I have to be vague about what it's a splash screen for, except that it's something I did as a goof. It's a Chinese Crested dog. They range in looks from cute to scary. More on the scary dog here and here.
Note added 10/12/06 This page gets far more traffic than any of the others. My site counter says it's something to do with a Google image search, but I don't have the details.