Susie Essman: I Want to Be Reincarnated – as a Dog

Susie Essman

S.Randall Thomas / Meet The Famous

updated 07/14/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 07/15/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET

Comedienne Susie Essman may have played a cat in Disney s Bolt, but her heart is going to the dogs.

“Dogs, I think, are the greatest creatures in the entire world,” says the Curb Your Enthusiasm star. “The only bad thing about dogs is that they have a short life span.”

Regardless, Essman believes that dogs make the most of their time on earth, and she d be happy to trade places with them.

“As a matter of fact, if I were to be reincarnated, I’d want to be reincarnated as a shih tzu of a gay couple with no children,” she says. “I mean, how perfect would that be?”

Check out the rest of our chat with Susie Essman in the video below.

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