At the emergency vet. Buster just started screaming out of nowhere about 45 minutes ago. He stopped after maybe 15 seconds and he seemed to be walking OK, but I’ve never heard him make a noise like that, not even when another dog took a bite out of his chest. So I am freaking the fuck out.

He seemed fine before. We’d just taken a walk, and I didn’t see any hesitation or pain beyond the standard stiffness in his left back leg. He pooped normally. And he hadn’t just moved or anything when the screaming started — he was just curled up in his favorite chair, and then he was screaming.

I don’t know what the fuck I’m going to do if he’s seriously hurt.