Barbra Streisand announces death of her dog, Sammie, on social media


(JTA) — Barbra Streisand announced the death of her dog, Sammie, on her social media accounts.

“We cherish every moment of the 14 years we had with her,” Streisand, 75, announced Saturday, including a photo taken of her and Sammie on Mother’s Day.

Streisand once told the London-based newspaper The Independent that Sammie is “like the daughter I never had,” The Associated Press reported.

Sammie was a Coton de Tulear breed, also known as the “Royal Dog of Madagascar.” Streisand has owned several dogs of that breed.

Sammie visited Israel with Streisand on a 10-day trip in 2013, where Streisand performed two concerts, The Times of Israel reported.

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