At our annual Great Dane Club December meeting we hand out awards to those whose dogs have titled during the year. Kunga finished his championship this year, so we were the proud recipients of a new plaque:
We decided on “Kalapa” as our kennel name because it connects us to our Tibetan Buddhist practice. The Tibetans talk of a place called “Shambhala,” a place of spiritual retreat and protection, where it’s said that teachings are stored and treasured. Kalapa is its capital, envisioned as a beautiful city with sandalwood pleasure groves and open parks. Somehow it sounds like a perfect place for our beloved dogs.