes. that makes her a man eater….

    ponders: could it be inherited???

    gnaw, gnaw….

    can you tell that it’s a wheelchair with a little guy having fallen out? on my avatar? it shows up on other sites, but not here. it says ‘just tryin’ to stay alive’ inside the bubble (i think). was made by a genuine child.

  38. testing – i set up an account, does it just communicate automatically? let’s find out.

  39. i am as delighted as my icon would indicate. my paws are up and everything. 🙂

  40. booboodabad says:

    I used my picture of Boo Boo da Bad in Da Baby Bonnet of Doom-mwahaha!

    Now he sez all of the other boycats all over da world are laffing at heem!

  41. puddlepeppers says:

    @Theresa…Thanks for the snow leopard news…Let’s hear it for the Species
    Survival Program at the zoo…sounds like the Silk Road as the place these
    leopards come from.

  42. puddlepeppers says:

    @mmmcrisp…I love the avatar you had before…(black, purple,orange)

  43. Lerrinus says:

    Got it! 😀

  44. 5^^now8ing says:

    OMG! OMG! My gravatar works with my name, after all! Of course, I see now that my “great” pic of all 5 cats doesn’t work well for an avatar — will have to try again — but at least now I can. SOOOOOO happy!!!

  45. Avatars R go! (testing)

    Confession moment: I really need to sloooow down. I just noticed under the Top 4 that one can click on the title underneath. So I clicked on “A Reminder From Planetary Maintenance”.
    Now I kind of recall the post. Oy, I even commented on it.

  46. cool

  47. AZCatFan4Draco says:

    This is a test. This is only a test. No avatars were harmed in the making of this test. Thank you for your patience. hee hee hee.