Actress Eva Mendes wants one thing from the paparazzi: privacy for her pooch. In fact, she wants it so badly that she thinks magazines who print pictures of her pup should blur out his face so no one recognizes him -- just like British tabloids do with children.

Said Mendes of the fact that people know her dog when she's walking him down the street, "I'll go somewhere and they'll be like, ‘Hey, Hugo!' and I'm like, ‘How do you know Hugo's name? That's so creepy!'"

Which of course has nothing to do with Mendes going on 'David Letterman' and gushing about said slobber-puss with platitudes like, “His name's Hugo. Well, ‘Ugo' if I'm upset or need to give him a command.”

In the same interview, she also admits to testing out Hugo's shock collar on herself just to see what that feels like.

Hey, Ryan Gosling ... if we'd known you liked your women this eccentric, we'd have started saying loopy things a long time ago.