Hey guys, thanks again for all your well wishes, the fever's all gone and I'm back to feeling 100%! I've decided to put some more work in the catgirl/catgirl animation and have it go in with the 4.9 update, along with the other changes I had planned for the hotfix. Right now we're looking at the 20th or the 21st for getting 4.9 to patrons (previous estimates were before I got ill :( ). Mittsies has been pumping out animations for me so you can expect a nice bunch in 4.9, including catgirl/catgirl, catgirl/male elf, demon/male elf, and possibly one or two more. You'll also see the new futa elf idle, and of course the new holstauruses in-game. Can't say what else will go in yet, though I'll give you more of an idea soon.
Speaking of Mittsies, some of you may be aware that he's working on his own project in addition to Breeding Season, and it's pretty neat! If ponies happen to be your thing, you should absolutely check out his tumblr: http://mittsies.tumblr.com/, and the Patreon page he has going: http://www.patreon.com/Mittsies
For those of you who were worried about this cutting into his Breeding Season work; the amount of animations that Mittsies can make for us is always limited by myself and S setting up poses and sprites and integrating the animations into the game, so realistically he's got a lot of downtime where the work he can do for us is limited anyway just because of the process. We couldn't dominate all of his time even if we wanted to :P. That said, the next person we're looking into adding into the team would potentially be someone to speed up this process considerably, and if we do so we may be able to incorporate the work of additional animators as well.
Finally, those of you who have been following S-Purple's tumblr over at http://s-purple.tumblr.com/ (which you should) may have been seeing a ton of awesome new art from him recently, which I'll repost here:
The first assistant you'll be able to get for the ranch: Alita
Art for some planned monsters
Clothed NPC sprites (for their animations)