New blue fluffy slippers, they still had a sticker on the sole. It was peeling away slightly in one corner and would probably have come away with a good tug.
The bowl was blue too and it had a motif of paws around the rim. It was empty, licked clean and hadn't been refilled for days.
Next to the bowl, on the floor, smudges, once a rich claret, after days of going unwiped the blood I spilled protecting my owner grew dark.