What do you think of people cloning the dogs they love?
Do you remember your first dog show?
I was as nervous at my latest show as I was at my first show!
You don’t handle the dogs in the actual competition – Gabriel Rangel does. But you’re sitting there, watching nervously.
Inevitably, someone comes up to me and tries to talk and I’m like, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh.
So you must have seen the Christopher Guest movie "Best in Show," about the world of show dog competitions.
The funny thing about it, everybody says, "Oh, it must be such a spoof." I say no – [reality] is actually worse. I couldn’t even get into it – I’d be embarrassing!
This interview was edited and excerpted from a longer taped transcript. Interview archive: latimes.com/pattasks.