Saying goodbye is never easy, no matter how brightly your star shines.
For the last 14 years, Barbra Streisand has been accompanied by her Coton de Tuléar, Sammie. The pair have grown extraordinarily close, and, apart from reassuring Sammie she would never walk alone, Streisand considered her fluffy friend the closest thing to ever having a daughter.
Now 75, Streisand undoubtedly understands the frailty of life, so it was with a heart full of sadness and memory that she announced Sammie’s passing on social media.
“We cherish every moment of the 14 years we had with her,” wrote Streisand, who has been married to actor James Brolin since 1998.
Streisand posted pictures of Sammie on Instagram, the last being a memorable embrace they shared on Mother’s Day.
While Streisand has owned a number of Coton de Tuléars throughout her life, Sammie has indeed made the most impact on the singer.
“She’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen. She’s like the daughter I never had,” Streisand told the Independent. “She speaks English. She understands English, I swear to God.”
This particular breed of dog is no stranger to a life of luxury and is considered the royal dog of Madagascar, but as far as titles go, a best friend of Babs is about as good as it gets.
Farewell, sweet Sammie. May the Rainbow Bridge escort you into comforting ever after. Your memory will not be forgotten.
The Animal Rescue Site wishes the best to Streisand during this troubling time. While it’s never easy missing a pet, cherishing happy memories always provides some respite.
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Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.
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