Its just like the pictures only better (it has a texture to it). It was packaged very well and arrived with no damage. I have no complaints or regrets.
For over a year, I was using a large tin water bowl for my dogs & they both ignored it and favored a ceramic bowl that was outside. I guessed that the "indoor bowl" gave the water a metallic taste they didn't like so I switched to this one. They love it & it's deeper than the old one so I don't spill water so often when I refill it.