Woman Needs Stitches After Encounter With Streisand's Dog Samantha did not take kindly to flight attendant's method of petting By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted May 1, 2015 10:48 AM CDT 17 comments Comments Barbra Streisand, center, flanked by her son Jason Gould, left, and her husband James Brolin, with dog Samantha on their arrival on the steps of the Elysee Palace in Paris, June 28, 2007. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) (Newser) – Barbra Streisand's beloved dog got a little rowdy Tuesday. As Streisand, 73, flew from New York to DC on Ron Perelman’s private jet, accompanied by her 12-year-old coton de tulear Samantha, a flight attendant allegedly tried to pet the pooch, Page Six reports. It did not go well: Samantha bit the flight attendant, who ultimately needed stitches. "This never happened before and Barbra apologized profusely to the flight attendant," a rep for the singer says. TMZ notes that said apology came "immediately" after the incident, and that Streisand apologized to Perelman as well.