Los Angeles: Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler, who quit `American Idol` to focus on making music with his band, says his departure from the show has enabled him to spend more time with his loved ones.
Tyler, 64, said that his now-sober lifestyle makes him lonely at times and which is when he turns to his dogs for support, reported People magazine.
"(I have) a Yorkie and a Morkie. One is a teacup I put in my pocket. And the other one I put in a sling over my shoulder, and I walk around, and it`s the cutest thing on the planet. Dogs have a lot of love. They sleep right next to my neck," he said.
The duo also help the rocker stay in line and filling the void left by his former hard-partying habits.
"I miss going out to a club, yakking it up. So I talk to my dogs. When I`m listening to final mixes (I`ll say) `You think Joe`s solo should be a little louder?”