"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.