CONTACT: Diana Flynn
Otis and Claude, Inc.

ALLENTOWN, PA (January 28, 2003) - Otis and Claude expands its canine collection by adding the new Lucy dog bowl to its already successful Bettie dog toy product line. This latest addition is in keeping with the company's focus of developing design-driven products for discriminating dogs and their humans.

Just introduced, the Lucy's sleek modern shape and fun graphic design, is available in two hip color combinations each with a whimsical name. Initial color options include Tangy Turquoise and Luscious Lemon. The bowl was dubbed Lucy to reflect the company's dedication to blending contemporary ideas with a bit of nostalgia.

And Lucy delivers more than good looks. The non-toxic, lightweight material is designed for easy handling. The bowl is available in medium/large (5 cups) and small sizes (2 cups). Designed with non-slide rubber "feet" and dishwasher safe, the Lucy is also reasonably priced at $14 (small) and $18 (large).

"Many of our customers and retailers have asked for additional products that have the same aesthetic as the Bettie dog toy so creating a dog bowl just seemed to make sense," states company president Diana Flynn. "Dog bowls are almost always left out on the floor, and just like furniture and art, they are an expression of personal taste."

The Lucy is available in late Spring at pet boutiques, home accessory and gift specialty stores, and catalogs nationwide. For additional information, call 866-777-9506 or visit

Otis and Claude, Inc. was founded in 1999. The company's headquarters is in Allentown, PA. The Bettie was introduced in August 2000. In keeping with the company's goal of making better dog products, the Lucy is the latest addition in what promises to be a growing line of design-driven products for dogs and their humans.