After a pleasant night's sleep in my Home Place, I woke to the singing of birds outside my wall. I stretched my paws, tail, and ears, alert to any sounds of danger. Early morning is usually quiet in my land, but ever since that alien landed, I’ve taken nothing for granted. I heard nothing unusual, so I stuck my head out the portal. The silence of the tunnel gave me the courage to hop its length to the Other World. I had left the alien here the night before, so I searched the area to see if he was lurking around one of the bushes.
He wasn't loitering in my cave.
He wasn't skulking under the tree.
He wasn't lying in wait by the portal.
Great! No sign of him. Maybe he'd finally left for his home planet.