After Weeks Of Silence, Barbra Streisand Openly Admits Heartbreak After Loss Hits Her Family
LifeAspire Staff 6/1/2017
Barbra Streisand and James Brolin have been together since 1998. During that time they welcomed a new family member into their home.
Their new family member was tiny and cuddly and they named her Samantha. Their fluffy white Coton de Tulear wriggled her way into their hearts and became not just a cherished pet, but like a child to them.
Barbra, 75, often spoke about Samatha during media interviews.
"I have a Coton. She's the most beautiful thing you've ever seen. She's like the daughter I never had. She speaks English. She understands English I swear to God ... She always comes with us. I would never leave her."
Samantha even accompanied Barbra on tour, to the recording studio and on vacations. She was always by her side.
But sadly, their wonderful Samantha passed away recently at the age of 14. Barbra's last photo taken of her with the dog sorrowfully was on Mother's Day. It was of her cradling her precious pooch they fondly called Sammie.
The Instagram post she shared, however, was to inform her fans that the sweet Sammie had left this earth. Past posts had indicated that Sammie was dealing with health issues and was scheduled for surgery in October 2016. Barbra had asked her fans to pray for the pup at that time, but the surgery ended up being postponed.
Fans took to social media to express their concerns and sorrow for Barbra's loss. Many sympathized and others shared when they last saw the dog with Barbra.
"You brought Samantha on stage in Ft. Lauderdale when you last were here. She had the most talented mother."
Dogs truly are a human's best friend. Some people chide that dog is God spelled backward, special little creatures He sent down to earth to love us unconditionally.
Our pets often become like our children, which is the case for the incredibly talented Barbra Streisand. Our prayers go out to her at this time of her loss.
Source: Today FB Image Credit: Instagram/Barbara Streisand