You might have heard that there's a puppy named Ollie that is an exception to my be-afraid-of-all-animals rule. You might have also heard that Ollie lived with me for a week and then was STOLEN from me.

Well, as you might have expected, today's Pictures and Distractions are quite Ollie-focused. YOU'RE WELCOME!

Please enjoy. (And please follow me on the Instagrams because I also post pictures there of a dog that doesn't belong to me. Because I'm healthy like that.)

Ollie in his new clothes I bought for him!

Sometimes Ollie lets me hold him like a baby.

Ollie got neutered today. Hashtag animal cruelty. 

*****Stranger Picture of the Week

A Stranger inspired wedding gift. COUPLE'S SNUGGIES! Thanks, Mary.

Crap to distract you from whatever you're supposed to be doing:

Heroes and villains in 16th century clothing. Thanks, Garrett.

Superhero Snuggies! Thanks, Lee.

Some thoughts on skinny jeans. Thanks, Bridge.

How Eli copes with Salt Lake City winters. Thanks, Janel.

Amazing break up text. Thanks, Tiffany.

The Q of C has DESTROYED China. Thanks, Chrissy.

The debut of the tuba. Thanks, Amanda.

The skeletons of famous cartoons. Thanks, Armando.

NASA visualization showing carbon dioxide swirls. Thanks, Paul.

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~It Just Gets Stranger