I have been playing around with d3.js, an amazing library by Mike Bostock. I am strictly at a script-kiddie level of knowledge, but while I was playing with some variables, the lady-friend noticed that the object looked a little like the very hungry caterpillar. I actually think it looks more like a little nematode.
Since I refuse to buy a dog, I am calling this our new pet: Snuffy the Nematode. You can meet Snuffy here.