updated 11/27/2012 AT 9:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/28/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET
In a new interview with Canada’s Flare magazine, the Glee star says her cat Sheila is more than just a pet.
“She s the greatest cat in the whole world, so spunky and fun,” she says. “It wouldn’t be fair to have a dog, but she’s the perfect companion for me.”
Michele, who’s known as the resident cat lady on the Glee set, has work to thank for bringing the plucky feline into her life.
“I found [my cat Sheila] on the Paramount lot with some other kittens,” she says, “and I took her home and found the other cats homes as well.”
For Flare s exclusive cover shoot with Lea Michele, visit their website.