There's no animated gif - at the moment it's a 64x16 bmp - 4 images in sequence.
I'll be adding the option of using your own bitmap and what level of transparency you want for it. I'll also be adding how far you want to indent the actual text. (So if you don't want it, you set the indent to 0, and the transparency to full.)
Of course, I'm going to allow different sized images, so it'll be up to you to make your own and put it in the XML how you want.
thanks in advance - bombtrack