I noticed lately Freedom had just not been himself. With the shorter days and less time to play outside with Angel and with so much excitement going on at Voice For The Horse, little time was spent with Freedom in the fall and winter of 2012. Thus, depression had pretty much set in for him as he felt his days with Angel and Voice For The Horse were no longer a priority.
When Freedom showed up only as a “Flat Stanley” in June of 2012, he was head over heels with how much he was doted on. To be back with Angel, reunited over two years since they first met, was more than he ever dreamed could happen for him. After his first Adventure to Hastings Park, he knew he wanted to transform to a horse to be closer to Angel in fact but this was not to be, for Angel did not want to lose her “Flat Stanley”. The only other option for our unnamed “Flat Character” was to become a PR Person/Figure for Voice For The Horse – who appropriately we named Freedom!
Freedom’s biggest dream ever has always been to travel and promote the message of Voice For The Horse. In fact this is the main purpose of what a”Flat Stanley Characters” does; he travels from destination to destination where his activities are tracked by his sender (usually kids in elementary/middle school age group). The exciting part of this for Freedom is he already is promoting children’s literacy through the Flat Stanley Project which is very fitting with the Voice For The Horse Organization.
This Flat Character Does Not Dream SMALL DREAMS! – Be Careful What YOU Ask For!
After a very quiet winter for Freedom in 2013 and learning he felt like he was no longer an important figure at Voice For The Horse, we sat him down and told him never ever would he NOT BE a part of our Organization. In fact I told him if we were so lucky to ever have the opportunity for Freedom to travel the world to promote what Voice For The Horse does, he would be flying out the door in no time at all to do just this! Well, be careful what you ask for as we set in place for Freedom to initiate three major campaigns for Voice For The Horse in the summer of 2013 called the FREEDOM TOUR U.S.A., the FREEDOM TOUR CANADA and the FREEDOM TOUR GREAT BRITAIN where our little flat friend will be promoting the 3rd Annual Voice For The Horse Children’s Writing Competition – Subject: WAR HORSES! After breaking this exciting news to him we then proceeded to take him out to the field where we tied him snugly into Angel’s mane where the two of them spent the rest of the day together, grazing it away. I even noticed Angel slip away with Freedom down into the trails of the forest … were not exactly quite sure what went on in there but it must have been good as they both sported big smiling happy faces upon their return home!!
We look forward to a fun and successful 2013 with many new Freedom Flat Stanley Adventures to come! See you ALL at the races!
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