For the past 17 years I've driven a mini van. Mini vans are practical and are fairly common among dog people. You can stuff an awful lot of dogs and gear into a van, which comes in handy when you are traveling to dog shows. So, I've been very "pro mini van" most of my adult life.
The times they are a changin...
It may have started about five minutes after I decided to bring sheep home in the mini van earlier this winter. Yes, you can stuff 80 pound ewe lambs into 400 vari kennels. Yes, you can transport them in a mini van. What you soon realize is that sheep "relieve" themselves - A LOT. Sure steams a mini van up quick. Sure is aromatic.
So now I have a truck. What the heck was I thinking, driving a mini van on dirt roads all these years? Trucks rock!