When I get around to changing the avatar photo…
This is Willow, my dorg. (In fact, as far as I know, she’s the only dorg in the world.) She’s a Genuine American Brown Dorg, in case you were wondering. We generally understand each other, although she doesn’t talk much.
The painting usually in my other avatar (when I put it back up), for those who don’t know but want to—and even for those who don’t care at all—is Breezing Up (A Fair Wind), painted in 1876 by one of America’s foremost artists, Winslow Homer. You can read more about the painting and him on Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winslow_Homer ) and a few thousand other places. (The whole painting isn’t shown here – when it’s shown at all, that is.)