Fredrick is full of meaning for the Kirbey family, who adopted him in memory of Wendy’s young son, Donald Fredrick Wagner. A rabbit in this pose was a popular animal on Dentzel carousels. So Wendy thought it would be a wonderful memorial for her son who loved animals.
Fredrick carries one of Donny’s favorite books, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, which is strapped to his saddle. The book’s cover features the Great Lion Aslan. A daisy serves as the bookmark. Other daisies and daffodils on the rabbit’s purple saddle remind Wendy of sweet memories when her children would bring bouquets of those flowers to her.
Fredrick is a peaceful creature on the carousel but riders need to be ready for the adventure he has planned for them and himself!