So, a friend recently asked me why I have a dog in place of my profile picture. I replied...
You know, I'm surprised no one's ever asked me that before!
For me, it's a reminder toward humility... that while I am an image-bearing creation & child of God, I'm also mortal & relatively limited in my simple-minded abilities to understand the deeper things in life. I am dependent on my Master, Jesus Christ. And I want, more than anything else, to simply be His grateful, loyal, joy-filled servant who's highest aspiration is a good 'scratch-between-the-ears' by His loving hand.
(Also... some say that dog looks a lot like me & has a better smile!)