A faithful dog waited outside a hospital in Turkey for almost a week until her owner was released after being treated for a brain condition.
The devoted pooch, named Boncuk, followed the ambulance that took Cemal Senturk, 68, to the hospital in the Black Sea city of Trabzon on Jan. 14, news agency DHA reported.
Bonuck — whose name means “beads,” in reference to her hazel eyes — then returned every morning to the entrance to continue her lonely vigil, where hospital staff would sometimes feed her.
“She doesn’t pose a danger to anyone. Everybody noticed the relationship between the dog and her owner. It makes everybody happy,” hospital rep Fuat Ugur said, according to Reuters.
Security guard Muhammet Akdeniz told DHA: “She comes every day around 9 a.m. and waits until nightfall. She doesn’t go in. When the door opens, she pokes her head inside.”
Senturk’s daughter, Aynur Egeli, said she tried to take Boncuk home several times but the dog would race right back to the hospital.
When Senturk was finally released Wednesday, an overjoyed Boncuk ran alongside his wheelchair, jumping up to be petted and wagging her tail.
“It makes a person very happy. The dog is very close to us, like a human being, and it makes you happy,” Senturk said.
“She’s very used to me. And I miss her too, constantly,” he added.
With Post wires
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