Our Name

"A talking crow? Yes, indeed!"

Vintage image of young eric and tony the crow playing with a GI Joe character



Inspiration came from an injured baby crow that was brought to Eric when he was a young boy and rehabilitated by him and his family. During that time they named him Tony and taught him how to talk. Tony adored Eric and showed his devotion to him by flying alongside the school bus and hanging around the schoolyard waiting for Eric to finish with his day. While he waited, Tony visited the special needs children when they had their recess. To their amusement he could count to ten and sing the ABC’s, but, also had many short phrases that he would say such as, “Hello”…”Play ball”…”Don’t fall”. He could even meow like a cat and bark like a dog! He was incredible and unique - the perfect model for our brand.