Dear, Hasbro. Derpy’s pet is ED-209 now. Make it happen.
EDIT- Hoo boy! I was afraid people would be concerned about Applejack and Winona's absence from the comic!
AJ WAS originally in my script for the comic, but with all the ponies and pets, it was taking forever to simply finish the first panel. Twilight's librizzle was also becoming overcrowded with characters and word balloons.
Applejack didn't have any lines- she and Winona were just in the background like Fluttershy and Angel- so I decided to save myself the time and trouble of having to draw yet another pony and drop her from the comic.
But have no fear! I'm sure Applejack and Winona are just fine and dandy, no doubt busy over at the farm!
If you'd like to read all about it, here's a link to the original script
I wrote up for this comic, Applejack and all!