Just in case anyone was wondering, Aspy was named after the equine title character in the Disney movie, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit.I was a bit too young to have seen this in the theater, but it made an occasional appearance on the Wonderful World of Disney which was a Bray family favorite in the mid 1970's. Years later, I read the book and discovered that Aspy was properly spelled Aspie. Who would have guessed?
Although dated, this is still a pretty wonderful book. It's very funny and a lot of the horse scenes are spot-on. If you're a fan of equine themed literature, this one's worth tracking down!