|Common text format symbols:|| * ==^.^==
The cat emoticon is actually a verticon, as referred to in various books. It is created with two of these: = two of these: ^ and one of these: .
Official Cat EmoticonEdit
==^.^== or =(^.^)=
In this version, the equal sign characters represent whiskers, the caret characters represent eyes and the full stop character represents a nose.
You could also do: :3 or =3 In this version, the colon represents eyes and the three represents a mouth.