Think about it, not only would they have to be able to contact the dead, they'd ALSO have to be fluent in 'dog'. It's like asking Doctor Dolittle himself to contact the netherworld to shoot the breeze with your cat.

The Wrecking Ball singer was left understandably devastated when her Alaskan Klee Kai, Floyd, was killed by a coyote in April earlier this year and she has sought comfort by hiring a medium to get in contact with her deceased pooch.

Animal medium (THEY EXIST!) Melissa Bacelar revealed that Miley felt really bad about not being there when Floyd died.

She told the Daily Mirror: "It was particularly hard as [Miley] wasn't there when Floyd died, so there would have been a huge amount of guilt. I connect with the dog telepathically. Some will give me actual words but, most of the time, I will get images and feelings which I pass on to the owner."

The 21-year-old singer had a very public grieving period, including sharing many photos of her shrine to the late dog on her Instagram and getting a tattoo of Floyd underneath her armpit. Then there was the onstage breakdown.

Last month, Miley welcomed a new dog into her furry family last month. Rough Collie (so that's him at the back there), Emu Coyne Cyrus joined her three other pups Mary Jane, Happy and Bean.

After announcing the news on Instagram, she was adamant that Emu was not a replacement for Floyd, writing: "There will never be anyone like Floyd. There was a bond that was so deep it's irreplaceable but that's not what I am trying to do. Never will I replace Floyd and that's something I had to take time (approximately 3 months) to understand."