My husband, Jim Cocking, used to be a serious alpaca transporter. That is probably how we got to be such good friends. Jim hauled many an alpaca for me and my alpaca friends.
The life of a transporter is truly an adventure fraught with challenges of all sorts. I could listen to him tell stories about his transporting days for hours on end. (I think I will turn on a tape recorder next time so that I can write them down for you. They are fascinating!)
I ran across a post on the Myths of Transporting on Crystal Springs Alpacas’ website. It talks about a lot of the extra care good alpaca transporters use when hauling our precious paca babies. The author writes a lot about Jim’s transport business and tells a few of Jim’s stories. Read more here.
I know when we go to pick up our 30 new alpacas in Montana, I will be super glad I have Jim at the wheel!