Lady GaGa shares a ''special bond'' with her dog.
The 'Applause' hitmaker admits she and her French bulldog Asia are able to communicate with each other through the use of various body parts.
Speaking in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine, she told Karl Lagerfeld: ''Asia and I have a very special bond. She also talks a lot with her big, beautiful eyes. Her ears are especially large for a Frenchie, and I can tell she's comfy at home with Mommy because her ears are down.
''Asia also loves belly rubs, from everyone, and she lies on her back all the time to let me know!''
The 28-year-old singer admits her four-legged friend, who she adopted in March, has become her ''inspiration'' in life, particularly with her music.
She explained: ''Asia is my inspiration for many things. She has really shown me the importance of living in the moment. If I don't, I'll miss a precious look on her face!
''She is a very romantic and loving animal, and this sort of poetry is what art is all about, I think. Interaction. She loves to sit with me when I record jazz. She never barks or makes noise; she just looks at me with her big ears.''