I like pugs. I had a very special pug in my life from 1999 until he passed away in 2011. I still miss him and think about him every day. So when I signed up for the site, I named myself puggywug.
My avatar was the perfect image, which I found by searching the net for “pugs playing poker”. I was hoping to find a pugs-only version of the famous painting of dogs playing poker, but this image came up and it was perfect.
After I was invited to join Badonk’s Donks, I took a league crown in my first quarter, earned promotion to the Gold tier, and added the little crown to the image, and the “DONKS” text. I’m not sure who came up with the graphics, one of the other league members. I didn’t do a great job of photoshopping it into the image, but at the size it’s usually displayed at, it doesn’t matter.