New To Our Crew! Meet Fiona, Pebbles, and Bella

New Canine Crew at TOM BIHN: Pebbles, Bella, and Fiona

Pebbles, Bella, and Fiona are the newest members of the canine crew here at TOM BIHN. Their profiles are also on our About Us page. Pebbles (main photo) is a 9-month-old Chihuahua. He has come to work with me every day since he was a puppy. Pebbles likes squeaky toys and stuffed toys, but his…

Remembering Lily

Remembering Lily | TOM BIHN Blog

I adopted Lily when she was two and a half years old. I chose Lily after seeing her profile on PetFinder—before I had volunteered at my local Humane Society and met many dogs, before I had developed preferences for breeds or sizes or particular canine personalities. Without any ideas of who I wanted to be my best…

Road Tripping with Dog

He’s less than sixteen inches tall, but my corgi Titus manages to get around—in fact, he’s my favorite road trip buddy. I did some quick math, and figured that over the last twelve months, we’ve logged over 9,000 miles together, all by car. We’re on the road right now, driving from our home in the Midwest…

Introducing the New Citizen Canine

The Citizen Canine Dog Treat Bag | TOM BIHN

Meet version two of the Citizen Canine: a treat bag designed to come along when you take your best friend for a walk, hike or training class. We introduced the Citizen Canine in its first incarnation in November of 2011. We’ve been kicking around improved prototypes for a couple of years now: while we all…

Meet Kasper

Meet Kasper | TOM BIHN | Skookum Dog

Some of you guys know that back in early 2014 my best friend Riley passed away. You even grouped together to write tributes to Riley, post your condolences, and share your stories of best friends lost; for that, I say a million thanks. As always, I found comfort in the outdoors. But without Riley, those…

Skookum Dog and TOM BIHN Team Up

One day, a few years back, we (the creative team at TOM BIHN) were hanging out with our dogs, as we do most of the time. It was at the beach, or on some mountain trail, as the story is now told. At some point we all looked at each other and said: “We are…

Dogs Don’t Need Stuff

Dogs Don't Need Stuff | TOM BIHN | Skookum Dog

All your dog needs to have fun is you. Sometimes you need some basic stuff: a collar with an ID tag, a leash to keep you two together on the street or in the park. And of course, carrying poop bags is part of being a good citizen. A treat/bait bag can help you be…

The Story of the Skookum Dog Bat

The Bat in these photos has been chewed on by Ichiro, Lily, Riley, and now Kasper for over a year now. It’s been snowed on, left out in the rain, dried in the sun, and otherwise not very well cared for. Other than a chomp to the ear, it’s looking pretty good. When we decided…

Skookum Dog Guest Post: Unboxing Day

A guest post by our sister company, Skookum Dog, designer and maker (in the U.S.A. of course) of dog beds, leashes, and collars.

In Memory of Riley, 2001–2014

Two truths: One. Dogs show us the breadth and limitations of our humanity. Two. It’s always hard to say goodbye to a friend. When members of the Forum learned that Riley, Tom’s stalwart companion for over a decade, had passed away this spring, they created a tribute to Riley to express their sympathies. What follows…

News Briefs

New FAQs: Debut Schedule, How Debuts Work + How To Get Notified

We posted a photo on Instagram of Tom’s very first pack design.

The Guide’s Pack is now back in stock, just in time for that autumn hike!

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