Companion

Better than baby, dog or husband . . Alpaca! Thoughts into the next super companion.

I have been obsessed with alpaca since I read an article in Alpenglow magazine a couple years back about an alpaca farm in Grand County. It mentioned something along the lines of how alpacas go to the bathroom in the same exact spot everyday starting from birth given the opportunity. Seriously, no one is trained that well; I was intrigued. I’m not sure you are familiar with all the little quirks of this Kramer-esque mammal, but get familiar, they’re Nature’s little gems. There’s about 700 alpaca farms and close to 50,000 alpaca in the US, but not too many as pets, kids or husbands . . . yet! The 100 – 200 pound animal is just precious. They are afraid of humans, kids, babies, anyone. It’s amazing because you don’t have to watch your kid at every second around the pens, the alpaca will make...