In yesterday's post, I used two facemarks to represent smiling dogs. Facemarks are like Emoticons, but viewed normally instead of rotated 90 degrees. They also often use Cyrillic and Japanese kana or kanji (so, sorry if your system can't display them. ^_^)
There are two good sites I use to quickly look up a facemark.
Hiroette's classic site that has been around for years: Japanese Smilies
A new site that let's people rate facemarks: Evoticon