CM_UIN*E*R*D_556ea7721ff0e556ea7722020a calls her pet dog her ''boyfriend''.

The single 47-year-old actress is besotted with her pooch Jack and she admits they share such a close Bond she sometimes thinks of the mutt as the man in her life.

In a feature for Us Weekly magazine entitled 25 Things You Don't Know About Me, she revealed: ''I have been known to refer to my American bulldog, Jack, as my boyfriend.''

Unlucky-in-love Teri was previously married to Marcus Leithold and Jon Tenney, with whom she has a 14-year-old daughter, Emerson.

The former 'Desperate Housewives' star is comfortable on the dating scene but she hates it when guys play games in a relationship.

However, she loves playing games as a hobby and is a skilled bowler and poker player.

She explained: ''I love games. Board games, iPad app games ... just not relationship games. My high score in bowling is 195. Yes, I'm a total nerd. And I'm a closeted poker player.''

When she isn't busy playing games, Teri likes to spend her time watching TV and she also enjoys a trip to Disneyland when she can fit it into her schedule.

She said: ''My favourite thing to do is watch TV show marathons and I can't get enough of Disneyland's Space Mountain!''