ICYMI, Tatum O'Neal was arrested on Sunday while attempting to purchase crack cocaine. While this is obvs a very serious matter and she said there's no excuse for what she's done – she seems to have found one, placing the blame on her now deceased, 16-year-old Scottie offering this explanation:

"I lost my Scottish terrier, Lena," three weeks ago. "That seemed to set me off. She got old. She got cancer. She was the fabric of our family. We had to let her go to heaven. My daughter and I had to put her down. It was too horrible for words."

Tatum explains that the death of her beloved pet triggered her ongoing battle with "the disease of alcoholism" and memories that her mother passed away from addiction and that she's estranged from her father, Ryan O'Neal. I am by no means making light of her situation, or the death of her dog, but this sounds a tad suspicious to me – after all, there seems to be a difference between alcohol and crack. Do you believe her claims? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[Note: The picture is of another famous Scottish Terrier, not Lena.]