Spike, "Well, not all of us are now immortal and can hide our wings. Rarity felt that old age was about to get the better of her, and she didn't want to go out looking like an old nag, so she sent me a letter, and found a cockatrice." He pointed at the statue. "I'm thinking of reviving her when I'm dying of old age. What do you think of the pose she picked? I think she likes it when I polish her."