At first glance, Cody the dog seems much like any other pooch -- cute, cuddly and full of energy. But then, he opens his mouth and lets loose with a bloodcurdling howl that sounds like someone screaming in pain. (Or possibly a goat.) Gah! Make it stop!

Cody's owner prompts him to howl repeatedly so she can capture the horrifying spectacle on tape. The dog, meanwhile, happily obliges with tortured, mournful howls that increase in ghastly intensity. Um, adorable? Just imagine what it's like every time someone rings the doorbell.

For anyone hoping for a heartwarming animal video, be forewarned -- this isn't it. Thanks, Cody. We'll probably have nightmares tonight and it's all due to you.

What do you think? Freaky or funny?