He quietly took a step through the dark opening with only a momentary glance to the muted light outside. Low snorts and rumblings drifted through the dimness, jumpstarting his heart. His pulse pounded in his ears as he slowly reached out towards the mound in front of him. Eyes flew open, glinting in anger. Vicious snarls gave warning as he stepped back just out of the reach of the ferocious swipe of claws.
“Honey it’s time to get ready for work”
The growls became distinguishable as English. “Fine.”
He sighed in relief. He’d survived another dawn encounter with his wife.