Barbra Streisand welcomes new puppy to the family

Barbra Streisand
Singer Barbra Streisand has welcomed a new puppy to her family.

Anyone who’s lost a pet knows how difficult it can be to move on from such a significant loss, but Barbra Streisand has found happiness once again after farewelling her beloved dog Sammie in May.

The signer took to Instagram on Sunday to share a photo of her gorgeous new puppy Miss Fanny, presumably named after Fanny Brice – her character from Funny Girl.

“Introducing our newest addition to the family… Miss Fanny… a distant cousin to my beloved Sammie,” she wrote.

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Streisand shot to fame after starring in the hit comedy in 1968 and it seems the movie is still close to her heart.

In June, she shared a picture of her old dog Sadie, who was gifted to her by the Funny Girl cast.

With Sadie… 1965. A gift from the cast of #FunnyGirl. #tbt

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It seems Streisand has a type when it comes to pooches with all three dogs similarly small, white and fluffy.

Losing a pet is never easy and many owners struggle to find the right time to bring a new pet back into their lives.

For Streisand, it appears the moment couldn’t come soon enough – especially since her new pup is distantly related to her beloved Sammie.

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The singer has been staying out of the spotlight of late, but has shared numerous flashback photos with her fans on social media.

Costume test for Funny Girl. I still have that gown! #FlashbackFriday

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Have you ever lost a pet? Have you got a new one since? Are you a fan of Barbra Streisand?