Am I the only one who find these icons bizarro?

The catcow
The dogoldfish

The first time I saw them, I thought the first one was a cow and the second one was a goldfish. But apparently they're a cat and a dog.

I never understood the need for these emoticons in the first place. If you need to add a smiley face to indicate that you're joking, then you need to work on your delivery.