Another note about slippers. Several years ago, my wife got a pair of spaniel slippers as a gag gift, doe-eyes, floppy ears and all. Though they were comfortable, she only wore them once.
Our aging terrier, who had been spayed before her first heat, adopted them. She would not let anyone near them. It took a very patient, gentle approach before my wife could reclaim them, and the dog demanded them back! It was both funny and sad. We gave her her own teddy bear shortly afterward and that made her quite happy. I still miss that little rascal.