Soul singer Joss Stone is planning to buy three guard dogs for her remote countryside home after a robbery scare last month.
Two men were arrested close to the star's cottage in south west England and charged with conspiracy to rob and assault the You Had Me hit-maker.
She insists she is unfazed by the drama but it has given her the "perfect excuse" to buy three puppies who will serve as guard dogs when they grow bigger.
Stone tells Billboard.com, "I would love to tell you about it, but I've been told not to, for obvious reasons... I'm fine... It's weird. People are interesting in their heads but... now I have a perfect excuse to get three really cute little puppies that are going to grow up to be really big, cuddly dogs who will protect me, so I'm actually excited and I have to send (the suspects) a 'thank you' letter."
Two men are due in court on Friday to face the charges.