Good evening, everypony, and congratulations! We've managed to make it to the end of another week. And what a week it's been! Turnout this week was quite respectable
EDIT: Scratch that! We somehow missed a number of entries, bringing the grand total up to 98 entries featuring many adorable pony pets! A good number of the entries were quite punny, as well - I approve. And, as always, you all have amazed me with your developing skills and incredible artwork - each and every week, you set the bar higher for what can be achieved!
Give yourselves a hoof, everypony - you deserve it :)
Now, I've been feeling for a while that the blog posts here were lacking... a certain something. A substantive and personal quality that I remember the incomparable Phoe's posts having during the NATG. And while I am certainly no Phoe, I'd like to give it a try! (Feel free to skip my ramblings and go on to the art - I'm not offended in the slightest!)
Thinking of pets makes me think about the process of domestication - which, in turn, makes me think how weird it is that we've managed to domesticate cats at all.
I mean dogs, it totally makes sense! They're omnivorous pack animals that respect and follow authority, and are prone to scavenging around human settlements. It was really just a matter of time until some early human fed a wolf, showed that they were the alpha creature, and had them tagging along at their heels as the first proto-dog. The rest is history.
Cats, on the other hoof? Cats - especially wild cats, mind; which is where the stock for domesticated cats would have come from - are generally skittish and solitary creatures. They don't care for commands, packs, or pecking orders. And the domestication seems to have not done much more than reduce their size - most cats will go feral in days if released and not attended to. Plus, cats are generally better-armed; providing yet another barrier to taming the creature. So, short of using The Stare, how did we ever get cats as we know them today?
I tell you what, though - I'm glad we did. My cat is awesome, and I'm lucky to have him :)
Well, enough of my prattling! What pony pets did you all choose to draw? Let's take a look and find out!
(Also, special thanks to Fetchbeer for making the blog header this week!)
EDIT: Please let me know if we're still missing your entry, and I will get it up post-haste!
1 Saffielia (Such a cute little doe! I want one! - Atlur)
3 Errick (A marmot is a very unique pet. I like it! - Atlur)
4 RydelFox (This pet is almost cool enough for Dash - kits)
6 ArcticIceBreaker (Portal and Pony, perhaps a perfect pairing? -kits)
7 Icy-Bolt (Squirrels are one of my favorite animals :) - Atlur)
10 FilipinoNinja95 (they have the same eyes =D -kits)
11 Samuel E Allen
13 candysnow-09 (best sonic fan-thing ever - kits)
15 ArtisanAP (I bet Celestia cheats by just having her Solrock use Sunny Day to raise the sun - Atlur)
21 Goggle Sparks (I think a raven suits this mate quite well, though her secrets it might to others tell. - Fetchbeer)
24 fribox (the art equivalent of a crack ship? me gusta -kits)
29 Oldchap226 (Tuxedo Gummy is best Gummy - Atlur)
32 PineappleSam (Pegaprawn? Prawnasus? Silly either way - Atlur)
38 yiKOmega (She found her pet down by the lake, too bad she couldn't see it was a fake. - Fetchbeer)
39 KuroiTsubasaTenshi (This is pretty much awesome on every level! -Lunar Apologist)
45 Atlur (Way to bring back the ponies and spiders meme -anon)
49 MoonlightScribe (Poor bunnies by Carrot Top are confused, and when they chew on her she is not amused. - Fetchbeer)
53 UltraFamicom (Will Rarity ever live down this thing with rocks, or will she be forever receiving them in a box. - Fetchbeer)
54 grilledcat (Twilight's love for that machine seems a bit excessive, in fact I think it borders on the obsessive. - Fetchbeer)
55 BANNED FOR DISCORD SPOILERS
56 Nullh (HOLY SHI- DAT SIGNATURE! so jelly -kits)
59 fongsaunder (To find their masters these pets band together, but first they must have a grand adventure. - Fetchbeer)
63 AmbroseButtercrust (I see: Both Applebloom and Sweetie Belle have chickens for pets =P - kits)
66 LunarApologist (Luna loves her tiny anteater, so cute together they might cause a seizure. - Fetchbeer)
Linked since it's behind a mature tag!
68 RaspleZS (Those socks looked to tasty to resist, though to remove the rabbit Fluttershy must assist. - Fetchbeer)
70 allanah (These two meeting was due to fate, for neither of them can see straight. - Fetchbeer)
75 ThisNameIsNotProfane (On the Doctor we do depend, for the weeping bunnies seek our end. - Fetchbeer)
77 Wolferahm (I had a friend whose hedgehog made a sound like a mini-lawnmower when it was agitated or excited. It was actually pretty adorable! -Lunar Apologist)
81 Terrible Transit
84 VirgaRainboom (Fighting clouds are really dangerous... -LSB)
85 Jeff Martinez
88 Fox-E (Probably not. -LSB)
89 Rhanoa (And we're all here to hail to our beloved moon princess! -LSB)
92 AQNichols (Sorry this got missed the first time around! -Lunar Apologist)