The title was the sound that closely followed my truck as I exited the consignee’s lot in Ottawa, Illinois this morning. By the time I got it to the side of the road and parked this is what that sound resulted in:

A closeup of the metal object lodged in the tire:

Here you can see that it completely broke through to the inside, making repairs unfeasible:

Snowie was completely broken up over this turn of events, but only on the inside: