gif are just pics.. pic is not the same as jpeg, but jpegs are pics, a gif is just pics strung together. its source the same as non-moving pics such as jpegs or whatever else devils exist in them worlds, which is typically called image. or in this case img.
basically it shows an image, moving as it may be. its not a video, with the moving image and inclusive audio view with the help of javas or flashes or htmls or all the fun jazz that exists out there, and its not a news article with all their words and texts and wordy-texts and texty-words.. but its a pic.
What do you call the testicles or words? texticles. bam.
also... why do you even care? is life really that bad for you? srsly, im super serious.. dratin moving pics.. aaaaahhhhhhhh