The `Fight For this Love` singer insists the worst thing about being away from home for work is being separated from her pet pooches Buster and Coco.
The 27-year-old star tries to get the two Chihuahuas on the phone when she`s apart from them but the mutts aren`t very receptive.
She said: "When I`m away I miss the dogs like crazy. I used to talk to them on the phone but I don`t now because I`ve discovered they`re not interested. They don-t listen!"
Cheryl also revealed when she wants to relax and forget about work she will spend a night at home watching TV with her canine friends.
The pop beauty - who is a judge on Simon Cowell-s pop star search show `The X Factor`, a member of Girls Aloud and has a successful solo career - added to Britain`s HELLO! magazine: "I love spending time with Buster and Coco. That`s how I relax, just chilling out with them. They-re only Chihuahuas so they`re only little, but they`ve got big personalities. I think Buster sees himself as lord of the manor and if I`m away and my mum takes him up to Newcastle (Cheryl`s hometown) it`s like he`s kingpin up there as well. Coco is nervous of other people so she follows me everywhere and looks to me for protection. She`s my little baby."
In 2009, Cheryl claimed she trusted her dogs more than her now ex-husband Ashley Cole following revelations her had cheated on her.
She said at the time: "I`ve come to the conclusion that I don`t trust anybody in life except my mother and my dogs. I`m scared to let people know how much they mean to me, and it`s scary that you can love a small hairy thing so much."