New Tab Cat is a Google Chrome extension that replaces your new tab page with a cat emoji on a plain background. The cat will get bigger at every new tab you open (resets at midnight).
Customizable background color
New tab tally (hover over cat for emoji)
Now with SVG! (useful if you don't have emoji on your OS)
You can still use the emoji, by choosing so in the settings
@maximilianoljanenko for the paw icon.