TANKA and our Buffalo

 

MANY YEARS AGO, SHARON GAVE ME AN UNFOGRETABLE ANNIVERSARY PRESENT. WE NAMED HER TANKA. SHE WAS ONLY TWO MONTHS OLD AT THE TIME AND WAS ORPHANED AT BIRTH. SO WE BOTTLE FED FOR NEARLY A YEAR.

YOU MAY WONDER WHAT TATANKA ARE DOING IN SCOTLAND - MILES FROM THE GREAT PLAINS. WELL - SINCE WE LIVE IN THE GROUNDS OF DRUMTOCHTY CASTLE, THE LAIRD WHO IS VERY INTERESTED IN NORTH AMERICAN CULTURE - HAD SOME 60 HEAD OF THEM.

AFTER THE DEATH OF TANKA'S MOTHER, SHE GOT OUT OF HER ENCLOSURE AND CAME RUNNING DOWN THE DRIVE . I QUICKLY GAVE CHASE AND AFTER A COUPLE HOURS - WE FINALLY CAUGHT HER. YOU COULD KIND OF SAY THAT SHE WAS DESTINED TO COME TO LIVE WITH US.

TANKA IS VERY SPECIAL TO US BOTH AND SHE IS A GIFT THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET! THANKS SHARON!

BARRY

We will be producing Tanka t-shirts / sweat shirts and cards. All monies raised from these proceeds will go to Tanka and her herd for food, licks, veterinary supplies, etc.

Tanka being fed by hand at two to three months old

The Family

Sharon, Barry and Tanka at about three

Tanka July 2007
Tanka & Wakinyan
Tanka, Cante & Wakinyan
Tanka and Cante
Tanka 2004
Stages of Tanka
some of Tanka's, Cante's and Wakinyan's relatives
Grace
Tanka & Cante
Tanka & newborn
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