I love symbols. I was very excited this morning when I happened upon Pixie Campbell's etsy shop called animama, where I learned about what buffaloes mean. She says:
Buffalo is the American Indian symbol of abundance. Symbolically, the buffalo represents allowing synchronicity to work in one's favor, opting to allow paths to unfold through focused and flowing action, rather than force the way to success. Buffalo is sacred gratitude that leads to manifestation and nourishment of the soul. This furry beast is departing the conscious realms and making the quest into wilder, open spaces of great possibility within and without...
I looooooove this. I have a thing for buffaloes, and maybe now I know why. (Incidentally, this is one of my favorite paintings that I've created, and I can't sell the original because i love it so much!)
Pixie also describes other symbols that appear in her paintings, like the crow and the rabbit. You'll have to visit her shop to see what these other animals symbolize- I don't want to give it all away! I love how the animals appear in cityscapes, to represent living both in the inner and outer world, I think.
Pixie also has a lovely blog in addition to her etsy shop, so do check both of them out. You'll be happy you did.