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What is the origin of the cat (is it a cat?) avatar that Fluther offers as a default image?

Asked by dappled_leaves (15863points) January 3rd, 2012

It is so decidedly un-oceanic, and out of focus, and well… just kind of odd. There has to be a story about where it came from. Anyone?

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PhiNotPi's avatar

I’ve always wanted to know where that came from.

GracieT's avatar

I’ve always wondered where also. When I joined I used it because I liked it the best of the ones that Fluther offered, and I didn’t know how to upload my own!

harple's avatar

It’s Bacio! :-) (Not to be confused with Basil!)

dappled_leaves's avatar

I half wonder if it’s the pet of one of the developers, or something.

jrpowell's avatar

It is Andrew’s cat.

rebbel's avatar

It is @gailcalled’s Milo.

harple's avatar



Or, for a laugh, here :-D

dappled_leaves's avatar

@harple I was just reading that! Much easier to search with a name attached. ;)
Thank you!

gailcalled's avatar

@rebbel: Milo here: I was asked to pose but couldn’t because it was the Jewish Sabbath;

See here

(credits to @rooeytoo)

rebbel's avatar

Damn (pardon my French), @Milo, you look like our recently deceased Pinniemaster.

Stinley's avatar

Am I being dense here or is the question still unanswered? That’s it. I’m going to wear the cat till someone finds out

dappled_leaves's avatar

@Stinley It has been answered. Andrew is one of the developers of Fluther, and the image is of his cat, Bacio.

gailcalled's avatar

@dappled_leaves: The image is, indeed of Bacio, but he is not Andrew’s cat. Basil is.

As Andrew himself so recently said, “Bacio has a cameo on the playlist….He’s actually not my jerk-of-a-cat. That’s Basil.”

dappled_leaves's avatar

Ahhh! Good point.

Stinley's avatar

See, I knew it! Who is Bacio then?

gailcalled's avatar

@Stinley: A visiting celebrity, apparently.

Stinley's avatar

I like the cat as my avatar a lot now

sydsydrox's avatar

Maybe they put it on there to be cute. lol

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