Barbra Streisand joins Instagram, shares picture with beloved dog

By Daniel S Levine,

It took a long time, but Barbra Streisand finally joined Instagram this week. Don’t expect the legend to overshare though, since she’s only posted two images.

Streisand (or should we say Streisand’s “People”) started the page on Wednesday, sharing a picture of herself lounging with her beloved Coton de Tuléar dog Samantha. “Hello Instagram… isn’t my Samantha just precious?” she wrote.

On Friday, Babs posted another picture, this one with four elaborately topped cupcakes. “Cupcakes…not on my diet…and too pretty to eat!” she wrote.

It shouldn’t be surprising that Streisand decided to glorify her dog in her first post. As ABC News notes, when she promoted The Guilt Trip last year, she called Samantha the daughter she never had.

“She’s the most beautiful thing you've ever seen,” she told The Independent. Streisand said that Samantha understands English, adding, “She’ll come up to me and go ‘mmm.’ It sounds like a baby. That means she wants water. Or she’ll just look at me with those eyes and then she wants a treat.”

Streisand has an interesting relationship with social media. She does have a Twitter account, but most posts are written in third-person and clearly not by the singer herself. Even the post announcing her Instagram profile read, “Big news... Barbra has joined @instagram! See her first post here.”

Streisand isn’t working on a movie to follow 2012’s The Guilt Trip, so she will have plenty of time to share more pictures of her beloved Samantha.

image via Instagram from Barbra Streisand

image courtesy of Walter McBride/INFphoto.com

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