a cat. Well, what else did you expect? My brother-in-law found it and added it when he put my original computer package together. I am very happy with this. It has been there for years and I see no need to change it. After all, it is my screensaver. I am the one who has to look at it from time to time.
Apparently not everyone feels the same way about this. I get asked, "Why don't you get rid of that thing?" or "Why don't you get something more up to date/exciting?"
I actually feel as if my screensaver cat is a friend. I do not want anything more up to date and my cat is quite exciting enough for me. I actually like cats and, mostly, they like me as well. We get along very well together.
But there is something else about this suggestion that I should change my screensaver that bothers me. It is the suggestion that I need to change something that works perfectly well for me.
Change can be a very good thing sometimes. Change can renew. Change can be more efficient. Neither of those things apply with the screensaver. The site from which it comes allows me to update it occasionally but the essential character remains the same. He is an old friend. Why should I discard him?
"Well at least change your avatar occasionally" I get told. Why? That cat sitting on a book stack is me. I cannot change myself just like that. I am comfortable with my cat self. Changing my avatar would also be change just for the sake of change. It would not do anything useful. It might also be a nuisance. People might think I had prowled off into cyberspace.
I do not dislike change but it has to serve some purpose.